Merchandise Planner, Men's
Gilt Groupe Inc - New York, NY

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Gilt Groupe provides access, by invitation only, to men’s and women’s coveted fashion and luxury brands at prices up to 70% off retail. Each sale lasts 36 hours and features hand-selected styles from a single designer. It was founded by an experienced team with proven track records at successful luxury fashion companies. Gilt Groupe is a fully funded company and is currently based in the midtown east neighborhood in New York City.

Forecasting Sales, Gross Margin, and Inventory vs. Plan by Department and by Brand/ Sale

Managing Open-to-Buy by division by department to align inventory with sales expectations

Developing Pre-Season annual, quarterly, and monthly Sales, Margin and Inventory Plans by division by department

Work closely with Buying to establish a concise and executable merchandise plan mix

Make recommendations and execute markdowns with merchandise team

Perform Ad Hoc analysis based on historical performance and product

Support the development, implementation, and execution of new business processes and technology

2+years in a merchandise planning role; management experience a plus

Self-starter, strategic thinker, ambitious in nature, good with people

Strong Problem-Solving and Analytical skills

Intermediate experience with Microsoft Excel

Strong planning and organizational skills with a sense of priority for deadlines and attention to detail

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and recognize and react to changing work demands

Proven ability to manage projects independently and to work as part of a team

Excellent interpersonal skills supporting a team environment

Excellent English communication skills – verbal and written

Excellent time management/ project skills

Comfortable and confident in making effective autonomous (and group) decisions in a timely manner

Goal-oriented with strong ability to stay focused

Strong understanding of merchandising financials and ability to manage profitability