The goal of this Planning function is to set up all relevant processes and drive the business (Revenue, EBIT) through strategic merchandise planning, controlled inventory management, actionable reporting and insightful commercial analysis. We achieve this by creating a world class, digitally enabled integrated end to end planning team, which is commercial, connects well cross functionally and delivers efficient merchandise processes.
The VP planning North America will provide leadership and direction for Merchandise Planning and Merchandise Allocation. From a Merchandise Planning perspective, this role is responsible for the pre-season and in-season financial planning of the business throughout the product hierarchy, ensuring that Regional plans and execution, maximize opportunity, manage risk, and support Merchandising initiatives. This role is responsible for all aspects of Retail (Digital, Stores), Outlet and Wholesale Inventory Management through the Regional Open to Buy, ensuring that Sales are driven at the same time as Inventory is efficiently managed through industry standard metrics of Turn, WOC, and GMROI. From an Allocation perspective, this role must lead the in-season execution of product flow, in store delivery, and replenishment. In doing so, sales will be maximized and store level inventories managed in-season and from season to season.