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Merchandise Planner

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Hot Topic, Inc.

City Of Industry, CA

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Do you have organization skills so strong that your name might as well be Hermione? We’re looking for a Merchandise Planner to join the licensed product team and grow with us! In this role you’ll plan and analyze assigned merchandise categories. You’ll also communicate hit, misses and go-forward strategies.


  • Analyze all aspects of the business including margin, sales, promotions, inventory, markdowns and product specific opportunities.
  • Understand and optimize sales opportunities by channel.
  • Communicate hits, misses, and go-forward strategies to the cross-functional team.
  • Collaborate with buying team to determine business opportunities & with e-comm team to develop web sales strategies
  • Develops pre-season top-down/bottom-up level plans for sales, inventory, markdowns and margin in partnership with the Planning Manager and buyer.
  • Initiates analysis of business trends, including but not limited to, category performance, regional, selling, and size selling.
  • Manages the Open to Buy with the Manager and the Buyer.
  • Recommends test strategies based on current category performance and initiates analysis.


  • An Entrepreneurial spirit & the ability to drive the decision making process
  • 2-3 years of retail allocation and merchandise planning experience.
  • Associate/Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience or conceptual understanding of the Arthur Allocation System
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • A positive outlook & an ability to go with the flow and adapt with change

Our company participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is a program that electronically confirms a candidate’s eligibility to work in the United States after completing the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9). The information provided on the Form I-9 is compared to the records contained in the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) databases. This helps employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees.

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The Birth of the Loudest Store in the Mall It all started in 1988. A ton of teen retail accessory stores littered the malls, but there weren't any cool, music-inspired accessory destinations for both guys and girls. Enter Hot Topic. As 1990 rolled around, adding apparel seemed like a no-brainer, so we brought in the ultimate music fan essential: band T-shirts. Customers flipped when they walked into Hot Topic stores and saw Bauhaus, The Cure, TSOL, and Depeche Mode rock tees. Within a year, we offered about 50 different band titles, along with rock-inspired clothing lines like Lip Service and Serious. As we continued to expand, we discovered that our customers were also drawn to the underground cartoon, cult movie, and comic book scenes, so we brought the world of South Park, Care Bears, Superman, SpongeBob and tons of other pop icons right to them! Today, Hot Topic offers band-related apparel and accessories, licensed merchandise, and fashion apparel and accessories, which you can find at more than 600 stores (check out our store locator to find the location nearest you!) and online at Nearly 25 years since our founding, you can still feel the passion for music and pop culture in everything we do: in our stores, at HQ, in our distribution centers and in our products. Hot Topic is a part of Hot Topic, Inc., based in Los Angeles, California.

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