Planning Specialist 2, Home

Planning Specialist 2, Home

  • Location SAN BRUNO, CA
  • Department Retail
  • Team Home
  • Employment Type -
  • Position -
  • Requisition GH1221538

What you'll do at

As a Planning Specialist 2 you are a key thought partner for the category managers and are responsible for managing sales, profit and inventory plans for a merchandise category.  Creativity and agility will be paramount as you identify retail trends and synthesize information from multiple touch points – providing financial plans and supporting business solutions in a fast-paced, multi-dimensional environment.

You won’t do this alone. You will work within a world-class team of collaborative colleagues and have access to industry-leading merchandising tools and technology to help you analyze and interpret customer, partner, market, business and financial insights at scale.

Position Description:

  • Thought partner for Category Managers.
  • Analyzes performance against financial plans and forecast (sales by channel, profit, marketing) for category.
  • Summarizes key performance metrics (e.g., in-stock, inventory turnover, return on investment, sales, margin, channel mix).
  • Understands business drivers and seasonality of specific categories and items.
  • Provides input into category budgets, season buy plans and line review financials.
  • Identification of key items and suppliers, including forecast variance to inform Category Planning Manager.
  • Forecasts new and seasonal items, special buys and product launches.
  • Support OTB forecasting for category.
  • Coordinates and completes demand plans for suppliers and models future buying and inventory plans.
  • Assists in the development of buying and inventory strategies for the category.
  • Analyzes and communicates seasonal inventory flow plans to ensure customer demand is met.
  • Assists in the placement and validation of orders within a category for key items

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1 - 3 years of experience in planning, buying, replenishment, finance or related field required.
  • Advanced Excel.
  • Bachelor’s degree.

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