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Do you have the Magic in you to create memorable experiences all for the love of fun? Do you wish to cast a spell of laughter and enjoyment to the people around you? Want to join a team that creates smiles and memories globally on a daily basis. Then you have the magic to be Team Merlin at Orlando Cluster Office!

Orlando Cluster Office is looking for a Inventory Planning and Allocation Manager to join the team!

About The Role
The Inventory and Planning and Allocation Manager will be in the heart of our magic, overseeing all aspects of Inventory Management for our Midway attractions and warehouses for all Midway brands across North America.

Responsibilities:
* Develop standard operating procedures for role
* Prepare and oversee inventory flow in both units and dollars for approval
* Work closely with the Merchandise Buyer to coordinate new merchandise programs and forecast anticipated inventory levels
* Work closely with the Merchandise Director, and Commercial Managers to establish a par inventory level to support driving sales
* Oversee the lifecycle of the annual assortment plans and manage exit strategies
* Place purchase orders with suppliers and maintain receipts in Futura
* Work with LEGO partners in US and Europe on forecasting orders for new product, reorders of existing product and terminal lines
* Oversee Open-to-Buy budgets to ensure that inventory levels are appropriate for retail’s projected sales
* Create tools to capture and maintain data that might not be supported by Futura
* Assist with the preparation of monthly financial reviews both internally and with UK team
* Review key merchandise metrics weekly to make strategic changes in merchandise strategies
* Analyze monthly, quarterly and annual merchandise reports to optimize revenues, inventory turns and assist with gross margins
* Develop and manage the product lifecycle working with the Sr. Buyer on mark down strategies
* Manage the merchandise needs for new projects
* Work with the Manager of Midway NA Projects to ensure a smooth and successful transition
* May be asked to perform other duties as required by MNA

About You
* 5 years experience in retail inventory planning and allocation with a retail company that has multiple retail stores and a distribution center
* Work experience in the buying and retail finance is required
* Must be able to create work around solutions/spread sheets for reporting that isn’t supported by current systems
* Ability to analyze sales, purchasing patterns, basic accounting knowledge
* Strong analytical and organizational skills
* Computer literate including Microsoft Word and Excel
* Troubleshooting and problem solving skills
* Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays, if needed
* Willingness to travel to Merlin Attractions in NA for training and business related trips.

Education:
High School Diploma or GED required. College degree preferred.

About The Benefits
In return you will find a competitive salary and benefits package (including a medical, vision, dental, life insurance and 401(k) matching plan offering), share program opportunities, and benefit from free entry to all of our Merlin attractions which also extend to family and friends. In addition, you can expect continued growth of joining an exciting, global organization.

About Us

Merlin Entertainments, plc Merlin Entertainments is a business built on fun. We are the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator. We operate over 100 attractions, eight hotels and three holiday villages in 22 countries across four continents and we run some of the best known names in global leisure. These include the likes of SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, the Dungeons, the Eye brand, and LEGOLAND. Whether you are serving delicious food, working in the office, maintaining the attractions, entertaining guest or operating rides, the objective is to provide a truly memorable experience and a great day out for all members of the family.

We offer flexible opportunities, in a totally unique environment. We know this is a great place to work, but don’t just take our word for it…click on ‘ally now’.
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