Senior Planning & Operations Analyst

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 13 days ago


We believe that clothes — and how you make them — can make a difference. Since 1853, we’ve been obsessed with innovation to meet people’s needs. We invented the first blue jean. And we reinvented khaki pants. We pioneered labor and environmental guidelines for our manufacturing partners. And we work to build sustainability into everything we do.

We are looking for a Senior Planning & Operations Analyst based in our European Headquarters in Diegem, Belgium.  In this role you will use strong analytical skills and planning expertise to identify key business opportunities and risks and make sound recommendations to Planning and Business leads. You will organize and facilitate the weekly operational meeting as well as preparing all information needed to take effective decisions and provide follow-ups for European S&OP and global S&OP meetings. You will also provide recommendations about improving the profitability of the inventories to cross-functional partners, as part of the “open to buy” process. Strong cross functional collaboration and communication is key to being successful in this role.


⏵ Organize and facilitate the  Monitor & React, S&OP and Merchandise Financial Plan to Investment Review processes with key cross-functional partners (data gathering, deck preparation, notes and follow-up). Use your end to end understanding of business impact to challenge cross-functional partners in order to remove roadblocks for reaching the monthly target and determine the investment strategy for the region.

⏵ Drive the SBP-AFP process for Merchandise Planning and Inventory Management leadership team  (e.g., 5 yrs uts projection ,…). Provide proposals by subchannel, consolidate all feedback and challenge stakeholders thanks to analytical business understanding.

⏵ Build effective relationship with Global OPS and Global Merchandise Planning Team to align on principles for  LSE forecast and consolidate data needs for global requirements.

⏵ Challenge Merchandise Planning leadership on Fcst, Identify key business opportunities and risks in Sales volume and  inventory and make sound recommendations.

⏵ Own GTM calendar for the department and provide monthly guidelines to the Merch Planning team for monthly forecast transmission.

⏵ Accountable for balancing service level, cost, and cash investments through the management of monthly inventory “open to buy” process for the Region (both brands and all channels), recommending inventory turn plan, identifying monthly risk / opportunities and driving actions needed to cover gaps .

⏵ Accountable for the in-time delivery of business insights on business performance and root causes through monthly dashboards (fcst variance & accuracy, Penalty reward, inventory evolution, capsule follow-up…) to the MP&IM leadership team and initiate corrective actions. Partner with reporting and analytics team to ensure timely issuance, new developments, or needs for future enhancements.  

⏵ Based on business acumen and data analysis identify monthly products for left to sell actions and partner with Merchandise team to get final product list to flag for in season discount..

⏵ Propose and develop in collaboration with the regional planning teams new processes & harmonize ways of working across the department to drive simplification.

⏵ Advise process improvement to Global team and own the regional implementation of globally aligned processes for the MP-IM department, relating to new OTB tool and any new enhancements


⏵ Master degree in  Business Management  

⏵ 5 to 7 years’ experience in a planning environment, retail/wholesale environment preferred

⏵ Experience in Sales and operation environment is a plus

⏵ Strong analytical skills & attention to detail to interpret meaningful themes from quantitative data

⏵ Ability to think objectively and interpret themes from quantitative and qualitative data

⏵ Proficiency in retail math

⏵ Clear understanding of financial measurements and how to impact them

⏵ Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Word, BI. Analysis for Office, Webi, tableau is a plus

⏵ Strong analytical and problem solving skills, drive for innovative approaches to meet objectives

⏵ Proven ability to cut through ambiguity to identify action steps needed to achieve business results

⏵ Self-motivated, actively takes initiative to learn and drive the business

⏵ Able to work independently to prioritize activities based on business needs

⏵ English fluent, written and spoken

⏵ Ability to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad, diverse group of business partners, mainly the cross-functional team

⏵ Good listening, written and oral communication skills

Travel:  up to 10% (market visit, customer or internal meetings)

What we offer:

⏵ An opportunity to build a career with a world-renowned, historic fashion brand that lives by its values

⏵ A diverse, international environment of smart, inspiring people

⏵ A fun, creative, modern casual dress culture