NA NDDC Assortment PlannerS FW NDDC
Posted on: May 28, 2023
Job Title: Assortment Planner
Duration: 6 Months on W2
Location: Beaverton, OR
Working in our client's Direct business will be rewarding, it'll be challenging, and it'll most definitely not be just another job. You'll be an ambassador of the our client brand - everything we strand for: drive, determination, the unyielding commitment to excellence, these all will be a part of your everyday experience. We're committed to making every consumer's experience a rewarding one, and as a member of our our client Digital and Stores Retail team, your contributions will be a big part of our success.
In this role you'll establish clear merchandise plans that tell a story for the season and helps merchandising to create a line grounded in profitability and consumer centric offering. This will include collaborating with the merchandising and business units to develop and communicate a comprehensive strategy that aligns future financial plans and product opportunities. You'll create pre-season style plans that support the ultimate goal of our client Direct. You'll recap and analyze the business against the financial plan, and forecast in-season sales and inventories on a weekly/monthly/quarterly basis. In addition, you'll develop monthly forecasts of sales and inventory for all basic and fashion styles and will develop strategies to meet department financial goals and own open to buy
This role will include presenting financial plans, forecasts and strategies in key meetings. You'll proactively report on the health of the business and facilitate smart business decisions, communicate financial results, forecasts, and action plans to managers and cross-functional team members on a weekly basis. You'll collaborate with peers to ensure consistency of information, share best practices and develop systems knowledge. In addition, you'll participate in a team structure that facilitates and maximizes individual and team performance, supporting and fostering an open and inclusive environment that embraces diversity, encourages accountability, and drives toward results.
Support product forecasting & pricing processes by managing reporting tools, analyzing data, & providing actionable insights
Report on forecast variance weekly
Construct and maintain reporting tools for use across the planning team
Manage weekly markdown process across portfolio, in system and alignment with stakeholders
Monitor price positioning across the marketplace and across the product portfolio, taking actions to adjust in accordance with overall pricing strategy
Support monthly and seasonal inventory management activities
Actively manage product; close-out process and aging inventory
3-5 years of professional experience
BS in technical or semi-technical field such as Economics, Finance, Engineering, etc.
Microsoft Excel at high-intermediate to advanced level
Ability to independently drive toward a clear outcome with an unclear path
Natural tendency to organize information coming from various sources and owners into clean process to drive repeatable, sustainable outcomes
Comfort in working across multiple data sources to deliver an analytical outcome
Experience working in a retail environment
Intermediate to advanced data manipulation skills SQL, Tableau, database manipulation tools (e.g., Alteryx), Snowflake
Experience with SAP (or other planning package)
Experience communicating to a variety of non-technical audiences
Develop, execute and communicate financial plans and strategies that support the buying, marketing and financial objectives of assigned category or area of responsibility. Analyze historical data and current trends to identify current and future risks and opportunities for the business. Meet or exceed financial goals by creating plans that drive sales, bottom line-profitability, and inventory targets. Collaborate with key business partners to develop and communicate a comprehensive strategy that aligns future financial and product opportunities. Recap and analyze actual sales results to plan, and forecast in-season sales and inventories on a weekly/monthly/quarterly basis. Present financial forecast and supporting action plans in meetings. Frequently communicate financial results, forecasts, and action plans to management and cross-functional partners. Create clear, comprehensive product plans that develop brand stories and influence buyers to create profitable, consumer-focused product lines
3 years relevant retail experience in company planning, merchandise planning, allocation or merchandising. Typical Office: This is a typical office job, with no special physical requirements or unusual work environment.
Job Title: Assortment Planner
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