Merchandise Planner

JOLYN
Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Posted 3 hours ago
Full time

JOLYN was created by athletes who were tired of swimwear that didn’t fit, was uncomfortable and most of all, boring. We created better fitting and performing swimwear with patterns and colors as fun as the girls in the water. We believe that athletics can help women to be their best selves. As such, our mission is to use athletics as a springboard to unite women and help them reach their full potential.

Reporting to the Sr. Director of Operations & Planning, the Merchandise Planner will ensure that we have the right quantity & mix of finished goods in our warehouse. This key individual will also be responsible for maintaining raw material levels necessary to hit our production and unit growth targets. This newly created position will play a crucial role in meeting sale demands, capitalizing on growth opportunities and ensuring the accuracy of financial reporting.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Inventory Management

  • Manage Finished Goods inventory across multiple locations
  • Review the WIP for accuracy and ensure all receipts are accounted for in the open-to-buy
  • Resolve escalated availability issues and expedited deliveries of product to maintain correct inventory levels
  • Regularly meet with Design and Production teams to discuss potential new business, SMU orders, current shortages, or anything that could lead to product shortages/overages and act appropriately

Demand Planning/Inventory Analysis

  • Tops-down Planning: Manage pre-season and in-season financial plans for various sales channels, by category, that support the major growth strategies of the company
  • Bottoms-up Planning: Create monthly, seasonal forecasts by style at SKU level and ensure it fits into the rolling 12-month open-to-buy
  • Submit monthly buys for all product categories, closely following all deadlines provided by the production team
  • Work with design and production to provide assortment files for future collections, so fabric can be accurately planned and purchased
  • Manage weekly reporting and present your findings to management at weekly sales meetings
  • Identify potential sales opportunities as well as potential risks – to increase sales, maximize margin, and manage turn, through strategic planning and reporting
  • Hind sighting: Analyze historical performance against sales and inventory levels to drive strategic assortment decisions for future product offerings. Recommend product phase-out and determine what items can be discounted at the next sale opportunity
  • Update forecasted size ratios by style/color on a monthly basis
  • Partner with the Sales team to forecast for Wholesale and Team sales channels, manage SMU orders, and to ensure we are offering the right assortment for each channel/customer
  • Partner with our Amazon team to ensure we are maximizing the business

Other

  • Maintain a positive work climate and an environment based on trust, diversity, and inclusion within the team
  • Foster and communicate the values that support the mission and objectives of the company
  • Ad hoc projects and other duties as assigned

QUALITIES THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL IN THE ROLE

  • Self-Starter
  • Strong analytical skills, with strong problem-solving abilities and creative resolution skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to drive change
  • Able to thrive in a growing, fast-paced, dynamic small business environment
  • Ability to manage competing priorities

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.S. Degree in Business or related field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years in a retail Merchandise Planning role
  • Ecommerce and Wholesale Planning experience required
  • Amazon experience preferred
  • Strong knowledge of retail math
  • Experience with MS Office and advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Deep understanding of the supply and demand planning process
  • NetSuite and NETSTOCK experience is a plus

Salary Range

$75K - $100K based on experience

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