Associate Planner, E-commerce

Overview

The Associate Planner will assist in the development, execution and communication of merchandise financial plans and strategies that support the merchandising/buying, marketing and financial objective of our Ecommerce business.  This position will be responsible for season preparation and reviewing forecast and inventory exceptions. This position will analyze strategies and key metrics for significant changes between seasons.  Maintain strong partnerships with cross functional teams to develop plans and to asses and capitalize on customer opportunities.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and manage sales targets on a monthly basis to the department level for Ecommerce
  • Manage gross margin profitability though monthly re-forecasting of sales, cost flow, inventory positioning
  • Identify opportunities and liabilities. Offer recommendations on appropriate action plans in order to optimize sales performance, flow, markdowns, and turn targets
  • Present department plans, analysis, forecasts and recommendations
  • Partner with Merchandising/Buying to ensure strategic assortment plans by category allowing for proper depth and breadth to support high and low volume stores
  • Identify key items and develop plans to the style/color level in order to optimize and benchmark sales.
  • Create and manage in season weekly recaps to analyze sales performance to LY and plan to the style level where appropriate 
  • Provide size scale analysis in order to optimize assortments
  • Manage Basic Stock Replenishment Program to the style/color store and size level

Qualifications

  • BA degree
  • At least 2 years of planning, finance (FP&A), merchandising/buying experience
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Knowledge of Retail Math, including Gross Margin proficiency
  • Advanced excel skills
  • Knowledge of Retail Math, including Gross Margin proficiency
  • Natural self-starter & inquisitive: comfortable working independently, digging into issues and identifying themes
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with a sense of priority for deadlines and attention to detail


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