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Global Merchandise Planning Manager, Digital Direct

Global Merchandise Planning Manager, Digital Direct

Boston | Massachusetts | United States

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Converse is a place to explore potential, break barriers and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Converse, it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving world to make things better as a team.

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As the Manager of Global Merchandise Planning - Digital Direct, you will drive the brand vision through Converse's digital direct platforms partnering with global digital merchants, geography digital planners and analytics teams. In this role you will help to build the global digital planning function to create a consolidated global view of seasonal plans and drive digital planning excellence across our direct platforms. You will work with geography planners to establish clear merchandise seasonal plans that support merchandisers in creating assortments grounded in profitability and with a consumer centric offering. You will collaborate with global and geography teams to develop and communicate a comprehensive strategy that aligns to future financial plans and product opportunities. You will partner with the analytics team to recap and analyze the business against financial / seasonal product plans and forecast in season sales and inventory to help geography and product teams react quickly. This role will include presenting financial plans, forecasts and strategies in key meetings.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Drive cross geography digital planning consistency, share best practices and develop systems knowledge
  • Collaborate with geography partners and merchants to develop strategic seasonal plans grounded in profitability
  • Read and react to in-season analytics and identify opportunities to adapt current business and inform future assortments, merchandising strategies and strategic initiatives
  • Collaborate with Analytics to develop and drive merchandising reporting tools
  • Build and deliver digitally-led SKU capacities in partnership with Global Digital Merchandising, Geo Digital Merchandising, Geo Planners and Analytics
  • Ensure assortments support financial targets and determine growth opportunities between product lines and the Digital consumer need
  • Deliver and participate in the key corporate gates and GamePlan deliverables
  • Communicate and drive cohesive strategies and insights across the organization


  • Bachelor's degree plus 6+ years of relevant retail experience in merchandise planning, company planning, or merchandising
  • Or in lieu of a degree, 8+ years of relevant work experience
  • At least 2 years digital retail experience
  • Experienced Retail Math skills including intricacies of open to buy and margin management, retail and financial experience, understanding and familiarity of retail and digital KPI's
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex topics and concepts to a wide and diverse audience
  • Demonstrated experience in adapting and evolving forward
  • Commitment to partnership and effective collaboration with a solutions-oriented mindset
  • High proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint/Keynote; Tableau experience is a plus
  • High Degree of professionalism


Converse is more than a company; it's a worldwide advocate for self-expression. This belief motivates our employees, permeates our working environment and inspires our products. No two of us look or think exactly alike. We are each one-of-a-kind. Individually and as a culture, we have the freedom to create and grow professionally. Generous benefits packages only sweeten the experience. From Boston to Shanghai, from Brand Design to Finance, Converse is a brand that celebrates the unique and creative people of the world. Together, we're different.

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