Job Details

Planner, Men's Tailored Clothing

Location NEW YORK , New York , United States
Category Merchandising
Job Opened September 28th, 2020
Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Number 200002VB
Job Type Full Time

job description

Who Are You:
  • Action-oriented: Not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning. Seizes opportunities more than others. Armed with enough information to make good business decisions quickly.
  • Embracing Ambiguity: Shifts gears comfortably. Can decide and act without having the total picture. Comfortable handling risk and uncertainty.
  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly. Can anticipate future consequences and outcomes accurately
  • Decision Making: Makes decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure
  • Perseverance: Able to push through to closure, even with business challenges or setbacks. Motivates team to maintain focus.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Able to influence internal parties. Navigates healthy push/pull with partners (maintain financial discipline and still have flexibility).
  • Learning on the fly: Able to learn quickly and be open to change. Able to grasp the underlying issue and path to resolution, especially in problem solving. Able to develop own resources. Balances analysis vs gut.
  • Time Management/Priority: Uses time effectively and efficiently. Able to shift priorities as needed and manage multiple competing priorities at the same time. Can attend to a broad scope of activities.
  • Career Ambition/Self-Development: Strong knowledge of self. Able to articulate and utilize strengths, while creating a plan to develop areas of opportunity. Able to size up situations and flex personal style as needed.
  • Curious/Challenges Status Quo: Able to "fail fast, fail cheap". Creative problem solver.
  • Able to operate with speed: Enjoys fast pace. Focused on completion.
  • Effective Leadership: Able to provide quick and clear direction to team with defined priorities. Empowers direct reports. Able to lead teams through ambiguity and change.
You Also Have:
  • Bachelors Degree required
  • 5+ years experience in buying and/or planning
  • Advanced computer skills in Excel required (v-lookups, pivot tables, complex formulas, etc.)
  • Ability to learn technical systems quickly
  • Superb analytic skills required
As The Planner, you will:

Business Acumen:
  • Creates a strategic vision for the business/has broad view of how business works. Uses data to make prudent and effective business decisions. Knowledgeable in key policies, processes, trends, practices. Anticipates business changes and responds quickly and judiciously.
  • Drives in-season opportunities and makes business recommendations at department class/brand level. Accountable for sales and stock by door/channel.
  • Develop, consolidate and communicate a comprehensive assortment pre-season/in-season planning strategy that identifies opportunities and risks at the store cluster/channel level by class and vendor.
  • Recommends order flow and style depth and breadth.
  • Builds allocation strategies focused on store clusters, customer profiles and opportunities by store/channel.
  • Effectively communicates product placement strategies with the Allocation team.
  • Ensures best practices for assortment planning with a focus on store clusters.
  • Business Driver: Acts as an owner/operator. Reacts quickly to business opportunities and takes calculated risks. Demonstrates business agility focused on in-season strategies and processes. Comfortable with ambiguity and able to make effective business decisions.
  • Analytical: Able to synthesize data from all aspects of the business and multiple data points to quickly size risks and opportunities.
  • Recognizes opportunities for improvements and builds processes and tools to support.
Business Pulse:
  • Has a strong sense of current business at any given moment and knows how to change game plan.
  • Evaluate purchase order placement activity and partners with Buying team and reconciling adjustments.
  • Understands nuances of Brick and Mortar vs Digital business and the assortment needs of each.
Strong negotiator:
  • Can be assertive as well as diplomatic. Knows the competition and uses market knowledge.
  • Opportunistic and creative mindset: Knows how to drive opportunities.
Build Partnerships:
  • Partner with Store Ops on store clustering to target growth opportunities.
  • Provide analysis and research to support the creation of the assortment matrix and buy plans.
  • Work with marketing team on promotions/event pricing and forecasts.
  • Collaborate with Digital Planning and Marketing on key initiatives for online business.

Your Life and Career at HBC:

  • Be part of a world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an owner- operator!
  • Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities, from retail to supply chain, to digital or corporate.
  • A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance
  • Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees (including medical, vision and dental).
  • An amazing employee discount  

Thank you for your interest with HBC. We look forward to reviewing your application.

HBC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HBC complies with applicable state and local laws governing non discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence,compensation and training.

HBC welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used. 

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