One Kings Lane is hiring a

Senior Manager, Assortment Planning

New York, United States
Full-Time

About Us

One Kings Lane is not just any company, and this role is anything but a typical Planning position. We are looking for an exceptional person who is uniquely qualified to lead the Planning team to strategize how we improve our assortment in order to drive both topline and bottom line growth.

The Opportunity

Who you are: With your vast experience in retail planning and exceptional analytical abilities, you are able to think through how to improve the ways we approach everything from assortment mix and breadth, to the key metrics and goals we set to evaluate product performance, and the processes leveraged for managing inventory and pricing.  Not only are you comfortable with change, you are motivated by it and thrive when in an environment that constantly presents new challenges.  You are someone that is excited by the opportunity to create processes from scratch, and challenge existing approaches and thinking. You are a natural leader who excels at motivating and developing a team. There is an abundance of opportunities to tackle, but you are a pro at prioritizing how you and your team focus your time. You are a supportive and collaborative business partner working to optimize the brand’s strategy across the company. One Kings Lane is embarking on an exciting new chapter and we are looking for passionate, talented, visionary and strategic individuals who will be critical drivers in helping to make this happen.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee bottom-up quarterly target setting and KPI achievement (sales, margin, and conversion)
  • Optimize in-season performance analyses to revise forecasts as well as identify areas of risk and opportunity, and create plans to mitigate or accelerate these
  • Advise development of planning and forecasting tools as well as in-season reporting and business review processes
  • Develop open-to-buy strategies to inform inventory management, as well as accompanying processes to manage product lifecycles and pricing to drive improved sales, profits and turns
  • Drive innovation within the Buying and Planning teams by proposing new methods to analyze and optimize the business
  • Partners with leaders across Buying, Marketing, Analytics and Site teams to develop and execute on business-driving insight and ensure alignment of assortment and company strategy
  • Lead and participate in cross-functional teams on company-wide initiatives such as optimizing shipping rates and promotional strategies

Requirements

  • 7+ years in retail assortment & merchandising planning. Ecommerce experience preferred
  • Bachelor level degree; emphasis on business, finance, economics or mathematics preferred
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional analytic and quantitative capabilities and outstanding Excel skills
  • Experience in strategic forecasting for a multi-dimensional business
  • Requires complex decision making based on data, trends, and strategic goals; ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited data exists
  • Strong presentation skills in both written and oral communication
  • Excited to work collaboratively with a broad range of business partners; outstanding communication skills with all levels of an organization
  • Ability to learn reporting/data warehousing tools quickly. Experience with SQL, Tableau, and/or Looker would be a plus
  • Enthusiasm and aptitude for working in a fast-paced, collaborative startup environment: highly self-directed, results-oriented and able to work at both strategic and tactical levels
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, a fast pace and changing priorities

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