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Associate Planner

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Summary
Associate Planner
Salary Competitive salary
Plus Bonus
Schedule Full Time
Experience Minimum 2 years of experience
Location Phone Interview

Associate Planner


Description

Our US Merchandising Team is looking for an Associate Planner to execute all allocations and in season management strategies for Apparel, Footwear and Licensed categories in our US & CA region. Our ideal candidate will be able to analyze current sales trends and implement into allocation strategies at a store and style/size level for both boutiques & ecommerce business in both markets.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

·       Develop and execute seasonal allocation strategies based on sales, store and product performance

·       Own in season stock models at a door, style and size level

·       Conduct size selling analysis, and integrate result into size planning for allocation and purchasing decisions

·       Communicate with stores regarding product needs and inventory levels

·       Recommend transfers and consolidation based on inventory levels 

 

Performance Requirements:

In Season –    

·       Own weekly selling, shipping, and replenishment reports

·       Analyze sales unit performance reports, and incorporate the results into future allocation strategies

·       Analyze store-level inventory productivity (WOS, T/O) and recommend transfers & consolidations as appropriate

·       Review builds weekly to ensure we have the appropriate stock levels by door by style and size

·       Track inbound-to-warehouse receipts and communicate with cross functional partners for timely decision making  

·       Read and react to store feedback daily / weekly as appropriate

·       Analyze historical promotional selling and recommend inventory strategy while aligning with sales forecast during the SAS period

 

Pre-Season –

·       Conduct size selling analysis, and integrate results into size planning for allocation

·       Partner with buying team to incorporate store feedback into size planning as appropriate  

 

 

 

 

 

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

 

·       Bachelor’s degree required; 2-3 years of buying and/or planning experience

·       Knowledge in Retail Math

·       Demonstrate logical analysis and problem-solving skills

·       Self-starter and detail oriented, with strong written and verbal skills

·       Resourceful, hands-on, and able to sense urgency

·       Proficiency in Microsoft Excel; intermediate and/or advanced a plus

 

DEMONSTRATED CORE VALUES:

 

Play as One Team:

  • Showing respect towards everyone
  • Commitment for the team’s work and decisions

Play with Elegance:

  • Striving for excellence
  • Treating others with fair play and humility

Play by Daring:

  • Having the courage to speak up, experiment and take initiative
  • To explore new opportunities

Play with Tenacity:

  • Constantly seek continuous improvement
  • Learning from our failures

 

At Lacoste, we’re committed to building the best team we can. We hire for potential and support every team member through each step of their career development. Building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive space for our team to think differently and push the status quo is incredibly important to us; and we strive to use these guiding principles as the foundation for how we interact with each other, how we build our business, and how we hold ourselves accountable to our core values.

 


* This job description is not intended to be exhaustive.  They can be changed orally or in writing at any time by the discretion of management.  We as Lacoste associates must also always ensure that all functions of our position are represented with our core values.


 

Our US Merchandising Team is looking for an Associate Planner to execute all allocations and in season management strategies for Apparel, Footwear and Licensed categories in our US & CA region. Our ideal candidate will be able to analyze current sales trends and implement into allocation strategies at a store and style/size level for both boutiques & ecommerce business in both markets.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

·       Develop and execute seasonal allocation strategies based on sales, store and product performance

·       Own in season stock models at a door, style and size level

·       Conduct size selling analysis, and integrate result into size planning for allocation and purchasing decisions

·       Communicate with stores regarding product needs and inventory levels

·       Recommend transfers and consolidation based on inventory levels 

 

Performance Requirements:

In Season –    

·       Own weekly selling, shipping, and replenishment reports

·       Analyze sales unit performance reports, and incorporate the results into future allocation strategies

·       Analyze store-level inventory productivity (WOS, T/O) and recommend transfers & consolidations as appropriate

·       Review builds weekly to ensure we have the appropriate stock levels by door by style and size

·       Track inbound-to-warehouse receipts and communicate with cross functional partners for timely decision making  

·       Read and react to store feedback daily / weekly as appropriate

·       Analyze historical promotional selling and recommend inventory strategy while aligning with sales forecast during the SAS period

 

Pre-Season –

·       Conduct size selling analysis, and integrate results into size planning for allocation

·       Partner with buying team to incorporate store feedback into size planning as appropriate  

 

 

 

 

 

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

 

·       Bachelor’s degree required; 2-3 years of buying and/or planning experience

·       Knowledge in Retail Math

·       Demonstrate logical analysis and problem-solving skills

·       Self-starter and detail oriented, with strong written and verbal skills

·       Resourceful, hands-on, and able to sense urgency

·       Proficiency in Microsoft Excel; intermediate and/or advanced a plus

 

DEMONSTRATED CORE VALUES:

 

Play as One Team:

  • Showing respect towards everyone
  • Commitment for the team’s work and decisions

Play with Elegance:

  • Striving for excellence
  • Treating others with fair play and humility

Play by Daring:

  • Having the courage to speak up, experiment and take initiative
  • To explore new opportunities

Play with Tenacity:

  • Constantly seek continuous improvement
  • Learning from our failures

 

At Lacoste, we’re committed to building the best team we can. We hire for potential and support every team member through each step of their career development. Building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive space for our team to think differently and push the status quo is incredibly important to us; and we strive to use these guiding principles as the foundation for how we interact with each other, how we build our business, and how we hold ourselves accountable to our core values.

 


* This job description is not intended to be exhaustive.  They can be changed orally or in writing at any time by the discretion of management.  We as Lacoste associates must also always ensure that all functions of our position are represented with our core values.


 


Details
Salary Competitive salary
Plus Bonus
Schedule Full Time
Experience Minimum 2 years of experience
Location Phone Interview

Skills
Microsoft Office
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Phone Interview