Corporate - VP, Planning and Allocation

The VP, Planning and Allocation is responsible for the successful development, execution and communication of financial and inventory plans and strategies to meet or exceed sales gross margin, EBITDA and inventory goals. You will be responsible for overseeing merchandise plans, directing all aspects of planning and inventory allocation policies, objectives, and initiatives. The VP, Planning and Allocation will also develop strategies and processes to maximize sales, turnover, and profitability with assortments that align with our customers' needs and preferences. The role of your team is to maximize sales, margin, and inventory through pre-season optimization across all customer channels. Experience developing a team will be critical for your success as you will lead the team through the successful development, execution and communication of financial and inventory plans and strategies to meet or exceed sales, gross margin, and inventory goals. You should be highly analytical, curious, and always finding ways to understand and connect with the customer.

Essential Functions:

•\tDrive sales margin while maintaining inventory targets and making final decisions on inventory needs

•\tDirect planning and allocation team with strategy to ensure the right product is available at the right time

•\tDrive weekly performance review with cross functional teams, provide KPI and data point to inform insights that lead team to actions and decisions

•\tOwn end to end process work, system implementation and participate in enterprise wide work

•\tLead a team through development of by style plans, rolled to total category and financial performance

•\tExecute plans to utilize and develop tools for strategic cost reduction strategies

•\tExamine historical and current trends to achieve business and financial objectives

•\tMonitor the monthly forecasting process to ensure that the bottoms-up and top-down plans reflect current and expected market conditions

•\tLead and develop a world class team, achieving high levels of engagement through positive motivation


•\tMinimum of 10 years' experience in a Planning and Allocation leadership role, 3-5 years supervisory experience

•\tExperience developing and driving annual financial product planning

•\tProven ability to develop season code and category plans to match annual budget requirements

•\tAbility to tie customer and product strategy to financial performance

•\tExperience leading financial performance for omni-business

•\tUnderstands end to end operations of the business and customer experience

•\teCommerce and B\u0026amp;M experience required

•\tExperience leading store planning, merchandise planning, and allocation

•\tForecasting and planning system experience required with a focus on developing process to drive business

•\tStrong financial acumen with the ability to direct execution and operational activities

At Hanna, our vision is to be the premier children's lifestyle brand. We will achieve this primarily through our enthusiastic associates who are customer-focused, innovative, results-oriented and contribute to a collaborative and growth-drive work environment.

Hanna Andersson is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at the company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetics, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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