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Assortment Planning Manager


Job ID: 54116

Assortment Planning Manager
Our client is hiring an Assortment Planning Manager for their team in Beaverton, Oregon. This role establishes and executes consumer driven retail sales and inventory plans to achieve key performance indicators. In this role, you must possess strong analytical, collaborative, and communication skills.

Your key accountabilities will be to develop long range retail sales and demand plans to inform brand architecture and assortment planning. Timeline will be focused on pre through in-season (breadth & depth) to inform merchandising assortment and manufacturing decisions, while being mindful of flow to marketplace. You will also develop allocations forecasts for capacity constrained and intentionally constrained launch products. In addition, you will participate in a team structure that facilitates and improves individual and team performance, supporting and encouraging an open and inclusive environment that embraces diversity, encourages accountability, and drives toward results.

Bachelor's degree in Business or related subject area.
6 years' retail experience in merchandise planning, company planning, merchandising, allocations or operations.
2 additional years' experience is generally accepted in lieu of degree.
Strong and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and influence others; ability to effectively communicate sophisticated and/or sensitive topics and concepts to a wide and diverse audience; experience working with highly-diverse international team preferred.
Experience in Digital vertical retail and merchandise buying preferred.
Solid understanding of cross team calibration; international experience preferred.
Comprehensive understanding of retail math; ability to interpret financial sales data to make decisions and recommendations that impact the business.
Experience in developing an understanding of customers, competitors and retail trends; knowledge of sports apparel and footwear market preferred, with emphasis on limited edition collections.
Experience working across multiple business platforms, including owned website/apps and partner businesses.
Familiarity with merchandise and forecasting management systems.
PC literate with solid understanding of Excel.
Ability to develop strong working relationships with management and external resources.

Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.