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Junior Planning Analyst

Company: Scrubs & Beyond, LLC
Location: Anaheim
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

The Jr. Planning Analyst is a supportive role in creating and executing sales and inventory financial plans at a style and SKU level. Specifically, the Jr. Planning Analyst will assist Manager of Allocation & Replenishment in driving sales, optimizing inventory, and generating profit. The role serves as the primary support for setting up and maintaining assortments through data management, responding to stores and vendors, and providing analytical support to help sales and profit plans. The role is also charged with working with cross-functional groups to gain insight on trends and issues that would have an impact on the business.
Essential Job Duties

  • Use merchandising systems to analyze key merchandising metrics (e.g., class productivity, product trending, inventory status, margin rate) and provide recommendations for optimization.
  • Create and generate reports, analyses and scenarios to drive inventory strategy decisions, understand trends and facilitate planning team daily deliverables.
  • Monitor basic style selling at size level and analyze historical data and current trends to recap business.
  • Provide daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and seasonal updates on retail stores business as it relates to last forecast.
  • Partner with cross-functional groups across the business to analyze components of the business where problems/trends exist.
  • Identify, quantify, and communicate assortment opportunities; help develop seasonal transition targets and strategies, when applicable.
  • Contribute to the development of the retail stores Replenishment assortment.
  • Create purchase orders ensuring proper receipt flow and tracking deliveries.
  • Be the point of contact for store questions regarding merchandise matters.
    Required Skills/Abilities:
    • Ability to partner cross functionally.
    • High attention to detail.
    • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills that inspire and build trust resulting in effective working relationships across the company.
    • Demonstration of innovation and initiative - always looking at improving our products and processes while also displaying a willingness to drive into details and help out wherever necessary.
    • Complete team player
      Education and Experience
      • Bachelor's degree
      • 1-2 years of experience in a retail planning or buying field
      • Advanced proficiency in MS Excel
      • Experience analyzing large amounts of data
        • Apparel & Fashion
          Employment Type
          • Full-time (Remote)
            To execute the job duties of our Jr. Planning Analyst, you must be able to perform every one of the above essential job duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
            The physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical demands: This job is primarily sedentary work, must be able to remain in a stationary position at least 90% of the time, occasionally move about the office, manual dexterity to constantly operate a computer and other office equipment, occasionally move about the office, constant close visual acuity to view a computer screen, auditory acuity to perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, constant communication to exchange accurate information, must be able to work in stressful situations.
            Job descriptions are dynamic and frequently modified. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned at any given time as both the business dictates and the functions of the job change.
            Kindthread is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We celebrate the unique differences of our employees because that is what drives curiosity, innovation, and the success of our business. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information, political affiliation, national origin, veteran status or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others are encouraged to apply.

Keywords: Scrubs & Beyond, LLC, Anaheim , Junior Planning Analyst, Professions , Anaheim, California

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