OMNI Human Resource Management

  • Merchandise Planner and Allocator

    Client
    Baldwin Denim Collection
    Job Location(s)
    US-KS-Overland Park
  • Overview

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    OMNI is honored to serve as the Human Resources business partner for BALDWIN.  We have been retained to assist in their search for a Merchandise Planner and Allocator to be located in Kansas City.

    BALDWIN was created in 2009 by designer Matt Baldwin. While Matt and his wife ran their successful Kansas City boutique, Standard Style, customers asked for the perfect, American-made premium denim. At the time, the denim market had reached peak exposure with fast cycling trends. People longed for a denim line that was sophisticated with modern fits that embodied authentic, classic American style. Drawing upon the culture and roots of his hometown, Kansas City, Matt Baldwin set out to create inspired denim and ready-to-wear apparel that maintains its history and American foundation using impeccable craftsmanship and modern design.

     

    In 2013, GQ Magazine named Baldwin once of the four best menswear designers in the country. BALDWIN then designed an exclusive 12-piece collection for Gap that quickly sold out around the world. Vogue Magazine, along with the Council of Fashion Designers of America, named BALDWIN as one of the top 10 finalists in the 2015 Vogue Fashion Fund.

     

    Today BALDWIN operates company stores in Kansas City, New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, and San Jose. BALDWIN’s thriving ecommerce site, Baldwin.co, and customer care team serve customers across the country and internationally. BALDWIN is also sold in over thirty best-in-class retailers.

     

     

     

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    Responsibilities

    This role will be responsible for managing and planning merchandise inventory positions and markdown strategies to drive departmental sales, inventory, profit and sell-through objectives. This position will create and maintain store sales and stock plans by class. In addition, this role allocates merchandise to the stores based on store sales, receipt and inventory plans and manages store inventory levels to maximize sales, gross margin and inventory turn. 

    • Build financial sales, gross margin and inventory plans at a weekly level on a seasonal basis
    • Reforecast business in-season based on current performance, present revised projections and recommendations to cross functional partners and senior leadership
    • Review, analyze and adjust allocation plans incorporating sales trends
    • Create and plan product assortments (item, color, size) for each product category
    • Manage replenishment plans to ensure that sales are optimized and stores are without missing SKUs
    • Place orders for both seasonal and replenishment product buys
    • Track all inbounding receipts and communicate to cross-functional teams of any possibility of late receipts
    • Analyze size selling at store level. Make recommendations to improve size ownership going forward
    • Provide in-season financial projections and strategies while identifying risks and opportunities to maximize profits
    • Provide quantitative analysis to support the business needs and to direct future purchases
    • Identify business risks and opportunities and propose solutions to maximize sales

    Qualifications

    • Merchandise planning, budgeting and forecasting knowledge
    • Experience in key distribution channels and operating models - Retail and Digital
    • Organizational skills to coordinate feedback from a variety of sources
    • Practical understanding of demand planning and inventory management processes
    • Ability to analyze trends and use that information to effectively plan and forecast
    • Strong analytical and verbal skills
    • Microsoft Office suite with advanced skills in Excel
    • 1-3 years’ retail planning and distribution experience

     

     OMNI and our clients are Equal Opportunity Employers and seek diversity in candidates for employment. EEO Employer W/M/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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