Belk
Position Summary:

The Retail Development Program – Planning provides experiences as an Assistant Planner or Allocations Analyst.  Associates will participate in live training workshops, webinars, on-the-job project assignments, and job shadowing in other parts of the business.  They will be placed within a Buying/Planning office to experience the job first-hand. Participants are also matched with mentors to help acclimate to Belk, develop on the job, and identify future career possibilities. 

The Retail Development Program – Planning will hire a class of planning candidates in our Charlotte, NC headquarters.  Participants benefit by having a large network of peers in Planning as well as various other functions in the Retail Development Program. 

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

On the Job

  • Work in a fast paced, dynamic, test and learn environment
  • Support and drive the profitability of your office/department
  • Participate in assortment planning, seasonal financial planning and store planning
  • Support development of style/SKU counts and replenishment strategies by location/cluster
  • Analyze current sales trend, inventory levels and past selling history to help develop distribution strategies and support allocations to achieve optimal inventory levels by store
  • Support team in producing/ongoing management of vendor and item planning as needed
  • Provide business support through report generation and analysis of business results
Requirements/Qualifications:

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required; Strong academic performance in business, finance, operations, or other related field, strongly preferred.  Prior internship in field strongly preferred.
  • Must have graduated within 6 months of June 2018 and able to start full time June 2018
  • Passion for solving problems; strong analytical skills and aptitude with numbers
  • Open to learning, able to adapt to changing circumstances and reprioritize tasks as needed
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients and partners at all levels of the organization
  • Committed to meeting goals within a dynamic, fast-paced and results-oriented environment
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by Belk for this position now or in the future

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