Sr Merchandise Planner, Fenty Beauty

Kendo Brands, Inc.
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted 5 days ago
$90,134 — $112,658 / year
Full timePersonal Care Product Manufacturing,Retail


The role of Sr Planner, Merchandise Planning, is to oversee all aspects of forecasting sales, inventory, and margin for a brand globally. This role is responsible for driving the business forward through end-to-end planning.


  • Support overall Brand strategy and execution through rigorous Pre-Season and In-Season sales forecasting, inventory management, promotion & markdown management.
  • Oversee the brand forecast on a monthly basis and driving management of in-stock rates in channels, sell-through on limited buys, and identifying risks & opportunities to the sales team.
  • Responsible for alignment with regional Kendo offices on monthly channel sales and inventory forecasts
  • Manage channel’s financials by developing short term and long-term budgets that are consistent with brand growth plan
  • Collaborate with key business partners on ways to mitigate forecast risks and maximize sales opportunities.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively with internal and retail partners at all levels.
  • Proficient understanding of fundamental business planning and supply chain principles and concepts.
  • Execute weekly reporting to help cross-functional teams to analyze the business.
  • Maintain a collaborative, innovative and results-oriented environment that aligns with other brand planning teams.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with cross-functional teams.
  • Build confidence and trust across all members of team. Clear, concise communication is key to the success of the brand.
  • Manage and/or prepare various analysis and reports to help manage the business.
  • Drive structure in planning processes but challenge the status quo by allowing room for new ideas/processes to be proposed. Share best practices with other team members.
  • Ability to tell the story through deep analysis and gain buy-in to deliver business objectives across teams


  • 5+ years of Inventory or Merchandise Planning experience; wholesale account management experience a plus
  • Strong financial acumen: critical understanding of retail math (Comp., Margin, etc.) and how to influence metrics.
  • Comfortable learning new planning systems and tools
  • Experience managing multiple levels of Open-to-Buy (Top down/Bottoms up)
  • Experience working in a multi-channel/country business environment (different currencies, seasonality, etc).
  • Experience presenting financials
  • Proficiency with MS Office, with advanced Excel skills
  • Strong problem solving, negotiation, and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; able to handle multiple priorities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, often-changing environment.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with cross functional teams.
  • Flexible; team player
  • Availability to attend conference calls with international markets (early mornings/later evenings) when needed.

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