Wholesale Planner

Location: Marina del Rey, CA

Department: Corporate/Planning

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced


James Perse is seeking a Wholesale Planner who can develop, execute, and communicate allocation plans, financial assortments, and strategies that support the financial objectives of the Wholesale division.


Inventory Management and Planning

  • Develops and manages Open to Buy plans for each major account while working directly with Senior Director of Planning and VP of Global Wholesale Sales to analyze targeted sales, margin, markdowns/ups, receipts, and inventory levels
  • Monitors expenditures (e.g., RA’s, advertising requests, markdown assistance requests), if any, to ensure compliance with approved budget guidelines
  • Provides pre-season, in-season and hindsight data to the Sales team to achieve seasonal and annual sales, profit, and inventory management objectives for assigned accounts
  •  Reviews buy activity and follows-up to ensure PFD, Chase, Replenishment (QR), Immediates and Excess & Obsolete opportunities are maximized 
  • Partners with Sales, Product Development, Production, Merchandising, and Planning to build wholesale seasonal assortment plans
  • Uses historical and current trend data, store reports, and cross-functional feedback to produce sku and fabric projections
  • Responsible for weekly recaps & ad hoc reporting which call out risks and opportunities as it relates to achieving sales & margin plans

 Shipping / Allocation

  • Meets with production team weekly to review product tracking, re-orders, chase business and address any calendar issues
  • Works closely with warehouse and logistics to ensure all products are received and shipped within the cancel date
  • Partners with credit and distribution departments to manage order shipments and any carryovers

 Team Meetings/Communication

  • Participates in internal sales management and production meetings by communicating sales, receipt, return and inventory plans vs actual on a weekly/monthly basis
  • Key point of contact for customer planning departments, managing information flow and updating forecasts and production pipeline as necessary


Skills / Competencies

  • Extremely organized, with strong attention to detail
  • Communicates effectively and professionally
  • Proven collaboration and team building skills
  • A high analytical aptitude
  • Expert level knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to multi-task, problem-solve, and react to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment

Work Experience

  • 4+ years wholesale or retail planning experience, minimum 2 years in a wholesale apparel capacity


  • B.A. or B.S.

In your cover letter, please explain your interest in James Perse and what skills and experiences you foresee applying to our business.  

JAMES PERSE was founded over 20 years ago in Los Angeles, California by its eponymous designer. James’ signature design philosophy and aesthetic – the pairing of elegance and sophistication with simplicity and comfort – is borne from his passion for minimalist architecture and (as a Los Angeles native) his intimate familiarity with west coast indoor / outdoor living and the casual clothing inspired by it. This approach has been applied to each step in developing the JAMES PERSE brand, which has become synonymous with Southern California life and style.

At the Company’s inception, James’ mission was to bring an elevated look and feel to unique baseball caps and basic tees. Two decades later, the Company has expanded to producing full lines of its famously soft and meticulously constructed modern classics for men and women, as well as home furnishings, accessories, and limited edition goods.  Our collections are sold in over 40 JAMES PERSE boutiques, as well as in fine department and specialty stores around the world.

Our employees are smart, creative, passionate, and service-driven individuals who meet the same superior standards we set for our products. We embrace talented people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, and support policies and practices that prohibit discrimination against any person because of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

JAMES PERSE offers competitive benefits packages, including health, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, an employee assistance program, paid vacation, paid sick time, a retirement savings plan with company match, and a generous employee discount.

To view and learn more about our open positions visit: http://jamesperse.applytojob.com/apply/

We appreciate your interest in our company and look forward to hearing from you.

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