Eddie Bauer

  • Associate Planner

    Location US-WA-Bellevue
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Through effective and timely pre-season and in-season management of assigned categories, the Associate Merchandise Planner supports the planning teams in the development and execution of merchandise financial plans to achieve financial targets and maximize business results.


    • Supporting the execution of seasonal financial plans to meet or exceed financial objectives for sales, margin and inventory
    • Working with Merchandising teams to support quarterly buy plans
    • Supporting in-season processes to maximize financial outcomes for the season, including repositioning of pricing and the Open to Buy process
    • Supporting in the execution of monthly reforecasting at the style / color level; identifying and making recommendations to address under or over stock positions
    • Generating reports for and actively participating in key business meetings to support the strategy to drive business results in your assigned categories
    • Executing promotional and clearance pricing to optimize results 
    • Analyzing current business and historical results to identify risks and opportunities
    • Continually building effective cross-functional relationships to help influence business decisions


    • 1-2 years in a category planning/analysis, or inventory management role; retail preferred
    • Demonstrated experience identifying problems/opportunities and providing solutions
    • Ability to think critically and independently
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Solid Excel skills
    • Bachelor’s degree or related planning experience


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