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Wholesale Planner

10 Briggs Dr, East Greenwich, RI 02818, USA Req #148
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Summary/Objective
The Wholesale Planner will be responsible for managing planning activities for Alex and Ani Wholesale accounts. Building Sales Plans by account, managing product forecasts and analyzing business trends to ensure financial goals are achieved.  The goal of the Planning function is to drive the business through strategic seasonal merchandise planning, controlled inventory management, management of OTB and insightful analysis and strategy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
Support major Key Account sales efforts with sales analysis, assortment review and Open to Buy management to optimize sales and margin goals
Forecasting seasonal and core products and update regularly to adjust for changes in demand and sales metrics, ensure that sales forecasts are consistent with events, strategies, and business issues
Work closely with Sales/Finance and upper management to produce annual sales goals and budgets
Analyze actual product performance and recommend next actions surrounding replenishment, markdowns and lifecycle 
Reforecast business in season based on current performance, present revised projections and recommendations to cross functional partners and leadership
Ensure through ongoing update of Demand and Inventory plans that all forecasting is in line with company goals and initiatives by maximizing sales and minimizing inventory exposure
Collaborate with Merchandising and Sales to create assortment plans and demand plans by season for each assigned account, ensuring all key products are placed
Create, maintain all wholesale reporting including but not limited to: Style Selling, Sales to Stock, Delivery Sell Thru and Weekly Top-line and Partner performance reports
Develop replenishment strategies to ensure proper inventory flow
Compiles hindsight reporting by account for use in future planning and replenishment forecasting
Manage OTB to profitable plan and grow the wholesale business. Review OTB on regular basis for accuracy and validity
Create ideas to drive sales while maintaining profitability and minimizing risks
Other duties as needed.

Travel
This position requires limited travel; 0-25%

Qualifications and Requirements
2+ years in Wholesale or Retail Planning
Bachelor’s Degree required
Excellent retail math skills
Demonstrated experience in retail data analysis and OTB management
Expert knowledge and capabilities in Excel, Intermediate experience with remaining office software
Demonstrated Financial and Business Acumen, including the impacts of proper forecasting and related decisions
Problem Solving and Decision duality: Able to use rigorous logic and model methods to solve problems with effective solutions
Exceptional collaboration and communication skills


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Other details

  • Job Family Corporate
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Job Start Date Monday, January 4, 2021
  • 10 Briggs Dr, East Greenwich, RI 02818, USA