Associate Business Planner

Scotch & Soda
New York, United States
21 Jul 2022
11 Sep 2022
Full Time
Position Overview:

Scotch & Soda is seeking an ambitious omnichannel planner with experience managing multiple categories and channels for the company's North American business. Focusing on both e-commerce and retail (Full Price & Outlets), you will lead inventory management, budgeting, forecasting, and other strategic planning initiatives for a growing European fashion brand in North America. Reporting into the Director of Buying, Planning, and Allocation, this role will serve as a strategic leader in helping drive and optimize the North American sales and inventory.

Key Responsibilities:

50% - Inventory Management:
  • Optimizing inventory across E-commerce, Retail, and Off Price channels to maximize sales and gross margin across the company with regards to both profitability and brand visibility
  • Recommend and execute cross-channel transfers of inventory to ensure channels are fulfilled strategically and proactively with the goods needed todo their business
  • Manage and monitor replenishment to all full price and off price locations in order to maintain a steady flow of inventory at all times.
  • Lead the pre-season allocation strategy for all categories at the SKU level by location. Strategically planning floor sets, manage inventory parameters via min/max maintenance and policy settings. Monitor performance at the size level to drive precision by location.
  • Execute all sizing uploads and maintenance of all styles in system. Ensuring all allocations are in alignment with the seasonal calendar and executed to maximize business.
  • Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities by category/style/size/store level to adjust allocation in-season.
  • Track and monitor all outgoing inventory to stores. Providing stores with insight of all incoming inventory.

30% - Financial Planning:
  • Plan and project topline sales, receipts, markdowns, and gross margin for Retail & E-Commerce across Full Price & Off-Price
  • Develop seasonal financial sales, margin and receipt plans across all B2C channels that support the annual budgets

20% - Sales & Inventory Analysis:
  • In-season: Develop new and innovative ways to look at sales, inventory, receipts, margin, and markdowns, with a proactive eye towards future opportunities.
  • Post-season: Lead analysis of last season's performance and communicate wins and losses to the North America and Global product teams

Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of Planning experience with a retail fashion brand
  • Strong excel skills (Pivot Tables, SUMIFS, etc)
  • Ability to work autonomously and independently build reports and other planning tools
  • Clear, concise written, verbal and presentation skills - be able to not just analyze but also tell the story behind the numbers
  • Prioritization and optimization skills needed to focus on the bigger picture to deliver results for the company's sales targets
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with internal cross-functional teams in both the US and Europe


  • Medical and dental insurance
  • FSA
  • 401(k)


Born in Amsterdam, Scotch & Soda celebrates the free spirit of its birth city. Endlessly optimistic, we champion individuality, authenticity and the power of self-expression to create the unique - an attitude reflected in our designs. The Scotch & Soda collections include menswear, womenswear, kidswear, denim, eyewear, fragrances, and accessories, occupying a unique space in today's fashion landscape. Globally, we're expanding, with stores in major cities in Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Australia - and we'd love for you to be part of the journey.

Application process

Phone call with the recruiter

One of our recruiters will review your application and get in contact with you if there's a match

First interview

Upon a successful phone screening, we will invite you for an interview

Short assignment or second interview

Depending on the role, we will ask you to complete a short assignment or invite you for the second interview.


You will receive an offer as soon as we make a selection - good luck!

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