Director, Global Merchandise Planning

8 - 10 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/27/18
Baltimore, MD
8 - 10 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/27/18

ESSENTIAL DUTIES :

•Work closely with the Category Merchandise Planners, Merchants and GMs, Global Marketing

      and Regional Merchandise Planning on seasonal merchandise plans expectations

•Create top line and divisional seasonal revenue, demand, SKU and flow targets

•Review cross-category line architecture to reduce duplication and monitor class level trends

•Review Tier 1 Marketing Stories across category to ensure alignment of strategy and distribution

•Set guardrails on size, growth, and inventory composition with regions

•Provide Merch Planning COE with aggregated category/line plans and forecasts 

•Frame up key decision points within the Global and Regional plan reconciliation to more closely align plans

•Review/analyze complex historical data/ trends to optimize future forecasts and action plans

•Assess and report on category sell-in and sell-through performance to Product leadership team

•Manage and refine the planning calendar

•Lead strategic planning and go-to-market process improvements and best practices

•Assess category planning skill gap needs and support with development plans

•Cultivate and maintain healthy cross-functional relationships

QUALIFICATIONS:

•Leadership skills to provide a point of view to C-Level, Product Engine and Regional executives

•Communication skills to clearly articulate complex merchandise plan concepts, strategies and opportunities and influence key decisions

•Ability to influence cross functional peers across Category Planning & Merchandising

•Ability to analyze complex quantitative data

•Problem solving skills to identify root cause and potential solves

•Track record of hitting project timelines

•Attention to detail, strong problem solving and analytical skills

•Strong aptitude with retail math and forecasting methodology

•Excel skills and data management skills are imperative

•Excellent partnership, collaboration, and presentation skills.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

•Bachelor's Degree or related experience

•+8years  merchandise planning/ store planning, inventory or other business planning experience

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