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Retail Planner

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Are you looking for an opportunity to work and build a strong career with one of the coolest brands in the world?

We at NIKE Canada are currently looking for an exceptionally talented Retail Planner to support our Nike Stores and will be based out of our Canadian HQ, Downtown Toronto, ON.

About Us:

Nike, Inc is one of the most recognized and leading brands in the world.  We are the world’s leading innovator in athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories.

Along the way, Nike has established a strong Brand Portfolio with several wholly-owned subsidiaries including CONVERSE, HURLEY, JORDAN BRAND and NIKE GOLF.  Nike’s world headquarters is located in the United States near Beaverton, Oregon, a suburb of Portland.  Nike operates all around the globe employing more than 70,000 people across six continents.


NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Planners create financial road maps for the business, laying the foundation for maximizing sales and profitability.  They look to the past to help inform the future by understanding where opportunity was missed.  They balance risk and opportunity, knowing when and where to Bet Big to Win Big.  At Nike Retail, we represent the best of the brand to our consumer.  We are looking for a retail minded individual who utilizes fact-based decision making, yet isn’t afraid to take a risk.

As our Retail Planner, you will:

  • Collaborate with partner accounts on assortments and category plans

  • Participate in the development of category level plans by account

  • Develop style level plans that support seasonal financial plans and enhance brand story-telling

  • Partner with the Merchandise Manager on category plans for each store

  • Create and/or evolve reports to analyze and summarize the business

  • Create and/or evolve tools to plan seasonal sales & inventory at category & gender level

  • Recap and analyze actual sales results to plan, and forecast in-season sales and inventories on a weekly/monthly/quarterly basis

  • Frequently communicate financial results, forecasts, and action plans to management and cross functional partners.

  • Communicate marketing initiative results to all cross functional partners



  • Bachelor's degree in Business/Finance
  • 5 years' relevant retail experience in company planning, merchandise planning, allocation or merchandising.
  • 2 years' additional planning experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree
  • Strong working knowledge of retail math and financial planning
  • Extensive experience in managing and understanding an open-to-buy
  • Ability to communicate persuasively and influentially, both verbally and in writing, across a broad spectrum of stakeholders
  • Proven experience utilizing data to capture trends to make decisions that will positively impact the business
  • High level proficiency in Excel with a demonstrated history of developing tools and reports utilizing complex formulas, pivot tables, and other advanced functions
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment balancing multiple priorities
  • Familiarity with cost method of accounting
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment to achieve goals
  • Ability to travel up to 10%

Nike believes smart, passionate, curious people will rise to the occasion, therefore they set the bar high and then raise it higher. At Nike, you will grow because you will be challenged. You will be challenged because you will work with the best talent, the best athletes, and the best business partners in the industry. 

If this is you, then please apply online with your most recent resume and cover letter at your earliest opportunity. Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the City of Toronto’s Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

Thank you for your interest in advance. (No Agency Calls Please)


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