delta galil
leading in fabrics since 1975

Planner

The Planner will provide key data and analytics of performance within Product Categories for our Retail Stores and across our Wholesale Accounts. By utilizing the open-to-buy and product performance data, the Planner will provide key information to help support successful growth and profitability with in the channel.
This is a full time position at our Secaucus, NJ offices

Duties and Responsibilities

Manage the open-to-buy to profitability plan and to grow the retail, web, and wholesale business

Work closely with the Product Manager to ensure all opportunity and liability are addressed

Set top line revenue targets and provides financial planning guidance for all buys to ensure proper penetration by product category

Partner with Product Manager to ensure forecasts support the retail, web and wholesale financial flow

Make additional recommendations to Product Manager to address product gaps and/or discrepancies

Monitor ongoing demand planning and inventory needs for retail, web, and wholesale business

Serve as the team lead for reporting, including weekly top-line selling performance

Compile style/color/size-level selling data for use in merchandising and inventory planning exercises

Provide ongoing analysis and review using the open-to-buy as a guide

Work closely with the Product Manager to accurately forecast retail, web, and wholesale inventory, revenues, returns, promotions, markdowns, etc. impact

Instrumental in forward budget planning using the open-to-buy metrics

Identify opportunities to improve forecast accuracy, establish action plans, and follow-up

Manage budget process including product mix, budget category ratios and flow by month, including monthly forecasts of key replenishment programs (NOS)

Manage inventory from investment through execution, including ongoing assessments and updates to inventory levels for retail, web, and wholesale businesses, models (teken), release strategies, and recommendations of future receipts

Develop and execute size, pack, and size balancing strategies

Partner with other functional areas such as the Warehouse and Information Technology teams on processes, systems, and reporting as required

Requirements and Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in business, or related field

4-6 years previous experience in merchandise planning and allocation

Must have a background in forecasting and gross margin

Excellent Retail Math and advance Excel skills required

Lawson M3, Qlikview, SLIM4, and Access knowledge preferable

Team player and problem solver in a demanding deadline driven environment.

Motivated, proactive, and highly organized

Strong analytical and problem solving skills with ability to reach supported conclusions and make robust recommendations

Experience working with diverse cultures

Retail math a plus

Ability to multi-task and prioritize and highly analytical ability

Must have good negotiating and influencing skills and ability to resolve conflict and multiple priorities

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