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Director of Planning

Los Angeles, CA 90023

Posted: 11/01/2018 Job Category: Planning Job Number: 102952

Title of Job: Director of Planning

Company Description: Advanced Contemporary Fashion Brand

Location: Downtown Los Angeles


- Develop and forecast seasonal financial objectives for all channels including retail, ecommerce and wholesale to meet budgeted financial goals.
- Maintain monthly OTB process with inventory investments to maximize productivity including initial buy, liquidation, re-orders, and allocation strategies for specific product categories to ensure merchandise remains competitive.
- Recommend and monitor merchandise planning and allocation procedures to ensure that the stores are operating consistently in accordance with “best practice” guidelines and solutions for improved growth.
- Proactively identify dept. specific retail issues and opportunities, proposing solutions and communicating a unified direction: includes recommending & executing markdowns with the merchandise buying team.
- Regular (weekly) review of key performance indicators with sales, margin, inventory turnover, sell-thru and merchandise return on investment; reacting to changes in demand and logistics.
- Ensures alignment of merchandise buy plans, budgets, sales forecasts and other business goals to financial targets..
- Support the development, implementation & execution of new business processes, planning tools and merchandise systems technology.
- Partner with various resources to ensure product selection meets supply/demand 
- Consistent competitive analysis including competitor operations, policies and practices, industry changes.
- Perform ad hoc analysis based on historical performance & merchandise product attributes.
- Build and manage financial budgets by channel and store


  • 8+ years of related Planning experience in the fashion industry
  • Strong understanding of financials and profitability
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as lead a team
  • Advanced experience with excel based programs
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a growing, entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to multi-task in a busy office environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-departmentally
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs

Salary: Competitive Base + Annual bonus, Benefits, PTO, Clothing Allowance and more!

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