Date PostedJanuary 10, 2023
Expiration dateMarch 13, 2023
We are looking to hire a Associate Planner – Factory Women’s in New York NY. Looking to grow a career with us? join us now.
Post: Associate Planner – Factory Women’s
Work Location: New York, NY, US, 10281
Job Type: Full-Time
Overview: As an Associate Planner, you will take ownership of a number of categories and direct business strategy to achieve sales and margin objectives. Associate Planners are responsible for analyzing and identifying sales opportunities and providing risk mitigating recommendations. Focus is on maximizing profitability while aligning with total company goals and customer expectations.
Collaborate with Merchants, Allocators and Cross Channel Planner on preseason and in season plans to align on sales and inventory strategies. Provide team with diagnosis of the business and suggest course of action
Create preseason sales, margin and inventory plans by department, class, style and color. Analyze previous quarter results; identify “missed sales” and growth drivers over prior year
Summarize the opportunity and risk of a product plan as it relates to trend and financial metrics: mark-up, AUR, cost of goods and net margin
Present to cross functional team in quarterly investment review meetings
Recommend style count, cc count and flow of goods for optimal margin results within a quarter
Present the financial strategy associated with growth and diminish categories to cross-functional team in quarterly investment review meetings based on current trend, historical findings or related categories
Provide daily and weekly updates on business as it relates to last forecast, identify trends and highlight selling that exceeds or falls short of expectation
Initiate conversation with cross functional partners regarding risks or opportunities within the business
Prepare sales, margin and inventory forecast for monthly OTB meetings for current year
Suggest markdown and promotional strategies to maximize profitability on the life of an item or category
Monitor basic style selling trends and partner with merchandising and allocation to select monthly order quantities
Generate and manage style level weekly unit sales plans in season to inform total department sales expectation by week/month/quarter and identify styles contributing to a +/- to forecast
Bachelor’s degree required
1-2 years’ experience in Merchandise Planning or Allocation
Strong analytical, financial modeling and problem solving skills
Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
Ability to manage multiple work streams/projects with tight deadlines
Strong technical aptitude, including advanced competency in Microsoft Excel and ability to quickly master new applications and systems
We are committed to affirmatively providing equal opportunity to all associates and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, legally protected physical or mental disability or any other basis protected under applicable law.
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