Newell Brands International/Corporate Wholesale Planner, Marmot/ExOfficio - Outdoor and Recreation in Rohnert Park, California
TITLE: International/Corporate Wholesale Planner
LOCATION: Rohnert Park, CA
REPORTS TO: Manager Inventory Planning
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The International/Corporate Wholesale Planner supports the revenue growth in the wholesale business through assortment selection and channel forecasting. The International/Corporate Wholesale Planner will be responsible for developing, communicating and managing merchandise plans/strategies that support the financial and marketing objectives of the company’s wholesale business. In addition, the International/Corporate Wholesale Planner will jointly develop the seasonal business strategy with the Wholesale Director & Manager and communicate product performance and customer purchasing trends to other areas of the company.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support Planning Manager in the development of seasonal business strategies focusing on the international and corporate sales channels.
Partner with international and corporate sales partners to develop financial plans, product assortment, seasonal buy-planning and product delivery timelines.
Position product investments to ensure that smart risks are being taken, basic businesses are protected and financial targets are met.
Participate in strategic projects for process and operational improvements.
Work hand-in-hand with corporate sales team aligning on assortment offered to corporate customers and ensuring proper depth of inventory on-hand.
Work with Planning Manager to develop pre-season style forecasts as well as color, size and shipping profiles by channel and country addressing the various needs of international customer-base.
Analyze and prepare invoice and sales reports for Wholesale, International Distributor and Corporate channels. Understand which product categories are driving the business and identify future opportunities.
Work with International Sales Team and Distributors to understand Global customer demand and generating specialized size curves to support
Attend global sales meetings to receive product downloads and be fully versed in all seasonal products and related strategies.
Understand market data and competitor activities; analyze historical sales performance as well as utilize detailed product filters to edit the global product line in order to meet customer needs and maximize sales.
Participate in seasonal meetings – presenting key categories/items, marketed styles, and top styles by team.
Work with Planning Manager to develop Global assortment plans.
Manage basic operations within the Retail Systems for Outside Vendor.
Utilize planning tools in the creation of Size, Color and shipping profiles by channel.
Visit markets to understand competitive landscape; document pricing and product opportunities.
Analyze and prepare competitive market trend information and customer feedback.
Supervise Others: No
Expected Travel: Up to 10% of the time. Some travel may be international.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain or Operations.
A minimum of three years of professional experience in retail planning, buying and merchandising.
A proven ability to evaluate financial business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results.
Advanced proficiency in MS Excel including a high proficiency in in working with complicated MS Excel models, pivot tables, and macros and the ability to learn technical applications quickly.
The ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results.
Knowledge of levers to pull in order to drive GMROI, inventory turn, GM%, revenue, unit sales, etc.
A proven ability to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions; aware of the impact and implications of decisions on other components of the organization.
The ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data
The ability to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of business partners, across markets, channels and geographies.
Comfortability dealing with ambiguity and can effectively cope with change.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Strong presentation, listening, verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of target customers and product trends.
A sense of humor and passion for what you do.
- Experience with MRP and/or SAP and Business Intelligence software.
About Newell Brands Technical Apparel – a Newell Brands Subsidiary:
Newell Brands Technical Apparel is a globally-recognized designer, developer, marketer and retailer of high-performance technical apparel and equipment with a portfolio of brands that includes Marmot and ExOfficio.
Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL ) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play.
Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.