Merchandise Planner - Deli develops strategies and techniques to increase sales of deli meats and other products. Analyzes department profits and profit margins of individual items. Being a Merchandise Planner - Deli controls ordering, inventory, and quality of deli products. Responsible for increasing business with new and existing customers. Additionally, Merchandise Planner - Deli may require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. To be a Merchandise Planner - Deli typically requires 2 to 4 years of related experience. Gains exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work.