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Associate Planner

Stuart Weitzman
New York, New York, USA
Closing date
9 Dec 2021

Job Details

Job Title: Associate Planner

Primary Purpose: The Associate Planner is an enthusiastic and analytical individual who is a key driver of the SW businesses across regions. This person has a strong analytical background and enjoys applying creative thinking and problem solving to help optimize the business.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Own sku level open-to-buy and reforecast sales, inventory and margin on a monthly basis
- Manage reorders for carryover styles and project out needs for future seasons
- Make markdown and promotion recommendations by analyzing inventory ownership
- Run weekly reporting, analyze location selling, and track future receipts
- Create and execute allocation strategies with an understanding of sales trend, store capacity, and stock to sales ratio
- Optimize inventory across stores and Ecommerce and between Retail & Outlet to maximize sales and turn
- Propose store tiers based on selling analysis
- Work with store teams to plan out capacity on a monthly basis
- Hindsight seasonal store and inventory performance
- Partner with buyers during market to plan out future seasons' sales and inventory
- Manage size curves and make seasonal recommendations for buying partners

Skills and Abilities Required:
- Strong analytical and mathematical skills
- Highly proficient in Excel
- Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment
- Strong communication skills and comfortable partnering with many different teams
- Self-starter who can work independently
- Detailed oriented and highly organized
- Ability to identify and troubleshoot problems

Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree with 2-3 years of experience in buying/planning/inventory management or financial forecasting
- Retail allocation experience in an omnichannel environment
- Experience in a sized category is a plus

Our Competencies for All Employees
- Courage: Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
- Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
- Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
- Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
- Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
- Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
- Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
Our Competencies for All People Managers
- Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
- Developing Direct Reports and Others:Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
- Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong moraleand spirit in theirteam; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
Stuart Weitzman is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. #LI-JL3. Visit Stuart Weitzman at


Stuart Weitzman creates beautiful shoes that combine form and function. For more than 30 years, every pair has been handcrafted using the finest materials and meticulously engineered for a flawless fit. The brand is one of the most recognizable names in footwear and its award-winning shoes are worn by stylish women around the globe and celebrities both on and off the red carpet.

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