Founded in 1984, Free People (www.FreePeople.com) is a women's fashion label that operates wholesale, retail, and direct-to-consumer businesses. The retail and wholesale presence encompasses over 75 stores in the United States as well as three wholesale showrooms whose teams have cultivated relationships with over 1,400 specialty boutiques and department stores across the globe. In addition, we produce a direct-to-consumer catalog and website, providing an inspiring shopping experience for the carefree, confident, and curious young woman who appreciates our distinctive assortment of apparel and accessories.
The objective of this position is to maximize sales by developing sound merchandise plans that support company goals for sales and margin. The Associate Planner will be responsible for multiple categories, and must be a creative thinker with strong Excel skills.
Ability to run weekly velocity and budget reports.
Create and update bookings reports by delivery by brand.
Ownership of weekly selling reports for retail accounts. Track sales at department stores.
Analyze sales and stock performance by style, product class, brand and attribute groupings. Use this knowledge and trend direction to provide recommendations to maximize opportunities and limit liabilities.
Provide critical analytical support to the merchant organization.
Minimum of two years experience in retail planning or a similar capacity
Ability to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines
Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
Demonstrate logical analysis and problem solving skills
Ability to analyze, present and communicate information in a manner that allows informed decision-making
Ability to build and maintain productive partnerships and demonstrate strong listening, oral and written communication skills
Lotus Notes, Outlook or equivalent E-mail system
A Bachelors degree is expected.