You’re an experienced Merchandise Planner who thrives in a fast paced, high growth environment. You drive the sales plan through consistent focus on studying the business, monitoring inventory and sales performance, and bring in new products based on predicted needs of the customer. Planning a profitable and productive story with collaboration from cross-functional partners is your sweet spot. You enjoy building sound business and financial plans as well as developing and communicating strategy that aligns with future opportunities. You have a strong point of view, but you know how to communicate it effectively to ensure buy in at all levels of the organization. You know that your decisions will directly affect sales, margin, inventory, profit, and other metrics, so you’ve developed an eye for product trends and can quickly apply these trends to effective financial decision-making. You are responsible for tracking how existing product is selling and decide the next steps; this includes developing in-season forecasts and future merchandise plans for a given product category.
THE STUFF THAT SETS YOU APART
Create and maintain bottoms-up seasonal assortment plans and category sales plans ensuring that forecasts align with the top line plans, seasonal marketing campaigns and merchandising strategies for both eComm and Retail Stores for a set of categories that account for more than 30% of total revenue.
Collaborate with Sr. Manager on Top Line plans and cross-category analysis.
Partner with Allocations to ensure the product delivery schedule aligns with the merchandising strategies based on global launch dates, seasonality, trends, and store capacity.
Proactively analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities; compare sales data of the planned category to company sales and communicate major deviations and action plans relevant stakeholders on a weekly basis.
Project sales in-season and drive open to buy conversations, recommending orders, increasing/decreasing inventory, and/or cancelling orders.
Perform post-season analysis to drive decisions about future buys.
Managing the product lifecycle including new item planning, pricing management, markdown selection, execution, analysis, in conjunction with retail and wholesale businesses.
Collaborate on continual development and improvement of planning tools and processes.
Acts as a resource and leader for the planning team and cross functional partners.
Lead and develop DTC Merchandise Planners and DTC Assistant Merchandise Planners
YOUR FUNDAMENTAL QUALITIES
It’s never just a job at Dr. Martens. It’s a way of life. We live and breathe our Fundamentals – INTEGRITY. PROFESSIONAL. PASSIONATE. TEAM PLAYERS. They define who we are and how we get the job done. We believe each role is as unique as the person who does it. To join our team, you will also possess these qualities:
5+ years of Merchandise Planning experience required. Omni-channel experience preferred.
2+ years of supervisory experience preferred.
Innovative problem solving and analytical skills with acute attention to detail.
Ability to work independently and to collaborate with peers to ensure accuracy of information and share best practices.
Communicates clearly and effectively with associates at all levels; ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple way and to tailor key messages and presentation style to multiple audiences.
Advanced Excel skills required, including vlookups, pivot tables, slicers and complex formulas. Experience with VBA a plus.
Experience with Microsoft D365 and Power BI a plus.
International/domestic travel required, up to 20% travel.
Ability to work at a standard computer set up 40+ hours per week, with or without accommodations.
Connection with our Brand, The Stuff that Sets Us Apart and our Fundamental Qualities.
At Dr. Martens, we are committed to creating an environment where we can all be proud to work and be our best. Part of this commitment is being an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status