Global Consumer Planner

Beaverton, Oregon


Post Date


Job Id: 60534

Global Consumer Planner:
We’re looking for a Global Consumer Planner, Global Men’s Footwear.
In this role, you will utilize your subject matter expertise across various global functional areas in Product, Merchandising, and Planning to focus on the Consumer first as we plan for future Product and Consumer needs. You will own industry standard planning tools, including Ladder Plans (Open to Buy), Line Plan Architecture, and Assortment plans. This person will triangulate Retail Metric driven insights with Product and Merch teams to enable a more productive line plan creation. You will assess future risk and opportunity in the marketplace and communicate that risk and opportunity to your cross functional partners to help enable them make better informed decisions. You will collaborate across geographies to understand the individual geography marketplaces and utilize those insights to help shape your future demand. You will navigate our “Matrix” of internal partners and collaboratively make fact-based decisions advised by collective expertise, strategic business priorities, stakeholder input, and most importantly data driven metrics.

This is a remote position.

Global Consumer Planner Responsibilities:
Be high functioning an an ambiguous environment.
Move with agility through a quickly changing environment.
Identify future marketplace risk and problem solve against how to move forward to ease that risk.
Recommend to senior leadership how the enterprise needs to move forward based on future forecasting insights and scenario planning options.
Develop forecasting scenario’s that take into account holistic marketplace and industry trends and business strategy.
Drive alignment and clarity across cross functional partners.
Constantly evolve ideas and solutions to meet and accelerate new business needs.
A deep curiosity on asking the ‘why’ around consumer and marketplace behavior.

What You Will Work On:
If this is you, you’ll be working with Global Gender, Product/Merchanding, Finance, Strategy, and Long Range Planning teams along with Geo Consumer Planning teams while doing the following:
Recommending to cross functional team’s assortment depth and flow.
Recommending slot investments to support the Line Architecture to align with Consumer Demand.
Forecast and update monthly ladder plans 2 years out and make recommendations on product forecast adjustments that need to take place to align with marketplace health measures.
Present to cross functional partners and senior leadership on the how and why forecasts changed and what that means for future consumer product forecasts.

Global Consumer Planner Qualifications:
Proven experience in using planning tools.
Working knowledge of Retail Metrics (Sales, Inventory, Sell thru, Weeks of Supply, Trend based forecasting, revenue and margin impacts on line planning structure), and the ability to manipulate data for scenario planning purposes.
Deliver clear and concise verbal and written communication.
Working knowledge of end-to-end planning.
Interest in, and understanding of, consumer and retail trends.
Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly in excel.

Salary: $35-$40/hr. (DOE)

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.


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