Our client, who is a leading brand in the Surf / Lifestyle industry is looking to bring on a Planner to join their team for a 4 month contract.
Duration: 4 Months - 40 hours per week
Essential Job Functions
•Create and maintain demand plans at multiple levels of channel and product aggregation across multiple time periods by analyzing financial targets, historical sales data, commercial forecasts, sell-in/through, and other market insights.
•Socialize demand plans with Finance, Merchandising, Sales, and other cross functional stakeholders to obtain buy-in and drive downstream business planning.
•Establish seasonal product line category volume and SKU count targets to guide merchandising and design decision making by analyzing sales data and historical product lines considering seasonal demand plans and business objectives.
•Maintain ecommerce open-to-buy to guide volume, flow, and mix of seasonal ecommerce buys.
•Identify seasonal inventory buy needs in accordance with supply chain calendar and demand plans.
•Obtain functional stakeholder alignment on buy needs and work with Production to ensure buys are appropriately executed.
•Analyze and project inventory volume, mix, and flow to drive inventory optimization strategies. Work with stakeholders to establish plans that maximize margin on available inventory through sales channel allocations and markdown timing.
•Complete ad hoc analytical requests and provide meaningful business insights to support various business objectives.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
•Knowledge of forecasting and planning tools and techniques.
•Experience planning and forecasting a seasonal business.
•Advanced Excel and data management skills (lookups, pivot tables, etc.)
•Apparel industry experience a plus.