Planner- Emerging Brands

The La Jolla Group

Irvine, Remote California

3 year(s)

Job Description
Company Introduction

The La Jolla Group is a worldwide leader in the action sports apparel business segment with a fast paced, high energy environment that is continually on the move. With prominent brands such as O’Neill, Spiritual Gangster, PSD Underwear and Hang Ten, La Jolla Group has proved to be a builder of great brands, a creator of innovative products, and a master of operational excellence.

Join our team and enjoy a casual work environment, discount on clothes, and summer hours! We believe our employees are our strongest asset and invest in their growth by focusing on developing their strengths.
General Summary

La Jolla Group is seeking a highly analytical and collaborative individual to join our Planning and Analytics team. As Planner, you will support the execution of La Jolla Group’s emerging brands business across wholesale and direct-to-consumer channels by performing detailed analysis to create and maintain seasonal demand, supply, and inventory plans. You will socialize these plans with key functional partners on a regular basis in order to ensure continued optimal execution of the business.

If you enjoy analyzing large data sets to build informed plans and socializing your plans with functional partners in order to have a meaningful impact on the business, we’d love to hear from you!

(This position may be remote)
Essential Job Function

•Maintain long-term sales forecast for assigned brands and categories. Socialize forecast with Finance, Merchandising, Sales, and other cross functional stakeholders to drive long-term strategic planning efforts across the business.
•Translate annual financial objectives into meaningful seasonal plans to drive seasonal brand planning and line planning activities.
•Analyze historical data, sales forecasts, sell-in/through, and other market insights to establish seasonal demand plans. Collaborate with brand leadership, wholesale and direct-to-consumer sales channels, merchandising, and other stakeholders to obtain consensus on demand plans.
•Maintain ecommerce open-to-buy model to guide volume, flow, and mix of ecommerce buys.
•Identify seasonal inventory buy needs in consideration of supply chain calendar milestones and demand plans. Obtain brand leadership, merchandising, and sales stakeholder alignment on buy needs and work with Production to ensure buys are executed.
•Analyze supply volume, mix, and flow relative to demand plans to identify inventory optimization strategies. Work with stakeholders to establish tactical plans to maximize margin on available inventory through sales channel allocations and to minimize inventory obsolescence.
•Complete ad hoc analysis requests and provide meaningful business insights to support various business objectives.
•Execute the above functions across wholesale and direct-to-consumer channels for Hang Ten, Voyager, and other brands as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

•Strong knowledge of forecasting and planning tools and techniques.
•Ability to analyze complex data sets and identify key insights.
•Strong Excel and data management skills.
•Experience planning and forecasting a seasonal business.
•Ability to build and maintain strong cross functional partnerships.
•Apparel industry experience a plus.
Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Supply Chain, or related field; plus 3-5 years of planning experience.
Physical Requirements

Seeing: Must be able to see well enough to read reports.
Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with customers, vendors and employees.
Standing/Walking: Must be able to move about company building.
Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling: Must be able to stoop or kneel to pick up products.
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds.
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: Must be able to type and use technical sources.

LJG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy or maternity leave), genetic information and any other characteristics protected by law.