Overview:Manages DTC Stores' topline sales planning and reporting function. Develops quarterly/periodic, annual, and long-range sales plans, sales analyses and forecasting procedures for DTC stores. Coordinates with Retail Planning, Marketing, Merchandising, Real Estate, Accounting, IT, Inventory Management, Finance and Operations in developing and implementing processes related to forecasting, sales reporting and sales analysis.Responsibilities:Manages DTC Stores' sales planning and reporting function.
Manages preparation, development and implementation of the DTC Stores sales plan which is a critical component of the Long Range Plan, Annual Operating Plan and all periodic updates of Outlet Stores Plans. Works in concert with Retail Planning, Merchandising, Marketing, Real Estate, Operations, Finance and all internal support areas to develop and execute timely and accurate operating plans consistent with DTC short and long-term goals.
Challenges current systems and processes and develops new planning and analytical tools and methodologies to increase sales forecasting and reporting accuracy.
Provides sales analyses and makes recommendations for DTC Stores' management decision making.
Maintains accuracy of Store Level forecasts in the Detail Forecast System between DTC planning cycles for Inventory Management's use.
Interfaces effectively with personnel from all departments. Communicates effectively both within the outlet group and with other departments to ensure that the forecast process operates efficiently. Collaborates to resolve any issues or problems relevant to the Topline forecast system and process.
Serves as Administrator for Topline forecasting system.
Provides quarterly and annual financial data to Finance for external reporting.
Prepares DTC Stores' monthly, weekly and ad hoc analysis for Senior Management.
Develops sales reports and analyses for monthly leadership Operating Reviews.
Analyzes, provides insight and communicates pertinent weekly and monthly traffic, sales and variance to plan information for headquarters management review.
Manages the preparation of weekly and monthly sales and traffic reporting to field management.
Undertakes a variety of special sales analyses as requested by Senior Management and provides the data and derived conclusions to management.
Keeps abreast of traffic and sales trends and informs Senior Management of changes, fluctuations and suspected causes.
Uses computer programming skills and application tools such as Excel, PowerPoint, JCL, MS Access, DSS Agent and Data Direct to improve forecasting and sales reporting accuracy and to complete special projects.
Communicates sales status of all programs as appropriate including daily, weekly and monthly projections.
Prepares quarterly comp sales reports required by Finance for external sales and comp reporting.
Maintains Regional Manager and Store Manager Incentive Program and reports status to Human Resources, Operations personnel and Accounting based on monthly, quarterly and annual sales results.
Provides analyses for other departments upon request. (Example: Real Estate lease negotiations)
Minimum Education and Experience Required:
4-year college degree required in business, finance, math or related discipline.
4-6 years of job-related business/retail planning experience is required; Experience in Retail a major plus.
Ability to think strategically while managing day to day challenges/issues.
Good conceptual, critical thinking, analytical, quantitative skills and the ability to problem solve.
Must be able to work independently and accurately.
Strong computer skills required, including Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
Good understanding of Business Intelligence/data mining needed.
SAP Experience is a plus.
To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa statusEOE/AA: Minorities/Females/Veterans/DisabledOnly applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly: Telephone: 877.999.5553Email: [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]
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