Merchandise Planner
Sephora USA Inc - San Francisco, CA

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Position:
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Create pre-season Brand Budget Plans partnering with Inventory Directors, Merchants, and Vendors
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Develop New Brand strategies, projected sales, inventory by sku needs, and order flow set ups for launch timeframe
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Own newness/launch hindsight, sales projections and buys to support all merchandising and promo strategies, partnering with Merchandising team & Vendors
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Own accurate monthly in season OTB sales, gm%, receipt, and inventory adjustment projections
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Reconcile OTB Sales and Receipt projections to Replenishment/Demand Planning system forecasts
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Present and lead monthly cross-functional OTB meeting
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Manage Vendor set up, forecasts, seasonal profiles, and order approval to achieve financial goals and objectives
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Validate productive assortment by analysis and recommendations of presentation, items to discontinue, and items to develop, within new productivity guidelines & Merchandising Team
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Analyze and validate sales and inventory needs for Key Initiatives, Animations and promos
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Develop liquidation strategy on exit brands/collections or overstock
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Communicate weekly to team on actions taken on top volume out of stocks
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Partner and drive allocation strategy that supports inventory merchandise strategy for newness, animation and events/promos
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Partner with Distribution Analyst on Total Store Inventory need
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Consistent communication with vendors in regards to sales performance, in stocks, and outstanding issues
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Provide OTB and basic forecast to vendors to gain targeted vendor fill rate
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Report updated business trends and stock continuity weekly
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Conduct Newness hindsight and key initiatives analysis on a season basis
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Additional projects as required
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Partner with Merchandise Planning Assistant to prioritize newness orders, elevate and communicate delays in key launches
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Foster a work environment that embodies the Sephora values
Profile:
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2-5 years of Planning experience
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College degree or equivalent experience
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Excellent technical skills – MS Office (specifically Excel, Word)
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Strong numbers aptitude; able to compile statistical reports
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Problem solving and analytical skills
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Strong organizational and time management skills; able to handle multiple priorities
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Strong verbal and written communication skills
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Flexible team player
CORE COMPETENCIES:
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Negotiating, Informing, Political Savvy, Timely Decision Making, Dealing with Paradox

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Shopping for cosmetics at Sephora is meant to be a hands-on experience. Through more than 280 stand-alone stores in North America...