Hugo Boss
New York City, New York, United States
07 Oct 2022
28 Dec 2022
Our vision is to establish HUGO BOSS as the leading premium tech-driven fashion platform worldwide and to be one of the top 100 global brands. At HUGO BOSS, we work as a team to apply our knowledge, skills and experience together and create a diversity of ideas and solutions. What unites us? We love fashion, we change fashion!

At HUGO BOSS, you have the opportunity to contribute your personality, ideas and creativity - because only when we break new ground together can we create something unique. Become part of our team of more than 14.000 employees worldwide and shape your future/drive your future/drive your growth, at HUGO BOSS!

As the Planner, you will drive financial and inventory planning and strategies for all brands across e-Commerce and DOS stores. S/he will work closely with the merchandising department, to create annual and seasonal merchandise plans, forecast the business based on changes in strategy and business climate and manage inventory to support overall financial objectives. In this role, you will be critical in developing and executing the strategic direction for our Full price Stores and e-Commerce division and establishing new processes critical to our continued growth and profitability, as well as future expansion.

All candidates should be aware that HUGO BOSS currently maintains a policy, requiring all employees to be fully COVID vaccinated (which includes a booster shot). Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated by their start date. HUGO BOSS is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons where it is not an undue hardship to the Company to do so as provided under federal, state and local law. In addition, HUGO BOSS will provide additional accommodations consistent with the requirements of NY state vaccination law.

What you can expect:

Responsibilities include, but not limited to the following:

Pre - Season:
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to build strategies by brand to meet sales, margin and inventory investment requirements.
  • Build long range plans and goals by brand to give a roadmap of the future for the cross-functional teams.
  • Strategic development of annual, monthly and daily demand plans.
  • Partner with the Planning Manager to develop seasonal sales, margin, returns, markdowns and inventory plans.
  • Create and sustain a tops down/bottoms up planning and forecasting environment.
  • Partner with peer planning group to leverage and/or develop tools and business processes.
  • Responsible for the brand-level quarterly hindsight process in partnership the merchant team to drive strategic assortment decisions for future quarters.
  • Provide the buyer with analytics to support assortment decisions, SKU performance and depth.

In - Season:
  • Responsible for the top line markdown and promotional strategy process in partnership with the DOS Planning/Merchandising team.
  • Provide analytics and guardrails to the Buying team for assortment decisions made in market.
  • Manage the deliveries, re-orders, replenishments and allocations to support sales forecasts for both fashion and basic sales plans.
  • Forecast basic sales plans to help drive business
  • Strategic execution of annual, monthly, and weekly demand plans/forecasts for the online business.
  • Responsible for the weekly sales reporting process to aid in business analysis and strategy development.
  • Drive omni-channel strategy with Hugo Boss DOS to capitalize on missed opportunities

Your profile:

  • Communicates clearly in oral and written form.
  • Demonstrates strong analytical capability. Uses logical thought process to solve problems.
  • Proven ability to develop strong cross-functional relationships.
  • Adapts easily to changing situations and demonstrates flexibility in juggling priorities.
  • Proven experience leading and supervising others.
  • Proficient in all MS Office applications. Advanced Excel skills a must.

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent training and experience.
  • 4+ years planning and allocation experience.
  • Retail experience required.
  • Online and international experience a plus.

Your benefits:

HUGO BOSS offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes:
  • Hybrid Working Model
  • Flexible Commuting
  • Flexible Fridays & Summer Fridays
  • 21 paid days off (pro-rated based on first year of employment) plus your Birthday off
  • Generous Employee Discount Program
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits with Health Saving Account (HSA) option
  • 401(K) with company match
  • Flex Spending Account (FSA)
  • Commuter Benefits (Pre-tax)
  • Voluntary Benefits and Critical Illness
  • Company sponsored Life and Disability benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Discounts for auto/home/pet insurance
  • Gym membership discount

The expected base salary range for this position is from $85,000 - $95,000. It is not typical for offers to be made at or near the top of the range. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, and, where applicable, certifications obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered.

We are a global company with our employees representative of the world at large. Our inclusive culture embraces each person's authenticity and individuality. We are committed to equal employment opportunity. And we believe our equitable work environment helps unleash your full potential and inspires you to thrive.