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Organization
Job Title
SENIOR ANALYST, CORPORATE PLANNING
Location
New York, New York
Zip/Postal Code
10001
Country
United States
Region
NY Metro
Reference Number
580
Position type
Permanent
Category
Retail
Job Function
Merchandiser
Planning/Allocations
Project Management
Experience level
Mid to Senior Level
Education level
Bachelor's Degree

SENIOR ANALYST, CORPORATE PLANNING

REPORTS TO:

Director – Corporate Planning and Strategic Initiatives

OVERVIEW:

We are in an exciting stage of evolution as the rules of retail are changing rapidly.  As consumers continue to reinvent the interaction between customer and brand, New York and Company is transforming the way we bring product to market to better serve our product obsessed, value conscious, technology savvy customer base. 

MEET THE TEAM:

The Corporate Planning and Strategic Initiatives team owns the tops-down sales, margin, and inventory planning for all New York and Company channels (retail, e-commerce, outlet). Corporate Planning plays an integral role developing annual operating budget and monthly forecast for all key metrics while also driving profitable in-season inventory management.  From monthly Open-to-Buy reviews to Annual Strategic Planning, this team is responsible for the rigorous analysis and reporting that directly impacts the company’s bottom-line results and strategic initiatives. 

As a Senior Analyst, you will be an integral part of an entrepreneurial and process-driven team leading key in-season and pre-season processes.  You will become an industry expert through exposure to many cross-functional teams, including planning, allocation, finance, merchandising, marketing, and sourcing, providing the critical and timely reporting packages to facilitate effective and efficient decision-making.

We are seeking someone with a passion for retail who loves problem-solving, thrives in a cross-functional work environment and has a strong desire to work with multiple stakeholders.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Partner with cross-functional team to develop sales, markdown, and inventory targets that reconcile merchandising strategies with the company’s financial goals .
  • Participate in and lead many areas of annual, seasonal, and monthly sales, margin, and inventory planning with cross-functional partners in planning and finance.
  • Deliver consistent and compelling weekly business updates that provide concise, fact-based diagnostics regarding business performance, thereby facilitating timely decision-making.
  • Provide hindsight recaps that clearly articulate highlights and learnings in order to influence future business strategies.
  • Create ad-hoc analysis that provides additional insight into business trends/performance that will inform future forecasts and plans.
  • Establish track record of clear communication up, down, and across the organization.

Required Experience

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3+ years of experience.  Retail experience in Merchandising, Planning, Production, or Consulting a plus.
  • Ability to influence a matrix organization.
  • Strategic thinking with strong business partnership skills.
  • Ability to drive and own work stream with strong sense of accountability and ownership.
  • Highly accurate and detail-oriented.
  • Experience in presenting to leaders, working with cross functional teams to drive results

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA a plus.
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