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Outlet Planner

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Summary
Outlet Planner
Salary Competitive salary
Plus Bonus
Schedule Full Time
Experience Minimum 3 years of experience
Location Phone Interview

Outlet Planner


Description

We are looking for a Merchandise Planner to oversee the US Outlet channel. We are seeking an experienced planner who can handle high volumes, and a fast-paced environment. The planner is responsible for managing Open-To-Buy receipts, owning a diverse range of projects and analytics to support Pre-season and In-season allocation strategies and initiatives for multiple regions, implementing/refining allocation strategy to drive the Outlet business.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

  • Develop and recommend category level sales, SKU plans, and inventory plans that align with department objectives and budget
  • Perform all necessary allocation activities to support inventory plans; Manage allocation strategies by category and by store
  • Manage Open-To-Buy and forecasting processes for respective areas and development of actionable analysis to drive business from topline and bottoms up level
  • Recommend and execute In-season markdown and pricing strategies which appropriately address aged inventory, maximize profitability, and increase sell-thru
  • Manage, review, analyze, & adjust Outlet inventory build/model stock levels for replenishment orders as needed
  • Partner with Buying/Merchandising team on Pre-season Merch and Assortment plans
  • Develop reports and dashboards for key sales, margin, turn and all other relevant KPI’s; own and communicate business recap with teams to present the financial objectives, action plans, opportunities and learning to enable strategic decision
  • Support a team-oriented, innovative, results- oriented environment

QUALIFICATIONS and SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s degree, (or equivalent), and 3-5 years of retail experience in Merchandise Planning/Allocation
  • Experience in BI (Business Intelligence), Orli and QlikSense reporting systems preferred
  • Able to work well on a team, build effective relationships with a diverse groups of business partners
  • Flexible, resilient, and able to thrive in a dynamic, rapid paced environment
  • Strong planning and forecasting skills  
  • Able to communicate clearly and productively with various business partners to foster open communication and to establish good working relationships within the business
  • Must be proficient working with numbers to ensure correctness of data produced when compiling large volumes on a spreadsheet for analysis
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to translate data into objectives to drive performance and financial objectives.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including formulas and data sorting

 

Core Values and Traits:

 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.


We are looking for a Merchandise Planner to oversee the US Outlet channel. We are seeking an experienced planner who can handle high volumes, and a fast-paced environment. The planner is responsible for managing Open-To-Buy receipts, owning a diverse range of projects and analytics to support Pre-season and In-season allocation strategies and initiatives for multiple regions, implementing/refining allocation strategy to drive the Outlet business.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

  • Develop and recommend category level sales, SKU plans, and inventory plans that align with department objectives and budget
  • Perform all necessary allocation activities to support inventory plans; Manage allocation strategies by category and by store
  • Manage Open-To-Buy and forecasting processes for respective areas and development of actionable analysis to drive business from topline and bottoms up level
  • Recommend and execute In-season markdown and pricing strategies which appropriately address aged inventory, maximize profitability, and increase sell-thru
  • Manage, review, analyze, & adjust Outlet inventory build/model stock levels for replenishment orders as needed
  • Partner with Buying/Merchandising team on Pre-season Merch and Assortment plans
  • Develop reports and dashboards for key sales, margin, turn and all other relevant KPI’s; own and communicate business recap with teams to present the financial objectives, action plans, opportunities and learning to enable strategic decision
  • Support a team-oriented, innovative, results- oriented environment

QUALIFICATIONS and SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s degree, (or equivalent), and 3-5 years of retail experience in Merchandise Planning/Allocation
  • Experience in BI (Business Intelligence), Orli and QlikSense reporting systems preferred
  • Able to work well on a team, build effective relationships with a diverse groups of business partners
  • Flexible, resilient, and able to thrive in a dynamic, rapid paced environment
  • Strong planning and forecasting skills  
  • Able to communicate clearly and productively with various business partners to foster open communication and to establish good working relationships within the business
  • Must be proficient working with numbers to ensure correctness of data produced when compiling large volumes on a spreadsheet for analysis
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to translate data into objectives to drive performance and financial objectives.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including formulas and data sorting

 

Core Values and Traits:

 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.



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Salary Competitive salary
Plus Bonus
Schedule Full Time
Experience Minimum 3 years of experience
Location Phone Interview

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