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Retail Planner

Country : Area Hong Kong

Town : 香港

Category : Logistics

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.

Job description

Job Description
This position is responsible for pre-season merchandise financial plans, category and assortment analytics, sizing curves, flow planning, and in-season financial forecasts and promotional/markdown activity.
The Retail Planner is responsible for:
- Supporting the Retail Planning Lead in developing the top-down, merchandise financial plan
- Developing the bottom-up merchandise financial plan and store spread for a product category(s)
- Completing assortment analytics as inputs to the development of seasonal category strategies and assortment plans developed by Retail Buying
- Analyzing and creating seasonal size curves
- Developing the seasonal product flow plan, with support from the Retail Analyst team
- Identifying the in-season open to buy actions required to meet plans, setting and facilitating pre-forecasting meetings, etc
- Recommending and reviewing markdown and promotion opportunities
- Achieving the key performance metrics for a product category(s)
- Consistently monitoring the business through analytics and identifying actions to achieve the key performance metrics
- Understanding the key connectivity and interactions required for all business process stepsThe Retail Planner will partner with the Retail Buyer by:
- Sharing consumer and industry trends and insights
- Supporting the Visual Merchandising team on space planning
- Reviewing production order adjustments as needed (along with Operations Forecasting & Planning)
- Participating in buy meetingsThe Retail Planner may be required to:
- Participate in store visits (internal) and competitor market visits (external) to understand retail trends and consumer needs
- As requested, support Retail Planning Coordinators in their development of process knowledge and skills through coaching and job assistanceKnowledge, Skills & Behaviors Required (“Display”)
- Strong analytical skills and attention-to-detail
- Ability to analyze and interpret a high amount of data and identify the implications and required actions
- Strong problem-solving skills and an ability to identify actions and make decisions to resolve issues with a sense of urgency
- Advanced working knowledge in MS Excel
- Advanced skills in numerical and quantitative analysis
- Retail and product knowledge in the key markets within Asia
- Ability to identify fashion trends
- Strong organization and planning skills; ability to deliver results to a process and timeline
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to turn data and analytics into information to inform and influence decision-making
- Strong teamwork and collaboration with cross functional teams
- Ability to interact and communicate with all levels of employees – both senior and junior
- Experience in SAP and retail planning software preferred
- Flexibility to changing trends, business process and systems Key Competencies
- Business acumen
- Decision making
- Planning and organizing
- Communication
- Influence
- Driving for results
- Building partnerships
- Contributing to team successEducation/Qualifications
- College degree or above Experience (Years)
- Minimum 3-5 years or above in retail industryLanguage
- Good spoken English and preferably, one Asian Language
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