Analyst - Merchandise Planning - Women's Lounge - North America Specialty

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The Analyst of VMI/Basics is responsible for managing the buy and forecast of basics across all regional markets. The analyst is responsible for maintaining in stock positioning through accurate demand forecasting and for partnering with merchandising and production on the successful integration of VMI into our buying process.


Analyst VMI/Basics, Global Planning oversees the basics within a division/department with the below responsibilities:

  • Responsible successful forecasting of basics across owned product category.
  • Responsible for maintaining basics service levels and in stock positioning across global markets.
  • Responsible for basics size analysis across our global markets to maximize margin and turn.
  • Influence basics size curves across the market based on size selling analysis.
  • Responsible for partnering with production, planning and merchandising on the integration of VMI.
  • Responsible for partnering with Inventory Strategy on the maintenance of VMI.

Planning Specific:
  • Manage the financial success of long life product by meeting sales, gross margin, gross margin return on investment (GMROI) and inventory turn goals.
  • Analysis of historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities.
  • Recap and analyze actual sales results to plan.
  • Accurately forecast and buy basics inventory across all regions.
  • Identify risks and opportunities.
  • Review buy plans/strategies and ensure plans meet financial targets.

Minimum Experience:

Minimum 2 to 3 years inventory management experience

Four year college degree or equivalent required

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.
  • Employees can take up to five "on the clock" hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee's base pay.
  • Employee stock purchase plan.
  • Employees receive medical, dental, vision and life insurance.
  • Employees can apply for tuition reimbursement.
  • Family care programs.
  • Commuter benefits.
  • Pet Discount Program.

*For eligible employees

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