Planner

Recruiter
Tory Burch
Location
New York, New York, United States
Posted
09 Nov 2021
Closes
20 Jan 2022
Ref
R0010017
JOB SUMMARY

JOB DESCRIPTION

ABOUT US

Tory Burch is an American lifestyle brand that inspires people around the world to live in full color with character, beauty, and confidence. Launched in February 2004, the collection embodies the personal style and sensibility of its Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, Tory Burch. It includes ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, accessories, watches, home, and fragrance.

There are more than 300 Tory Burch boutiques across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia, and Australia, and the collection is available at over 3,000 department and specialty stores worldwide and toryburch.com. The brand's dedication to helping women fearlessly follow their dreams is reflected in the work of the Tory Burch Foundation, which advances women's empowerment and entrepreneurship in the United States.

Brand integrity, global inspiration, and beautiful products are integral to who we are as a company and what we have accomplished to date. Our incredible team is an equally important part of the equation. We believe that each of our employees plays a vital role in our continuing efforts to grow and evolve.

JOB SUMMARY

The Planner, Retail Planning at Tory Burch is responsible for analyzing and forecasting business for our North America Retail channel through strategic merchandise planning, controlled inventory management, and actionable reporting and insights. This individual maintains the monthly divisional OTB for select categories and is able to speak to both pre-season and in-season plans. To excel, this person must have excellent retail math and analytical skills, established planning experience, creative problem-solving skills, and enjoy working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide critical analytical support to the North America Retail Full Price organization, including sales and gross margin analyses across a diverse range of categories
  • Create and lead financial sales and OTB plans, as well as in-season re-forecasting for key metrics at both seasonal and daily levels.
  • Lead in-season business of owned categories partnering with Buying/Merchandising leads to ensure clear recommendations to support the end to end product lifecycle
  • Responsible for open-to-buy recommendations and inventory management including Reviewing weekly selling and sell-thru to identify and suggest additional reorder opportunities and out-of-stock risks.
  • Partner with Buying/Merchandising leads to link tops down financial results to daily and weekly divisional performance while outlining action to drive future results through productive promotions and markdown management.
  • Review receipt flows by category including aged inventory to ensure Retail Stores have the right inventory to maximize sales
  • Liaise with key cross-functional partners and buying team to optimize inventory, in-season business, and to maximize gross margin across all stores
  • Ensure that on-order and committed receipts are delivering on time to support forecasts
  • Recommend "chasing" or "reflowing" receipts as appropriate
  • Prepare for key promotional and seasonal periods by ensuring sufficient stock levels overall and in expected best sellers. Analyze event performance to Forecast/LY and communicate results
  • Review pricing and MD analysis in conjunction with Buying. Support price change and decisions on promotional strategies

EDUCATION & PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED
  • BA degree
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in Planning or similar analytical role Proven experience with Inventory Control, Allocation, Merchandising, Demand Forecasting, Financial Planning or Analysis
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Extensive knowledge of Retail Math, including Gross Margin proficiency
  • Self-starter: willingness to work independently to dig into business and present call-outs
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with a sense of priority for deadlines and attention to detail
  • Strong leadership skills with a passion for building high performing teams
  • Ability to recognize and react to changing work demands


DESIRED ATTRIBUTES
  • Adaptable - Change before you have to
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit - Own it
  • Collaborative - No "I" in Tory
  • Client & Brand Focus - Put yourself in Tory's shoes
  • Live the Values - Being "Buddy"
  • Functional Expertise - Know Your Stuff
  • Team Builder - It's all about "We"
  • Change Leader - Change is the essence of life


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Tory Burch LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) or sexual orientation, gender expression, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability or membership in any other protected class under applicable law. Likewise, we will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, Ordinance No. 184652. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

Disability Accommodation

Tory Burch is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you require assistance or an accommodation with the hiring process, please contact talent@toryburch.com .

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