13 Nov
Victoria's Secret
Ohio, Columbus

Job Duties

» Function as leader on the team in respect to on-boarding, establishing best practices.

» Assume a coordination role for categories of business beyond their assigned area of responsibility.

» Empowered to make independent decisions while also balancing input from cross-functional team members

» Analyze business performance and make recommendations that will maximize sales and profitability & mitigate risk

» Partner with merchants on seasonal strategy

» Forward planning – highlight risks and opportunities based on fact based assortment analytics.

» Support creation of financial decks with commentary for key business meetings (i.e. MPC, Buy Review and Hindsight)

» Improve capabilities around analytics, conclusions, recommendations, to assist in driving key milestone meetings to conclusion with improved communication and influence

» Manage greige/fabric positioning and liability in conjunction with Production

» Maintain and take accountability for delegated tasks

Value Add:

» Leverage experience in role to mentor and assist Assoc/Merch Planners in thought process and planning methodologies

» Assist Management with special projects and initiatives

» Participate in higher level meetings-MMM, MPC, Buy Review

» Build and evolve R&R/speed calendars applicable to category

» Leader/shadow for the floor (build organizational influence

Adapts to situational demands, flexible
Strong organizational skills, multi tasked oriented
Strong analytical skills
Proficient in Excel and Microstrategy
Attention to detail, accuracy, disciplined to check work
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Communicate to all levels with a clear, concise point of view, both verbally and in writing
Strong Presentation skills
Assess and identify risks and opportunities
Dedicated, self motivated
Ability to motivate people

Bachelor’s Degree, in Business, Finance, Operations or Statistics. Advanced degree in quantitative analysis, finance or business administration preferred.
5-7 years of retail merchandise planning; inventory management; financial planning or financial analysis experience
Direct planning experience is a plus.
Very strong numbers aptitude (statistical/accounting experience/analysis experience)
Proficient with forecasting methodologies and statistical modeling
Strong communication and presentation skills: concisely presents complex information/recommendations in terms meaningful to various audiences
Ability to advance to high levels of computer literacy; exposure to relevant planning, finance, analytical, data management systems Systems used: Unit Flow Demand Projection System; Microsoft Office Suite; Excel Add-In; Microstrategy and Essbase
Analytical thinker – problem solver
Management experience a plus

REPORTS TO: Merchandise Planning Manager; Director or AVP

STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES: May have an Associate Planner as a Direct Report

LOCATION/TRAVEL: Based in Columbus with travel as needed to our New York Office.

An equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment because of an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected category recognized by state, federal or local laws. We only hire individuals authorized for employment in the United States