Overview

INTRODUCTION

At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today.  

We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to being a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities.

JOB PURPOSE

This position will manage all planning activities in their respective region within Burberry’s global planning organisation. They will act as an ambassador for Burberry, fostering a culture of simplification, innovation and collaboration and driving excellence in their respective region. 
They will be responsible for: 
•    Taking the lead in creating, updating and managing the Rolling Open to Buy and Collection Open to Buy process
•    Leading the partnership and ensuring alignment with Merchandising, Allocation, Regional Finance and Central Planning teams on Open to Buy, lifecycle, fiscal risks, opportunities, markdown and inventory management
•    Accountable for commercial insights in driving in-season decisions to maximise inventory, drive sales and deliver margin targets
•    Leading detailed Replenishment sales forecasts and aligning on weeks of cover and target procurement levels
 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Commercial Planning Excellence
•    Responsible for the development, management and forecasting of the Rolling Open to Buy by season by product hierarchy level (Full Price/Mark Down)
•    Responsible for the Collection Open to Buy alignment with Regional Merchants for sales and inventory ahead of each collection
•    Responsible for owning the partnership and leading communication of Collection and Rolling Open to Buy’s to Central teams based in London
•    Responsible for the review of collection buys with Merchants, focusing on key investments ensuring buys are within agreed budgets
•    Responsible for ensuring a balanced and profitable assortment that drives productivity and full price sell through
•    Responsible for the coordination, reconciliation and long-range planning of budget and seasonal plans across division/categories (fashion/seasonal products & replenishment) within mainline and online
•    Accountable for in-season Open to Buy decisions relating to additional procurement or request to cancel/delist or transfer
•    Responsible for markdown forecasting, communicating with Merchants on strategies for execution and Outlet team in terms of volume of exit
•    Accountable for sales and inventory forecasts on a monthly basis for replenishment product
•    Responsible for the management of regional inventory within budget targets
•    Partner with Merchants to continually manage the business through in-season analysis and long-term strategies, driving sales and maximizing margin

Team Leadership
•    Embody the Burberry behaviours of Being One Team, Responsible and Accountable, Putting Customers First and Being Bold and Open to new ideas
•    Lead a team of Planning professionals, communicating strategic objectives for the region and providing day to day direction and guidance 
•    Create opportunities for talent development across Burberry’s global planning organisation 
•    Manage, develop and elevate direct reports to drive business growth and create a best in class planning team
•    Actively engage in coaching and mentoring activities, driving personal and professional development

PERSONAL PROFILE

•    Demonstrated experience managing a team of regional planners in a fast paced commercial and luxury environment; fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration and accountability
•    Demonstrated excellence across all commercial planning activities
•    Customer-oriented when faced with business challenges
•    Solid decision making capability driven by developing thoughtful product and business initiatives
•    Strong communication skills, with the ability to influence and negotiate with credibility across all levels of the organisation
•    Dynamic and collaborative style, able to build positive working relationships with cross-functional teams
•    Exceptional attention to detail and analytical skills
•    Experience with SAP would be advantageous
 

FOOTER

Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

 

Posting Notes: USA || New York (US-NY) || New York || SC CENTRAL OPERATIONS || GLOBAL PLANNING || n/a ||

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