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Merchandise Planner - Footwear

Listing ID: 1452820

Merchandise Planner - Footwear

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Michael Kors
Location: Central London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 2 to 5 years
Reference Number: R_750716
Twitter Handle: @
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 1 week 13 hours
About: Michael Kors is a world-renowned, award-winning designer of luxury accessories and ready-to-wear. His namesake company, established in 1981, currently produces a range of products under Michael Kors Collection, MICHAEL Michael Kors and Michael Kors Mens, including accessories, ready-to-wear, footwear, wearable technology, watches, jewelry, and a full line of fragrance products. Michael Kors stores are operated in the most prestigious cities in the world, including New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago, London, Milan, Paris, Munich, Istanbul, Dubai, Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Rio de Janeiro. In addition, Michael Kors operates digital flagships across North America, Europe and Asia, offering customers a seamless omni-channel experience.

The European Retail Planning Team within Michael Kors is responsible for planning and trading stock and sales in all of our lifestyle and outlet stores across Europe.

You will manage & be responsible for a department across all channels to ensure the maximising of commercial opportunities.

Who You Are:

You are energetic, reliable, self-motivated and have very good communication. You thrive in a rapidly changing environment, are fashion-curious and capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing in a demanding environment

What You’ll Do: 

  • Set and manage financial targets by dept and category.
  • Update & manage monthly OTB, working through WSSIs to identify opportunity in sales & to minimise risk.
  • Create reports/recaps of the business, develop financial plans and monitor the performance of sales, inventory, markdowns and profit by classification from a top-line to store level
  • Work closely with the buying team to analyse seasonal merchandise assortments and execute merchandising strategies in line with OTB; to plan, build and trade seasonal ranges throughout the year.
  • Expected to produce regular & ad hoc analysis based on ROS, densities as well as sales and cover and present these findings to senior management
  • Initiate and create analysis to recap business by classification and style at a top-line as well as store level in order to partner with buying team to create actionable strategies to drive sales and achieve gross margin profitability
  • Recommend buys based on thorough analysis of retail business prior to each market to achieve increased sales, profitability and sell-thru %
  • Assist in creating seasonal, monthly and weekly plans for sales, inventory, markdowns and gross margin.
  • Produce & analyse weekly reports recapping sales, inventory and gross margin vs. plan and projection by classification, style and door
  • To build & develop a highly motivated & results driven team
  • Develop robust Exit strategies for OLD stock
  • Involvement in ad hoc projects.

You’ll Need to Have:

  • Solid experience within a Planning, Allocation or Merchandising position (outlet experience desired but not essential)
  • Computer Literate – Advanced Excel Skills
  • Prior experience managing junior level reports
  • Strong analytical skills, creative problem solving skills and ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment

We’d Love to See:

  • Dedication and attention to detail
  • Pro-active mindset
  • Team player attitude
  • Strategic thinking
  • Passionate about fashion career

At Capri, we are all responsible for creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We try to inspire change and growth within each other and believe success is a result that comes from our differences. Capri is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusivity regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. M/D/F/V

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