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Merchandise Planner

Company: AG Jeans
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

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AG Jeans is a pioneer and industry leader in the premium denim industry, a vertically integrated company committed to making a difference and pursuing socially active and responsible alternatives through the manufacturing process. -Rooted in denim, AG Jeans has grown to be recognized as a contemporary lifestyle brand, encompassing a full range of premium apparel and accessories.

The role of the Merchandise Planner is to lead the inventory management responsibilities within the Direct to Consumer Channels (Physical Retail Locations and Online). -The Planner will apply strong analytics and financial acumen that support Revenue Growth, Profitability and Brand Objectives.

This role will partner closely with other aspects of merchandise management team including additional merchandise planners, buyers, allocation, merchandising team, and field management.

This role will report into the Head of Retail and Head of Ecommerce divisions.

Manage Open to Buy (creating category plans and actualizing)
Develop seasonal financial merchandise plans at the category and product level that align to company sales, inventory, turn, and profit targets
Partner with buyers during seasonal projections and buy process to ensure alignment with specific categories and business goals (style depth, sku targets, etc.)
Partner with divisional leads to forecast monthly topline plans by door, for retail and ecommerce
Actualize topline performance by channel and by store
Partner with divisional leads to assess successes and challenges with inventory performance vs. plan and action accordingly.
Maintain communication with field management and stores to action through inventory challenges at store level
Collaborate with allocations on initial distribution and replenishment strategies
Partner with the merchandise teams on transfer analysis between channels during in season and at end of season
Partner with the merchandise teams on creating indices and size scales
Partner with division leads on the promotional calendar
Execute ladder planning for the basics' replenishment business
Partner with the visual teams on store capacity (sku and total number of units)
Provide weekly stock to sales performance, including reporting, analysis and proposed actions
Find new ways to ensure continuous improvement which may include new tools for analysis to help stores, online business, and DTC Channels.
Additional projects & responsibilities to support the needs of the business.

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
Minimum of 3+ years' experience in merchandise planning.
Strong retail math skills
Ability to prioritize and take on last minute projects that may arise
Excellent communication skills
Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
Knowledge of Retail Pro Software is preferred
Prior experience within DTC (physical stores & ecommerce) preferred
Experience within the fashion industry preferred (preferably in apparel and/or footwear)
Ability to travel 10% of the time

Keywords: AG Jeans, Los Angeles , Merchandise Planner, Other , Los Angeles, California

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