Planner - North America

Recruiter
Scotch & Soda
Location
New York City, New York (US)
Posted
07 Jun 2021
Closes
14 Jul 2021
Function
Ecommerce
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Scotch & Soda is seeking an ambitious omnichannel planner with experience managing multiple categories and channels for the company’s North American business. Focusing on both e-commerce and retail, you will lead inventory management, budgeting, forecasting, and other strategic planning initiatives for a growing European fashion brand in North America. Reporting into the Director of Buying, Planning, and Allocation, this role will serve as a strategic leader in helping drive and optimize the North American sales and inventory.

Key Responsibilities:

40% - Inventory Management:

  • Optimize inventory across E-commerce, Retail, and Off Price channels to maximize sales and gross margin across the company with regards to both profitability and brand visibility
  • Recommend and execute cross-channel transfers of inventory to ensure channels are fulfilled strategically and proactively with the goods needed todo their business

40% - Financial Planning:

  • Plan and project topline sales, receipts, markdowns, and gross margin for Retail & E-Commerce across Full Price & Off-Price
  • Develop seasonal financial sales, margin and receipt plans across all B2C channels that support the annual budgets

20% - Sales & Inventory Analysis:

  • In-season: Develop new and innovative ways to look at sales, inventory, receipts, margin, and markdowns, with a proactive eye towards future opportunities.
  • Post-season: Lead analysis of last season’s performance and communicate wins and losses to the North America and Global product teams

Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of Planning experience with a retail fashion brand
  • Strong excel skills (Pivot Tables, SUMIFS, etc)
  • Ability to work autonomously and independently build reports and other planning tools
  • Clear, concise written, verbal and presentation skills – be able to not just analyze but also tell the story behind the numbers
  • Prioritization and optimization skills needed to focus on the bigger picture to deliver results for the company’s sales targets
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with internal cross-functional teams in both the US and Europe
  • Salary depending on experience