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Business Planner - 1yr contractor

Shanghai, China, China

Long Range Planning

  • Create Long Range Plans Based on Market place capacity inclusive of stock & sales that drives a gross to net 4 year rolling plan
  • Align Account financial plans by utilizing account strategy & profitability, account sell through and store growth and marketplace information; share, demographics & consumer profile & insights           
  • Inform Fore sighting of line plans with long-range category plans, utilize Marketplace insights to identify long range growth   opportunities


  • Refine the topline seasonal plans including stock & sales and gross to net
  • Create informed and aligned plans against categories, gender, and business units (FW/APP/EQ)
  • Establish monthly sales and inventory plans by comp stores and new stores
  • Ensure the retail plan & metrics are aligned against the seasonal wholesale plan & metrics
  • Drive Collaboration and include input from key stakeholders including the Account, Geo/Territory Sales, Finance, Planning, Categories, and Merchandising to gain agreement on financial plans. 
  • Collaborate with Geo/Global Point of Sale organizations to ensure timely accurate data and reporting
  • Lead the development of the store review (every 6 months) to recap store volumes and productivity ($ PSF) results


  • Identify potential opportunities and risks against inventory plans; develop actionable recommendations for execution
  • Create & manage monthly open to buy forecast against plan dimensions and levers; adjust plans as needed
  • Scorecard weekly results to plan


  • Develop topline business review of business vs. plan and LY – sales, margin, inventory, and turn
  • Review comp door and new door performance
  • Recap bookings gross to net
  • Share business review with account, account team and internal cross functional partners

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Sales, Fashion, Marketing or a related field
  • 2 years’ additional experience in lieu of a degree
  • 6+ years’ experience in Buying, Planning, Allocation and/or Vendor Sales for a multi-store retailer
  • Comprehensive understanding of retail math
  • Experience in gross margin profitability planning
  • Ability to create monthly reports, top line 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,
  • 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


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