The Children's Place Stores, Inc. -

PLANNER

4 months ago
Job ID
2017-28925
# Positions
1
SECAUCUS
New Jersey

Overview

The Planner will be responsible for the complete financial management of assigned area of responsibility, including the creation of financial and merchandise plans, actualization of results, and a keen ability to identify, communicate, and implement strategic business opportunities at the division, category, and season code levels.  The Planner will forecast sales, markdowns, and inventory levels on a regular basis and identify risks to the business and develop action plans in cooperation with their merchandising partner to mitigate risks profitably. 

Responsibilities

Key Accountabilities:

  • Create monthly financial plans at division and category level for fiscal time periods
  • Reforecast sales, gross margin, and inventory for fiscal time periods
  • Recap end of season performance at division, category, season, and style levels for merchandise buy period
  • Conduct basic stock replenishment (order quantity by style, color, and size)
  • Key item planning for all basic styles (sales, margin, inventory)
  • Conduct daily, monthly, quarterly, and seasonal sales reporting
  • Manage inventory flow on fashion receipts
  • Develop size curve and pre-pack definitions
  • Partner with merchant to support the buy process

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years of experience in retail planning and analysis

 

 

Skills and Behaviors:

  • Proven track record of financially astute business management
  • Expertise in retail math with strong analytical skills/ learning agility
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to identify and clearly communicate business opportunities and risks/ analytical and data reasoning
  • Good organization and workload prioritization skills/ detail-orientation and accuracy
  • Proficient in planning systems and Microsoft Office
  • Strong team player/relationship-building
  • Proven process of improvement and problem solving

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