Merchandise Planner

Arc'teryx Equipment Inc.

Multiple Locations

0 year(s)

Job Description
Your Opportunity at ARC’TERYX: As the Merchandise Planner, you build and execute long-term, seasonal, and in-season merchandise planning strategies that support the channel’s financial and consumer objectives.You will develop and own inventory strategies for specific product portfolios globally. You balance your decisions based on the Merchant intent, sales forecast, revenue expectations, and supply chain capabilities to support our overall business plan.  You drive the improvement of product availability for an exceptional guest experience, while minimizing excess inventories.Meet Your Future Team: The Merchandise Planning & Allocation team is a cross functional group whose focus is to continuously drive sales and margin, while mitigating inventory risks by finding the balance between the right product at the right quantity in the right place at the right time.If you were the Merchandise Planner now, here are some of the core activities you would be doing: • Building top-down multi channel Pre-season merchandise plans by region, market, gender, category that support our Strategic Business Plan (SBP) growth strategies• Owning the reconciliation of bottoms-up merchandise/buying plans back up to finance budgets• Partnering with the merchant team to develop and communicate an assortment strategy that considers opportunities by model/sku, region, gender and category and multi channel opportunities• Developing and implementing sales solutions for inventory optimization through allocation and markdown recommendations• Performing in season analyses to ensure that there is enough product available to meet stretch sales targets and merchandise standards, and communicating to the appropriate teams when deviations occur• Maximizing sales by understanding sales trends and opportunities; planning SKU level assortment and revising in-season plans for sales and profitability while maintaining healthy sell-thru and managing OTB• Controlling seasonal flow strategies by collaborating with the Allocations Team• Identifying product opportunities and/or risks with your portfolio and providing recommendations to the inventory and exit strategy team for review and actioning• Analyzing the historical data, trending information and other available data on product, country, region and channel to develop and maintain an accurate forecast at SKU level by season, period and beyond• Owning the forecast accuracy and its continuous improvement for the responsible portfolio• Supporting inventory requirements to achieve revenue expectations targets per region, channel, and order type while minimizing global excess inventory• Collaborating with the Merchandising Team on future product launch preliminary forecasts• Working closely with the Commercial team on Key Account business planning for the responsible portfolio/region to generate specific forecasts to support Key Account business growth while controlling inventory risks•  •  • Determining the inventory decisions on the demand plan, as well as the inventory strategy on specific business initiatives; analyzing and presenting the impact of varying demand and supply scenarios on company’s financial goals and providing recommendations• Collaborating with the Supply Planning team to confirm supply availability to meet demand projections and adjust the forecast as needed in consideration of supply chain constraints while minimizing or eliminating negative business impacts• Supporting with reporting on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)Here are some of the things you could be working on in the future:• Participating in merchandise planning improvement projects and initiatives as they arise• Participate in streamline and build efficiencies into the planning process• Participating in seasonal assortment reviews and lead seasonal buy reviews • Working closely with other supply chain and product teams on inventory strategies as well as monitoring/tracking various demand planning factors that impact product availability Are you our next Merchandise Planner?• You have a University degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent experience• You have 3+ years of experience in merchandise planning or inventory management in a vertical retail business• You have previous experience in a Direct-To-Consumer and wholesale capacity (retail or ecommerce)• You have proven experience creating and analyzing reports and have a high level of comfort working with large quantities of data• You are a self-starter who takes initiative and ownership of your business• You are proactive in identifying the root cause of issues and developing solutions• You have a high level of business acumen • You have advanced skills in Excel • You remain highly flexible and adaptable when faced with ambiguity• You can balance autonomy and collaboration• You seek the best (but sometimes not the easiest) solutions, with an unwavering commitment to do what is right• Your passion for your work is paralleled by your passion for getting outside and living itDesign your Purpose. Live our Values.EVOLVE (with us). Design your future through challenge, experimentation, and inspiration.COMMIT (with us). Set and deliver on bold objectives as we collectively raise the bar.LIVE IT (with us). Deepen your connection to nature and live your most purposeful life. DO RIGHT (with us). Create a better world, together.Apply for this job