ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS Clustering Planner Salary in the United States

How much does a Clustering Planner make at companies like ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS in the United States? The average salary for Clustering Planner at companies like ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS in the United States is $102,521 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $91,674 and $113,368. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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What does a Clustering Planner do at companies like ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS?

Come work at a place where we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth.

Job Description:


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study or equivalent years of related work experience required
  • Experience in retail environment preferred
  • Experience with merchandise financial and assortment planning process preferred

Work Experiences:

  • 5+ years of related work experience required


  • Strong analytical skills, with strong problem-solving abilities and creative resolution skills
  • Excellent interpersonal written, verbal communication and presentation skills, with the ability to interface effectively with individuals at various levels
  • Maintain the customer’s perspective as a driving force behind business decisions and activities
  • Ability to effectively prioritize workload in a fast paced, frequently changing environment while remaining detailed and organized
  • Ability to find and maximize business opportunities for growth and profitability for assigned category
  • Effective time management skills to support multiple projects and effectively manage a large volume of work
  • Responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems
  • Ability to make decisions and choose a course of action or develop solutions based on facts, constraints, and probable consequences
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, MicroStrategy, SAS Merchandise Planning (or equivalent planning software experience preferred)
  • Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform job duties


  • Assist the Category Management Teams to achieve sales, profit, and inventory relations objectives through efficient planning and analysis
  • Ensure consistent and accurate analysis procedures are utilized throughout the assortment planning and clustering process
  • Collaborate with Category Management team to derive appropriate Consumer Categories and Store Traits that drive business
  • Provide input concerning system enhancements and implementations relating to Cluster Assortment planning and analysis
  • Maintain company-wide decisions and best practices as it pertains to Consumer Categories and Store Traits
  • Assist in Clustering processes, including but not limited to maintaining documentation and training content
  • Collaborate with Category Space Managers and Category Management teams to derive appropriate clusters for each POG
  • Assist with maintaining regionally relevant trends
  • Guide system enhancements and implementations relating to Financial and Assortment planning and analysis
  • Assist to create and maintain store clusters
  • Provide solutions to user inquiries and concerns
  • Maintain consistent and advanced knowledge of the SAS Merchandise Planning system, Size Optimization, Clustering, MicroStrategy reporting including admin functions and how they communicate
  • Observe industry trends in an effort to apply best-in-class practices to Academy
  • Coordinate the creation of ad hoc reports and analysis, as needed
  • Develop a thorough understanding of Academy policies, procedures, and safety rules
  • Duties may change; team member may be required to perform other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements & Attendance

  • Regular attendance required
  • Ability to work flexible hours such as evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary
  • Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform job duties
  • Adhere to company work hours, policies, procedures and rules governing professional staff behavior

Full time

Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate with regard to employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

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The chart shows total cash compensation for the ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS Clustering Planner in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $91,674 to $113,368 with an average total cash compensation of $102,521. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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