Associate Planner
Job#: 506928
Positions: 1
Posted: 05/28/2019
Job Type: Full Time
Location: New York, NY (Corporate Office)
Department: Merchandising
Category: Planning & Allocation
Salary: Salary
Benefits: Full Benefits
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Job Description

  As the country’s oldest clothing retailer, Brooks Brothers is proud to uphold the same traditions and values for nearly two centuries.  We believe these are the reasons why our customers consider us to be far more than a store.  Brooks Brothers has been an American icon since 1818.  In 1915 our present ten-story flagship store opened at 346 Madison Avenue near New York’s most prominent social organizations, including the Harvard and Yale Clubs and the New York Yacht Club.  Almost 100 years later we continue to dress ladies and gentleman of all generations and cultivate long term relationships with our loyal clients.  Our stores represent our respect for our heritage and vision to be the premiere lifestyle destination. We continually strive to make this a great place to work with a strong emphasis on career development and associate satisfaction.  We are consistently devoted to championing both our people and the Brooks Brothers Brand.

The diversity of our operations has recently created an opportunity for an Associate Planner located at our Madison Ave. offices.  As an Associate Planner you will be responsible for the merchandise planning, buying and allocation product strategies that maximize the profitability of Brooks Brothers (Retail, Factory and Web).  Partnering with teams to build assortment that generate high sales, profit and inventory turnover. Effective price management of product categories to maximize sales and profitability.  Continually analyze trends and build future strategies to react to business risks and opportunities.

 

  Accountabilities:

  • Drives the development of pre-season merchandise plans, in-season OTB, product assortments, and profitability in conjunction with the his/her manager, and the Merchant
  • Identifies opportunities and executes strategies to increase sales, margin, and turn to meet or exceed plan
  • Analyzes product performance in season, monitors demand, and adjusts forecasts to establish inventory levels that drive sales and maximize profitability
  • Develop analysis to understand significant variances to plan and develop action plans that mitigate additional risk
  • Collaborate with merchandising counterpart to develop buying strategies
  • Drives the execution of product allocation, inventory management and price optimization in conjunction with the Planning Manager
  • Analyzes store performance in season, monitors demand, and adjusts forecasts to establish inventory levels that drive sales and maximize profitability
  • Conduct location analysis by region, climate and volume group to identify sales opportunities; react with appropriate allocation or pricing recommendations and actions to drive sales and margin
  • Adjust location assortments (both breadth and depth) based on store performance results and Planning Manager input
  • Develop analysis to understand all significant variances to plan and develop action plan to get store on plan

 

Skills/Requirements

Preferred Experience: 

  • 1-2 years experience in retail planning or buying 
  • Bachelors degree (preferably in Merchandising, Business, Finance)
  • Advanced business knowledge of retail , merchandising and price optimization concepts
  • Readily grasps numerical concepts and interprets financial information accurately
  • Ability to utilize retail math skills to analyze and drive business
  • Proficient on PC based Retail applications such as JDA Allocation and Planning preferred.  Advanced excel skills necessary.
  • Ability to successfully collaborate with internal partners
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Able to independently organize and prioritize broad workload to meet deadlines
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Outstanding verbal communication skills with the ability to influence
  • Ability to work in a team environment and communicate with multiple levels within a large organization
  • Exhibits high standards and accountability; takes pride in accuracy
  • Result-oriented and self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency

 

Brooks Brothers is proud to offer our Associates competitive compensation, a fulfilling work environment, unique and special benefits and a wide range of opportunities for personal and professional development.

We invite you to submit your cover letter and resume for immediate consideration.

Best Regards,

The Talent Acquisition Team of Brooks Brothers

 

It is the policy of Brooks Brothers to ensure equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, religion, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, qualified veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or other protected class status.

 

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