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Planning Analyst

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Planning Analyst / Excel Expert

We are looking for a talented, driven, and highly-quantitative Planning Analyst.

This position will support the planning and inventory management strategies of our business divisions, maximizing customer experience, sales, margin, sell thru and turns, as well as partnering on end-to-end business ownership of supply chain processes from manufacturer to consumer. Strong understanding of data and analysis, attention to detail and a desire to improve existing processes are required.

The position is located in New York City.

Core Responsibilities
•Own the report creation and analysis for multiple product categories and divisions, to help drive all aspects of the planning process. Including:
- Recap weekly, monthly, quarterly and YoY historical performance and perform ad hoc analyses to identify business trends and communicate risks & opportunities. Partner with buyers to drive sales and profitability growth for RTW, Shoes & Accessories categories.
- Ensure inventory health by analyzing inventory position and aging, determining brand- and style-level markdown recommendations, and executing exit strategies for unproductive inventory.
•Support planning team in partnering closely with buyers to manage monthly sales and inventory forecasts and Open-To-Buy (OTB) budgets.
•Collaborate with cross-functional teams (including Business Intelligence, Retail Systems, Instock/Operations, Finance) to further automate and drive scalability of key reporting and tools.

Basic Qualifications
•Bachelor’s degree
•Strong Excel skills. Ability to analyze large data sets and build reports to drive business decisions

Top/Required (must-have) skills for this position:
100% Excel proficiency and data analysis. Ability to write complex excel formulas, process large datasets. Independent worker/takes initiative to problem-solve before requiring assistance.

Day-to-day activities for this role?
Excel sales & inventory report compilation, to support Planning team members and business divisions.

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