Manager, Brand Planning - 11215 Metro Pkwy

Fort Myers, Florida, United States
20 Oct 2021
11 Nov 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.

Position Objective

This position isprimarily responsible for developing strategic merchandise and financial plans that support the financial objectives of the brand.


  • Partners with leadership to develop, execute and communicate strategic merchandise financial plans, with a focus on sales, margin, inventory and operational metrics.
  • Manages pre-season planning process for total brand and individual channels, including:
    • Long range forecasting of sales and margin
    • Mix impact of full price versus markdown sales
    • Determines potential drivers of sales performance (e.g. units, AUR, traffic, conversion, etc.)
    • Coordinates with Merchandise Planning to ensure alignment with targets
  • Works with leadership on development of sales, margin and inventory forecasts as they pertain to corporate long range plan.
  • Develops and maintain pre-season financial architecture.
  • Prepares and reviews materials for monthly executive business review; identifying opportunities for additional analyses to address current business issues.
  • Prepares and reviews inventory-based analyses, including period comparisons, impact of AUC, and estimation of shrink impact.
  • Develops event and promotions calendar for all channels in the brand.
  • Provides governance and oversight of price and product testing.
  • Reviews and approves preparation of weekly and monthly executive reporting and analysis.
  • Gathers requirements from business partners regarding current and future processes and system needs; ensuring all requirements are met throughout all stages of the process.
  • Manages and supervises other special projects as needed.

Financial Accountability

This role impacts:
  • Sales
  • Margin
  • Budget

  • Bachelor's Degree in finance, economics, business or related field preferred
  • 7+ years in a retail/consumer goods environment; merchandise planning, finance, or allocation experience preferred
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills; exceptional aptitude with numbers; retail math skills
  • Builds collaborative partnerships cross-functionally; identifies/influences critical stakeholders
  • Ability to advance to high levels of computer literacy; exposure to relevant planning, finance, analytical, data management systems
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills:concisely presents complex information/recommendations in terms meaningful to various audiences
  • Excellent PC proficiency with a strong emphasis in Microsoft Office Suite; Access a plus

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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