Planner Job

Job Title: Planner
Department: Merchandise Planning & Allocation

The Cato Corporation, a leading specialty retailer of value-priced women’s fashion apparel with corporate offices located in Charlotte, North Carolina, operates three concepts: Cato, It’s Fashion and Versona.  The company has over 1,300 stores throughout the United States and a diverse workforce of over 10,000 associates.  The Company’s stock is traded on the NYSE under the symbol “CATO”.

Cato is seeking Merchandise Planning and Allocation professionals to join its team.  Planners are responsible for the successful development, execution and communication of stores and eCommerce financial plans for assigned areas of business; projecting open to buy sales, markdowns and inventory at the department and class level; identifying risks and opportunities and communicating recommendations to merchandising partners and management; developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with allocation and merchandising teams; providing support to Senior Planner; and providing support to merchandising and planning team in the development of assortment plans.  Qualified candidates musts possess a Bachelor's degree in fashion retailing or business; 3 plus years experience in merchandise planning and allocation; and previous retail experience.  In addition, candidates must have strong verbal, written, communication and mathematical skills; strong organizational and time management skills; strong detail orientation and problem solving ability; and proficient in Excel and Word. Experience with JDA Enterprise Planning is a plus.

To express your interest in these opportunities, please submit resume and salary history in confidence to The Cato Corporation, Attn:  Recruitment, PO Box 34216, Charlotte, NC  28234, fax to (704) 551-7246 or email


8100 Denmark Road
Charlotte, NC 28273-5975
Attn: Recruitment

(704) 551-7246

For our online employment application, click here. If you are interested in working in a Cato, Versona, It's Fashion, or It's Fashion Metro store, fill out the online employment application and take the completed form to the store. To find the store nearest you, please click on the Store Locator.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Drug-free workplace
You must be at least 18 years of age to be employed by the company.