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Full-time
Minimum USD Salary: 75,000
Maximum USD Salary: 88,000

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Company: Uniqlo

Introduction:

Fast Retailing Co. LTD (FR) is a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under six main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, g.u., Helmut Lang, Princesse tam.tam, Theory and UNIQLO. With global sales in excess of $10.7 billion, FR is the world’s fourth largest apparel retail company, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.

Today UNIQLO has more than 1,140 stores worldwide – seven of which are in the United States. Rapid expansion is targeted for the United States, China & Europe and UNIQLO is poised to enter new markets. With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and changing the world, FR and UNIQLO are dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere.

Position Overview:

We are looking for a Junior Merchandise Planner to join the Merchandise Planning Team. This position is responsible for meeting or exceeding sales and profit objectives working in partnership with E-commerce team and manage multiple ad hoc projects related to overall E-commerce channel planning and strategies.

Job Description:

  • Manage both pre-season and in-season sales plan by sku level weekly, monthly and seasonally
  • Build financial sales, gross margins and inventory plans at a weekly level on a seasonal basis.
  • Provide significant analysis to support seasonal planning decisions and directions, inventory aging, full priced and markdown selling and gross margin, transfers, and sku productivity.
  • Identify opportunities and implement processes to create efficiencies across the department
  • Communicate and partner cross-functionally to inform and support E-commerce business
  • Reviews e-commerce communications and participates in reviewing advertising effectiveness analysis with site team, email team and marketing team.
  • Review key conclusions on style productivity and assortment breadth resulting from performing assortment analytics.
  • Support Planning Projects through the development of action focused solutions based on analysis. Presents findings and proposed actions to cross functional team members and business leaders.
  • Manage workload and schedule to support and meet all deadlines with accuracy
  • Create pricing strategy by item that maximizes sales and gross profit
  • Reforecast business in-season based on current performance, present revised projections and recommendations to cross functional partners and senior leadership
  • Create allocation strategies, incorporating the merchandise plan and flow strategy to meet store inventory needs.
  • Create and plan product assortments (item, color, size) for each product category
  • Manage replenishment plans to ensure that sales are optimized and stores are without missing skus
  • Place orders for both seasonal and replenishment product buys
  • Collaborate with cross functional departments, ie. Marketing and Store Operations, to ensure success of product strategies

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of experience in buying/planning/inventory management or financial forecasting
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills
  • High level of experience and proficiency in Excel
  • Proficiency in other Microsoft Office products- Word, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Excellent analytical and mathematical proficiency with strong business and financial analysis skills
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills needed both written and verbally
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Frequent in person collaboration

Salary: $75,000 – $88,000 annually*

*The offered salary or salary range is based on several factors, including, but not limited to, overall experience, relevant experience, education level, certifications, applicable skills and expertise, and location of the position.

The Company is committed to equal pay initiatives and will not ask candidates for their current or past salary.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Fast Retailing does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, age, citizenship, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or because of any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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