Planner, Women’s Tops and Outerwear

San Francisco, CA
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Meghan Healy

Job Description:

Our Global Denim Client is looking for a Planner for their Women's Tops & Outerwear categories! 

The purpose of this position is to drive the profitability and growth of our retail stores by creating and managing merchandise sales and inventory plans at the department/category/product level, which result in the achievement of divisional financial goals. 

• Assist in the creation of pre-season department level plans that support department and divisional strategies 
• Partner with merchant to create pre-season style plans and recommend investment quantities, leveraging historical data and incorporating merchandise strategies and trend 
• Responsible for forecasting in-season sales and inventory and developing strategies to maximize opportunities and mitigate risk 
• Manage monthly department level open-to-buys and present forecast and action recommendations to management 
• Develop monthly forecasts of sales and inventory for core product based on current trend and partner with supply planning counterpart to execute inventory chase/cut strategies, as applicable 
• Participate in strategizing, recommending and executing in-season pricing strategies, including promotions and markdowns that are optimized to deliver financial targets 
• Analyze historic department/class/category performance and recommend and present opportunities for future seasons 
• Participate in one or more planning related or cross functional special projects 

Basic Qualifications: 
• Bachelor's degree (4+years of combined college education and work experience may be substituted for a degree) 
• 2-4 years work experience, preferred 

Additional Qualifications: 
• Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills 
• Strong collaboration and team building skills 
• Effective written and oral communication skills 
• Excellent Excel skills and ability to adapt to new tools and processes 
• Possess strong organizational and time management skills, as well as proven attention to detail 
• Ability to thrive in a fast paced, collaborative and entrepreneurial environment