Planner, Designer RTW

Saks Fifth Avenue Rumson, NJ 2019-07-10
Who We Are:
HBC is a diversified global retailer, focused on driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, growing through acquisitions, and unlocking the value of real estate holdings.

Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. Our portfolio today includes formats ranging from luxury to premium department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 480 stores and over 66,000 employees around the world.

Our leading banners across North America and Europe include Hudson�s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH, Galeria Kaufhof, the largest department store group in Germany, and Belgium�s only department store group Galeria INNO.

We have significant investments in real estate joint ventures. HBC has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBC Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany. In Canada, HBC has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.

A truly global corporate citizen, HBC is committed to responsible business practices to bring about positive change, and we work hard to shape a sustainable future for people and the planet. Our philanthropic initiatives help create healthy families, strong communities, and sport excellence in the cities and countries in which we operate around the world, while striving to create innovative programs and resources that provide flexibility for work-life balance in order to maintain a positive working environment.

What This Position Is All About:
The Planner will manage and plan merchandise inventory positions at the store level to drive departmental sales, inventory, profit and turnover objectives. The Planner is responsible for providing in-season financial projections and strategies and identifying risks and opportunities to maximize profits. This role will drive and/or contribute to projects resulting in improved departmental systems and efficiencies.

Who You Are:
  • Excellent communication, presentation, analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Ability to interact and report on business with cross functional teams and across all levels of management.
  • Strong leadership and problem solving skills, adaptability/flexibility and initiative.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
  • Strong negotiation and analytical skills.

You Also Have:
  • 3+ years Merchant experience, Bachelors Degree.
  • Advanced computer skills in Excel required (macros, v-lookups, pivot tables, complex formulas, etc.).

As The Planner, You Will:
  • Own sales and stock by door and make recommendations at department/class level to maximize sales.
  • Partner with store management to identify growth opportunities.
  • Develop, consolidate and communicate a comprehensive pre-season planning strategy that identifies opportunities and risks at the store level.
  • Ensure best practices for assortment planning and make recommendations to support allocation strategies.
  • Provide analysis and research to support the creation of the assortment matrix and buy plans.
  • Evaluate purchase order placement activity as well we the maintenance of and revisions made to purchase orders.
  • Review case pack and order flow recommendations.

Your Life and Career at HBC:
  • Be part of a world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an owner- operator!
  • Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities, from retail to supply chain, to digital or corporate.
  • A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance.
  • Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees (including medical, vision and dental).
  • An amazing employee discount.

Thank you for your interest with HBC. We look forward to reviewing your application.

HBC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HBC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

HBC welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.

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