North America Marketplace Planning Manager, Wholesale

Nike Inc.
Boston, MA, USA
Posted 18 days ago
Full time

Become part of the Converse Team

Converse is a place to explore potential, break barriers and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Converse, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving world to make things better as a team.

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About our team

The Converse Wholesale Planning team unleashes the power of information and data to forecast, predict, and obsess our consumer demand. We work closely with our Sales, Marketing, and Merchandising partners to use these insights to drive decisions around strategy and commercial objectives.

Who we are looking for

We’re excited to bring a Marketplace Planning Manager to join the Converse North America Wholesale team! This position is designed to drive optimized sales and profits for Converse and Partners by applying standard retail sales & inventory management principles, focusing energy against the entire Converse selling cycle (e.g. financial planning, seasonal product sell in, in season business / consumer information analysis and product distribution) while recommending action steps and influencing key processes in each phase needed to impact sales results.

A strong candidate will have a deep understanding of planning & analysis using commercial KPIs with the ability to synthesize business performance into key highlights & action plans. The ideal candidate will be passionate about evolving the business forward, expanding & building cross-functional partnerships, and thrive in a dynamic & fast-paced environment.

What you will work on

In this role you’ll be working across the North America geography to elevate the forecasting process and lead the daily business management to increase profitability within the financial & inventory targets. This role will be partnering with and supporting our Skate wholesale team, a very exciting part of the Converse business!

  • Develop and expand forecasting process & tools by merchandise product category
  • Lead, prepare, and present current business in comparison to trend, plan, and forecast for weekly, monthly, and quarterly business reviews
  • Analyze and identify risks and opportunities to adapt current work and provide insights to tailor future assortments and buy placements
  • Actively engage with team members to identify opportunities and efficiencies within the business
  • Drive cross-channel collaboration within the integrated marketplace to enhance profitability through shared inventory strategies
  • Effectively communicate and connect at all levels between the planning and merchandising processes for US wholesale across the seasonal process.

You will report to the Director of NA Wholesale Marketplace Planning. This role will heavily collaborate across the NA Wholesale team to drive & optimize the current business.

  • Bachelor's degree or combination of relevant education, experience, and training.
  • 3-5 years in merchandise planning, digital planning, or business planning
  • Expert Retail Math skills including intricacies of open to buy and margin management
  • Strong analytical, financial modeling, and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects at once
  • Self-starter with the skills to manage through ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate and influence across diverse audiences and levels within the organization

Converse requires all applicants for this position to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire, unless otherwise required by law. As an equal opportunity employer, Converse will make accommodations to individuals who cannot be vaccinated in accordance with applicable law.

Converse is more than a company; it’s a worldwide advocate for self-expression. This belief motivates our employees, permeates our working environment and inspires our products. No two of us look or think exactly alike. We are each one-of-a-kind. Individually and as a culture, we have the freedom to create and grow professionally. Generous benefits packages only sweeten the experience. From Boston to Shanghai, from Brand Design to Finance, Converse is a brand that celebrates the unique and creative people of the world. Together, we’re different.

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