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The Estee Lauder Companies Senior Manager, North America Retail Planning & Replenishment in New York, New York

Senior Manager, North America Retail Planning & Replenishment

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies

Description

Overview

The NA Retail Planning Senior Manager is an exciting opportunity for a highly collaborative, analytical, and entrepreneurial individual. This person will analytically and strategically support all store planning efforts for both MAC North America Freestanding Stores with particular focus on management and execution of optimal deployment of inventory. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): timely allocation of saleable and non-saleable products, new store assortment and obsolescence planning, field communications and contact, inventory analysis and order processing.

This role will be highly collaborative; working across functional teams including (but not limited to) supply chain, marketing, retail and DC operations, demand planning, information technology. The goal of the role is to ensure optimal deployment of excess and returns inventory at stores to drive sales while reducing excess at DCs.

What We Offer

· Free Product Allowance & Employee Discounts

· Tuition Reimbursement & Student Loan Contributions

· Generous Parental Leave (20 weeks)

· Flexible Summer Friday options

· Benefits eligibility on day 1

Competitive 401k company match & a company-funded retirement growth account

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Allocation, Replenishment & Order Execution 30%

· Develop and assess allocation strategies and order execution required to achieve store operational sales targets for all sellable and non-sellable product

· Monitor all store inventory position in relation to sales trends, including key selling periods like Holiday

· Support exceptional planning to support target WOS

· Forecast and replenish key hero products in alignment with penetration targets

· Maintain assortment plans and routine replenishment for employee stores

· Develop brand and category assortment plans for new store launch orders

· Partner with marketing to support promotional plans with timely order execution

FSS Inventory Management & Order Execution/Replenishment 25%

· Weekly review/analysis of service levels, investigate as required to determine root cause and recommend solutions

· Manage replenishment parameters for Aveda and support replenishment optimization

· Perform ad hoc Sales & Inventory analysis

· Develop and assess allocation strategies and order execution required to achieve store operational sales targets for all sellable and non-sellable product

· Monitor all store inventory position in relation to sales trends, including key selling periods like Holiday

· Forecast and replenish key hero products in alignment with penetration targets

· Maintain assortment plans and routine replenishment for employee stores

· Develop and execute assortment and allocation strategies to support sales targets and visual merchandising requirements

· Develop brand and category assortment plans for new store launch orders

Forecasting & Reconciliation 20%

· Process owner for forecasting and reconciliation across FSS branded teams and Demand Planning ensuring alignment with Brand LE vs FSS trend

· Work closely with Marketing & Demand Planning to ensure FSS sales forecasts are aligned with promotions

· Quarterly category review (internal and with brand leadership) ensure forecast trend and mob are aligned

· Quarterly WFA review and improvements (Basic Launch)

· Manage launch item forecasting and replenishment

· Review forecast exceptions: by category, franchise, hero, SKU, country

· Drive monthly collaboration meetings with the brand and cross functional teams to ensure correct sales drivers

· Drive quarterly update meetings with branded General Manager

· Present at corporate meetings on FSS inventory position, key initiatives, etc.

· Drive seasonal Planning meetings with brand team

Operations 10%

· Work with the DCs to project workflow planning and timely execution of orders

· Coordinate movement of exceptional collections from FSS to CCS (for example MAC licensing product)

· Support annual physical inventory and monthly cycle counts

· Identify opportunities to enhance systems and processes to optimize results and partner with GIS to execute

Reporting & Analytics 10%

· Highlight opportunities for sales penetration and partner with supply chain for release of excess inventory

· Develop and maintain routine end of lifecycle management for store and DC inventory

· Recommendations for assortment edits

· Communicate & organize SRP /SKU edits, timing of disco and RTV requirements due to new season's assortment

Continuous Process & System Improvements 5%

· Drive internal system and process improvements to drive the business more effectively

· Work with the business to ensure history is cleansed and the correct data are captured

· Drive cross functional process improvements related to EC inventory, sales forecasting

· System testing for JustEnough and Qlikview enhancements / issues as required

Qualifications

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in retail planning

  • Self-starter and ability to work independently

  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills; ability to quickly re-prioritize while still meeting deadlines

  • Ability to analyze and review large amount of data in Excel or MS Access

  • Collaboration across functional and regional teams

  • Ability to succinctly summarize analysis results and recommend solutions for optimizing systems and processes

  • Strong math and analytical skills

  • Strong understanding of allocation and replenishment systems and parameters (safety stock, lead time,review cycle, etc.)

  • Strong communication skills

  • Knowledge of inventory models and metrics

  • Deep understanding of retail planning and inventory management needs

  • Prior experience using forecasting and replenishment systems such as JDA, JustEnough, SAP, I2

Understanding of retail store operations and planning processes

The anticipated base salary range for this position is $96,500 to $159,000. Exact salary depends on several

factors such as experience, skills, education, and budget. Salary range may vary based on

geographic location. In addition to base salary, this position is eligible for participation in a

highly competitive bonus program with possibility for overachievement based on performance

and company results.

In addition, The Estée Lauder Companies offers a variety of benefits to eligible employees,

including health insurance coverage, wellness and family support programs, life and disability

insurance, retirement savings plans, paid leave programs, education-related programs, paid

holidays and vacation time, and many others. Many of these benefits are subsidized or fully paid

for by the company.

Job: Supply Chain - Corporate

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-New York

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Job Number: 240121

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is Company's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. The Company will endeavor to provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with the law to otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability and to employees and prospective employees with needs related to their religious observance or practices. Should you wish to apply for this position or any other position with the Company and you believe you require assistance to complete an application or participate in an interview, please contact USApplicantAccommodations@Estee.com

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