VINCE. Senior Planner, DTC, NY in New York, New York

Luxe yarns and a minimalist aesthetic have defined the Vince heritage since the brand’s inception in 2002. Designed in California and crafted using innovative fabrications and techniques, Vince infuses urban utility and modern sensibility into signature, luxury fundamentals. From its edited core collection of ultra-soft cashmere knits and cotton tees, Vince has evolved into a global lifestyle brand and destination for both women’s and men’s apparel and accessories. Vince is headquartered in New York City and operates 41 full-price retail locations, 14 outlet stores and its e-commerce site, vince.com.

Vince is searching for talent to contribute to the future development of the brand who have passion, creativity, and an entrepreneurial spirit. As a company, we are committed to offering our employees a challenging and rewarding work environment, opportunities for growth and development, a customer focused culture, a community to “give-back”, and competitive pay and benefits.

The Senior Planner supports the wholesale/franchise business by providing analysis and guidance on annual and seasonal plans. The goal of the Planning function is to drive the business (Revenue, EBITDA) through strategic seasonal merchandise planning, controlled inventory management, management of OTB and insightful commercial analysis.

Organizational Structure:

The Senior Planner reports to the Senior Director of Wholesale & DTC Planning

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

  • Set top line revenue targets and provides financial planning guidance by season, market and account.

  • Partner with Sales and Corporate Merchandising to ensure assortment plans are aligned with financial targets

  • Manage retail OTB to profitably plan and grow the retail business. Review OTB on monthly basis for accuracy and validity. Propose creative ideas to drive sales while maintaining profitability and minimize risks

  • Work closely with Sales and Finance to accurately forecast wholesale revenue, RTV’s, MD’s, and VA impact

  • Responsible for all aspect of replenishment process including:

  • 1) Creating and maintaining sales forecasts by account as well as consolidated view using history, current trend and market conditions

  • 2) Forecast weekly, monthly and annual revenue

  • Develop ad-hoc analytical reports and tools to meet the changing needs of the business

  • Provide support to the sales team and account partners

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • Must have had at least 5 years of experience in planning, buying, wholesale or retail sales

  • Experience in OTB management preferred but not required

  • Excellent retail math

  • Must be an excel master with the ability to build excel models

  • Must be system savvy (EBA, etc.)

  • Strong planning and forecasting, organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Experience with Women’s RTW preferred, but not required

  • Able to manage own priorities and set own work objectives and proactively identify business issues and develop creative solutions

  • Must be a quick learner that is flexible and adaptive to changing priorities

Compensation:

The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive compensation package which may include short and/or long term incentives, clothing allowance, and merchandise discount, in addition to base salary and full health and welfare benefits.

Vince strives to maintain a diverse workplace and does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.

Vince is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V

External Company Name: Vince, LLC

External Company URL: Vince.com

Street: 500 5th Ave