Planning Director - NGGH++ - FARFETCH

Location
IT Turati
Posted
21 Sep 2022
Closes
29 Oct 2022
Ref
9ec018f7-442e-4206-aad7-3d9005b7186e
Function
Technology
Hours
Full Time
NEW GUARDS GROUP

New Guards Group is the home to 9 international luxury brands: Marcelo Burlon County of Milan, Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh, Palm Angels, Unravel Project, Heron Preston, Alanui, Kirin Peggy Gou, Opening Ceremony and Ambush. We work with the understanding that fashion and luxury can be different: community-based, quality-driven, collaborative, truly global and quick. Our brands and products stem from creative and managerial innovation and the philosophy of Made in Italy. We're redefining the way luxury is conceived, communicated and shared. Where others see limits, we see goals. NGG is part of the FARFETCH Group and recently created a spin off business NGGH++ that will be a growth accelerator and an incubator of new ideas, brands and businesses.

OFFICE

Our new office in Via Turati is a strategic hub, and home to all of the NGG staff functions. Turati is where the behind the scenes driving force of NGG is brought to life; this is harmonised with the archive exhibits of brand collaborations found throughout the office

THE ROLE

The Director of e-commerce planning leads and directs the Planning Team and sets guardrails with key members of finance, buying, analytics and marketing to deliver profitable growth. Participates in the development and execution of Merchandise plans, including sales, planning, forecasting, product buys, sell thru and promotion planning.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

    • Manage entire merchandise planning process, including set up of all relevant budgeting and financial templates, pulling historical data, analysing performance, developing plans, and adjusting plans as necessary
    • Partner with Director of Buying to establish ideal assortment levels
    • Propose and present buy budgets to CEO, CFO and Wholesale Directors, ensuring plans are aligned with sales goals, financial objectives, and business strategies
    • Work closely with Buyers during market to understand seasonal offering and buying direction, track actual purchases, and revise budgets as necessary
    • Review in-season sales, inventory, sell-through and margin, and develop strategies to drive performance
    • Partner with Director of Merchandising and Accessories Brand Manager to update and maintain Carryover list
    • Build gender / brand unit sales targets by month for quarter with Buying team
    • Create monthly inventory flow tied to unit sales plan - by month for quarter - at gender / brand level - in conjunction with Buyers


WHO YOU ARE

    • Expert level of Excel knowledge with knowledge of VBA a plus
    • Strong experience in online Merchandise/Wholesale planning
    • Excellent analytical skills and strong aptitude with numbers
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to manage workload and time effectively
    • Flexibility and ability to shift priorities as needed


REWARDS & BENEFITS

    • Great compensation package (in consideration of your professional experience)
    • Lunch tickets
    • Discounts on all NGG brands and partners including FARFETCH and Browns
    • Brand new headquarters located in the centre of Milan


EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT

    • New Guards Group is an equal opportunities employer ensuring that all applicants are treated equally and fairly throughout our recruitment process. We are determined that no applicant experiences discrimination on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, age, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, veteran status, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. We continue to build our consciously inclusive culture as part of our Positively FARFETCH strategy throughout our business, partnerships and communities


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