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The Donna Karan Company LLC Senior Planner in New York, New York

GIII Apparel Group is a leading manufacturer and distributor of apparel and accessories under licensed brands, owned brands and private label brands with an entrepreneurial culture that flows throughout the comprehensive portfolio of over 30 licensed and proprietary brands, including Andrew Marc, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Kenneth Cole, Cole Haan, Tommy Hilfiger, Karl Lagerfeld, Levi's, Dockers, Vince Camuto, Kensie, and G.H. Bass, among others.

GIII also has licenses with the four major professional sports leagues, as well as over 100 U.S. colleges and universities. In addition, G-III currently designs, manufactures and markets an extensive range of apparel, including outerwear, dresses, sportswear, beachwear, women's suits and women's performance wear, as well as luggage and women's handbags, small leather goods and various accessories.

GIII Apparel Group is currently seeking an Omni Planner to join it's retail team based in New York City!

About AM Retail Group

AM Retail Group, a division of G-III Apparel Group consists of DKNY, Karl Lagerfeld Paris, G.H Bass & Co., Andrew Marc & Wilsons Leather. AMRG operates ecommerce websites & over 300 retail store locations across brands.

The Omni Planner develops and drives strategies to maximize sales, profit and optimize inventory with cross-functional teams; serving as the key liaison between Ecommerce Merchandising, Retail Planning, and Finance, to mitigate risks and deliver sustainable profitable growth. This position is responsible for leading the seasonal merchandise planning process which requires analyzing current business trend, market data, historical data, and recommending strategies, course corrections and improvements based on these assessments.

  • Develop, execute, and communicate financial divisional plans, merchandise plans, and strategies to support the merchandising, marketing and financial objectives. Drive financial results that maximize revenue, gross margin, inventory and turn goals and minimize excess inventory.

  • Implement process redesign, rigor and discipline around planning, inventory buying, inventory management and tracking.

  • Collaborate with Retail Planning teams for each brand to align ecommerce and store plans to drive overall retail business

  • Responsible for pre-season forecast and in season management of planning forecasts, all on order, and receipt flow to ensure that available inventory meets open to buy strategy and maximizes cash flow and inventory maximization.

  • Monitor, analyze, and guide all pre and in season buys. Collaborate with Planning teams to drive the Open-to-Buy process across channels to drive efficiency of inventory and overall business performance.

  • Collaborate with brand retail planning and allocation teams to capitalize on inventory and margin opportunities across all channels

  • Drive, analyze and manage markdown and promotional strategy & calendar.

  • Partner with Merchandising in creating strategic plans for product categories.

  • Responsible for delivering assortment plans consistent with merchandise strategies.

  • Responsible for development of key performance indicators, communication of financial results, forecasts and action plans to the business on a weekly basis.

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 2 or more years’ experience in eCommerce Planning

  • 4 or more years’ experience in general Planning

  • Buying experience preferred

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel

  • Detail-oriented, results-driven, highly motivated, and entrepreneurial

  • Ability to multi-task with a high level of excellence

  • Team player with a proactive approach

  • Commitment to meeting tight deadlines

  • Ability to collaborate, negotiate with cross-functional team members

Advertised Job Title: Senior Planner

ID: 2019-7648

External Company Name: Donna Karan Company LLC, The

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Street: 512 7th Avenue