Burlington Senior Vice President, Merchandise Planning in Burlington, New Jersey

Overview

The Senior Vice President of Merchandise Planning is responsible for supporting the off price model by driving sales and gross margin improvement with assortments that align to our customer’s needs and preferences.

  • Responsible for leading the strategic initiatives of both regional and chain plans, ensuring the development and execution of accurate and consistent plans, revisions and projections.

  • Responsible for collaborating, influencing, and driving to consensus all short and long term merchandising strategies and objectives.

  • Oversee the analysis of historical and current trends to achieve business and financial objectives.

  • Partner with the EVP Merchandise Planning and GMM in forecast meetings; overseeing all opportunities and risks through the forecast process.

  • Demonstrates flexibility in adjusting plans in season to positively react to trends and minimize risks.

  • Establishes a strong partnership with VP’s of P&A to collaborate and build consistency and structure to innovate and build efficiencies.

  • Lead and develop a world class team, achieving high levels of engagement through positive motivation.

  • Focus team to capitalize on seasonal transition opportunities. Optimize receipt flow with goal to increase sales and improve gross margin.

  • Effectively lead organization to utilize and continue to develop tools to drive off price business model.

  • Operate at both a strategic level and demonstrate an ability to understand, teach and review the fundamentals, including class level plans.

  • Strong assessor and developer of direct reports and management team.

Education and Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s preferred
Experience:

  • 15+ years’ experience in a senior leadership role in retail or related business, off price experience preferred

  • Direct experience in developing and/or evolving a localization strategy

Skills and Abilities:

  • Leadership Qualities- Attract, develops, and retains top talent in the industry. Create and foster a positive culture to build high levels of engagement.

  • Structured & Logical Thinking - The ability to understand the implications of strategic analysis, and to make strong, well supported recommendations.

  • Analytical Rigor - Proven capability for conducting and managing quantitative strategic analysis.

  • Technical Proficiency - Able to take data from various sources with ability to use Excel, PowerPoint, etc. to put together effective analysis, recommendations, and presentations.

  • Passion for Retail - A desire to make one of the world’s strongest off price apparel and home furnishings retailers even stronger.

  • Communication - Ability to communicate effectively and succinctly, both verbally and in writing.
    If you…

…are excited to deliver great values to customers every day;

…take a sense of pride and ownership in helping drive positive results for a team;

…are committed to treating colleagues and customers with respect;

…believe in the power of diversity and inclusion;

…want to participate in initiatives that positively impact the world around you;

Come join our team. You’re going to like it here!

You will enjoy a competitive wage and comprehensive benefit package including a generous paid time off plan, a company matched 401(k) and an associate discount. We are a rapidly growing brand, and provide a variety of professional development opportunities so our associates can grow with us. We work hard and have fun together! Burlington associates make a difference in the lives of customers, colleagues, and the communities where we live and work every day. Burlington Stores, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Posting Number 2018-79174
Location US-NJ-Burlington
Address 2006 Route 130 North
Zip Code 08016
Position Type Regular Full-Time
Career Site Category Corporate
Position Category Planning and Allocation
Evergreen Yes