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Assistant Demand Planner

Location   NEW YORK , New York, United States
Category   Merchandising
Job Opened   03/15/2017
Education   Bachelor's Degree
Job Number   170000XU
Job Type   Full Time

Job Description

Location: New York City


Reporting Relationships: The Assistant Demand Planner reports to the Demand Planner


Company Description


Hudson’s Bay Company is one of the fastest-growing department store retailers in the world.  In North America, HBC’s leading banners include Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gilt, Saks OFF 5TH, Find @ Lord & Taylor, and Home Outfitters. In Europe, HBC’s banners include GALERIA Kaufhof (the largest department store group in Germany), Galeria INNO (Belgium’s only department store group), and Sportarena. At HBC we are a company of adventurers who explore uncharted territory, challenge convention, and work with imagination and fun.  


Major Responsibilities


The Assistant Demand Planner is responsible for assisting with the management of inventory and executing business strategies to maximize sales and profitability.


Role responsibilities include:

·         Oversee and place weekly orders (Replenishment and Hold & Flow)

·         Track replenishment and POs

·         Identify replenishment opportunities and liabilities

·         Assist with the development and implementation of Replenishment and Hold & Flow merchandise strategies

·         Weekly business analysis

·         Research and address all stock concerns, opportunities/liabilities, store call-outs

·         Seasonal review and execution of product matrix by store and publish updated matrix

·         Constant communication with internal and external customers

·         Review and make recommendations as it pertains to RTV’s, vendor fill rate and out-of-stocks

·         Store knowledge: seasonality, renovations, events

·         Implement inventory promo boosts

·         Maintain policies within the Saks Demand Planning System (DCM)

·         Forecast styles for future needs

·         Review department seasonal profiles

·         Assist the Planner in developing sales and receipt projections for plans and OTB

·         Assist with the management of the daily NY receipt flow from the Distribution Center

·         Develop and communicate with Buying Office and vendors style and SKU projections for the upcoming season

Personal Characteristics


The successful candidate should be a respected and proven thought leader in merchandising, and planning, with a quantifiable track record of success in delivering results within a large complex organization.  He/she must have strong business acumen, and the ability to quickly assess a new environment and develop solutions that support the business strategy, critical objectives, and cultural norms. He/she must be creative with a strategic mindset along with the ability to turn concepts into action.  He/she must have strong relationship building and influence skills. This role requires a player/coach mentality, capable of thinking strategically as well as rolling up one’s sleeves and getting into the work.  The successful candidate will be a change agent who is flexible, resilient, and able to thrive in a dynamic, rapid paced environment. He/she will embody a culture of taking smart risks and innovating to win.


Professional Qualifications


·         2+ years’ experience as an Assistant Planner or Assistant Buyer, preferably in a major department store

·         Strong knowledge of and ability to apply retail math concepts including elements of markup, margin planning, open to buy and inventory productivity measures (WOS, T/O, GMROI)

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills

·         Excellent computer skills including MS Word and Excel


Educational Credentials


University of College degree or commensurate retail experience




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