<p><b>POSITION SUMMARY: </b>The Associate Planner is responsible for developing, executing and communicating strategic merchandise financial plans for the Calvin Klein Ecommerce business with a digital first focus. In partnership with manager, strategically managing the business in order to maximize sales and margin, and optimizing inventory and ensures that all planning activities support annual goals</p><p></p><p><b>PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE JOB: </b></p><p><b><u>Key Responsibilities:</u></b></p><p>Create strategic financial plans that support the companys objectives and brand goals.</p><ul><li>Partner with manager to develop strategic ecommerce annual plans at the department & item level.<ul><li>Create forward looking, innovative plans which reference history but look ahead to website growth trajectory. Plans should include sales & margin but also align to AOV & traffic goals.</li><li>Complete historical analysis at the department/item level to determine opportunities to grow sales and margin and optimize inventory.</li></ul></li><li>Create bottoms up item & departmental plans by month/week where appropriate<ul><li>Align inventory buy to key consumption periods, webset changes, and Brand collaborations.</li><li>Collaborate with Demand planning on Basics inventory demand.</li></ul></li><li>In partnership with manager, guide the buying/merchandising team, utilizing historical data. Communicate opportunities and risks to key business partners including buying team.</li><li>Utilize Promotional Calendar in building plans & as a guiding force in financial decisions.</li></ul><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><b><u>Weekly Business Management</u></b><b>:</b></p><ul><li>Use weekly promotional cadence to reforecast sales & margin, aligning webset/homepage/landing page/PDP changes with calendar.</li><li>In partnership with manager, determine in season markdowns. Manage seasonal inventory to EOS goals.</li><li>Flag any inventory delays to manager.</li><li>Utilize various data systems (Adobe, Island Pacific, JDA, etc) to explain sales & margin thru customer experience.</li><li>Liaise with Retail store team on PO flow & inventory management.</li></ul><p></p><p><b><u>Owner of the Open to Buy Process and Meetings:</u></b></p><ul><li>Collaborate with marketing, buying & merchandising, and other critical partners to align on trend, marketing focus, product focus, and gross margin prior to Open to Buy.</li><li>Lead the receipt reconciliation process with merchant team. Ensure that on order and committed receipts are delivering in time to support forecasts. Begin to identify inventory risk & opportunity.</li><li>Align with Retail & Wholesale partners on shared inventory across corporation.</li></ul><p></p><p><b><u>Hindsight & Other Analysis</u></b></p><ul><li>Contribute to planning recaps, with focus on digital impact within company.</li><li>Compile and prepare hindsight and financial strategy topline presentations for cross functional & leadership team presentation. Utilize Adobe demand sales to determine impact of promotional timing & site tests.</li></ul><div><p></p></div><p></p><p><b>QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:</b></p><p><b>Experience: </b></p><ul><li>Minimum 1-2 years merchandise planning experience; 2 or more years of total work experience</li><li>Demonstrated experience<ul><li>Strong sense of retail math & inventory flow</li><li>Strategic forecasting for a multidimensional business</li><li>Assuming additional areas of accountability successfully</li><li>Ability to partner with cross functional team</li></ul></li></ul><p><b> </b></p><p><b>Education: </b>4-year degree; advanced degree a plus</p><p></p><p><b>Skills: </b></p><ul><li>Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.</li><li>High level of excel experience, specifically with pivot tables, templates, and large data files.</li><li>Some experience in planning and allocation systems, as well as advanced Microsoft windows applications.</li><li>Analytical/Math Skills</li><li>Project Management</li><li>Strategic Forecasting & Financial Planning</li></ul><div><p></p></div><p></p><p><b>Internal: </b>Planning, Buying, Merchant, Marketing & Site Ops teams.</p><div><p><b>External: </b>Not limited, but focused to Finance, Warehouse, Retail Stores & Operations teams</p><p></p></div><p></p><p><b>SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:</b></p><p></p><p><b>Direct: </b>N/A</p><div><p><b>Indirect: </b>N/A</p><p></p></div><p></p><p></p><p><b>DECISION MAKING: </b>Must be able to make decisions quickly in an ever changing environment; partner cross functionally with cross-functional team. Identify risks and opportunities relative to sales trends on product, flow, and presentation</p><p></p><p><b>RESOURCEFULNESS/CREATIVITY: </b>Must be flexible to adapt to changing trends of business and/or ad hoc projects and be detail orientated.</p><p></p><p><b>ENVIRONMENT: </b>Fast paced driven environment</p><div class = "countryDisclaimer"> <p style="font-style: italic;">PVH Corp. or its subsidiary ("PVH") is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications, consistent with applicable law and without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, PVH also has a strong corporate commitment to inclusion, diversity and to ensuring that all current and future PVH associates are compensated solely on job-related factors such as skill, ability, educational background, work quality, experience and potential. To achieve these goals, across the United States and its territories, PVH prohibits any PVH employee, agent or representative from requesting or otherwise considering any job applicants current or prior wages, salary or other compensation information in connection with the hiring process. Accordingly, applicants are asked not to disclose this salary history information to PVH</p></div>","industry":"Retail"