Director, Brand Planning (Chico's) - 11215 Metro Pkwy

Fort Myers, Florida, United States
14 Apr 2021
06 Jun 2021
With approximately 1,300 boutiques and outlets throughout the U.S., as well as an online presence for each of our brands, it takes sophisticated technology, resources and infrastructure to ensure the continued success of our businesses. From finance and accounting to technology and merchandising careers, we have diverse opportunities available for talented professionals to join our team of nearly 16,000 associates who share our commitment to excellence.

This position is primarily responsible for developing strategic merchandise and financial plans that support the objectives of the brand. Position also supports the testing, outlet planning and analytics and reporting for the brand.


  • Develop, execute and communicate strategic merchandise financial plans and strategies that support the financial objectives of the brand; focus on key elements of the financial planning process including, but not limited to: sales, margin, inventory, and operational metrics.
  • Develops a brand point of view for current and pre season merchandise meetings (MBR) across all brand channels.
  • Analyze financial performance to pre-season strategies and recommend strategic shifts, as required
  • Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities to business and recommend strategies to achieve financial goals; conduct hindsight analysis to incorporate learnings into current plans
  • Partners with cross functional leaders in developing plans and forecasts for all aspects of inventory.
  • Manages Topline Business Recaps as necessary. Monitors performance vs. Forecast, Merch Plan, Budget and LY.
  • Partners with cross functional leaders in Development of Sales/Margin Forecasts as they pertain to the Corporate Long Range Plan.
  • Acts as primary liaison between Brand Planning and Corporate Finance teams.
  • Partners with Real Estate Department in maintaining the store opening and closing schedules as applies to Financial Planning and Forecasting.
  • Drives development of Daily Sales Forecast on a monthly basis.
  • Develops effective partnerships across the organization through consistent communication and in sharing the vision of the brand.
  • Owns sales, margin and inventory planning for outlets.
  • Owns reporting of all weekly and monthly merchandise reports.
  • Values individuality and the diverse talents of their team. Leads the team by communicatingexpectations, providing guidance, delivering feedback, and empowering the team to be their best.

    • Bachelor's degree preferred; MBA a plus

    Required Qualifications
    • Minimum 10 + years prior experience in Planning and Allocation working in an Apparel Specialty Store environment, and minimum 2-3 years in a Management role.
    • Ability to use rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.
    • Owns the skill set to work in ambiguous situations and can effectively manage change, risk and uncertainty. Flexibility to shift focus/priorities at a moments notice.
    • System experience necessary. Computer literacy/Graphic software knowledge - Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Database. JDA experience preferred.
    • Excellent communications and presentation skills.
    • Take charge personality.
    • Ambition to grow with an organization.
    • Charismatic team player that exhibits excellent "team work" abilities.
    • Creates a strong morale and spirit in their team and defines success in terms of the whole team.

    Chico's FAS, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, lactation, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, veteran status, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.

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