Merchandise Planner

New York, NY, USA
Posted 3 hours ago
Full timeRetail Luxury Goods and Jewelry
Merchandise Financial Planner, Pandora NAM

As the largest jewellery company in the world, we a give a voice to millions of people’s loves every day. Our beautiful products empower people all around the world to express themselves. We are proud to be part of their stories and the most important moments in their lives.

Where original thinking is welcomed, and can turn into positive impact in a heartbeat, we can dream big, dare to act, and deliver with care and passion. At Pandora you can each craft far more than just an incredible career.

About the Team: As a Merchandise Financial Planner, you will create and maintain financial plans that align with overall company goals in partnership with the Assortment Planning and Inventory optimization team. You must have will have an innate understanding of the business and translate those needs into broad and thoughtful plans that benefit their business unit and total company. This person will achieve success through innovation, ambiguity, and consistently evolve and innovate new ways to efficiently plan and assess the business. You will own the ‘Open to Buy’ or merchandise financial plans for sell in, sell out, ASP, MMU, stock by channel, and be a promotional gatekeeper and engineer.

Your Role as a Merchandise Planner:

  • Budget/Preseason Planning – Owner within the Global Buy Review process reflective of: Merchandising Building Blocks, Channel contribution, LFL vs Total, ASP growth, Promotional strategy, Inventory planning, Base vs New performance.
  • Weekly Trade Review – Own and collaborate cross functionally to deliver trade reviews that guide partners on; Merchandise performance, and actions taken to drive sell out optimization.
  • Manage end to end the Monthly Open-To-Buy process to set sales and stock targets by week/channel reflective of recent trends and promotional adjustments. Measure OTB against GBR (original) plans.
  • Effectively communicate wholesale revenue status and opportunities on a monthly basis
  • Build out tools and reporting to support wholesale revenue from a merchandising perspective.
  • Assess promotional effectiveness to build inform future promotional calendar.
  • Partner and collaborate with our commercial finance partners on future risk and opportunities against the latest forecast.
What is needed to succeed:
  • 5+ years of solid experience working within Merchandising and/or experience from retail, fashion, lifestyle or FMCG industry.
  • Strong, seasoned, technical merchandise planner / OTB manager or with vertical retailing, omni experience.
  • Strong business acumen, fact based, analytical and strategic.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to manage large sets of data and present results in a simple manner.
  • Able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with peers and cross-functional teams.
  • Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities.
  • Able to perform under pressure, organize and prioritize workload to meet deadline.
  • Strong problem solving and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to part of a team, set challenging standards, develop strong partnerships and lead others to action.
  • Strong presentation skills inclusive of concise messaging
  • Support an environment that fosters respect for the ideas of others as well as ongoing collaboration to execute business strategy.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel and strong aptitude to learn technical applications (like: MS Access, Hyperion and APTOS) quickly.
  • Knowledge of planning software.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
NYC Salary :

$85,000 - $100,000 commensurate with experience

About Pandora: Pandora designs, manufactures, and markets hand-finished jewellery made from high-quality materials at affordable prices. Pandora jewellery is sold in more than 100 countries through 6,800 points of sale, including more than 2,700 concept stores.   

Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Pandora employs 27,000 people worldwide and crafts its jewellery at two LEED certified facilities in Thailand using mainly recycled silver and gold. The company plans to be carbon neutral by 2025 and has joined the Science Based Targets initiative to reduce emissions across its full value chain. Pandora is listed on the Nasdaq Copenhagen stock exchange and generated a revenue of DKK 23.4 billion in 2021.   

Pandora’s recruitment procedures are designed to be transparent and clear for all candidates. This helps us ensure that applicants are provided with a fair and equal opportunity to demonstrate their competencies and skills by removing blocking factors, possible biases , and risks of discrimination. We encourage everyone applying to our vacancies to refrain from adding identity-related elements such as a photo, marital status and age. 

About Pandora NAM: The Pandora team in the USA consists of more than 115 employees working at the hub office in Baltimore, Maryland, more than 80 in our Logistics Center in Columbia, Maryland, an additional 100 in field positions, and more than 3,900 in our owned and operated stores. We have also recently opened an office in New York City in the heart of times square and are actively building out this team with the best talent in the market.

Today, the USA is Pandora’s single largest market. The Pandora North American region as a whole encompasses over 1,400 points of sale, including over 420 concept stores, with more than 150 being owned and operated by Pandora.

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