Planner, Wholesale

The Wholesale Planner is responsible for facilitating business growth through analysis of merchandise selling, top door strategy, open to buy, weekly/monthly sales forecasts, stock to sales analysis, and profitability.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop/implement seasonal sales, margin and inventory budgets by business that optimize sales & margin budgets
  • Partner with finance and provide monthly shipping forecast by account/season as well as projected dilutions (RTV, discounts, MDA) by season
  • Analyze sales / stock and identify risks and opportunities
  • Analyze in-season product performance, class/category performance, style performance, propose swaps to drive sales
  • Provide reporting and analysis to highlight important trends and/ or to support key initiatives
  • Support specialty store team by communicating goals and reporting in season performance weekly
  • Weekly reports include but not limited to - topside department store selling, corporate visual selling, bookings recaps, shipping forecasts.

Desired Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree

Experience:

  • 3-5 years wholesale and / or retail planning

Skills:

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills with ability to think strategically
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi task while achieving all deadlines
  • Possess a proactive work ethic, able to work independently
  • Ability to effectively work cross functionally; come up with solutions when needed
  • Strong computer and analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy critical; advanced Excel (pivot tables, v-lookups, macros) required

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