Lead, Planner - Men's Apparel

Date: Jan 2, 2022

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21230

Company: Under Armour

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Position Summary

The Lead, Planner - Men’s Apparel will create and maintain seasonal targets, inform and influence the line architecture and is responsible for the creation of the Merchandise Plan at the style level.  The Lead, Planner is a strategic partner to the Merchants and Product line managers. A Lead Planner is expected to work cross functionally to ensure execution of strategic initiatives and provide visibility to key stakeholders. As well as understand and articulate the health of the business back to the team, present opportunities or risks, and influences with decisions making around segmentation, allocations, pricing strategies and flow.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain top line targets for sales growth, demand, style/SKU counts, and $ productivity for each go to market season
  • Inform and influence the strategic long-term vision, inclusive of line architecture, allocations, pricing and article flow; leverage data/analytics including: Sell-through, Sell-in, Color analytics, and market share
  • Establish plans that ultimately mirror back to seasonal targets and corporate 5YP strategies; managing and measuring forecast starting at a class level and later disseminate into style level plans
  • Review and analyze complex historical trends & data to optimize future forecasts & to inform strategies and action plans; understand and articulate the health of the business back to the team; use data-driven analysis to model risks and opportunities to current business with cross functional partners
  • Reporting: Utilize a multitude of databases to prepare and present performance scorecards (sell through results, future opportunities/risks)
  • Partner with Mens team to ensure full understanding of quarterly business reviews and complete ad-hoc analysis as needed
  • Ensure accurate maintenance of planning-owned data fields. Complete published templates to facilitate target/ plan submissions

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

  • Can identify and synthesize complex data
  • Problem solving skills to identify root cause and potential solves of reporting and forecasting anomalies
  • Communication skills to clearly explain forecast logic to cross functional stakeholders
  • Ability to lead with an enterprise mindset and to partner across business unit/functions to drive projects and execute decisions
  • Excellent in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and BI reporting tools; planning system experience a plus
  • Track record of hitting time lines and deliverables in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong aptitude in retail math, forecasting methodology and excel skills

Education And / Or Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree or related experience
  • Minimum five (5) years merchandise planning, store planning, inventory or other business planning experience

Relocation

  • Relocation may be provided up to a specified amount

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Nearest Major Market: Baltimore