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Assortment Planner

Date: Nov 30, 2018

Location: Kansas City, MO, US, 64108

Company: Hallmark

     reqid: 24110 


You need a job. You want a career. Working someplace you can be yourself and belong while creating something that makes a difference. Something that makes the world a better place. Perfect timing. Hallmark is looking for someone like you.

The Space and Assortment Planner partners with customer and product teams to make rooftop level recommendations by product category and SKU. The key objective is getting the right mix of product into the right stores at the right time to maximize sales while minimizing financial risk to Hallmark.

While the position will focus on building our seasonal assortments for Gold Crown Independent Retailers, the planner will also have opportunities to learn from and work with the Every Day assortment planners as well as the Seasonal planners for other business units.

The position requires a self-driven, analytical mindset and attention to detail while keeping in mind overall strategic direction and collaborating across functions. Our work is primarily done in Excel, however, we are constantly evaluating our processes to find more efficient options. 

The work we do ensures every consumer can find gift packaging that meets her needs every time she walks into one of our stores, no matter which season or occasion she's celebrating. 

The Gift Presentation and Packaged Expressions Space and Assortment Planning is a small but mighty team.

  • We build close working relationships with the customer and product teams.
  • We work to mesh together each business unit's strategic direction to create a compelling display at retail and maximize sales and margin.
  • We partner with Demand and Inventory Management, Strategic Sellers, and many other teams to ensure smooth execution from start to finish.


You must show how you meet the basic qualifications (listed below) in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT. 

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.


The following is required to be considered for this role:

  • Bachelors degree OR 4+ years professional experience
  • Experience or coursework working with data analysis


Your resume and application will stand out if you have:

  • Previous experience in space and assortment planning, finance, or industrial engineering.
  • Experience analyzing sales data to make recommendations that drive productivity
  • Category management experience
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Experience working with JDA, Tableau and other planning and analytics programs
  • Preference will be given to qualified candidates who do not require relocation

At Hallmark, we help people feel connected to what matters. That’s true of our employees, just as it is our consumers. Providing benefits that support the lives and wellbeing of Hallmarkers is among the most important investments the company makes.

Hallmark benefits are designed to give you choices. Wherever you are in life, we want you to find the benefits that are right for you and your loved ones. Explore the Hallmark Benefits Guide to learn more.

Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.  Principals only please.


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