Director of Planning

Description: 
Sales Forecasting, Receipt Management and Financial Planning • Create monthly plans and reforecast at division/distribution level for sales, margin and inventory, managing to healthy turns and ending inventory targets • Manage open-to-buy receipts for planning majors • Track inbound-to-warehouse receipts for timely allocation to all stores and ecommerce sites • Execute allocation (strategic, systemic) through channel distribution, warehouse splits, and by-store delivery, ensuring sales/receipt targets are met • Replenishment Program Management • Consignment Model Management • Partner with Sales and Production on inventory re-orders/shares/trades • Business Reporting • Analyze historical sales performance to identify drivers of trends • Understand impact of promotional strategies and pricing on sales and margin forecasts • Monitor, track and/or suggest Transfers/RTV/Markdowns • Analyze selling and inventory by store-style-size to stock balance between business units (retail, ecommerce, and wholesale) • Review MD strategies to insure in line with margin targets • Technology/Systems Integration and Data Validation • Work with finance department to actualize company forecasts monthly • Work with finance department to budget and reforecast multiple times annually • Continuously explore more efficient ways of working with systems • Identifying opportunities & partnering with merchandising and sales teams to develop assortment and new season strategy • Using sales history and trend knowledge to suggest buy quantities working to a set budget • Communicate weekly selling highlights • Work with the sales team and support in prepping for major selling meetings & tradeshows Monitoring sales at color/size level for major accounts to identify and react to in-season opportunities/issues • Have a focus on replenishment, tracking sales at door/size level to ensure correct allocation of product and to ensure we are capitalizing on all opportunities • Stock Management – updating sales teams with current stock position by style so that they can drive re-orders. • Monitor internal stock position and anticipate any end of season residual issues • Track the value of shipments to each account to ensure all orders are fulfilled, reducing the risk of increasing EOS residual inventory • Work with Sales to track drop ship selling for majors, including ensuring all drop ship product is available online and monitoring stock by SKU, identifying sales opportunities or stock issues. • Monitor, analyze, and guide all buys. Manage, lead, optimize and enhance the Open-to-Buy process across channels to drive efficiency of inventory and overall business performance. • Work with Sales and Finance for communication of financial results, forecasts and action plans to the business on a weekly basis.
Department: 
Planning
Job Type: 
Full Time
Location: 
New York NY
Job Order ID: 
6230