To drive pre-season Planning within the market for the Brand’s owned E-commerce channel (e-com) and mange in season OTB process.
Lead pre-season sales and receipt guidance and post-season hindsight to drive product category sales growth by season and product buy plans by season Drive the OTB process to meet sales, margin, and inventory turn targets and category-level inventory receipt plans and markdown plans Develop annual channel sales, margin and receipt plans for annual budgeting process Submit monthly financial guidance and forecasts to DTC Finance Develop in-season forecasting; report on and analyze sales results to plan, making recommendations to influence business decisions. Manage business trends to identify sales and gross margin performance and to capitalize on profit-driving opportunities. Participate in major go-to-market milestones to gain insight to key seasonal brand and BU strategies and initiatives, contributing financial plans for e-com outlook Work with CTC and peers to incorporate new tools and processes into way of doing business Seek opportunities for new business processes and drive analytical needs to increase productivity and profitability Develop best practices for the planning function and partner with RFC/IT to ensure that we are getting the best and necessary data for the team to analyze the business Supervise and manage planning team, including prioritizing, assigning and directing workload, managing performance and development Responsible for market seasonal stock position assuring the right volumes are available on Ecom and distribution centers, and inform of changes to Allocation teams Lead market in-season trading, assuring timely sales forecast by product, stock intakes and in-season markdowns
Manager stakeholders to receive input to Market CTC Assortment Planning teams in regards to range needs by cluster Work with global/local colleagues to define and implement best in class eCom planning best practices and KPI tracking mechanisms focused on optimization of the eCom experience through in season trading best practices Build and Manage 4-6 person team
•Global Sales & Retail Operations
•Global CTC DTC teams (inc. Global FO teams)
•Global CTC Pricing & Segmentation teams
•Global DBC team
•Market CTC (esp. Assortment Planning and Price Architecture)
•Market Finance teams
•Market Op teams
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
– Possess a strong skill set needed for pre-season Planning and Buying for a multichannel direct-to-consumer (own retail, franchise, and e-com) global brand, acquired through advanced training, studies, and relevant working experience.
– Broad knowledge of merchandising and retail supply and operations topics and good knowledge of other functional areas involved in the Planning & Buying process
-Experience in Leading and Developing Teams – ensure organizational efficiency through effective motivation, training and development of the internal teams using prior experience(s) in people management and foster strong relationships and team spirit.
-Strong influencer and natural collaborator
-Holistic thinker – establish and drive end-to-end strategies and initiatives encompassing multiple functions
-Manage the Business (processes, budgets, & projects)
-Fluent in English
8+ years of experience in similar position
3+ years Management experience
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