Planning Analyst

New York City
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Meghan Healy

Job Description:

Our top Apparel Retail Client is looking for 2 Planning Analysts

             The Planning Analyst will assist in the development, execution and communication of style level plans and strategies that support the merchandising, marketing, and financial objective of a department/class. This person will analyze historical data and current trends. & identify risks and opportunities to department or class based on bottoms up analysis to contribute to the success of this department. 

•Participate in formulation of bottoms up pre-season strategy with merchant and planner. 
•Assist in recapping and reviewing actual sales performance weekly/monthly to plan. 
•Re-project in-season sales and inventories on a weekly/monthly basis at a style level. 
•Re-forecast sales and manage inventory at a style level 
•Execute testing protocol and meet cross functional milestones 
•Communicate financial results to manager and functional team on a weekly basis. 
•Provide manager and planner with timely feedback on personal developmental and training needs. 


•Bachelors degree or equivalent experience required 
•1-2 years analytical experience 
•Intermediate to advanced excel skills ​
•Able to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines 
•Demonstrates logical analysis and problem solving skills 
•Possesses an ability to understand financial measurements and how to impact them 
•Demonstrates strong listening, written and oral communication skills 
•Able to build and maintain productive relationships 
•Possess a ‘can-do’ attitude 


Client Description:

Our Client is an Fortune 500 Apparel Retailer that has grown from a single store to a global business throughout its 46 year run!

Talent placed here are given the autonomy to be hands-on decision makers from day one. The company's leadership assumes a supportive role and applies a collaborative management style, offering the guidance and insight to help transform your suggestions into strategies.

This is an environment where co-workers are constantly challenging each other to learn and grow in their roles every day, which energizes the office, and creates forward motion, both on a personal level, and as a company. They’re experimenting with their digital reach, using tech as a catalyst for industry change - both online and in stores. With such robust focus and investment on innovation, employees have the opportunity to directly contribute to the changing landscape of the retail world!

The company culture here is one of relaxed, inclusive community with an ever-present focus on learning and development - both for the individual team member as well as the projects and initiatives that are driving the company forward. And, with tons of cool volunteering opportunities and initiatives, employees have the chance to become influential community leaders as they work for positive change.