Analyst, Divisional Merchandise Planning, Franchise, Gap Brand

Gap.Inc is hiring an Analyst, Divisional Merchandise Planning, Franchise, Gap Brand.

  • Develop, execute and communicate strategic merchandise financial plans and strategies that support the merchandising, marketing and financial objectives of a division.
  • Drive financial results that maximize sales, inventory and bottom line profitability.
  • Manage the financial success of a division by meeting sales, gross margin return on investment (GMROI) and inventory turn goals.
  • Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities by department and class.
  • Collaborate with merchandising to develop and communicate a comprehensive strategy that aligns future financial and product opportunities by department and class.
  • Create pre-season style plans that support divisional strategies.
  • Recap and analyze actual sales results to plan, and forecast in-season sales and inventories on a weekly/monthly/quarterly basis.
  • Develop monthly forecasts of sales and inventory for all basic styles and develop strategies to meet department financial goals.
  • Own open to buy forecasts.
  • Present financial forecast and supporting action plans in open to buy/monthly forecast meeting
  • Participate in company and Brand initiatives as appropriate.
  • Communicate financial results, forecasts, and action plans to manager and cross-functional team on a weekly basis.
  • Present financial plans, forecasts and strategies in key meetings
  • Analysis of the business both at Sub brand level and total roll up
  • Support a collaborative, innovative, and results-oriented environment with peers and cross-functional team.
  • Provide manager with timely feedback on personal development and training needs.
  • Collaborate with peers to ensure consistency of information, share best practices and develop systems knowledge.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with members of cross-functional team (merchandising, web production, company planning, OMS, marketing).
  • Prioritize and set expectations around key deliverables with cross-functional team and peers.
  • Develop cross-divisional relationships to share best practices.
  • Provide site recommendations regarding product placement and maximization of trend performance.
  • Some tool and process development as needed.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with peers and cross-functional teams.
  • Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities.
  • Able to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadline.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel and strong aptitude to learn technical applications quickly
  • 1-2 years of retail buying, planning or related analytical experience.


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