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  • Senior Planner, Wholesale, NY

    Job Location US-NY-New York
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Established in 2002, Vince is a leading global luxury apparel and accessories brand best known for creating elevated yet understated pieces for every day. The collections are inspired by the brand’s California origins and embody a feeling of warm and effortless style. Vince designs uncomplicated yet refined pieces that approach dressing with a sense of ease. 

     

    Known for its range of luxury products, Vince offers women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, and home for a global lifestyle. Vince products are sold in prestige locations worldwide. The Company operates 44 full-price retail stores, 14 outlet stores and its e-commerce site, vince.com. The Company is headquartered in New York and operates a design studio in Los Angeles.

     

    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.

     

    Title

     

    Senior Planner, Wholesale, NY

     

    Position Description

     

    The Senior Planner supports the wholesale/franchise business by providing analysis and guidance on annual and seasonal plans.  The goal of the Planning function is to drive the business (Revenue, EBITDA) through strategic seasonal merchandise planning, controlled inventory management, management of OTB and insightful commercial analysis. 

     

    Organizational Structure

     

    The Senior Planner reports to the VP, Planning & Allocation

    Responsibilities

    • Create, maintain all wholesale reporting including but not limited to: Style Selling, Sales to Stock, Delivery Sell Thru and Weekly Top-line and Shop performance reports. 
    • Set top line revenue targets and provides financial planning guidance by season, market and account.
    • Partner with Sales and Corporate Merchandising to ensure assortment plans are aligned with financial targets
    • Manage retail OTB to profitably plan and grow the retail business. Review OTB on monthly basis for accuracy and validity.  Propose creative ideas to drive sales while maintaining profitability and minimize risks
    • Work closely with Sales and Finance to accurately forecast wholesale revenue, RTV’s, MD’s, and VA impact
    • Responsible for all aspect of replenishment process including:
      • 1) Creating and maintaining sales forecasts by account as well as consolidated view using history, current trend and market conditions
      • 2) Forecast weekly, monthly and annual revenue
    • Develop ad-hoc analytical reports and tools to meet the changing needs of the business
    • Provide support to the sales team and account partners

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree required
    • 2-4 years of experience in planning, buying, wholesale or retail sales
    • Experience in OTB management preferred but not required
    • Excellent retail math
    • Must be an excel master with the ability to build excel models
    • Must be system savvy (EBA, etc.)
    • Strong planning and forecasting, organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Experience with Women’s RTW preferred, but not required
    • Able to manage own priorities and set own work objectives and proactively identify business issues and develop creative solutions
    • Must be a quick learner that is flexible and adaptive to changing priorities

     

    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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