Regional Merchandiser Planner, North America

New York, NY, USA
Posted 12 hours ago
$87,000 — $99,000 / year
Full time

Company Description

Are you looking for a company that pushes the boundaries and creates a community inclusive of everyone? We are currently recruiting a Regional Merchandiser Planner, North America.

Reporting to the Regional Head of Merchandising, North America and based out of our office in New York, this is a fantastic opportunity for someone to help shape the future growth of COS, build brand awareness and elevate our customer experience, contributing to our ambition to establish COS as a Sustainable International Power Brand in North America.

The Regional Merchandise Planner, will support the regionalized buying & reduction strategy for COS North America, ensuring we have the right buying, stock, and price per market while minimizing reductions. The Merchandise Planner is a senior role within the Merchandising function and will leverage their technical and commercial strength to achieve the business objectives.

About COS: Since our launch in 2007 we have opened stores and sell online in over 40 countries worldwide. Our collection offers elevated essentials, iconic pieces and innovative design. The creative soul of the brand is visualized through our storytelling, seasonal runway shows and connect with contemporary culture to create an experience beyond the expected. From the beginning, our design ethos has always put lasting style, quality and sustainability first. Today 92% of the materials in our collection are more sustainably sourced.

Job Description

Core Responsibilities includes but is not limited to**

  • Increase top line selling and decrease reductions for the Region.
  • Fully own reduction strategy and planning for the Region.
  • Set accurate buying levels and follow up their development, ensuring to act frequently on selling tendencies within the Region.
  • Set Goal and initial allocation for the Region together with the Regional Head of Merchandising and Senior Supply Chain Merchandiser.
  • Serve as the expert on local market and competitor analysis, drive price analysis on every season level with Omni Concept Merchandiser
  • Drive & Coach Omni Concept Merchandiser in setting bottom-up sales goal on department level.
  • Drive the buying planning process inclusive of, but not limited to. monthly sales plan revisions with the team
  • Own and schedule month & quarterly buying follow up with division controller in Buying Office to ensure Buying Office goals and buying lands to Region plan.
  • Fully responsible for WSSI Reduction plan and buying budget.
  • Provide the percentage split between sales markets to ensure that each market receives the stock needed to drive their sales plan.
  • Support other projects from buying perspective based on Global direction when it comes to space optimization, store capacity project, external franchise buying.

Alignment to our company values is the most important characteristic we look for in all new joiners. Our values are the behaviors that we appreciate above and beyond anything else. We are




, we dare to be


, we believe in

constant improvement,

and we

empower and trust

you to take ownership. Our values are part of who we are, what we stand for and how we act.

  • 5+years of experience within merchandising, inventory optimization or supply and demand planning.
  • Proven leadership capabilities.
  • Strong in driving commercial product excellence.
  • Previous experience in executing commercial plan and in and post season stock management.
  • Understanding of products, stock and product lifecycle-management.
  • Highly analytical and proficient in the use of Microsoft Office with advanced Excel skills
  • Self-starter and ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders and peers.
  • Team player – flexible, motivated, open-minded and a fast learner
Additional Information

COS, alongside Aket, Monki, Weekday, Afound, & Other Stories and H&M, is one of several unique brands that make up the H&M group. The H&M Group employs over 170,000 people in 74 markets across the globe, and we are the 2nd largest fashion company in the world. Since launching COS in 2007, we have opened more than 200 stores worldwide.

Job Status: Salary, Exempt


Compensation: Hiring range is $87,000 – $99,000 annually***


We believe in putting people first and at COS we know our colleagues are our greatest assets; this is why we are fully committed to investing in you. We offer:

  • 25% Staff Discount (Useable at any Brand within H&M Group)
  • Medical, Pharmacy, Vision, and Dental Coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid time off inclusive of up to 3 weeks of Vacation time; 7 Company acknowledged Holidays; Volunteer Day; and your birthday! As well as Wellness time for your well-being!
  • Wellness
  • Holiday
  • Parental Pay
  • 401K
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Health and Dependent Care FSA.
  • Plus, additional Voluntary Benefits.

You will have the flexibility to work both remotely and, from the office. While remote working is an integral part of our part of our offer, approx.


days per week office presence will be required to foster strong collaborations and teamwork.

  • This job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It’s not all-inclusive. There may be additional duties, responsibilities assigned for this job at the company’s discretion.
  • COS, in good faith, believes that this posted range of compensation is the accurate range for this role at this location at the time of this posting. COS may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range depending on candidate qualifications. This range may be modified in the future.

Ready to apply? Click on the I’M INTERESTED link where you can upload your CV securely. Once we have received your application, we will keep you updated regularly about the status of your application so please look out for our email.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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