Director of Planning

Spiritual Gangster

Los Angeles California

7 year(s)
$150000.00 - $160000.00 per Year
Job Description
Company Introduction

Inspired by yogis, athletes, artists, and musicians worldwide, we create collections to encourage the high vibration practices of living in gratitude, giving back, and choosing kindness. Our mission is to inspire positivity, generosity, kindness, and connectedness with this goal in mind: May all beings everywhere be happy and free.

Here at Spiritual Gangster, we offer flexibility with the opportunity to work from home. Our hybrid schedule allows us to connect with each other virtually and in office. We offer awesome discounts on our clothing, year-round fun events as well as a full benefits package! We believe our employees are our strongest asset and invest in their growth by focusing on developing their strengths.

General Summary

The Director of Planning will lead all planning efforts for the brand across Wholesale and Direct to Consumer. The role encompasses the full lifecycle of planning and buying functions along with the supporting analytics: pre-season planning, demand planning, buying, in-season review, and post-season hind-sighting. Individual will be responsible for building out plans that align with financial objectives including seasonal sales plans, category plans, buy plans and inventory positions. Collaborate with Sales, eCommerce, Merchandising, Design, Production and Finance to deliver on seasonal targets and manage inventory position. Establish vision for evolution of planning and analytics across the organization in collaboration with leadership team. Ideal candidate will be collaborative and passionate and bring innovation to tools, reports and analytics that support all planning functions. An individual that knows how to gather and communicate key insights to support our brand in making informed decisions.

Essential Job Functions

•Translate fiscal targets to seasonal sales plans across all channels including wholesale and ecommerce at the season, channel, division, department, and category level.
•Develop seasonal SKU forecasts to inform development of seasonal line plans including incorporation of trend analysis, assortment management, SKU productivity and line architecture.
•Partner with leaders of Merchandise & Design, Sales and Ecommerce to develop and maintain topline sales, gross margin and inventory plans to drive buying, promotion, and inventory placement decisions.
•Ensure pre-season and in-season plans from the bottom up align with corporate sales, margin and inventory targets.
•Manage Open to buy and monthly forecasts review
•Guide markdown and promotional strategies
•Analyze style level productivity and profitability at the department and channel level to define the assortment strategy for each season and quarter.
•Evolve seasonal buying calendar to ensure maximum amount of market feedback is incorporated into buy decisions while allowing sufficient production lead times to meet order delivery.
•Develop and implement best in practices in planning, allocation and reporting processes to be deployed throughout the organization.
•Partner with IT and business leads to implement comprehensive suite of analytics to support buying and planning functions.
•Ad hoc reporting

•Establish and drive planning and buying calendars across the organization.
•Build out key reporting templates and planning tools to support business needs
•Partner with business leads and IT to drive continuous improvement.
•Identify organizational inefficiencies and drive improvement through the automation of manual processes.

•Manage planning team and support buying team
•Recruit, hire, retain and develop talent, setting goals to support business and career development
•Ensure open lines of communication and synergy with critical departments
•Develop and maintain strong cross functional relationships across multiple departments.

Job Requirements
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

•Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
•Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate numerical data and models across departments.
•Ability to make decisions confidently.
•Excellent project and time management skills and ability to balance multiple tasks.
•Significant experience with Microsoft Excel and advance knowledge of spreadsheet applications-data manipulation, pivot tables. QlikView/other BI experience and Planning system experience nice to have.
•Intellectual curiosity is a must.
•Full Circle ERP experience an asset.
•Ability to identify and improve processes.
•Strong organizational skills with attention to accuracy and detail.
•Ability to work independently and as a team player.

Required Education and Experience

•4 Year Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, Supply Chain Management, or equivalent field preferred. MBA a plus.
•7+ or more years of planning, allocation, buying and forecasting experience.
•5+ Years People Management experience

Our Hybrid positions are expected to be in-office 2-3 days per week. Hybrid schedules may fluctuate at the discretion of the manager, department, or company.

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.
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.

Spiritual Gangster 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.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Also, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.