• Merchandise Planning Analyst

    Job Location US-AZ-Phoenix
    Store Support Staff (Corporate/Field Support)
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  • Overview

    The Merchandise Planning Analyst works effectively with Merchandising leadership.  This position supports key planning, forecasting and reporting processes, and analyzes the P&L to identify opportunities/risks as well as drive business results for the Merchandising department.  The Merchandise Planning Analyst is expected to utilize accounting and financial background to provide financial advice to the respective business partners.  This role will interface and partner with Merchandising leadership to improve operational and financial performance.

    Essential Functions

    Planning and Budgeting

    • Assists in the development of long-range financial planning and annual budgets for sales & merchandising groups
    • Supports the creation of financial models to enable accurate planning and influence decision making


    • Supports P&L forecast processes and summarizes forecast highlights, business drivers, risk and opportunities for merchandising department.
    • Utilizes key systems of Fresh Item Management and Deal Management to support allocation and pre-book process
    • Experts in Deal Management forecasting tools for modeling and optimizing sales plans for sales and margin


    • Provides analysis and recommendations to help merchants drive toward department revenue and profit goals utilizing 1010, Deal Management, Fresh Item Management and financial systems.
    • Regular reviews of pricing, promotion and assortment to help support decision making
    • Pre-post analysis of merchandising tests


    • Support in the preparation of weekly and monthly presentations for Merchandising leadership
    • Reporting on key business metrics, including department/category performance analysis
    • Partner with the business to understand variances to forecast/budget and understand and relay ongoing implications
    • Weekly promotional effectiveness reporting


    • Serves as project lead for ad hoc projects by managing objectives, deliverables, and key milestones
    • Other duties as assigned

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical Requirements

    • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Economics, Statistics, or a related field is required.
    • 2+ years of analysis experience required.
    • Grocery or Retail experience is preferred.
    • Experience with budgeting, planning, modeling and forecasting systems.
    • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
    • Expert in Microsoft Excel and Power Point; experience with macros preferred.


    In addition to a rewarding career, Sprouts offers a comprehensive program to help support you and your family. These programs include:

    • Competitive pay
    • Opportunities for career growth
    • 15% discount for you and one other family member in your household on all purchases made at Sprouts
    • Flexible schedules
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 


    Eligibility requirements may apply for the following benefits:

    • 401(K) Retirement savings plan with a generous company match
    • Affordable benefit coverage, including medical, dental vision
    • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare and dependent care
    • Company paid life insurance and short-term disability coverage

    Why Sprouts

    Grow with us!

    If you have a passion for inspiring people and a flair for fresh food, consider applying for a job at Sprouts! With a focus on customer service, our neighborhood grocery stores offer high-quality, farm fresh produce, natural meats, plenty of scoop-your-own bulk goods and much more in a fun, friendly, old-fashioned farmer’s market setting.  Come grow your career in healthy living with a fast-paced, rapidly growing company and teams that pride themselves on empowering others along their journey.




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