Nordstrom Planning Manager - Men’s Casual in Seattle, Washington

We are a specialty retailer offering the very best of what’s next in fashion for men, women and children since 1901.


Whether you design clothes or business strategies, crunch numbers, lead projects or write code, we have a place for you at our Seattle headquarters. And we think Seattle is a pretty great place to live. More than just rainy days and coffee, Seattle has it all — mountains and beaches, arts and parks, music and film. It's made up of quirky neighborhoods, award-winning restaurants, and thriving industry. Come see for yourself!

A day in the life…

The ideal planning manager is motivated, results oriented and committed to providing outstanding customer service every day.

  • Partner with the NMM to define seasonal, annual and multi-year strategies that identify future opportunities and trends and produce competitive advantage and superior results

  • Foster a comprehensive understanding of how the customer strategy translates to the financial and buy plans

  • Set the buy planning calendar and direct the timely creation, review, re-projection and execution of plans

  • Effectively balance objective information with subjective inputs to give guidance for merchandising teams

  • Ensure financial planners develop executable financial plans at channel as well as location level sales and inventory turns

  • Approve quantification of the buy, ensuring buy planners create compelling assortment plans that realize the merchandise strategy

  • Ensure execution of strategies within the boundaries of financial plans

  • Act as a change leader to support company initiatives and ensure adoption by merchandising team

  • Identify and develop future merchant leaders to become superior partners in planning assortments and managers of their business

You own this if you have…

  • Bachelors degree in Merchandising or related field preferred

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a multichannel/omni-channel retail merchandise Planner or equivalent role required

  • Experience as a retail merchandise Buyer required

  • Experience managing and supporting a high sales volume category (high SKU count, heavy seasonality, high revenue ($20M )) preferred

  • Experience in a relevant merchandise category preferred

  • Demonstrated understanding of retail and the service environment of Nordstrom required

  • Proficiency in MS Office suite required

  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills required

We’ve got you covered…

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, vision and dental coverage, a fabulous merchandise discount, an employer-matched 401(k) plan and much more.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a diverse environment.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature of the work employees can expect within this particular job classification. It is certainly not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required for this job. No visa sponsorship is available for this position. Nordstrom will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all legal requirements.

Job: *Nordstrom Merchandising Group (NMG)

Title: Planning Manager - Men’s Casual

Location: Washington-Seattle

Requisition ID: 270368