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Planner, Travel Retail & Military (remote option)

Company: Bath & Body Works
Location: Garland
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

The Planner is responsible for creating/coordinating a regional sales and inventory plan across all merchandise categories (personal care, home fragrance, accessories) for Travel Retail and Military wholesale channels. The Planner will work closely with Merchant and Leadership, to develop an aligned Sales and Open-to-Buy forecast to achieve Sales Plan. He or she will work with the Planning Manager and external wholesale partners, to ensure inventory is bought and allocated to a specific region based on preferences and trends, identifying opportunities and risks associated with each.
Sales and Inventory Planning
Coordinate planning portion of the Quarterly Business Review (QBR) and accountable for the Open-to-Buy (OTB) influencing future strategic decisions and aligning in-season plans, mitigating risk
Owning the calendar of events and timelines associated with all key buy milestones
Apply market trends and historical preferences to breakdown category sales and open-to-buy, supporting category planning buys and allocations
Placing weekly merchandise orders with cross-functional Domestic/International teams to support the buy plan
Support new store locations with inventory to match sales targets, replenishment
Maintain targeted warehouse inventory levels to support both Travel Retail and Military channels
Developing a close working relationship Travel Retail and Military wholesale partners
Champion change, taking risks as needed and demonstrating flexibility
Encourage innovation, creativity and risk-taking through influence in teams
Cultivate the ability to work effectively under stressful and changing circumstances

Retail and Shipped Sales Forecast
Coordinate a weekly summary of retail and shipped sales across Partners/Brand for current and future seasons, creates topside forecast
Assisting with planning approvals / inventory availability for wholesale orders across different areas of the business as needed

Reporting and Analysis
Present in monthly planning meetings (MPC), review retail sales and wholesale shipped sales projections to budget for season. Identify Wins/Opportunities for growth
Assist in creation of reports to analyze business as needed
Call-out inventory risk and opportunity through analyzing retail and shipment sales trends and make recommendation on action plan.

5+ years of experience, in Planning, Allocation, Inventory Management, Finance or Logistics
Strong analytical skills with a keen ability to analyze and understand quantitative data
Ability to draw conclusions from extensive data and present it in an understandable format
Excellent retail math skills; Expert proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
Excellent communication skills
Demonstrated ability to utilize a Planning sales and inventory system
Excellent organizational, prioritizing and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated ability to achieve business results while managing multiple priorities
Ability to be a team player and to foster a commitment to teamwork among other associates
Ability to work in a fast paced environment, managing change, when needed
Curiosity and passion to drive results
Convey a sense of urgency and enthusiasm for the business
Experience with SAP a plus

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in business, finance, economics or operations
An equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment because of an individual's race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected category recognized by state, federal or local laws. We only hire individuals authorized for employment in the United States.
Category: Planning and Allocation

Keywords: Bath & Body Works, Garland , Planner, Travel Retail & Military (remote option), Other , Garland, Texas

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