Planner

Recruiter
Burberry
Location
New York, United States
Posted
22 Jul 2022
Closes
21 Sep 2022
Ref
153064-en_US
Function
Operations
Level
Manager
INTRODUCTION

At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today.

We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to being a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities.

JOB PURPOSE

This role will drive all planning activities in their respective region within Burberry's global planning organisation. They will embody the Burberry values and contribute to a culture of innovation and collaboration.

They will be responsible for:
  • Creating, updating and managing the Rolling Open to Buy and Collection Open to Buy process
  • Aligning, partnering and collaborating with the Merchandising, Allocation, Regional Finance and Central Planning teams on Open to Buy, lifecycle, fiscal risks, opportunities, markdown and inventory management
  • Responsible for commercial insights in driving in-season decisions to maximise inventory, drive sales and deliver margin targets
  • Driving detailed Replenishment sales forecasts and aligning on weeks of cover and target procurement levels


RESPONSIBILITIES

Commercial Planning Excellence
  • Support and forecast the Rolling Open to Buy by season by product hierarchy level (Full Price/Mark Down)
  • Develop and manage the Collection Open to Buy alignment with Regional Merchants for sales and inventory ahead of each collection
  • Responsible for preparing insightful analysis into the Collection Open to Buy process to support the creation of future collection plans
  • Partner with and communicate the Collection and Rolling Open to Buy's to Central teams based in the UK
  • Support in the review of collection buys with Merchants, focusing on key investments ensuring buys are within agreed budgets
  • Support long-range planning, budget and seasonal plans across categories (fashion/seasonal products & replenishment) within mainline and on-line
  • Responsible for monitoring trade performance and highlighting opportunities and risks to sales and inventory targets
  • Analyze and validate regional markdown plans across categories from a bottom-up view
  • Responsible for the reforecast at line level monthly sales and inventory plans for replenishment products
  • Support the management of regional inventory within budget targets through offering insights to performance
  • Partner with Merchants to continually manage the business through in-season analysis and long-term strategies, driving sales and maximizing margin


CONNECTING WITH OTHERS

This role will work closely with Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Central Outlet team, Central Planning team, Regional Planning teams, Merch Planning Operations, Supply Chain, Finance and Regional Commercial teams

PERSONAL PROFILE

QUALIFICATION
  • Bachelor Degree


EXPERIENCE
  • Demonstrated experience in a regional planning role in a commercial and luxury environment
  • Demonstrated experience across all activities of commercial planning, including Open to Buy, reforecasting and inventory management
  • Customer-oriented approach to problem solving
  • Well developed communication skills, with the ability to build positive working relationships with cross-functional teams
  • Exceptional attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Experience with SAP would be advantageous


BEHAVIORS

Demonstrate the Burberry Behaviors:
  • Put our customers first
  • Be bold and open to new ideas
  • Be one team
  • Be accountable and responsive


MEASURES OF SUCCESS

  • Divisional Full price and Net sales, AUR, Full Price sell-thru (Collections & Carry Forward), Initial and Net Margins aligned to fiscal targets
  • Divisional Rolling and Collection Open to Buy management
  • Replenishment Weeks of Cover (Store)


FOOTER

Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

Posting Notes: USA || New York (US-NY) || New York || SC CENTRAL OPERATIONS || GLOBAL PLANNING || n/a ||

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