Assistant Planner

Job title: Assistant Planner
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Manhattan Beach
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 417636
Contact name: Valerie Haldeman
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Assistant Planner Overview:

Our client, a Lifestyle brand, is looking for an Assistant Planner; you will be responsible for the effective flow, planning, and analysis of sales goals and margin targets. You will work closely with cross-functional partners to maximize business opportunities and help identify needs of the business.

*This role will be onsite in Manhattan Beach, CA.



· Analyze historical sales performance to identify opportunities within stores/e-commerce, product categories, and channels of business

· Create and manage all weekly reporting from stock to sales, delivery status, back-order status, and available inventory reporting

· Review future plans based on historical performance and knowledge of future business conditions

· Identify risks and/or opportunities by product and region

· Partner with Location Planning Manager to conduct hindsight reviews to present findings to Senior leadership

· Work with cross-functional teams to implement Store strategies and address callouts and errors

· Reforecast sales, margin, receipts & inventory monthly and identify risks and opportunities relative to Plan

· Communicate the state of the business in weekly meetings and months OTB meetings

· Recommend strategic actions to maximize sales and margin, optimize inventory, and mitigate risk

· Work with sales and account teams to forecast need for key items

· Ensure consistent safety stock on key items through management of ladder plans

· Partner with Business Intelligence to maintain and improve reporting capabilities. Function as systems expert to support improvements, test and train as needed

· Report on weekly POS Sales to management; add texture on key events that may have impacted weekly sales

· Complete specific ad hoc analysis to support the buy process or impact sales



· Bachelor’s degree

· 1-2 years of previous internship or work experience

· Exceptional organizational skills

· Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

· Proficient in Microsoft Office (must have advanced Excel skills)

· Experience with planning and allocation applications preferred

· Collaborative, adaptable, and possesses a willingness to take on new projects

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