Sequin Associate Merchandise Planner in New York, New York
We are seeking an experienced individual for an Associate Planner position to work on several major accounts. This person will be responsible for:
Analyzing sales and financial performance weekly, ensuring that respective accounts are instock and adequate goods are in the pipeline for program duration and long term profitability. Duties include:
Ad hoc weekly analysis
Downloading Projection Analysis Ladder forms and reviewing actuals vs. future projections
Retrieving sales information online, followed by formatting and analyzing the data
Recapping sales to team, highlighting trends and opportunities
Inventory/ Financial management
Manage and control inventory levels, identifying risks and opportunities
Build and present plans, communicating the strategy in a clear and concise way
Review Reorder opportunities in conjunction with weekly sales review
Submit Recolor proposals on best sellers to sales and design
Submit markdown suggestions by sku in accordance with specific account’s aged requirements /projection/plan
Provide replenishment and reorder projections by sku for production to re-negotiate pricing and pre-source materials monthly.
Project top level fashion order packaging needs to allow production to pre-source monthly.
Identifying sales opportunities through the use of current sales analysis, working with design, production and Account Manager to ensure future proposals align with current sales trends at retail
Manage business in season, including forecasting sales, markdowns, receipts and gross margin, while partnering with sales to drive the business
Acting as a liaison between Sequin and clients, including communicating daily with customers via email and phone, as well as conducting effective meetings
Working with production, shipping and ticketing departments to ensure that customer ship dates are met.
3+ years’ experience in inventory management/Planner position, preferably with Dept. Store and/or Mid-Tier Account experience.
Strong organization and communication skills.
High attention to detail.
Ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize.
Advanced computer proficiency, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook programs.
Possess a clear understanding of financial measurements and how to impact them
Demonstrate logical analysis and problem solving skills
Excellent relationship building abilities
Experience managing OTB
The ability to negotiate mark down dollars and analyze margin goals
Keen sense of priority for deadlines
Flexible, ability to manage changing priorities
Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)