Merchandise Planner

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As a key member of the Merchandising and Operations team, the Merchandise Planner will develop, communicate and execute the financial and assortment plans of Tecovas. This person will be a key contributor in Pre-Season and In-Season demand planning, while providing data driven recommendations to generate revenue. The Merchandise Planner is naturally curious, comfortable working with complex data and energized by having a direct impact on growth.

Key Responsibilities:

Pre-Season

  • Build Department and Class level plans to support the sales, margin and inventory goals on an annual basis.
  • Own bi-annual Hindsight analysis for category and present findings to senior management.
  • Recommend assortment mix across legacy and new product offerings based on sales and inventory strategies to Category Manager.
  • Create item level sales and inventory forecasts based on past, present and future performance numbers.
  • Summarize item level forecasts into big ideas, strategies, and themes to be leveraged across Marketing and Retail.
  • Participate as a key business partner in Finance meetings and provide thoughtful insight on revenue and inventory goals. 

In- Season

  • Provide daily and weekly updates on business as it relates to forecast, over or under performance and inventory opportunities.
  • Review and revise sales and inventory forecast by SKU to balance inventory levels against turnover goals.
  • Generate Purchase Order quantities to support in-stock targets and healthy stock to sales ratios while balancing multiple production lead times.
  • Communicate performance results in cross functional meetings with Merchandising, Marketing and Operations based on quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Identify and recommend sales opportunities to Marketing based on inventory ownership.
  • Provide guidance on store assortment and, at times, assist in allocating product to stores at the direction of the Retail Planner.
  • Partner with Supply Chain to understand lead times and bottlenecks as it pertains to delivering on time arrival of purchase orders.

You Will Be Successful If You:

  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment, dynamic, high growth business environment.
  • Demonstrate an ability to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad, diverse group of cross-functional business partners.
  • Strive to make everyone on your team successful.
  • Are an original thinker who can anticipate bottlenecks and provide solutions.
  • Communicate and collaborate with teammates to inspire cooperation and innovation.
  • Are positive, enthusiastic, and love winning.

This role will report directly to the Director of Planning with whom you will work directly on a day-to-day basis, but duties will span cross-functionally and certain projects will support other functional leaders.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is a self-starter, strategic thinker and detail oriented. Other qualifications include: 

  • 3-5 years of experience in Planning and Allocation/Replenishment experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong understanding of retail math
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills  
  • Able to work on multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and set priorities while maintaining flexibility in a fast-paced environment
  • Capable of building data models in Excel from scratch
  • Comfortable making decisions and recommendations rooted in data driven analysis
  • Ability to work with limited resources and collaborate cross functionally

Full Time Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Equity grant
  • 99% health and 100% dental & vision insurance premium coverage for employee and dependents
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Tecovas Team Gift Card!

About Us:

Tecovas is the first direct-to-consumer western brand and was founded with the simple goal of making the world’s best western boots, apparel, and leather goods - and selling them at a fair price. Our passion for offering incredible customer experiences runs through the culture of our team - and we’re committed to making Tecovas an incredible place to work!

We’re growing - and hiring passionate, humble, positive, and talented people determined to help us to continue to grow. If you’re looking to be part of a brand revolutionizing a category and welcoming first-time boot buyers and western enthusiasts alike, look no further.

Important note: We take hiring very seriously. Interviewing at Tecovas may include phone calls, on-site interviews, and on-the-job mock cases. We are unable to follow-up with each and every applicant, but we do our best to run a thorough process for ca

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