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 - Vans

Job level Middle
Work exp Minimum 3 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 - Others
Job function Merchandising / Purchasing > Merchandising - Footwear / Handbag / Accessories
Merchandising / Purchasing > Merchandising - Garment / Apparel
Published On 04/11/2019

Responsibilities

The Retail Planner is responsible for:

  • Supporting the Retail Planning Lead in developing the top-down, merchandise financial plan.
  • Developing the bottom-up merchandise financial plan and store spread for a product category(s).
  • Completing assortment analytics as inputs to the development of seasonal category strategies and assortment plans developed by Retail Buying.
  • Analyzing and creating seasonal size curves.
  • Developing the seasonal product flow plan, with support from the Retail Analyst team.
  • Identifying the in-season open to buy actions required to meet plans, setting and facilitating pre-forecasting meetings, etc.
  • Recommending and reviewing markdown and promotion opportunities.
  • Achieving the key performance metrics for a product category(s).
  • Consistently monitoring the business through analytics and identifying actions to achieve the key performance metrics.
  • Understanding the key connectivity and interactions required for all business process steps.

The Retail Planner will partner with the Retail Buyer by:

  • Sharing consumer and industry trends and insights.
  • Supporting the Visual Merchandising team on space planning.
  • Reviewing production order adjustments as needed (along with Operations Forecasting & Planning)
  • Participating in buy meetings.

The Retail Planner may be required to:

  • Participate in store visits (internal) and competitor market visits (external) to understand retail trends and consumer needs.
  • As requested, support Retail Planning Coordinators in their development of process knowledge and skills through coaching and job assistance.

 

Requirements

  • At least 3 years with relevant experience in Retail industry
  • Degree holder or above
  • Strong analytical skills and attention-to-detail
  • Ability to analyze and interpret a high amount of data and identify the implications and required actions
  • Strong problem-solving skills and an ability to identify actions and make decisions to resolve issues with a sense of urgency
  • Advanced working knowledge in MS Excel
  • Advanced skills in numerical and quantitative analysis
  • Retail and product knowledge in the key markets within Asia
  • Ability to identify fashion trends
  • Strong organization and planning skills; ability to deliver results to a process and timeline
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to turn data and analytics into information to inform and influence decision-making
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration with cross functional teams
  • Ability to interact and communicate with all levels of employees
  • Experience in SAP and retail planning software preferred
  • Flexibility to changing trends, business process and systems

 

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 on company website".

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.