Assistant Planner
MICHAEL KORS
London
22h ago

Major Responsibilities include but are not limited to :

  • Updating & managing the Dept WSSI’s driving sales thru inventory flow
  • Actualising & managing the OTB to maximize sales & identify risk
  • Recap business at by door level / product level and create best seller / hindsight reports on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis to allow for thorough analysis of the business.
  • Communicate and champion needs of the stores

  • Establish strong relationships with buying / planning team and stores in order to better understand merchandising strategies and needs of the business.
  • Visit stores at least once a month with the team

  • Partnering with buying and planning team to ensure proper merchandise assortment by door
  • Understands and completes all pre buy APS, Clusters & deviations data
  • Brings new, well thought out ideas to Planner & contributes to decision making process
  • Is confidently able to understand different regional markets & actively uses this knowledge in daily decisions
  • Creates distribution guidelines to ensure all MD is delivered to store in a timely manner & within store capacities
  • Reviews effectiveness of grading & methods to deliver optimum stock levels
  • Regularly uses store visits to make customer focused decisions
  • Thinks commercially about how to improve performance of dept & identifies ways to improve business
  • Manage overall store inventory levels based on store capacity, attributes, seasonality and selling curves. Monitor flow of initial assortments as well as reorders to stores by classification, delivery / group and by style whenever necessary
  • Ensure strong stock position by door on core, seasonal basics and item programs. Partner with the Buying team to maximize sales and profit by monitoring sales and stock penetrations on key programs as well as clearance and aging by door
  • Partner with Distribution Team to manage stock replenishment programs
  • Motivates the team though regular communication, providing support & constructive feedback
  • Job Requirements :

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree
  • Computer Literate Advanced Excel Skills required
  • Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in entrepreneurial environment
  • Pro-active approach and the ability to overcome obstacles
  • Can-do attitude
  • Previous experience in an allocation or Assistant Merchandiser role in a fast-paced fashion retailer
  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M / D / F / V

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