Merchandising Planner

Alameda California
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 2 days ago
CEO Pledge
Job Description

At The North Facewe dare to lead the world forward through Exploration.
The North Face is the premier exploration company in the world. Founded in the counterculture of Berkeley, CA in 1966 we have a long and storied legacy of enabling exploration, protecting our planet, and creating iconic and technically advanced product.

Our culture is born from the spirit of the Explorer and infuses everything we do. We love wild places. We spark curiosity. We dare to disrupt. We create communities. And we lead with integrity. We are a community of explorers and are constantly looking for new ideas, places and people to connect with.
We take great pride in our ability to facilitate exploration for our employees and partners. By joining The North Face family, you will be offered the opportunity, tools and environments to more deeply explore the world around you and make meaningful, lasting connections. You will also be working on a team with a mission to protect our planet for generations to come.

The North Face is part of VF Corporation who guidespowerful brands that are fueled by insights and innovation that put us at the heart of our consumers lives. Many of our brands lead their respective categories, and some have risen to iconic status.

While our VF company and brands are diverse, we work together within a One VF culture to capitalize on our greatest opportunities for long-term performance. Across our company, a collaborative, global mindset differentiates our products and the unique experiences we provide to our consumers. It all adds up to a lasting competitive advantage built on harnessing the power of our differences to achieve great things together, all while positively impacting the lives of hundreds of millions of people and the world.

Merchandising Planner: Become the Newest Member of the VF Family
As part of the Merchandising Planning team, this position will own assigned consumer territory and product planning across all North Americas Retail environments (Mexico, Canada, US). The Merchandising Planner will work collaboratively with the Merchandising, RD&D, Operations, Sales, and Finance departments in creating seasonal line and demand plans to achieve TNFs strategic, financial, and distribution goals.
How You Will Make a Difference:
Develop seasonal line plans at the collection, category, gender, and style level to achieve style count and productivity goals in alignment with brand strategy
Build bottoms-up plans by territory and channel at the style and color level to align with financial plan based on merchant insights, sell-thru data, historical trend, and seasonal initiatives
Inform segmented assortment strategies using quantitative market analysis
Partner with Merchandising Manager, Finance, and Product Teams to achieve North American revenue and margin targets
Provide seasonal line planning guidance to Merchandising and Product Management through volume demand and SKU efficiency analysis
Ensure regional category merchandising plans align with their respective financial plan for all North America (Canada, US, Mexico)
Own North America demand forecast handoffs to the forecasting and operations teams, outlining big ideas and brand initiatives
Conduct ad-hoc analysis in support of merchandising directors

Skills for Success:
Years of Related Professional Experience: 3+ years in merchandise planning, forecasting, or buying

Educational/ Position Requirements:
Bachelors degree
Very strong Excel required. BI reporting tools a plus.
Deep analytical skills and ability to clearly communicate analysis to broad audience
Strong cross functional collaboration required.
Sound organizational skills and the ability to juggle multiple priorities and deadlines.
Experience product forecasting, statistical modeling and/or strategic planning,
Experience in retail sales analysis and interpretation of data to identify opportunities.

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:
10% travel required