3 year(s)
Full-Time
N/A


Job Description
Rip Curl is a brand for, and about, the Crew on The Search. The products we make, the events we run, the riders we support, and the values we strive to uphold… this is all part of the Search that Rip Curl is on.

Rip Curl, the Ultimate Surfing Company.

THE POSITION //

The Ecommerce Planner/Buyer role will be responsible for planning, buying, and managing the product life cycle of all Rip Curl product categories for both US and Canada’s eCommerce website, as well as the Amazon Seller Central business.

This role is responsible for developing and executing online merchandising strategies by a channel that maximize sales, margin, and inventory turnover, while ensuring we showcase Rip Curl’s brand and products. Providing a premium online customer experience is critical to this role’s mission. This role will also support any online/retail omnichannel strategy execution.

This is a full-time position located in San Clemente, California, and will directly report to the Inventory Manager.

THE DUTIES //

Planning

• Meet or exceed all financial goals including sales, margin, sell thru%, inventory targets.
• Collaborate with eCommerce team and Digital Marketing team to build seasonal email calendar which aligns with global campaigns, promotional activities, and key volume category investments
• Partner with PM’s to influence and guide the regional line architecture to include eCommerce specific product needs; recommendations will be provided on:
• Style and SKU count by category
• Key perennials and best sellers needed
• Segmentation of styles across inline, speed-to-market, supplements, collabs, and long-lifecycle
• Create seasonal eCommerce purchase plans by Division & Category.
• Compile/organize selling and purchasing history, sell-through performance, and future range offering to develop and present seasonal buying strategy.
• Partner with Inventory Manager and Global Planning to provide annual and monthly phasing targets.
• Weekly, monthly, and seasonal data analysis and presentations.

Buying

• Manage the OTB and inventory levels, providing course of action on reorders of top sellers, markdowns on worst sellers, and increases/decreases on receipts for future seasons
• Provide analysis on selling and reporting weekly/monthly to leadership
• Manage transfer and markdown files
• Partner closely with eCommerce team to provide insight on selling, with recommendations on featured top sellers, key trends, and brand marketed campaigns; these sales analysis will be used for e-mails, homepage features, site placement, and marketing calendar shifts
• Responsible for bulk management and all-pre-season allocations
• Responsible for seasonal, chase & reorder buys as needed to achieve planned sales and maximize gross margin
• Manage purchase order entry and order file maintenance process for E-commerce
• Participate in relevant product divisions Range Review meetings to provide feedback and guide purchasing decisions

Amazon Seller Central

• Lead inventory planning function for Amazon Seller Central, working with eCommerce director and Amazon agency to establish demand forecast
• Manage the OTB and inventory levels, providing course of action on reorders of top sellers, markdowns on worst sellers, and increases/decreases on receipts for future seasons
• Provide analysis on selling and reporting weekly/monthly to leadership
• Responsible for bulk management and all-pre-season allocations
• Responsible for seasonal, chase & reorder buys as needed to achieve planned sales and maximize gross margin
• Manage purchase order entry and order file maintenance process for Amazon Seller Central

THE QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS //

• 3+ years’ experience in forecasting, planning, or buying.
• Previous experience working in multi-channel and/or multi-brand eCommerce and/or retail environment.
• Experience utilizing merchandise systems (retail and/or eCommerce) preferred
• Surf industry experience a plus
• Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher

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