Planning Manager

New York City, New York (US)
25 Feb 2021
25 Mar 2021


The DTC Planning Manager will partner with the Senior Director, Global Buying & Planning in developing the financial and strategic vision for Alexander Wang global retail stores, ecommerce and online marketplace businesses through sales budgeting, inventory management and allocation and financial reporting.


  • Collaborate closely with the Senior Director, Global Buying & Planning to ensure that financial plans align with buying strategies.
  • Create OTB tool, at SKU level, to manage monthly sales and receipts and review with DTC team on a monthly basis.
  • Partner with Senior Director, Global Buying & Planning to ensure Seasonal OTBs and Purchasing Plans are aligned in advance of 4 markets a year.
  • Responsible for global allocations, including the enhancement or creation of tools and processes necessary to ensure appropriate stock to sales levels in all DTC warehouses and points of sales.
  • Manage monthly sales and KPI forecasts by channel and location.
  • Monitor and share sales trends and opportunities daily and weekly with DTC team.
  • Meet regularly with DTC team to advise on reorder and stock balancing opportunities.
  • Partner with global operations and logistics on supply chain and inventory management, specifically warehouse to warehouse inventory movement
  • Business lead for BI tool and allocation tool projects with IT/Tech and Finance.
  • Is the DTC business lead for global pricing and financial sales budgets.
  • Execute end-of-season markdown preparations, including inventory movement and pricing for all DTC channels (retail, ecommerce and off-price)

Provides strategic analyses not limited to:

  • Strategic presentations for senior management, including OTB, Budget and Reforecast presentations, in partnership with DTC team.
  • Global Pricing analysis.
  • Monthly Target Planning meetings/Budget revisions.
  • Omni-channel sales forecasts, including digital marketplaces (Farfetch, Tmall, JD)

Leads financial reporting and planning:

  • Weekly Sales and Inventory reports and forecasts (KPI report, Attribute report and STD Sell-thru report, etc.)
  • Monthly OTB reports
  • Seasonal market-prep and buy recaps
  • In-season reorder opportunities
  • EOS inventory analysis


  • Minimum Education: 4 Year degree in Business, Finance or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Minimum Years of Experience: 5-7 years of experience in finance and/or planning and allocation (vertical fashion brand experience preferred).


  • Financial mindset.
  • Analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Planning and allocation experience, preferably at a vertical brand.
  • Excellent leadership and influencing skills.
  • Strong organizational and follow through skills.
  • Developed presentation, public speaking and communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Capable of challenging the status quo.

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