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Merchandise Planner

Location: Chicago, Illinois

CB2 is transforming the perception of home design for today's modern consumer. Born out of Crate and Barrel, CB2 is a committed to high-quality, sophisticated design at an approachable price. Located in downtown Chicago, CB2 offers an engaging, collaborative work environment. If you're creative, team spirited and have a passion for modern design, then join the team as a Planner in our Merchandising Department.

Plans and coordinates inventory to maximize company sales growth and profitability by working closely with the Senior Planning Manager and merchandising team on designing and implementing thoughtful inventory strategies that promotes profitable sales growth and satisfy customer demand. Assists in achieving objectives of the planning team by executing all planning functions which include inventory allocation, forecasting and seasonal assortment and financial planning. 

What you'll do...

  • Manage inventory strategy for product category including new product buys, reorders and markdowns.
  • Develop pre-season plans in coordination with department and company targets.
  • Forecast sales, margin and inventory at a category level based on changes in trend strategy or business climate.
  • Lead monthly business review  to determine actions that will optimize sales and gross margin.
  • Develop and provide appropriate business analysis to influence future purchases and assortment strategies.
  • Drive item planning and forecasting for ordering, allocation and cross-functional need.
  • Work with Planning team to develop item placement strategies (i.e. marketing exposure, store placement, and online only merchandise).
  • Maximize sales and margin through category promotions.
  • Manage category planning operations.

What you'll bring...

  • 2+  years planning or merchandising  experience or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Microsoft Office proficiency, including Microsoft Excel
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills  
  • Strong detail orientation, organized, ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently to prioritize activities based on business needs
  • Team player with a focus on collaboration
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels in the organization
  • Strong oral and written communication skills sufficient to communicate credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization


Job ID 2022-13230 Date posted 05/17/2022 Position Type Full-Time
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Our commitment to our associates is of the utmost importance. One of the reasons the company attracts such a dynamic group of associates is that we offer a full menu of benefits that are relevant to their lives, both on and off the job. Many of these benefits begin on day one, and extend to eligible dependents. To learn more about available benefits please click jobs.cb2.com/benefits.

Euromarket Designs, Inc., which does business as Crate and Barrel and CB2, will be referred to as “the Company”. The Company is deeply committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact the location you are applying to here and ask to speak with a manager regarding the nature of your request.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

The Company participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the US.

State / City Compliance: The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal history, including arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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