Wholesale Planner

Location: Marina del Rey, CA

Department: Corporate/Planning

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION

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.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

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

REQUIRED SKILLS, COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE

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

Education

  • B.A. or B.S.

JAMES PERSE

James Perse Enterprises, Inc. has successfully introduced its unique take on the Southern California lifestyle to the world. With visionary focus, Perse has expanded the company to include James Perse Standard, James Perse Los Angeles, James Perse Home and James Perse Malibu, each line defined by premium fabrics and Perse's signature designs. James Perse Enterprises, Inc. enters its second decade with the perfect basis for continued global expansion - absolute dedication to its swiftly growing, intensely loyal clientele. At James Perse Enterprises, Inc. we set superior standards for our products and our employees. We seek talented people with diverse backgrounds and experiences who would be assets to our brand. We are seeking responsible, committed, and highly energetic retail professionals with a developed sense of contemporary style and exceptional customer service.

James Perse offers a competitive compensation package. Full-time positions are eligible for Company sponsored benefits. 

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