Retail Planner

Job title: Retail Planner
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Beaverton
Discipline: Retail
Remote: No
Reference: 413698
Contact name: Shivani Sharma
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description


This role establishes and executes consumer driven retail sales and inventory plans to achieve key performance indicators across the APLA (Asia-Pacific/Latin America) business unit. This person will lead the team and cross-functional partners, to execute consumer strategy. The individual needs to possess strong analytical, collaborative, and communication skills.


If this is you, you’ll be on the APLA DSM (demand and supply management) Consumer Planning team, working hand in hand with the APLA Team, while also having a strong partnership with the APLA Marketplace Planning team. Your key accountabilities will be to develop long range retail sales and demand plans to inform the client architecture and assortment planning. Timeline will be focused on pre through in-season (breadth & depth) to inform Merchandising Assortment and manufacturing decisions, while being mindful of flow to marketplace. You will also develop Allocations forecasts for capacity constrained, intentionally constrained and high-heat/launch products. In addition, you will participate in a team structure that facilitates and improves individual and team performance, supporting and encouraging an open and inclusive environment that embraces diversity, encourages accountability, and drives toward results.


You will support key business initiatives and goals. You will be sitting in the APLA DSM function, on the Consumer Planning team, reporting to the Planning Director. In order to achieve success, strong cross functional partnerships will be required with: the APLA Marketplace Planning team, APLA  team (Merchandising, Finance, Marketplace, Brand Marketing, Insights & Analytics), Global Planning team, and Territory Planning teams.


• Bachelor's degree in Business or related subject area

• 6 years' retail experience in merchandise planning, company planning, merchandising, allocations or operations

• 2 additional years' experience is generally accepted in lieu of degree

• Strong and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and influence others; ability to effectively communicate sophisticated and/or sensitive topics and concepts to a wide and diverse audience; experience working with highly-diverse international team preferred

• Experience in Digital vertical retail and merchandise buying preferred

• Solid understanding of cross team calibration; international experience preferred

• Comprehensive understanding of retail math; ability to interpret financial sales data to make decisions and recommendations that impact the business

• Experience in developing an understanding of customers, competitors and retail trends; knowledge of sports apparel and footwear market preferred, with emphasis on limited edition (“high-heat”) collections

• Experience working across multiple business platforms, including owned website/apps and partner businesses

• Familiarity with merchandise and forecasting management systems

• PC literate with solid understanding of Excel

• Ability to develop strong working relationships with management and external resources

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