Associate Planners plan, forecast, and analyze the business at a department level for multiple channels (Rue, Gilt, Marketplace). Working closely with the Sr. Planner to ensure the category vision is executed for each channel through numbers.
Purpose and Scope:
The Associate Planner works with the Sr. Planner, on sales, margin and inventory plans in order to optimize revenue, profits, inventory efficiency, and the future growth of all channels. Qualifying individuals should be highly motivated for advancement, inquisitive, and possess developed analytical, communication and teamwork skills that will enable them to work effectively cross-departmentally with the Planning, Programming, Merchandising, Warehouse, and Tech teams.
Work with Sr. Planners, Planning Analyst and Merchandising team to develop and execute plans and forecasts at category level. Help create and manage preseason budget and in season open to buy forecasts. Create assortment plans and buying guides to aid the merchants with suggested styles and depth as well as ideal size scale for category. Responsible for managing inventory to ensure profitability of the category. Maintain and develop weekly, monthly, and seasonal reports. Perform ad hoc analysis as needed.
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in Business or another quantitative field preferred
- 2+ years in a retail environment
- Demonstrated planning and analytical skills
- Expert Excel skills
- Planning system and business Intelligence tool experience a plus
- Advanced organization and communication skills
- Process oriented
- Experience working in a team environment
- Ability to juggle priorities in a fast-paced environment
- Experience with preseason budgets and in season open to buy forecasts
Rue Gilt Groupe is the premier off-price e-commerce portfolio company, connecting more than 20 million members with coveted designers at an exceptional value. Two complementary brands, Rue La La and Gilt, utilize world-class merchandising, technology and marketing to strategically support our brand partners and inspire members daily. Our approach to retail brings excitement to online shopping and the best-in-class experience that today's customers demand.
This Company is an equal opportunity employer, and selects individuals best matched for the job based upon job-related qualifications regardless of race, religion, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status or any other status or characteristic protected by law.