• Manager, Planning

    Work Location US-NY-New York
  • Specific Responsibilities

    Retail Planning for Department Store Partners

    • Responsible for managing and driving the profitability for Department Store partners through strategic retail sales and inventory flow analysis.
    • Manage the development of annual and seasonal retail sales & receipt plans for planned accounts.
    • Provide strategic direction, both pre-season and in season, to ensure increased sales and profitability at the class, style, and location level.
    • Work cross-functionally with the Sales and Merchandising teams to drive sales strategies.
    • Develop working relationships with Department Store Buying and Planning teams.
    • Monitor sales trends and promotional activity to achieve turn and margin goals.
    • Forecast quarterly MDA to maintain budget.

    Core Replenishment Planning/Reporting

    • Develop replenishment strategies to ensure proper inventory flow for select division brands.
    • Work with buying and planning teams to insure Core Replenishment opportunities are being maximized.
    • Manage current inventory at the style, color, size level in accordance with current and historical retail demand.
    • Liaise with Customer Service to ensure fill rates are optimized based on account priority.
    • Place production re-orders according to sales demand and maintain appropriate WOS inventory.
    • Provide Sales team with updates on obsolete inventory to be liquidated.
    • Develop, maintain and update internal reports weekly to support the needs of the business.

    Skills and Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree.
    • 5+ years work experience in Wholesale Planning or Retail Planning, Department Store experience preferred.
    • Experience in retail data analysis and Open to Buy management.
    • Strong retail math skills
    • Advanced Excel skills and SAP/AO experience a plus.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to evaluate financial and business KPIs and translate into actionable recommendations.
    • Ability to manage time and workload effectively with flexibility.

    GBG USA Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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