Retail Planner

Ermenegildo Zegna Group
Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Closing date
28 Jun 2023

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Full Time

Job Details

At Ermenegildo Zegna the talents and passion of our people are the pillars of our success. Which is why we're looking for a RETAIL PLANNER to join our team based in Milan, to contribute to our proud legacy and help shape our vibrant future.

Basic purpose of the job
As a Retail Planner, you will provide support in delivering and monitoring the planning activities for the Region, with the aim to guarantee inputs to buying department and to coordinate the planning process with retail and finance.
You will analyze and consolidate business performance reports, identifying action plan to support the business.

Main responsibilities
Business Development (for the assigned Region)
  • Analyze sales and business trends in order to provide planning insights to market

Planning and Budgeting (for the assigned Region)
  • Monitor process alignment with Retail, Merchandising and Finance respecting timeline compliance and data quality and integrity
  • Monitor the respect of seasonal pricing strategic guidelines through the planning system
  • Support defining open-to-buy (OTB) recommendations
  • Forecast CQR

Merchandising & Buying (for the assigned Region)
  • Support Buyers during buying activities
  • Monitor buying quantity vs. budget
  • Partner with Buyers to reconcile actual buying with forecasting

In-season (HQ)
  • Support and monitor the Region in the in season activities (distribution) in order to guarantee the most efficient stock management;
  • follow up on forecast process and share projections by Mkt/brand/category;
  • Constant monitoring of the business through sales and stock reporting/Analysis (weekly, seasonal, ad hoc) in order to :
    • Highlight risk and opportunities to increase the business
    • Elaborate action plans alongside with merchandising team
    • Share and implement the action plans with the different HQ and local functions ( merchandiser + brand + retail + finance )
  • Managing CQR forecast and process
    • Evaluating market forecast
    • Update need to production
    • Reporting
  • Continuative program: valuation performance and replenishment need.

Principal skills required for the position
  • Relevant experience of 2-3 years in planning roles, possibly from Retail / Dpt store organisations
  • Experience in a cross function or multi stakeholders reality
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Solid communication and influencing skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and sense of urgency
  • Project Management skills
  • Degree (Economics, Engineering)
  • English as a must


The Ermenegildo Zegna Group is a leading luxury menswear brand and one of the most renowned businesses in Italy. Founded in 1910 in Trivero, in the Biella Alps, by the young entrepreneur Ermenegildo, whose vision was to ethically create the world’s finest textiles through innovation and the sourcing of the noblest fibers directly from their markets of origin, the company is managed today by the fourth generation of the Zegna family with Gildo Zegna as CEO. Since the late 1980s, the company has implemented a comprehensive strategy of verticalization, creating a global luxury brand which now ranges from fabric to clothing to accessories, and is focused on retailing, pioneering early entry in emerging luxury markets, in addition to being the first luxury brand to open a monobrand store in China in 1991. In 2000 The Group established Fondazione Zegna, of which Anna Zegna is President, to manage the philanthropic activities of the Zegna family in support of organizations that work to improve society and the environment. In 2012 a new Ermenegildo Zegna project was launched worldwide: ZegnArt, an independent commitment focused on international collaboration in the field of visual arts and in February 2014, the Group announced the Ermenegildo Zegna Founder’s Scholarship, a 25-year project named for its founder with an annual investment in education of €1 million. In July 2014, to reach higher standards in its production, the Group acquired the majority share of the Achill wool farm, an Australian property located in the New South Wales region, where Merino sheep are bred. The purchase represents a decisive step for the Zegna company, reconfirming its longstanding support of the wool industry and completing its verticalization strategy.

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Via Savona 56/A Milano

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