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PVH Corp. Planner (DFG) - PVH Corp. in New York, New York

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Wholesale Planner within the Dress Furnishings Group will help position the Amazon business through proactive mid-to-long range demand forecasting and planning to facilitate growth of our brands (sales and profitability) as well as support capacity requirements and business strategies. The position is charged with making decisions that impact the demand plan and communicating those decisions to stakeholders.

The Planner will use forecasting tools, internal and external collaboration and detailed analysis to deliver improved forecast accuracy and a deep understanding of total business performance. In this position, the Planner is an integration point between PVH sales and operations partners along with the PVH and customer planning teams. They will participate in the collaboration process with colleagues in Sales to define long term financial goals and grow revenue and profitability. This person is a well-rounded individual who encompasses analytical, communication and leadership skills. They can quickly identify deviations from expected results and other disruptions then promptly resolve any issues.

In addition, the Planner will work independently as well alongside cross-functional partners to achieve our overall company goals. This person will also have the ability to meet the demands of an ever evolving and fast-paced environment - must be able to multitask, delivering reports and analysis while strategically driving a profitable business.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE JOB:

Analyst/Problem Solver:

  • Develop future Point of Sale and Order forecasts by style/color for Amazon

  • Assess the impact of market changes or significant variances in the forecast, and recommend appropriate revisions and tactics

  • Manage statistical forecast exceptions by utilizing demand-planning exception reports to identify and fix potential issues

  • Collect past/future demand factors (price changes, new/discontinued products, promotion plans, changes to PDP page) from sales and planning and forecast/model their impacts on demand

  • Interact with sales and operations to understand and interpret the potential impact market trends and demand drivers can have on demand, and adjust the statistical forecast to reflect those impacts

  • Provide weekly sales analysis and recommendations (sales, stock, & AUR)

  • Be able to create preseason business plans as well as reforecast sales and markdowns

  • Maintain OTB and understand metrics needed to support it

Systems Expert:

  • Use the JDA PVH Common Model demand-planning processes & systems to create the best statistical forecast possible

  • Use ACS & R4 for shipment and inventory data to facilitate forecast decision making and demand planning processes

  • Use Amazon systems to access information shared (Vendor Central)

Communicator/Reporter:

  • Lead Amazon collaboration meeting with internal cross-functional partners – determine and communicate forecast confidence, including risks and opportunities.

  • Develop, monitor and communicate reports on forecast accuracy to business unit and Supply, while driving continuous improvement

  • Measure, analyze, and report key process metrics and monitor adherence to key performance indicators (KPIs)

  • Liaison between supply and business teams as a key communicator of forecast changes and supply availability

Process Improver:

  • Make recommendations to enhance business processes and identify opportunities to improve operational efficiencies

Influencer/Collaborator:

  • Work with account management, sales, retail planning and leadership to generate a consensus demand plan

  • Assist in development of annual plans and reconcile them with demand plans. Communicate any gaps between the plans

  • Influence and collaborate with key partners in sales and finance to address input gaps as identified by forecast error review and other means

  • Track and convert relevant information to share with team

  • Ensure that the demand forecast is shared/received in the format, level of detail and timing required by all customers and supply chain partners, with documented assumptions

Innovator/Decision Maker:

  • Work with various cross-functional teams on projects such as new product launches, line extensions and product discontinuations. Demonstrate sound business decision making aligned with company goals.

  • Assist in managing the business at a point of sale and balancing the needs of generating sales volume and maintaining profitability

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

Experience: Minimum 3-5 years of related planning and/or forecasting experience

Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Skills:

  • Strong business judgment and planning skills

  • Strong Retail and/or commercial acumen - concepts such as promotion, sell-through, margin, distribution mechanics, velocity, seasonality

  • JDA Demand Planning in a consumer goods or fashion industry highly desirable

  • Prior experience working with Amazon and in depth understanding of how their business operates is highly desired

  • Strong relationship management and collaboration skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal

  • Highly self-motivated, detail oriented individual

  • A team player with the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and maintain accuracy in all work

  • Highly proficient in MS Excel – ability to use advanced formulas and pivot tables

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PVH Corp. or its subsidiary ("PVH") is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications, consistent with applicable law and without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, PVH also has a strong corporate commitment to inclusion, diversity and to ensuring that all current and future PVH associates are compensated solely on job-related factors such as skill, ability, educational background, work quality, experience and potential. To achieve these goals, across the United States and its territories, PVH prohibits any PVH employee, agent or representative from requesting or otherwise considering any job applicant’s current or prior wages, salary or other compensation information in connection with the hiring process. Accordingly, applicants are asked not to disclose this salary history information to PVH

DIVERSITY & EQUAL OPPORTUNITY We are committed to recruiting, training and providing career advancement to all associates regardless of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, or social or ethnic origin. Diversity in the workplace is encouraged. Bigotry, racism and any form of harassment or discrimination is not tolerated.

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