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Key Account Planning Manager

Hugo Boss
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
5 May 2024

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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 17.000 employees worldwide and shape your future at HUGO BOSS!

HUGO BOSS is a platform of two brands with two lifestyle stories, BOSS and HUGO.

BOSS: BOSS is for those who lead a self-determined life with style, passion, and purpose. The collections offer dynamic, modern designs to form a complete wardrobe for the inspirational BOSS of today.

HUGO: The HUGO collection is created for the rule-breakers who go their own way, offering denim to activewear with individuality and attitude.

HUGO is a broad range of commercial and contemporary pieces, reflecting the authentic and unconventional HUGO style. BOSS is quality casual, chic and restrained elegance paired with a pinch of luxury.

We are looking for a Key Account Planning Manager to support one of our key accounts, focussing on merchandising and planning ensuring constant monitoring of our performance across all fascia's and channels (B&M and Digital).

What you can expect:

Commercial Management
  • Liaise with key stakeholders to ensure that product is allocated as planned & NOS product is planned and ordered by our key account as needed
  • Connect with the key account to ensure HUGO BOSS are represented online to the highest standard (correct segmentation, proper assortment etc)
  • Share bestselling product information to ensure key product is focused on and opportunities are not missed
  • Influence budget and sales plan for the group with a short, medium, and long term mindset
  • Drive perimeter business to achieve and exceed aims and KPIs (turnover, product access, distribution, and key category drives)
  • Conduct regular reviews and provide feedback of product, budgets, stock, product enhancement, costs of goods, opportunities and challenges
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders across all departments to ensure best performance
  • Work alongside brand divisions and the key account's commercial team on seasonal product assortment creation

Data Analytics
  • Manage and carry out weekly reporting on performance, deliveries and accountancy to drive the business forward
  • Maintain a schedule of consistent communication and regular trade meetings, in order to review current performance and identify areas for improvement and opportunity
  • Focus on sell-out accompaniment by improving VM standards, time to market, stock management, replenishment, e-commerce representation
  • Build and maintain top-to-top relationships with the key account to better understand their business priorities, and deliver solutions that build customer loyalty while driving sell-through and protecting margin
  • Embrace and manage challenging client issues and channel conflict through a relentless 'consumer-first' approach recorded within the group tracker
  • Provide senior management with updates on partnership - strategic and daily topics
  • Ensuring correct data is applied into the key account system through UPC codes and orderbook management

Marketing Focus
  • Set up seasonal focuses within the planned calendar presented by the key account
  • Communicate with the key account's websites and utilise enriched content to boost conversion whilst ensuring a premium identity

Development Plan and Future Insights
  • Create and maintain a group tracker to present to Division head of the key account monthly which covers topics across all aspects of the business
  • Work with the key account team on new store projects across multiple fascia where applicable
  • Responsible for the planning for the whole of the key account's Distribution, including European countries
  • Brief in special projects, SMU exclusives and new category development to the sales team to implement with brand management.

Your profile:

  • Proven experience as a direct contact to a branded key account manager
  • Strong experience of product merchandising, assortment building and planning. In addition to previous experience of range segmentation and marketplace management
  • Previous experience working within fashion, wholesale or retail across multiple departments
  • Highly analytical and data driven with a strong understanding of impact, results and opportunities
  • Results oriented mindset, excellent communication skills and strong customer satisfaction focus
  • Advanced Excel skills

Your benefits:

  • Competitive salary and attractive benefits
  • Wholesale and Discount Allowance

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.

Do you feel it's time for a new challenge at HUGO BOSS? If so, we look forward telling you all about this job opportunity in a personal conversation. <


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