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Retail Planning Manager

Shanghai, China, China

Job Accountabilities:

Build seasonal SKU-level assortment financial and illustrative plans for a retail concept that ties to the business plans and targets.  Lead period analysis, including but not limited to style-level sell through to influence current and future seasons.

  • Pre-season
        • Build/refine a style-level plan to color based on retail strategies and opportunities; ensure plan reconciles with topline financial plan developed by the Business Planner
        • Develop style plans aligned with power item / story placement (aisles, tables, etc.)
        • Align plan with input and collaboration from key stakeholders including Merchandising, Business Team
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        • Drive Key Assortment Planning ensuring depth and breadth in the most critical styles
        • Develop Style to color buy plans for Key Retail Moments and align with key stakeholders Merchandising, Business Team
  • In-season
        • Weekly recap and analysis of best and slow sellers vs. plan and LY
        • Recommend key actions to the Platform/Site Merchandising/Allocation team to optimize slow moving Styles and maximize opportunity on top sellers
        • Weekly performance review of key items ST%
        • Plan in-season markdown for slow moving lines and retail moments
  • Post-season
        • Recap the performance of the assortment including sell-through, color performance, and SKU productivity
        • Analyze and report key item contribution
        • Provide insights and recommendations to key stakeholders Merchandising for future season planning
        • Recap performance of KEY RETAIL MOMENTS to provide insights for future planning
        • Plan off-season markdown


Job Qualifications:

  • Buying, Planning, Assortment Planning experience with other apparel / footwear in Digital preferred
  • Comprehensive understanding of retail math
  • Ability to create reports, style-level sales plans, track promotional calendar/events and pre-meeting prep
  • Strong and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and influence others
  • Experience in developing an understanding of customers, competitors and retail trends; knowledge of sports apparel and footwear market preferred
  • Ability to interpret financial sales data to make decisions and recommendations that impact the business
  • Advanced knowledge of MS office applications; proficiency in Excel including creating spreadsheets, complex formulas, pivot tables, etc.
  • Experience with planning software/tools and merchandise management systems is preferred
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment with multiple business functions
  • Strong team player and ability to work with the cross functional partners and senior management on all aspects of the business

Critical Experiences Gained:

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  • Leading and Influencing Others
  • Consumer Insight

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