Director, Planning & Allocations

at lululemon athletica (view profile)
Location Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted February 26, 2021
Category Planner
Job Type Full-time

Description

Director, Planning & Allocations

Posted: lululemon athletica

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Language: English

Start Date of Employment (Approx.): As soon as possible

Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree

Positions Available: 1

NOC Group: 0113

Job Location(s)
1818 Cornwall Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6J 1C7 Canada

Job Description

lululemon athletica
Founded in 1998 in beautiful Vancouver, BC lululemon athletica creates components to live longer, healthier more fun lives.

A day in the life of Director, Planning & Allocations

· Develop, communicate and execute merchandise financial plans and strategies that support the merchandising, marketing and financial objectives of the brand

· Drive financial results that maximize sales, inventory and bottom line profitability

· Direct the development of pre-season sales, gross margin and inventory plans that support product strategies

· Prepare and participate in Merchandise Review meetings

· Oversee the development, analysis, and revision of category assortment plans for sales, margin realization, inventory and profit (tops down and bottoms up).

· Direct the financial success of the brand by meeting sales, comp, gross margin, maintained margin and inventory turn goals

· Recommend seasonal merchandise flow strategies that maximize sales, profitability and customer expectations

· Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities to business and recommend strategies to achieve financial goals; conduct hindsight analysis to incorporate learnings into current and future plans

· Direct the partnership between planning and merchandising to develop and approve category assortment plans for season and analyze product history and current trends

· Represents business priorities with support organizations (Logistics, Finance, Merchandising)

· Recruits and develops a high performance team including organization design, formal and informal training/coaching, leadership development and performance management.

· Provide support to Merchandising to actively manage product assortment throughout season (inventory, MDs, etc.)

· Participates in cross-functional initiatives to develop processes and systems to support the planning activities necessary to support the brand.

The finer print:

· College certificate or University degree is required

· 7+ years merchandise planning experience in the apparel industry for a vertical/global retailer

· 4+ years experience managing three or more direct reports

· Previous experience with merchandise and planning systems.

· Expert knowledge of Excel is required.

· Excellent team player as well as the ability to work independently.

· Effective communication skills (written & verbal)

· Extremely organized, thorough and able to prioritize

· Detail oriented

*Comprehensive benefits package including extended medical, dental, disability, & RRSP matching and performance based bonus available. We offer a competitive salary based on experience and support in relocation costs for qualified candidates not residing in Vancouver. The employee is eligible for performance based salary increases & bonuses

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