Business Planner

NIKE INC - Beaverton, OR (30+ days ago)4.2

Join Nike’s Demand and Supply Management (DSM) team. As a Business Planner for North America sales, you'll collaborate with account and key stakeholders to develop and manage the financial & merchandise plans for the Family Footwear Channel across all categories, genders, and business units (FW focus). This includes:

Pre-season (40%)
Develop the topline plan for the total channel, including retail sales, receipts, inventory, margin, and turn aligned against the seasonal wholesale plan (10%)
Drive Collaboration and include input from key stakeholders including the Account, Sales, Planning, Category, and Merchandising to gain agreement on financial plans (15%)
Create informed plans against categories, gender, and business units (FW/APP/EQ) (10%)
Establish monthly sales and inventory plans for B&M doors & Digital (5%)

In-season (30%)
Identify potential opportunities and / or risks in the business against inventory plans; develop actionable recommendations for execution (10%)
Create & manage monthly (rolling 12 months) OTB forecast (sales, inventory, margin, turn) against plan dimensions of category, gender, business unit for the account; adjust plans if necessary (10%)
Scorecard weekly results to plan (10%)

Post-season (30%)
Develop topline business review of business vs. plan and LY - sales, margin, inventory, and turn (10%)
Share business review with account, account team and internal cross functional partners (10%)
Review comp door and new door performance (5%)
Recap bookings gross to net (5%)

Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Sales, Fashion, Marketing or a related field
5+ years' experience in Buying, Planning, Allocation and/or Vendor Sales for a multi-store retailer
Solid understanding of retail metrics
Ability to create monthly reports, style-level sales plans, track promotional calendar/events and pre-meeting prep
Strong and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, both verbal and written
Experience in developing an understanding of customers, competitors and retail trends; knowledge of sports apparel and footwear market preferred
Ability to interpret financial sales data to make decisions and recommendations that impact the business
Strong knowledge of MS office applications; proficiency in Excel including creating spreadsheets, complex formulas, pivot tables, etc
Experience with planning software/tools and merchandise management systems is preferred
Ability to work in a matrix environment with multiple business functions
Strong team player and ability to work with the cross functional partners and senior management on all aspects of the business