Assistant Planner (Contract)

Job title: Assistant Planner (Contract)
Contract type: Freelance
Location: New York
Remote: No
Reference: 424564
Contact name: Amelia Bitton
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Our client is a luxury fashion retailer

Assistant Planner Overview:

As the 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.

Assistant Planner Responsibilities:

  • 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

Assistant Planner Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years of previous internship or work experience
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (must have advanced Excel skills)
  • Multi- brand experience preferred
  • Collaborative, adaptable, and possesses a willingness to take on new projects
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