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Dylan’s Candy Bar Assistant Planner in New York, New York


In 2001, Dylan Lauren founded the world’s largest confectionery emporium and lifestyle brand, Dylan’s Candy Bar. Its mission is to merge fashion, art, and pop culture with candy to ignite the creative spirit and inner child in everyone that visits. This innovative concept has changed the way the world experiences candy today.

Dylan’s Candy Bar boasts an unparalleled selection of candies and candy-related gifts from around the world. The sweet destination attracts people of all ages with its state-of-the-art décor and trend-setting product mix. From lavish gifts to hard-to-find Bulk treats & everything in between, there’s something for every occasion & sweet tooth.

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The Assistant Planner will support the Operations team in facilitating the growth and profitability of Dylan’s Candy Bar. They are responsible for analyzing and planning the inventory needs for the four main business units: Retail, E-Commerce, Wholesale, and Personal Shopping. The Assistant Planner will work cross-functionally to drive operational excellence through accurate and efficient forecasting and analysis.


  • Set and monitor optimal inventory levels on a weekly / monthly basis for all assembly items

  • Manage all assembly items through the complete planning process: planning, entering and build completion

  • Manage assembly ladder plans for planning all assembly and bulk items

  • Enter all work orders for everyday and seasonal builds

  • Work with the warehouse team on the completion of all builds

  • Partner with Product Development team on any out of stock items and build substitutions

  • Handle item reallocation for all builds

  • Forecast sales and recommend purchase order long lead items and fillables to maximize both inventory turns and freight efficiency

  • Manage long lead ladder plans to ensure inventory levels are managed for optimization

  • Monitor and report on sales trends, stock turn, fill rates, and margins on individual SKUs as well as product categories

  • Run out of stock reporting and submit concerns to Product Development and Customer Service team members

  • Work with the warehouse team on all supply orders from Uline, Staples and other vendors as needed

  • Ensure accuracy of inventory levels and forecasts in NetSuite; review sales forecasts vs trends and adjust as needed


  • 1-3 years’ experience as planner, buyer, or analyst

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office; Excel Certification preferred

  • Strong analytical/retail math skills

  • Understanding of supply chain operations and inventory management

  • Experience with NetSuite preferred

  • Exceptional organizational skills and strong attention to detail

  • Possess excellent interpersonal, listening, verbal, presentation, and written communication skills

  • Can work independently; works well under remote management and is able to prioritize and manage ambiguous workload

  • Demonstrates strong communication skills; possess a positive attitude, flexible mindset, and the ability to build strong working relationships remotely

  • Knowledge and appreciation of Dylan’s Candy Bar products and history