VF Corporation outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, and Dickies®. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world's largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally...

VF Corporation outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, and Dickies®. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world's largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. VF is committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for its customers and shareholders.

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VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.

Retail Planner - Kipling

Job level Middle
Work exp 3 Years To 5 Years
Education Bachelor Degree
Location
Kwun Tong
Employment type Full Time
Benefits 13-month pay, 5-day week, Dental plan, Flexible working hours, Home office, Insurance plan, Medical plan, Performance bonus
Industry Retail - Fashion / Accessories
Job function Logistics / Transportation > Planning & Analysis
Merchandising / Purchasing > Merchandising - Footwear / Handbag / Accessories
Sales / Business Development / Customer Service > Sales Management
Published On 18/11/2019

Job Summary

This position is responsible for pre-season merchandise financial plans, category and assortment analytics, sizing curves, flow planning, and in-season financial forecasts and promotional/markdown activity.

 

Responsibilities

  • Report to Retail Planning and Allocation Lead
  • Support the Team Lead in developing top-down merchandise financial plan, by-door plan, stock allocation, sales performance analysis
  • Prepare Open-to-Buy and monitor the rolling inventory status
  • Consistently monitor the business and identify actions to achieve the key performance metrics
  • Recommend and review markdown and promotion opportunities
  • Recommend action plan with the objective of maximizing sales potential and sell through
  • Evaluate stock level and sell through by location, recommend and execute stock allocation / stock rebalance / replenishment / transfers
  • Develop the seasonal allocation plan that aligns to the buy and flow strategies provided by Retail Buyer
  • Execute the initial allocation plan – allocating product to the retail stores
  • Monitor store stock levels and sales trends
  • Manage auto-replenishments settings in the SAP system
  • Work with Operations Planning & Forecasting on inventory status issues (overstocks, late deliveries, and short shipments)
  • Trouble shoot and resolve allocation issues in a timely manner
  • Understand the key connectivity and interactions required for all business process steps
  • Participate in store visits (internal) and competitor market visits (external) to understand retail trends and consumer needs analysis.

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or above
  • With 3-5 years of relevant experience in Merchandise Planning / Allocation
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to details
  • Advanced skills in numerical and quantitative analysis, ability to analyze a high amount of data
  • Able to manage deadlines in a fast-growing and dynamic environment
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel
  • Knowledge in building and managing analysis in Power BI and/or Tableau is surely a competitive advantage
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English and Mandarin

 

We offer 5–day work week, competitive salary and fringe benefits to the right candidate. Interested parties are invited to send your full resume with current and expected salary by clicking "Apply Now".

Candidates who are not contacted within 1 month from sending the resume should consider your applications filed for future opportunities. All applications will be treated in strict confidential and used for recruitment purpose only.