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Job title: Planner
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Secaucus
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 423282
Contact name: Nora Gillern

Job description

Our client is a well-known childrenswear retailer that is seeking a new planner to join their team! 

Location: Secaucus, New Jersey (3 days a week)

Job Summary:
The Planner is responsible for the creation of financial sales plans, actualization of results, and communicating business risks/opportunities at the division, category, and style level. This position will be responsible for maintaining appropriate inventory levels that support baseline and promotional sales. Supporting assortment initiatives, while achieving inventory in-stock, turn over and financial goals.

Job Description- Key Accountabilities
• Create preseason sales, margin and inventory plans by Division/Category/Style that support product and financial strategies
• Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities by Category/Subclass
• Forecast in-season sales and inventories on a weekly basis
• Present forecasts and action plans in monthly open-to-buy meetings across 52 week horizon
• Recap end-of-season best-sellers by category
• Recap and analyze actual sales results against plan and LY
• Analyze and communicate size and color selling to impact future receipts
• Collaborate with Allocation to ensure proper distribution of key items to stores

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor's degree
• 4+ years of experience in related role

Skills and Behavior:
• Strong data analysis skills; ability to identify critical trends, patterns and root causes
• High level of skill in Excel 
• Ability to develop strategies driving allocation and replenishment decision making
• Strong knowledge of retail market, including nuance of high volume/low AUR/vertical specialty retail
• JDA Knowledge a plus
• Strong sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm
• Ability to work under pressure and through setbacks
• Ability to work with and build relationships with all levels of the organization
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
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