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Merchandise Planner, Banana Republic Franchise

Country : USA USA

State : New York

Town : New York

Category : Logistics

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

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Our past is full of iconic moments — but our future is going to spark many more. Our brands — Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, INTERMIX and Hill City — have dressed people from all walks of life and all kinds of families, all over the world, for every occasion for more than 50 years.

But we’re more than the clothes that we make. We know that business can and should be a force for good, and it’s why we work hard to make product that makes people feel good, inside and out. It’s why we’re committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work. If you're one of the super-talented who thrive on change, aren't afraid to take risks and love to make a difference, come grow with us.

Job description

About the RoleIn this role you will be a part of the Banana Republic Franchise Brand Planning team that brings the financial strategy of our product vision to life for our Franchisees around the world. As Divisional Planner, you will help drive franchisee seasonal investments to hit wholesale and margin budget for the Women's division through analysis of division/product performance across key accounts.
You are passionate about using your qualitative and quantitative skillset in a corporate fashion retail environment and find joy in identifying global market nuances. You are curious, innovative, and focused on executing an amazing customer experience while delivering/exceeding financial targets. Strong analytical and storytelling skills will serve you well, and a collaborative mindset is a must.
This position will be based in NY HQ and will be part of the Gap Inc Franchise Product team, partnering with teams such as Franchise Merchandising, Account Management, Product Operations, Store Experience and Marketing as well as the Banana Republic Omni Planning team.
In addition, this role will be responsible for product wholesale pricing in effort to preserve franchisee and Gap Inc. margin.What You'll Do
- Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities by division and department
- Develop and communicate, in conjunction with Merchandising, comprehensive pre-season strategies that aligns to future financial product opportunities; while protecting key product attributes through franchise exclusives and market nuances, such as southern hemisphere seasonality and year-round hot markets
- Comfortable with presenting to multiple audiences (internal and external cross functional meetings, product level financials, and in-season performance to identify future risks and opportunities)
- Identify and set financial product benchmarks and guardrails at partner level each season
- Influence partner seasonal investments and sign off partner investments within seasonal investment reviews
- Develop processes and tools based on fast paced changing retail environment and Franchisee needs
- Build relationships with Franchisee and cross functional teamsWho You Are
- Must be comfortable in Excel (e.g. data manipulation and advanced formula knowledge), and be systems savvy
- Believe in the Power of Team; builds constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of business partners
- Possess strong business acumen and strategic agility, able to handle many projects simultaneously while effectively prioritizing workload
- Be a problem solver, not just problem spotter and work to drive toward solutions with speed, conviction and a blue-sky mentality
- Demonstrate strong listening, written and oral communication skills
- Minimum of 2-3 years of merchandise planning/buying experience
- Experience in wholesale and consulting like roles is a plus
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