We believe that clothes — and how you make them — can make a difference. Since 1853, we’ve been passionate about 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 build sustainability into everything we do. A company doesn’t last 160 years by standing still. It endures by reinventing itself, striving to delight its consumers, winning in the marketplace, and by remaining true to its values. We employ more than 17,000 people around the world – supporting great brands, including Levi’s®, Dockers® and Denizen®. Our employees are committed to progress, authenticity and collaboration.
As Retail In Season Planner you'll be a trusted member of the Geo Retail Trading team to support brand/category end to end strategy and vision. You will use analytical skills and commercial knowledge of the Retail arket to manage in season trading activities to reflect latest performance into the trading plan. You will be able to identify important business issues, provide analysis on opportunity and risk in the business, and make recommendations to drive revenues in stores. You will collaborate closely with Retail Merchants and inventory management to optimize in season stock management and will be accountable to drive in season commercial decisions.
⏵ Conduct quantitative analysis to optimize inventory deployment – monetize new opportunities and identify risks and form recommendations.
⏵ Manage in-season profitability to achieve or exceed seasonal performance at Geo / Category level
⏵ Drive in season commercial decisions to maximize revenue
⏵ Manage markdown activities; identify products to go on sale and decide level of discount
⏵ Develop inventory flow forecasts that support in season business strategies
⏵ Highlight Store to store transfer opportunities
⏵ Identify opportunities in store to clean Excess inventory
⏵ Attend weekly retail meetings to agree on trading activities
⏵ Collaborate with Retail Merchandising to reassess in season performance
⏵ Communicate weekly in season trading actions to cross functional partners and act as first point of contact
⏵ Determine in season allocation strategies to optimize inventory for peak periods
⏵ Monitor product availability in European warehouses to identify product opportunities in order to drive local commercial initiatives
⏵ Collaborate with store planner to review store grading/max capacities
⏵ Visit retail stores to gather market intelligence and reflect key take outs into in season trading actions
⏵ Bachelor’s degree in Retail Management, Business Management, Finance or related course.
⏵ 3+ years of work experience in Retail business (preferably in planning or allocation)
Specialized Knowledge/Technical Skills:
⏵ Strong analytical skills to interpret meaningful themes from quantitative data
⏵ Understanding of Retail revenue drivers
⏵ Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel????
⏵ Ability to analyze and assess impact of decisions on department and cross-functional business partners.
⏵ Proactively identify business issues and develop creative solutions.
⏵ Ability to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad, diverse group of business partners, mainly the cross-functional team
⏵ English fluent, spoken and written
⏵ Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse teams.
Levi Strauss & Co. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category. Minorities, females, people with disabilities and veterans are highly encouraged to apply.
LOCATIONZaventem, BelgiumFULL TIME/PART TIMEFull time