Planning Manager

Bonobos is looking for a Manager of Planning who possesses excellent judgment in all things product.

At Bonobos, we’re redefining how, where and in what fit men buy clothes. As the largest digitally native apparel company in the US, we are poised to make groundbreaking advances in how customers shop. Bonobos is uniquely positioned to delight customers via multiple channels; through our website, the Guideshop locations as well as our multiple wholesale accounts. We're inventing the future of retail and our customers are fanatical about our clothes and the brand.

Reporting to our VP of Planning, you will be responsible for driving sales, margin and inventory performances for multiple categories. You will liaise across the entire business with frequent collaboration across Planning, Merchandising, Production, Guideshop, Operations & Marketing teams.

What you'll do…         

  • Work with Merchants and Assistant/Associate Planners on pre-season category plans for sales, margin, and inventory in the context of top-line growth expectations
  • Manage the in-season health of business with targeted course of actions through markdowns and promotions that minimize off price behavior
  • Supervise financials and oversee monthly OTB meetings – suggest future course of action to maximize inventory investments and capitalize on sales opportunities while minimizing risk
  • Record and analyze key KPI’s and report out daily/monthly/weekly on performance as well as lead quarterly hindsights for owned categories
  • Engage partners on the Marketing and Guideshop teams to ensure proper product and category representation in these channels relative to inventory investments
  • Partner with cross functional teams in Technology and Data science to implement, develop, and enhance planning tools and processes that support integrity, innovation, and best practices
  • Oversee Business Planning Analysts to ensure that necessary inventory movements are made between Guideshop locations/DC/Wholesale in a timely fashion to ensure gross margin maximization
  • Oversee forecasting of investments in Basic product and key item plans that maximize in stock rates and minimize turn
  • Demonstrate strong project management skills with the ability to work both independently and in teams
  • Provide timely direction and feedback to direct reports to foster skill development and performance improvement; provide supervisor with timely feedback on personal development and training needs


  • Have 5+ years of merchandise planning or other relevant experience
  • Are a self-starter, solution oriented, and results focused
  • Are excited to build processes and reports to analyze sales, stock and profitability across business segments
  • Can be considered an "excel ninja", with a black-belt in formulas, pivot tables, and the like
  • Are excited to get scrappy and dig into business drivers
  • Have strong communication skills; a gifted wordsmith and a talented orator
  • Are a strong leader with a proven track record in management who leads by example and hits delivery dates on or ahead of schedule
  • Are detailed in your work, while maintaining the ability to see the overall picture and challenge the traditional path
  • Work collaboratively with team members to achieve team initiatives
  • Convey a can-do, positive attitude towards tackling problems
  • Are able to see other points-of-view while maintaining confident direction
  • Have the willingness to roll up your sleeves and do what’s necessary


  • Work hard because we love what we’re doing, but also believe in balance (say hello to unlimited vacation days!)
  • Back up our talk with a competitive compensation and benefits package, challenging projects, random acts of team-wide fun and awesome co-workers that feel like family
  • Value self-awareness, intellectual honesty, judgment, empathy & positive energy – often over experience
  • Are located in the Flatiron District in the heart of Manhattan
  • Have a passion for delivering a superior experience to our customers, clients, vendors & one another
  • Are excited to hear from you

Meet Some of Bonobos's Employees

Suzanne J.

Software Developer

Suzanne creates website improvements to make Bonobos’ website user-friendly for customers, develops new website features, and works on back-end technology to help improve Bonobos' admin tool for the Customer Service and Guideshop Teams.

Liam H.

Director Of Planning, E-Commerce & Guideshops

Liam works with Bonobos’ Planning Team to review sales reports, merchandise performance, and product features. He ensures that Bonobos has the correct products to achieve its financial goals.

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