**About the role**
The role of the Global Omni Planning team is to maximize sales, margin, and inventory through pre-season optimization across all customer channels. This work requires strong analytical and story-telling skills, the ability to build close partnerships with other functions, and a focus on executing best in class customer experience while delivering/exceeding financial targets. The Global Omni Planner will own a department or category's pre-season planning through seasonal tops-down financial planning, item level buy plans, and assortment architecture while creating strategic pre-season alignment across functional teams, markets, and channels. This role will also be responsible for executing responsive capabilities and managing of year-round basics programs.
**Major Responsibilities include:**
**What you'll do**
+ Manage sales, gross margin, gross margin return on investment (GMROI) and inventory goals by creating compelling pre-season strategies and inventory investments to support
+ Collaborate with merchant teams to develop comprehensive pre-season strategies that align financial and product opportunities across multiple departments
+ Create department and class pre-season sales, GM, and inventory plans that align to company budget targets and support compelling commercial plans
+ Ensure assortments support seasonal key concepts, campaigns, and marketing
+ Create inventory investment (style-color level buy) plans for BR global business including stores in US & Canada that support brand product strategies and hit divisional financial plans inclusive of sales, margin, IMU%, and inventory targets
+ Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities
+ Manage planning and execution of in-season quick to market buying strategies
+ Manage strategic positioning of size investments and distribution center splits for purchased inventory
+ **Business Acumen:** Knowledge of financial measures and how in-season strategies impact them. Understands the broader marketplace and competition. Aware of changing trends and customer behaviors that impact the way we do business.
+ **Presentation Skills & Comfort Around Higher Management** **:** Strong story-telling ability to synthesize large amounts of data into conclusions and recommendations in oral and written formats
+ **Peer Relationships:** Collaborates with peers and cross functional partners to share best practices and develop strategic knowledge
+ **Customer Focus:** Constant focus on customer thinking within all tasks. Has a passion for product and how it shows up to the customer across all touchpoints.
+ **Dealing with Ambiguity:** Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities with a willingness to learn and improve processes
+ **Drive for Results** **:** Proven track record of adding more value within the same role over time
+ **Organizational Agility:** Ability to work independently and with teams interchangeably to deliver results
+ **Technical Learning:** Strong skill set in Microsoft Excel (Comfortable with: VLookup, Pivot Tables, Creating Formulas, Using Macros); Proficient in PowerPoint & Word, and has the ability & interest in mastering new and available technical applications
**Who you are**
+ Minimum 5 to 7 years inventory management experience
+ Four year college degree or equivalent required