Manager of Store Planning

Are you trying to find your perfect fit in the fashion retail industry as a store planning manager? Consider applying as the manager of store planning at Belk, a company that has paved the way for Modern. Southern. Style. for over 125 years. Although Belk’s style is rooted in traditional Southern fashions, the company has made the leap into the digital age, boasting presences on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the like in order to showcase our unique looks to consumers. Featuring a recently renovated campus in Charlotte, North Carolina, Belk offers generous benefits plans, discounts, and sample sales to its employees. Along with these bonuses, Belk also promotes employee well-being by providing access to the campus’s large 5,000 square foot gym.

As a store planning manager, you will be required to develop a top-side view of store performance in order to devise strategies that promote driving the gross margin for specific store locations. Working alongside the director of company planning, you will be implementing Belk’s corporate initiatives into your pre-season location plans, and will provide forecasts and other essential reports to your team.
Strong data analysis skills will be vital to your success in retail store planning, as will your ability assess market risks and opportunities at specific locations due to changing demographics, or new competition in the area’s fashion retail market.

Store planning will also require you to manage store opening and closing processes, which entails forecasting sales, tracking and projecting inventory, and occasionally directing closing liquidation. You will also be responsible for conducting space productivity analysis at store locations in order to drive sales by strategically utilizing all available retail space.

A successful store planning manager at Belk must possess an adaptable mindset, a passion for coaching, and the drive to develop talent within the company. Store planning involves creativity and an innate curiosity for ways to improve upon current sales margins through the use of data-driven analysis to capture sales opportunities.

The ideal manager of store planning will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and showcase exceptional time management in order to prioritize the workload accordingly. The applicant should possess a bachelor’s degree in business, finance, operations, or another similar field, and should also be proficient in Excel. The ability and willingness to work as part of a cross-functional team is necessary as well.

Would you be making the move to Charlotte to pursue your career in store planning? This city is a vibrant, rapidly expanding cultural hub that offers something for everyone. Are you a sports fan? The summer and fall are perfect times to check out a Charlotte Knights baseball game at BB&T Ballpark, or a Carolina Panthers football tailgate party at Bank of America Stadium. Maybe you are more of the art and history type.

In that case, you should venture to NoDa’s art walks, the Mint Museum of Craft and Design in uptown Charlotte, or take a stroll through Charlotte’s historic Fourth Ward. The possibilities for entertainment are limitless in this thriving city.

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