Associate Planning Manager; Food & Gifts (Hawaii, North America, MidPacific)

  • Company: DFS Group L.P. (Hawaii, North America)
  • Location: United States
  • Business group: Selective retailing
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Merchandising
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: DFS00266
  • Date of publication: 2018.08.20


The regional Food & Gifts Associate Planning Manager (Assoc PM) quantifies the merchandise strategy through development of the department financial plans and the Location/Brand/Class financial plans.  The Assoc PM is responsible for maximizing the productivity of inventory, sales and gross margin in the execution of the regional market strategy.  The regional Associate Planning Manager works in close partnership with the Planning Manager (PM) and regional Merchandise Director/Manager to build and execute a product assortment and investment that brings ROI and is relevant to the region's traveling customers.

  1. Financial and Strategic Planning
  2. Open-To-Buy
  3. F&G Business Reviews and Analysis
  4. Brand Relations
  5. Purchase Order Management and Supply Chain
  6. Inventory Management
  7. System and Process Efficiency
  8. People and Team Development
  9. Division Partner Relations


  • University Bachelor's Degree 
  • Minimum of 6 years in a buying and/or planning function with financial and analytical merchandising background
  • Strong MS Window, Excel, Powerpoint, Word
  • Comfortable working in merchandise planning systems; e.g., TXT
  • Local market business experience 
  • Negotiation experience required
  • Business fluency in English language 
  • Leadership experience developing, managing and influencing people

Selective retailing

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