Director Merchandise Planning

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 8 days ago


You’re an original. So are we.

We’re a company of people who like to forge our own path. We invented the blue jean in 1873, and we reinvented khaki pants in 1986. We pioneered labor and environmental guidelines in manufacturing. And we work to build sustainability into everything we do. Our brands stand for freedom and self-expression around the world.

Where we lead, others follow. For more than 160 years, we’ve used the strength of our brands to lead with our values and make an outsized impact on the world. We employ more than 15,000 people globally to support our great brands: Levi’s®, Dockers®, Denizen® and Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™

We are looking for a Director, Merchandise Planning for our Levi's brand. You will have responsibility for providing direction to the Outlet Planning Organization. The Planning Director will manage the development and leadership of a team and achieve financial results that support brand/category vision. You will a part of a diverse team including Merchandising, Allocation, Operations, Finance, Brand Environment and Marketing.

About the Job

⏵ Partner with Merchandising to develop strategic category plans and cc targets to promote brand vision

⏵ Partner with Finance teams to build Annual Financial Plans

⏵ Create tops down seasonal financial plans that support category strategies

⏵ Build applicable strategies around risks and opportunities identified in the business

⏵ Provide direction and lead team to build bottom up sales and inventory style plans that achieve line productivity and support sales and inventory financial targets

⏵ Present and gain understanding from Regional leadership during Investment Review process

⏵ Manage Monthly OTB process, including Tops down forecast and reconciling teams’ Bottoms up forecast

⏵ Establish and forecast weekly Store KPIs including Traffic, Conversion, UPT, etc.

⏵ Guide in season business, pulling financial levers, modeling promotional opportunities, managing markdowns, and partnering with cross-functional team on marketing/messaging

⏵ Partner with Allocation team to ensure seasonal plans are supported with appropriate inventory, managing to a cost turn target and quarterly EOP targets

⏵ Manage Monthly demand process

⏵ Support Store Openings and remodels

⏵ Partner with Merchandising team to map out workload that supports the GTM (go to market calendar) and essential milestone meetings

About You

⏵ 10+ years of experience in areas including the following – Merchandise Financial Planning, Buying, Demand Forecasting, Inventory management, Store Allocation, Production Planning, Sales and Operations Planning and Planning Systems & Tools

⏵ Education: Bachelor’s degree 

⏵ 8+ years of supervisory experience 

⏵ Analytical skills to interpret meaningful themes from quantitative data and strong storyteller

⏵ You have a growth mindset, with ability to take calculated risks

⏵ Balance process needs and timelines

We put a lot of thought into our programs to provide you with a benefits package that matters. Whether it is for medical care, taking time off, improving your health or planning for retirement, we've got you covered. Here's a small snapshot:

⏵ 401K match: $1.25 for every $1.00 you contribute up to the first 6% of pay you save.

⏵ Five hours of paid volunteer time per month with nonprofit organizations

⏵ Product discount of 50% off regular-price merchandise

Our policy is to provide equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital or family status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected classes prohibited by applicable law. Company policy prohibits harassment of applicants or employees on the basis of any protected classes.

LOCATION1155 Battery St. San Francisco, CA, 94111FULL TIME/PART TIMEFull time