Business Planner - Champs Sports

At Nike, we serve athletes. Fueled by the insights of the world's best, we design and create products to elevate human potential on a global scale. And it's on us, the Global Operations Team (GOT), to help bring this mission to life.

We are a diverse lineup of thousands spread across the globe. Together, we are building a smarter, more connected and automated value chain. And we are looking for world-class talent like you to contribute to this journey.

Join Nike's Demand and Supply Management (DSM) team. As aBusiness Plannerfor North America sales, you'll collaborate with account and key stakeholders to develop and manage the financial & merchandise plans for a key strategic partner across all categories, genders, and business units. This includes:

Pre-season

  • Develop the topline plan for the total account, including retail sales, receipts, inventory, margin, and turn aligned against the seasonal wholesale plan
  • Drive Collaboration and include input from key stakeholders including the Account, Sales, Planning, Category, and Merchandising to gain agreement on financial plans
  • Create informed plans against categories, gender, and business units (FW/APP/EQ)
  • Establish monthly sales and inventory plans for B&M doors & Digital


In-season
  • Identify potential opportunities and / or risks in the business against inventory plans; develop actionable recommendations for execution
  • Create & manage monthly (rolling 12 months) OTB forecast (sales, inventory, margin, turn) against plan dimensions of category, gender, business unit for the account; adjust plans if necessary
  • Scorecard weekly results to plan


Post-season
  • Develop topline business review of business vs. plan and LY - sales, margin, inventory, and turn
  • Share business review with account, account team and internal cross functional partners
  • Recap bookings gross to net

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Sales, Fashion, Marketing or a related field
  • 5+ years' experience in Buying, Planning, Allocation and/or Vendor Sales for a multi-store retailer
  • Solid understanding of retail metrics
  • Ability to create monthly reports, style-level sales plans, track promotional calendar/events and pre-meeting prep
  • Strong and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, both verbal and written
  • Experience in developing an understanding of customers, competitors and retail trends; knowledge of sports apparel and footwear market preferred
  • Ability to interpret financial sales data to make decisions and recommendations that impact the business
  • Strong knowledge of MS office applications; proficiency in Excel including creating spreadsheets, complex formulas, pivot tables, etc
  • Experience with planning software/tools and merchandise management systems is preferred
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment with multiple business functions
  • Strong team player and ability to work with the cross functional partners and senior management on all aspects of the business
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Sales, Fashion, Marketing or a related field
  • 5+ years' experience in Buying, Planning, Allocation and/or Vendor Sales for a multi-store retailer
  • Solid understanding of retail metrics
  • Ability to create monthly reports, style-level sales plans, track promotional calendar/events and pre-meeting prep
  • Strong and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, both verbal and written
  • Experience in developing an understanding of customers, competitors and retail trends; knowledge of sports apparel and footwear market preferred
  • Ability to interpret financial sales data to make decisions and recommendations that impact the business
  • Strong knowledge of MS office applications; proficiency in Excel including creating spreadsheets, complex formulas, pivot tables, etc
  • Experience with planning software/tools and merchandise management systems is preferred
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment with multiple business functions
  • Strong team player and ability to work with the cross functional partners and senior management on all aspects of the business


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