Boardriders, Inc., is the world’s leading action sports and lifestyle company that designs, produces and distributes branded apparel, footwear and accessories for Boardriders around the world. The Company’s apparel and footwear brands, represent a casual lifestyle for young-minded people who are inspired by a passion for outdoor action sports. The Company’s Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, DC Shoes, RVCA, Element, VonZipper, Xcel, Kustom and Palmers brands have authentic roots and heritage in surf, snow and skate. With approximately 10,000 team members globally, the Company’s products are sold in more than 110 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders stores and other Company-owned retail stores, select department stores and through various e- commerce channels.
Boardriders is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including: Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans”
The Retail Planner will develop department/classification plant to maximize business. These plans will consist of sales targets that roll to yearly financial goals, inventory levels to optimize performances and receipt plans to guide the merchant teams buys to insure sales goals. The planning role is responsible for tracking monthly/quarterly/yearly progess highlighting opportunities and liabilities to senior management.
Partner with merchant team and develop department and classification level plans.
Leads the financial portion of final buy reviews/approvals.
Run monthly OTB meetings
Identify risks and opportunities to senior merchant team.
Weekly financial report card discussion with VP retail.
Ensure efficient inventory levels
Strong aptitude with numbers and clear understanding of retail math
Strong organizational skills - ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines
Ability to communicate persuasively, influentially, and responsibly across a cross-functional team
Excels in team environments
Passionate about customer service (internal)
Driven to excel and succeed, taking full ownership of his or her success
Ability to balance financial realties with creative risk taking.
Highly developed analytical and numeric reasoning skills.
Minimum 5+ years Merchandise Planning experience in retail - preferably within apparel
Bachelor’s Degree required
Advanced computer skills, must be proficient in Excel