This is a critical role within the organization, partly strategic, setting up the merchandise growth plan for the company, and partly tactical, managing the company’s forecast and recommending actions based on the results. You will be tasked with creating our company’s long-range sales, margin, and inventory plans as well as identifying short term adjustments using tops down and bottoms up forecasting. You will also be evaluating key business opportunities through collecting data, analyzing, and providing recommendations across several cross functional areas, specifically merchandise planning, merchandising, operations and marketing. This role has high visibility, responsible for preparing presentations for board of director meetings, as well as presenting plans and projects results to our CEO and leadership team on regular basis.
-Manage a daily/monthly sales and margin forecast based on trends, promotions, and product and brand launches
-Evaluate results differences with our plan and forecast, and provide recommendations accordingly.
-Manage the promotional calendar.
-Evaluate promotional needs based on the trend of the business and our plans, recap promotional effectiveness, lead AB testing for offers and messages.
-Responsible for long range annual merchandise budgeting process, including alignment with finance team
-Apply your expertise in quantitative analysis, data mining, and the presentation of data across a wide variety of cross-functional business cases
-Proactively identify opportunities and carryout timely analyses that drive business decisions
-Resolve business issues and implement solutions
-Partner in analyzing effectiveness of marketing strategies
-Lead the development of new tools and recaps to enhance our understanding of the business
-Provide thought leadership and strong financial point of view to business partners
-Offer support for business initiatives by evaluating the impact on our financial metrics
-Deliver recaps and support for executive presentations and quarterly updates to investors and board of directors
-Reports directly to VP of Planning, member of the leadership team.
-Bachelor’s degree 3-5 years of experience in company planning, inventory management, management consulting, FP&A, investment banking or business analytics
-Advanced Excel experience (index/match, sumproduct, pivots, power query, power pivot)
-Experience with thorough data extraction, collection, and organization (via Business Intelligence tools and/or SQL)
-Experience in making analytical, data-driven decisions and communicating the results of analyses
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to build strong partnerships and influence others
-Exceptional problem solver with the ability to transition between detailed data and high-level insights
-Capable of handling multiple tasks/projects with tight deadlines
-Strong ability to turn data driven business insights into action plans
-Has a good handle on growth experiments: specifically, can devise a sound experiment in order to draw insights from incomplete data
-Ability to work and communicate well with creative teams
-Natural curiosity about the business and a tireless desire to improve business outcomes
Preferred Qualifications (Not Required)
-MBA a plus Experience working at an Ecommerce retailer
-Experience with Python, R, or other statistical modeling tools
-Experience with Google Analytics Experience with BI software (Looker, Tableau, Power BI, Microstrategy, SAP, etc,)
-Expertise with statistical analyses, application, and concepts (e.g. hypothesis testing, product experimentation, regressions, experimentation logic and biases)
-Experience working with product and engineering teams
-Software we use: Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Powerpoint, Word, etc), Gmail, Looker, Grow, Google Analytics, Magento, RetailOps