July 25, 2017

Planner

New York, New York

Overview:

The Planner will oversee all aspects of planning management for one or more key accounts and is financially accountable to drive results.

 

Key Accountabilities:

 

  • Partner with the Sales team to forecast sales, margin and inventory turn by month, brand/division and account/customer/size range
  • Validate plans, ensure external and internal sales and profit criteria
  • Analyze current sales trends and on-order to adjust forecast accordingly
  • Plan and project receipt flow(s) and manage model stock levels necessary to support sales forecasts, profit margins and allowance goals for brand(s)
  • Develop knowledge of geographic and store-attribute performance and trends to employ strategies
  • Track sales related to markdowns to ensure margin performance and effectiveness of strategies
  • Identify and explain opportunities within brands/divisions and individual accounts, down to the door level
  • Provide direction to Brick & Mortar partners to ensure adequate flow/depth of common assortment merchandise; accountable for determining flow strategy
  • Prepare merchandise plans by analyzing items purchased and requested by product category, type, quantity while studying season floor space and plans
  • Integrate sales forecasts to specify quantity of items and when they should be purchased
  • Special projects as assigned

 

Required Skills/Abilities/Education:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising, Finance or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in Wholesale Planning and Analysis
  • Fluent in Retail Math and advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to travel as needed (up to 30%)
  • Excellent organizational, communication and presentation skills with attention to detail

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