Merchandise Planner, at Levi Strauss & Co.

Posted in General Business 6 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: San Francisco, California

Job Description:

You're an original. So are we.

We're a company of people who like to forge our own path. We invented the blue jean in 1873, and we reinvented khaki pants in 1986. We pioneered labor and environmental guidelines in manufacturing. And we work to build sustainability into everything we do. Our brands stand for freedom and self-expression around the world.

Where we lead, others follow. For more than 160 years, we've used the strength of our brands to lead with our values and make an outsized impact on the world. We employ more than 15,000 people globally to support our great brands: Levi's®, Dockers®, Denizen® and Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™

On the Search for...

The Merchandise Planner will support the Planning Manager for DTC by owning our growing brick and mortar business. The planner will partner with merchandising, allocation, and marketing teams to develop and manage comprehensive business strategies to drive sales, optimize inventory investment, and generate profit. This role will be responsible for managing the Open-to-Buy, building financial plans, forecasting sales, and reporting out analysis to the broader team. Everyone on the team needs to be entrepreneurial, wear many hats, and work in a highly collaborative environment that's more startup than big company.

About the Job

  • Drive financial results that maximize revenue, gross margin, inventory turn goals, and minimize excess inventory

  • •Collaborate with Merchandising and Marketing to develop strategies for our Outlet and Mainline doors

  • •Develop bottom-up sales and inventory plans informing financial and inventory decisions inclusive of product mix, AIR, AUC, turn, Receipt Flow

  • •Create and distribute weekly and/or monthly business recaps vs. plan and forecast, with emphasis on performance drivers and providing solutions to business challenges.

  • •Use historical data to identify essential insights around product, pricing, and inventory and apply insights to future seasons.

  • •Manage pricing for the life cycle of products. Recommend promotional pricing and develop markdown strategies that maximize sales and margin and balances inventory.

  • •Own Monthly in-season OTB forecast of sales, receipts, and inventory. Assess and report out risks and opportunities for the business to maximize sales and margin.

  • Collaborate with allocation partners to ensure consistent in-season inventory management and replenishment

  • Work closely with merchandising to manage product life-cycle pre-season and in-season

  • Perform quarterly analysis on financial and assortment performance in conjunction with merchandising and present the learnings in a formal hindsight review.

About You

  • 2-3 years' Planning experience, Retail/Brick and Mortar a plus

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Retail Planning, or relevant field

  • Proficient MS Office skills, specifically Excel and PowerPoint

  • Strong understanding of retail math, problem solving, and analytical skills

  • Strong organizational and time management skills; able to handle multiple priorities

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to operate both strategically and tactically in a high-energy, fast-paced environment

  • Extreme attention to detail and willingness to roll up your sleeves

We put a lot of thought into our programs to provide you with a benefits package that matters. Whether it is for medical care, taking time off, improving your health or planning for retirement, we've got you covered.

Here's a small snapshot:

  • 401K match: $1.25 for every $1.00 you contribute up to the first 6% of pay you save.

  • Five hours of paid volunteer time per month with nonprofit organizations

  • Product discount of 60% off regular-price merchandise

  • Paid Family Leave

The Company's policy is to provide equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, Vietnam era/disabled veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected classes prohibited by applicable law. Company policy prohibits harassment of applicants or employees on the basis of any protected classes. The Company has established a continuing Affirmative Action Program to assure equal employment opportunity in all its policy decisions affecting recruitment, selection, assignment, promotion, training, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Currently, LS&CO requires proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of commencing employment, except in those jurisdictions where prohibited by law. Medical or religious accommodations, or other exemptions that may be required by applicable law, will be approved when properly supported. Further information is provided during the recruitment process.

EOE M/F/Disability/Vets

LOCATION San Francisco, CA, USA FULL TIME/PART TIME Full time Current LS&Co Employees, apply via your Workday account.

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