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Ecommerce Merchandise Planner

Date: Apr 13, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: Fast Retailing Group

UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under seven main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Helmut Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of approximately 1.14 trillion yen for the 2013 fiscal year ending August 31, 2013 (US $11.62 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2013 rate of $1 = 98.36 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.

 

UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world's most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a truly global brand. Today the company has a total of more than 1,200 stores in 14 markets worldwide including Japan, China, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and U.S. In addition, Grameen UNIQLO, a social business established in Bangladesh in September 2010, opened its two first stores in Dhaka in July 2013. UNIQLO operates an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel. The company believes that truly great clothes should be supremely comfortable, feature universal designs, are of high quality and offer a superb fit to everyone who wears them.

 

With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com.

 

 

Position Overview:

The Merchandising Planner will manage product sales planning, and product assortment strategies for the UNIQLO USA Digital-Commerce site. Mainly this position will manage the merchandising plan for West coast business.

 

Job Description:

  • Develop and execute strategies to optimize sales including perfect in stocks.
  • Ensure seasonal items are on-site immediately at the same time as inventory availability. Place orders for both seasonal and replenishment product buys.
  • Build financial sales, gross margin and inventory plans at a weekly level on a seasonal basis.
  • Reforecast business in-season based on current performance, present revised projections and recommendations to cross-functional partners and senior leadership.
  • Analyze product performance and propose data-driven sell-out strategy.
  • Review and analyze selling and manage product inventory for the Digital-Commerce site.
  • Closely work with Merchandising, Logistics and Warehouse partners to plan allocation strategies.
  • Manage replenishment plans to ensure that sales are optimized, and make recommendations to better support the business.
  • Cross-functional partner supporting efforts of the Digital Marketing and Site Merchandising teams.
  • Create and manage any exception-based reporting for any items with no sales.
  • Interact with business leaders to support global initiatives to grow the business.
  • Partner with customer service center to ensure quick resolution of any product issues and ensuring that customer service is up to speed with business needs.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Merchandising/Retail, Finance, or similar.
  • 3-5 year of experience in allocation, planning or merchandising capacity.
  • High level of experience and proficiency in Excel.
  • Proficiency in other Microsoft Office products – Word, PowerPoint, Outlook. Demandware knowledge a plus.
  • Basic understanding of Retail Math (sales, gross margin, GMROI, WOH)
  • Excellent analytical and mathematical proficiency with strong business and financial analysis skills.
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills. Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities.

 

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.

Posting Notes: New York || New York (US-NY) || United States (US) || Experienced Professional || Merchandising || UNIQLO || EX:OUT; SF:IN; SF:LI || UNIQLO ||