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Free People Merchandise Planning Manager

Company: Free People
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

If you are a job seeker with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, you will find the contact information to request the appropriate accommodation by visiting the following page:Director of Planning and Allocation, Free PeoplePlanning Team, Free PeopleOverviewCreatively lead and manage the Free People planning team to maximize sales and profit by developing sound merchandise plans that support the company's goals for sales, turn, and margin.Responsibilities

  • Working closely with various departments to ensure that corporate initiatives and strategies are accurately reflected in the plan and forecast of sales, inventory, and receipts
  • Clearly communicating, developing, and providing reporting and analysis to highlight important trends and/or support key initiatives
  • Taking trend and merchant direction and interpreting it into a profitable strategy
  • Challenging the status quo
  • Managing, coaching, and developing planning team
  • Motivating/pushing the planning team to maximizing opportunities
  • Managing the OTB and inventory for all divisions; ability to break down the business and find profit driving opportunities
  • Supporting and developing the division through information systems
  • Aiding in the budgeting processQualifications
    • 5+ years experience working in Planning, Allocation, or a related field
    • Experience managing direct reports and/or teamJob Skills
      • Superior financial and analytical skills
      • Results oriented
      • Creative problem solver/ "outside the box" thinker
      • Works well in teamsEducationBachelor's Degree in Fashion, Business, or a related field.LocationHybrid - Philadelphia, PA Urban Outfitters, Inc. celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression), religion, creed, age, physical or mental disability, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, service in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. We believe strongly in fostering a safe, fair and respectful work environment.

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