Kellwood

  • Sr. Planner/Buyer, LA

    Job Location US-CA-Los Angeles
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Luxe yarns and a minimalist aesthetic have defined the Vince heritage since the brand’s inception in 2002. Designed in California and crafted using innovative fabrications and techniques, Vince infuses urban utility and modern sensibility into signature, luxury fundamentals. From its edited core collection of ultra-soft cashmere knits and cotton tees, Vince has evolved into a global lifestyle brand and destination for both women’s and men’s apparel and accessories. Vince is headquartered in New York City and operates 41 full-price retail locations, 14 outlet stores and its e-commerce site, vince.com.

     

    Vince is searching for talent to contribute to the future development of the brand who have passion, creativity, and an entrepreneurial spirit. As a company, we are committed to offering our employees a challenging and rewarding work environment, opportunities for growth and development, a customer focused culture, a community to “give-back”, and competitive pay and benefits.

     

    Organizational Structure:

     

    This Sr. Planner/Buyer reports into the Sr. Manager, Planning and Allocation.

    Responsibilities

    • Establish annual/seasonal classification level receipt budget by month
    • Develop SKU plans by class
    • Outlet MFO (Made for Outlet) vs. NON MFO inventory flow forecast
    • Creation of SKU plans for MFO (Made for Outlet) and retail
    • Ecom capacity planning
    • Create seasonal, monthly, and weekly plans
    • Forecast sales, inventory, and gross margin
    • Create both monthly and daily bonus plans
    • Create promotional plans and inventory targets
    • Monitor performance to achieve pre-season and in-season targets
    • Manage and update monthly OTB (Open to Buy)
    • Manage and update replenishment style sales and on-order forecast bi-monthly
    • Recap business by classification and by store
    • Markdown vs. Full Price sales and inventory forecasting
    • Weekly reporting for E-commerce and outlets
    • E-commerce and outlet hindsighting and historical sales data
    • Assist in automating reporting process
    • Oversee all facets of buying, planning, and merchant strategy for the Outlet business channel
    • Manage all cross-functional relationships pertaining to the Outlet channel

     

    Business Management Responsibilities:

    • Represent the Outlet business in all management meetings, report on all business activities to ensure growth and performance of the Outlet business
    • Store Communication:
      • Partner continuously with Area Managers and District Managers to react to weekly business needs, and to adjust promotions and store communication to drive sales and margin
    • Marketing:
      • Partner with Marketing and Creative team to revamp Outlet marketing strategy
      • Facilitate New Signage Rollout
      • Partner with Marketing to create weekly email cadence

    Buying Responsibilities:

    • Partner with merchandising to create MFO assortment
    • Place MFO buys to marry back to Full Price drop-down
    • Manage weekly promotional cadence and markdown strategy, to maximize gross margin and sales
    • Leverage MFO and ATS reorder opportunities to fully exploit sales opportunity
    • Partner with allocation to approve initial allocations, as well as weekly replenishment flow

    Qualifications

    • Must have at least five (5+) years in planning
    • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree
    • Computer Literate-Advanced Excel Skills
    • Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills
    • Ability to thrive in entrepreneurial environment
    • E-commerce background preferred but not required 

    Compensation

     

    The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive compensation package which may include short and/or long term incentives, clothing allowance, and merchandise discount, in addition to base salary and full health and welfare benefits. 

     

    Vince strives to maintain a diverse workplace and does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.

     

    Vince is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V

     

     

     

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