Manager, Wholesale Planning

Alex And Ani East Greenwich , RI 02818

Posted 2 weeks ago

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the full OTB process to ensure profitability and grow the wholesale business. Review OTB on regular basis for accuracy and validity. Create ideas to drive sales while maintaining profitability and minimizing risks

  • Develop seasonal Sales Plans and Open to Buys and partner with Account Mangers to manage and update weekly.

  • Analyze actual product performance and recommend next actions surrounding replenishment, markdowns and lifecycle.

  • Reforecast business in season based on current performance, present revised projections and recommendations to cross functional partners and seasonal leadership.

  • Collaborate with Merchandising and Sales to create assortment plans and demand plans by season for each assigned account, ensuring all key products are placed.

  • Create, maintain all wholesale reporting including but not limited to: Style Selling, Sales to Stock, Delivery Sell Thru and Weekly Top-line and Partner performance reports

  • Develop replenishment strategies to ensure proper inventory flow

  • Compiles hindsight reporting by account for use in future planning and replenishment forecasting

  • Forecasting seasonal and core products and update regularly to adjust for changes in demand and sales metrics

  • Ensure through ongoing update of Demand and Inventory plans that all forecasting is in line with company goals and initiatives by maximizing sales and minimizing inventory exposure


  • This position requires limited travel; 0-25%

Qualifications and Requirements

  • 4+ years in Wholesale or Retail Planning

  • Previous Management Experience Required

  • Bachelor's Degree required

  • Excellent retail math skills

  • Demonstrated experience in retail data analysis and OTB management

  • Expert knowledge and capabilities in Excel, Intermediate experience with remaining office software

  • Demonstrated Financial and Business Acumen, including the impacts of proper forecasting and related decisions

  • Problem Solving and Decision duality: Able to use rigorous logic and model methods to solve problems with effective solutions

  • Exceptional collaboration and communication skills

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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Manager, Wholesale Planning

Alex And Ani