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Merchandise Planner

knix · 30+ days ago
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Knix is a direct to consumer intimate apparel brand that is re-inventing intimates for real life. Through our innovative products and our engaged community, we are empowering people everywhere to be unapologetically free. Launched in 2013, we are one of the fastest growing companies in Canada and globally recognized as an innovator within the apparel space.

The Merchandise Planner is responsible for pre-season and in-season forecasting,  open-to-buy management, reporting and analysis, inventory management, and performance reporting for defined classifications. This role reports to the Senior Director, Planning & Allocations and will partner closely with Merchandising, Product, Sourcing & Logistics, Finance and Brand Marketing.  The Merchandise Planner will help drive the team’s success by providing insight and recommendations to optimize inventory & category performance across e-commerce and retail to achieve financial and consumer strategies.

The Opportunity

  • Develop sales projections, build merchandise plan by class and subclass  & inventory flow for defined categories in support of Knix’s merchandising, marketing, and financial objectives
  • Own Inventory Management, including OTB, ladder plans, pre-season and in-season forecasting.
  • Lead merchandise planning for e-commerce & retail channels by taking a nuanced approach to each channel
  • Analyze current trends and historical data to identify risks and opportunities and recommend strategies to achieve category targets
  • Co-manage seasonal hind-sighting with merchandising to inform the future direction
  • Partner cross-functionally to drive effective in-season decisions to drive sales, margin, and optimize inventory
  • Manage reporting and monitoring trends to inform decision-making for key stakeholders proactively
  • Optimize the way tools work based on new systems or integrations and create best practices that are scalableLook beyond the everyday business to find opportunities to maximize sales.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience managing an OTB, inventory turn, margin and SKU efficiency 
  • Applying financial & business acumen to provide actionable insights in a retail & e-commerce environment  
  • Minimum 3 years of merchandise planning experience including experience in an OMNI environment.
  • A combination of experience in merchandise financial planning and demand planning 
  • Experience in analyzing sales and profitability to ensure targets are met or exceeded while also identifying opportunities for the business
  • Analytical skills to support problem-solving and decision-making 
  • Partnership mentality and the ability to work collaboratively with key stakeholders & cross-functional teams
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, merchandising, or related field preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills are required; experience with planning software is an asset

About You

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills
  • Able to synthesize data and develop recommendations to drive business decisions
  • Detail-oriented with strong planning & organizational skills
  • Flexible and able to perform in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • Able to build collaborative relationships with key cross-functional partners
  • Above all, you’re proactive, positive, and inspired by Knix and our mission!
  • Above all, you’re proactive, positive and inspired by Knix or KT by Knix and our mission!
How we Hire

Our people are what make Knix, Knix! Our people are passionate and have a strong belief in our mission. Our people are naturally curious and ambitious by nature. Employees feel respected and supported at Knix. We take an inclusive and equitable approach offering the same interview experience to every candidate we meet with. Knix is an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate everyone and their intersecting identities. We know and believe that diverse and inclusive teams empower us to make better decisions and inspire innovation so that we can better serve our customers and community. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please don’t hesitate to reach out! We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds and perspectives to apply.

Last updated on Mar 18, 2024

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