What This Position is All About:
Planner, Corporate Planning is responsible for meeting or exceeding sales and
profit objectives for the business unit, working in partnership with
Merchandise Planning Leadership, Divisional Merchandise Managers, and
Planners. The responsibility includes partnering with the Corporate Planning
leadership to establish seasonal planning targets and by door plans. The
Planner, Corporate Planning will also assist in the open to buy process across
Saks OFF 5TH team, in addition to managing multiple ad hoc projects related to
overall business unit planning strategies. This role requires strong
partnerships with our Corporate Finance, Strategy, Digital, Tech, and Saks OFF
5TH Store teams.
Who Are You:
- A natural
problem-solver, who is also analytical and creative
- You understand the
value of being proactive and solution-oriented
- You have a can-do
You Also Have:
- Bachelor's Degree
- 3-5+ years in buying,
planning or allocation capacity, Off-Price retail experience a plus
- Strong business and
financial analysis skills
- Strong cost math
acumen, including elements of markup, margin planning, open to buy, inventory
productivity measures (WOS, Turn, GMROI)
- Strong communication
and presentation skills; extensive exposure to senior management
- Excellent computer
skills including MS Word and Excel
managerial and leadership skills
As The Corporate Planner, you will:
in developing sales, GP and inventory targets for the business unit and major
store sales and gross profit plans with store partners. Create by day sales
plans. Updates the monthly sales, gross profit and inventory forecast and
reviews it with Finance.
the planning team in recommending potential systems and process enhancements
relating to planning and open to buy. Create and participates in ensuring
adherence to the company's planning calendar and presentations to support the
communication of plans.
significant analysis to support seasonal planning decisions and directions,
inventory aging, full priced and markdown selling and gross margin, transfers,
new and closed stores.
as the key liaison between Planning and Finance to provide forecasts and
effectiveness of Marketing and event offers for company-wide promotions.
closely with Planning teams to identify opportunities and drive business
and analyzes customer traffic trends to identify risks and opportunities.
and communicates divisional OTB monthly trends and direction to Planning
teams. Reviews and participates in the monthly OTB (forecast sales and
inventories) Reviews inventory productivity (WOS, Turn) and recommends
adjustments to business trends.
actual to planned receipt performance. Reviews performance via the monthly
in the development of and reviews age of inventory/ exit strategies.
markdown projections and vendor allowance projections.
all pertinent factors (MU, MD's, VA, etc.) relating to profitability. Manages
the process including meeting plans, reporting and analysis, and reviews
process with SVP of Planning and GMM's.
- Key liaison between Planning and the Finance
team. Provides insight into business unit data and reporting. Forecasts and
tracks success of newly implemented projects/initiatives, opportunity areas
and potential liabilities.
- Support Planning projects through the
development of action focused solutions based on analysis.
- Presents findings and
proposed actions to cross functional team members and business leaders.
Your Life and Career at HBC:
- Be part of a
world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an
- 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
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.