Planning Coordinator - Color Marketing

San Francisco, CA
Job Terms:
$18 an hour + benefits
Start date:
posted by:
Lauren Wagenaar

Job Description:

Sampling Planning Coordinator, Color Marketing 

This is a long-term, ongoing opportunity where they are looking for an entry level sampling coordinator for downtown San Francisco! This position will be on-site, 40 hours, week, plus medical, dental, vision benefits offered. This is an amazing entry level position to get in with a large brand and grow! Please review the description below. If you are interested, please apply with your updated resume. ​We are looking for a polished, buttoned-up, and professional as this is a client facing roll. The ideal person will be able to roll with frequent changes, be flexible, super muliti-tasker and juggle a LOT of different brands. Good with analytical tasks and extreme attention to detail and very comfortable working with Excel. 

Responsible for supporting the day-to-day management of color sampling logistics including inventory tracking, comp collection and updating forecast with actuals. Partner with 40+ color brands to manage all sample inputs across multiple trackers. Ensure timely and accurate delivery of sampling information, samples and pertinent information to cross-functional partners.

Reports into Senior Marketing Manager on the Brand Marketing Color team. 

• 85% of time focused on sampling logistics, 15% of time focused on other team projects. 
• Tracks samples from 40+ color brands. 
• Inputs, tracks and manages delivery of samples across multiple sampling initiatives (dotcom, smart sampling and in-store) 
• Manages the color world meet to forecast tracker, the by brand contribution to forecast, and input of samples into Monthly Pitch sheets. 
• Supports color marketing team by managing brand sampling plans, including calendaring, planning, communication and issue resolution. 
• Serves as point of contact for brands on day-to-day sampling logistics (order form, accuracy of information, meet to forecast & sampling requirements). 
• Partners with the Sampling Merchandise Planning Assistant to facilitate accurate and timely sample ordering as well as to provide extra support in resolving sampling logistics issues. 
• Participates in cross-functional meetings; speaking to available inventory, brand sample updates and proposed alternatives 
• Informs cross-functional partners of brand delays and or challenges. 
• Partners with Merchandising, marketing managers, and brands to ensure timely and accurate collection of comps for social, editorial, and sampling needs. 
• Manages color marketing comp inventory. 
• Supports color marketing team with special projects. 

• 1 year of experience in inventory planning logistics, forecasting 
• College degree or equivalent experience - recent graduates accepted*
• Must have planning and forecasting experience 
• Excellent technical skills – MS Office (specifically Excel, Word, PowerPoint) 
• Retail experience preferred 
• Effective communication skills, both written and verbal 
• Exceptional organizational skills; detail-oriented 
• Strong time management skills; ability to juggle priorities 
• Can-do positive attitude and a roll-up-your-sleeves approach 
• Personable and flexible with demands and changes in business 


Client Description:

You’ll Love Working Here Because

  • The people. You will be surrounded by some of the most talented, supportive, smart, and kind leaders and teams - people you can be proud to work with.
  • The business. It feels good to win - we are a leader in the retail industry, defining experiential retail with a digital focus and creating the most loved beauty community in the world
  • The parent company is one of the largest luxury groups in the world, providing support to over 70 well-known brands in fashion/beauty/luxury
  • Award-winning website and ever-growing presence on social-media make it a premier digital destination.
  • Based in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District, where support is provided to retail stores to help provide the best possible experience for their clients.  Dedicated teams cater to creating the best possible client experience via all channels creating covetable assortments, curated content, compelling storytelling, smart strategy, skillful analysis, and more. Work alongside dedicated and passionate individuals who are curious and confident, disrupting the status quo and taking chances with its innovation. This is a fast-paced environment, where there's room for fun, and the passion is real. 









A major Beauty Retailer, but you will be employed by AQUENT. Working with AQUENT gives you access to some pretty cool things: You're paid weekly with the option for direct deposit Subsidized Health/Vision/Dental (including term life and LTD) benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk) Access to Fidelity 401(k) Access to the Flexible Spending Account Program (pre-tax payment toward commuter passes, etc.) Talent Rewards Program (we pay cash for referrals!) Free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/ Free online courses via Lynda.com Aquent Support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (We're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up)