Retail Planner

Aspen Colorado
Required Experience: 3 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 7 days ago

The Retail Planner works with the Buying, Rental/Retail Operations, and Logistic team and is responsible for pre-season and in-season forecasting, assortment planning, pricing, margin analysis, inventory control, and capacity planning for our business. This position requires excellent analytical skills, retail business experience, and the ability to work well alone and with a team. This role is diverse and dynamic.

Essential Job Functions

⏵ Collaborate with Buying team to drive assortment recommendations, developing brand and key item projections, as well as style count, depth, and sizing for preseason purchasing.

⏵ Operate and own pricing actions, managing the product life cycle, weeks of supply targets, and end of season markdowns to optimize profit.

⏵ Recap business performance, reviewing variance to plan and assess any deviations to current trend.

⏵ Forecast sales and inventory position on a weekly/monthly/seasonal basis at the brand, category, and style levels.

⏵ Develop rental equipment forecast to optimize availability, asset utilization, as well as rental & logistics operational capacity constraints.

⏵ Monitor and evaluate Open-to-Buy weekly with retail management and buying team. Provide timely and accurate re-projections based upon current trends to effectively manage inventory.

⏵ Restock retail locations based on assortment Min/Max strategy to ensure best-in-class product availability while reducing store-to-store transfers.

⏵ Manage inventory health through pre-season buying budgets, in season replenishment controls, seasonal sell through targets, PO receipt flow, and pricing strategies.

⏵ Deliver reports as needed – Ex. Weekly Business Review Deck, Open-to-Buy, Replenishment Report, Inbound/Outbound Receipt flows, Ending Inventory Projections, etc.

⏵ Manage the financial success by meeting sales, margin, and inventory turn goals.
Qualifications
• Requires 3-5 years retail and/or ecommerce experience; knowledge of retail math
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field required
• Retail buying, planning or related analytical experience highly desired
• High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel
• Knowledge of SQL and planning software solutions a plus
Work in one of the most beautiful places on earth, Aspen Colorado, home of XGames and other world class sporting events. Aspen Skiing Company has one of the biggest & best brands in the ski industry.