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Associate Planner

Job title: Associate Planner
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Costa Mesa
Industry: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 430688
Contact name: Melissa Llanes
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Our client, a leading action sports brand, is looking for an Associate Planner to join their team fulltime. The role is onsite in Costa Mesa.

Job Summary:

This Associate Planner is responsible for creating sales plans, managing inventory, analyzing sales trends, and submitting month budgets.

Essential Functions (Including but not limited to):

• Develop monthly sales, margin, and inventory plans across several brands.

• Work with wholesale sales teams to evaluate sales history and develop plans.

• Reforecast sales, margin, receipts and inventory on a monthly basis, or as needed.

• Submit monthly re-forecasted budgets and end of month reports.

• Manage and control inventory stock levels and receipts to ensure there is inventory to support sales plan.

• Identify inventory risks and opportunities.

• Monitor open orders versus sales plan and receipts.

• Perform any other duties as assigned in support of the company needs and operations.

Qualifications/Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of experience in a Planning or Buying role.

• Proficient computer skills to include Microsoft Office (advanced Excel).

• Advanced understanding of retail math.

• Excellent written and verbal skills as required for effective interpersonal communication with clients and other employees.

• Strong ability to analyze and interpret data and draw valid conclusions that show understanding and insight.

• Ability to work independently and collaboratively under critical time frames and work on multiple assignments.

• Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks and workload seamlessly with keen attention to detail and follow-up.

• Experience working in a fast-paced environment and ability to apply good work habits to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the company/department.

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