Merchandise Planner

Warby Parker
New York, NY, USA
Posted 23 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

Warby Parker is on the lookout for a detail-oriented Merchandise Planner to help support the decision-making behind our product offering, long-term forecasts, and business strategies. In this role, you’ll work directly with the Director of Merchandise Planning & Strategy to build plans for the growing business. You’ll define forecast methodologies, reporting structures, and sales strategies. Our ideal candidate is no stranger to analysis and is able to consider past, present, and future figures. Excellent communication skills are also a must since you’ll own reporting to our cross-functional partners and senior leadership. Are you ready to make an impact on our key businesses and support the overall growth strategy for Warby Parker? Read on!

What You’ll Do

  • Own SKU level, lens level, and high level (open-to-buy) sales plans and inventory targets
  • Develop understanding of inventory flow from forecast to PO to receipt
  • Drive inputs to the annual budgeting process
  • Perform hindsight analysis to guide planning and strategic decisions
  • Proactively call out opportunities and risks to key metrics
  • Develop reporting and forecasting methodologies to support the team as our contacts business scales

Who You Are

  • An analytical thinker with 3–5 years of experience in a role focusing on forecasting and analysis, preferably on a consumer product
  • The proud owner of a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field
  • Capable of building processes and reports from scratch to identify opportunities and risks
  • Highly analytical and strategic
  • A self-starter who’s comfortable navigating uncharted territory
  • Someone with a strong interest in retail and an understanding of industry dynamics
  • A proactive, eloquent team player who’s comfortable collaborating with colleagues across the organization
  • A strong communicator, both in writing and in person
  • Not on the Office of Inspector General’s List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE)

Extra Credit

  • Wizard-level excel skills (particularly in modeling)
  • A strong understanding of retail math (costing, gross margins, turn, etc.)
  • Strategic analysis/model building experience (extra, extra credit!)

Some benefits of working at Warby Parker for full-time employees:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Paid Holidays
  • Retirement savings plan with a company match
  • Parental leave (non-birthing parents included)
  • Short-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Bereavement Support
  • Optical Education Reimbursement
  • Free eyewear
  • And more (just ask!)

The salary range for the Merchandise Planner role in New York City is $75,250–$86,000. Warby Parker, in good faith, believes that the posted salary range is accurate for this role in New York City at the time of posting. Warby Parker may pay more or less than the posted range based on factors such as relevant experience and skills, qualifications and location, among others. This range may be modified in the future. In addition to base salary, this role is also eligible to receive a cash bonus and an equity bonus as part of the total compensation package. Details and eligibility will be discussed during the application process.

Warby Parker requires all newly hired in-person or hybrid employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date. Warby Parker is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodation, as necessary with federal, state, or local law, to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated.

About Us

Warby Parker was founded with a mission: to inspire and impact the world with vision, purpose, and style.

We’re constantly asking ourselves how we can do more and make a greater impact—and that starts by reimagining everything that a company and industry can be. We want to demonstrate that a business can scale, be profitable, and do good in the world—without charging a premium for it. And we’ve learned that it takes creativity, empathy, and innovation to achieve that goal.

Since the day we launched in 2010, we’ve pioneered ideas, designed products, and developed technologies that help people see. We offer everything our customers need for happier eyes at a price that leaves them with money in their pockets, from designer-quality glasses and contacts to eye exams and vision tests.

Ultimately, we believe in vision for all, which is why for every pair of glasses or sunglasses we sell, a pair of glasses is distributed to someone in need through our Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program. Over eight million pairs of glasses have been distributed in over 50 countries; that means eight million people now have the glasses they need to learn, work, and achieve better economic outcomes.

At Warby Parker, you can look forward to company outings and events, volunteering and learning opportunities, and just great company filled with curious, kind folks. Dreaming up and sharing ideas aren’t responsibilities reserved for certain teams or leaders; the challenge (a really fun one) of innovation is on all of our shoulders. Teammates can also connect around common interests, backgrounds, and identities, no matter their home base, through our various employee resource groups. (We’re happy to say that the Human Rights Campaign has named us a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ employees!) That sense of community and belonging keeps us excited to walk through the door every day, wherever that door may be.

We're driven to continue building a workplace, based on inclusive behaviors and equitable systems, where all employees can bring their authentic selves, feel engaged, and share their perspectives as a valued member of Team Warby.Transparency is what we’re all about, and our annualImpact Report and Racial Equity Strategylay out how we’re sticking to these values.

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