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Nike Stores Merchandise Planning Manager – Footwear

Nike Stores Merchandise Planning Manager – Footwear

Beaverton | Oregon | United States

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NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries 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 Nike, it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Retail Corporate

Nike, Inc. Retail Corporate is the backbone to stores around the world. A global network of teams - Finance, Human Resources, Talent Development, Marketing, Merchandising, Real Estate and Strategic Planning - direct the daily operations of Nike.com and the hundreds of Nike Stores and Nike Factory Stores. Retail Corporate teams share the same passion and energy for the brand as their in-store teammates, and it shows: Retail continues to be one of Nike's top areas of growth.
Description

At Nike, we serve athletes. Fueled by the insights of the world's best, we design and create products to elevate human potential on a global scale. And it's on us, the Global Operations Team (GOT), to help bring this mission to life.

We are a diverse lineup of thousands spread across the globe. Together, we are building a smarter, more connected and automated value chain. And we are looking for world-class talent like you to contribute to this journey.

Working in Nike's Stores North America business within the Demand and Supply Management (DSM) organization will be rewarding, it will be challenging, and it will most definitely not be just another job. You'll be an ambassador of the Nike brand - everything we strand for: drive, determination, the unyielding commitment to excellence, these will all be a part of your everyday experience. We're committed to making every consumer's experience a rewarding one, and as a member of our retail team, your contributions will be a big part of our success.

As a Nike Stores merchandise planning manager you will develop, execute and communicate merchandise financial plans and strategies that support the merchandising, marketing and financial objectives of a division. You'll create and update style level merchandise plans to reflect consumer and store needs by working closely with functional and cross functional partnerships and driving the vertical retail model. In this role, you will drive financial results that maximize sales, inventory and bottom line profitability at the style level for a group of categories within our portfolio. Your work will include analyzing historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities by department and class for the preseason, as well as in-season business.

In this role you will establish clear merchandise plans that tell a story for the season and help merchandising to create a line grounded in profitability and consumer centric offering. This will include collaborating with category partners, merchandising and business units to develop and communicate a comprehensive strategy that aligns future financial and product opportunities. You'll create pre-season style plans that support divisional goals. You will recap and analyze actual sales results to plan, and forecast in-season sales and inventories on a weekly/monthly/quarterly basis. In addition, you'll develop monthly forecasts of sales and inventory for all basic and fashion styles and will develop strategies to meet department financial goals and own open to buy forecasts.

In addition, as our Stores Merchandise Planning Manager, you will be responsible for up to three direct reports. This includes managing their development as highly successful Merchandise planners, mentoring their career path and motivating them in their daily tasks.

This role will include presenting financial plans, forecasts and strategies in key meetings. You will proactively report on the health of the business and facilitate smart business decisions, communicate financial results, forecasts, and action plans to managers and cross-functional team members on a weekly basis. You will collaborate with peers to ensure consistency of information, share best practices and develop systems knowledge. You'll participate in a team structure that facilitates and maximizes individual and team performance, supporting and fostering an open and inclusive environment that embraces diversity, encourages accountability, and drives toward results.


Qualifications
  • 4-year/university Degree (e.g. Bachelor's) in Business or related field; 2 additional years' experience is generally accepted in lieu of degree level education (applies to 4-year Degree or greater)
  • 6 years' retail relevant experience in merchandise planning, company planning, merchandising or allocation
  • Experience managing or mentoring people required
  • Expert Retail Math skills including intricacies of open to buy and margin management, retail and financial experience, understanding and familiarity of retail planning software and inventory management experience required
  • Familiarity with merchandise management systems
  • PC literate with working knowledge of Excel including setting up spreadsheets, formulas, etc.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex and/or controversial topics and concepts to a wide and diverse audience
  • Ability to develop excellent working relationships with management and external resources
  • Excellent knowledge of cross team calibration
  • High degree of professionalism


NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

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