Merchandise Planning Manager

Denver, Colorado, United States
21 Jan 2022
01 Mar 2022

As Gymshark continues to expand globally, we are seeking a Planning Manager to help support the North America market, including forecasting and reporting. This person will report to the Head of Planning and help shape the overall North America Commercial function, maintaining budgets and identifying opportunities for success.

Please note t his is a hybrid role based in our Denver, CO office. All candidates must be local or willing to relocate. You must also be authorized to work in the United States .


  • Manage sales forecasting and top-line planning for North America markets, partnering closely with merchandising to determine opportunities and risks to overall plan
  • Partner with finance and Planning Director to provide budgetary guidance to the merchandising team, supplying top-line targets by region, gender and category to direct inventory purchasing
  • Set long range financial plans by week and day, and reforecasting every month
  • Help establish a monthly Open-To-Buy process, analyzing sales to stock performance
  • Translate financial forecasts into inventory forecasts, determining opportunities and risks by category, as we as factoring any promotional activity for the upcoming season
  • Integral part of the annual budget process (analysis, proposal, communication, monitoring) in partnership with Global HQ
  • Collaborate with merchandising on overall promotional pricing of product based on forecasted sales and margin impact, as well as current stock position
  • Help establish a monthly Open-To-Buy process, analyzing sales to stock performance
  • Support day-to-day management of commercial calendar, including sales events, partnering on Global initiatives and identifying regional opportunities
  • Roll up total sales forecast by gender to logistics team for shipping/fulfillment planning purposes
  • Hire and manage a planning team


Essential Qualities:

  • At least 4+ years in retail planning, company planning, FP&A, or financial forecasting
  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing teams
  • Previous Open-to-Buy expertise
  • Operational confidence in keeping on top of sales performance, proposing actions and following through to completion in a fast-paced business
  • Advanced excel skills, with the ability to summarize and decipher key takeaways
  • Very strong numerically, analytical and commercially minded
  • Be naturally time conscious and KPI driven to attain deadlines.
  • High attention to detail

Preferred Qualities

  • Start-up experience, particularly establishing and building new reporting
  • Athletic apparel experience a plus
  • P&L management


We're here to unite the conditioning community. We believe that putting the sweat in today, prepares us for tomorrow. So, we give people the tools they need to reach further, go faster, be stronger. We celebrate those who show up - for themselves - to be their physical or mental best, whatever that means for them. It's what we want for our community, and our team. A team that's growing rapidly around the world. A collective of talented individuals working together to invent Gymshark's future. Our plans are ambitious, and we're looking for people who want to join us for the ride - our growth will be your growth.


At Gymshark we believe in the importance of investing in our employees through their physical, mental, and financial health along with being able to provide some fun and inclusive perks along the way.

This role has a salary range between $85,000-$103,000 annually depending on experience.

Part of our compensation package includes a discretionary annual company performance bonus. We are also able to offer our employees and their families a comprehensive medical, dental, and vision package. Gymshark provides company paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and our Sharks also receive a generous 401K match to help them save for their retirement.

Gymshark will continue to support our employees' overall wellbeing through several perks including 30 days of paid time off (plus your birthday), transportation allowance, up to $900 in reimbursement toward the purchase of exercise equipment, paying for a gym membership, and a 50% discount on all Gymshark items. We hope you consider joining our growing family in Downtown Denver, Colorado.

*All benefits are non-contractual, and Gymshark may amend, terminate, or enhance the benefits provided you and our other employees from time to time as it deems appropriate.


Real-life humans, each with their own unique set of thoughts, beliefs, cultures and identities with a background and body that is completely individual. Together, as unique individuals, we make Gymshark stronger.

If you're reading this, you're probably applying for or considering applying for a job with us, and we want you to know that Gymshark is an equal opportunity employer. For us, that means we always, and will always, strive to be as inclusive as possible in all aspects of employment and that we do not, and will not, tolerate discrimination of any kind.