Posted on: November 1, 2018 | Job#: 258023

Market Planner - Canada Outlet

Full-time | 550 Terry Francois Blvd., San Francisco, CA, US 94158


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About Old Navy

Forget what you know about old-school industry rules. When you work at Old Navy, you’re choosing a different path. From day one, we’ve been on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again. Our teams make style accessible to everyone, creating high-quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, with love, season after season. 

We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and have been on a roll ever since. We cultivate a community of playful personalities that thrive in a fast-paced environment where our employees can be their most authentic selves. Here, we’re family.

About the role

The Market Planner creates and manages sales and inventory plans from investment through allocation at the product/category/item level for the Outlet (ONO) channel within the Old Navy Canada market. The Market Planner is responsible for ensuring that the development and management of assortment, demand and inventory plans achieve divisional financial goals.

Responsibilities span across business analytics, pricing strategy, assortment + investment planning, and store communications. The role stretches from daily business management and reporting of financials, to identifying, driving and recapping key deviations specific to the Canada ONO business.


Financial Planning - Forecasting

What you'll do

  • Develop and build department & class level plans that support division strategy

  • Develop and build pre-season style plans and recommend investment quantities and accurate flow forecasts

  • Manage the reconciliation of class-to-department bottoms-up plans

  • Develop and build department/class level allocation strategies

  • Create and execute sizing and packing strategies that support department and divisional objectives

  • Responsible for open-to-buy activities at department/class level

Plan Management - Allocation

  • Manage inventory plans from investment through allocation execution, including ongoing assessments and updates

  • Ensure receipt accuracy to support in-season allocation strategies

  • Own and approve initial inventory releases

  • Forecast in-season sales and inventory and develop strategies to maximize opportunities and mitigate risk

  • Manage the reconciliation of class-to-department bottoms-up plans

  • Strategize, recommend and execute in-season pricing strategies

  • Accountable for campaign margin roll up specific to ONO, and its impact on total market

  • Own in-season management of ONO exclusive product – promotion cadence, sales forecasting, and markdown strategy


  • Identify exclusive ONO assortment needs - collaborate with key stakeholders to drive divisional strategies unique to ONO stores, gain alignment and ensure budget expectations are met.
  • Drive assortment + investment planning for ONO exclusive product.
  • Influence allocation strategies to fuel ONO business strategies – partner with store planning and Canada allocation analyst for proper execution.

Business Process Management - Supply Chain Operations

  • Develop monthly forecasts of sales and inventory for Basics managed through demand forecasting and vendor management tools, as required

People Management (if applicable)

  • Manage an Inventory Analyst by creating a collaborative, innovative and results-orientated environment

  • Support the career development and skill development of Inventory Analyst to ensure job satisfaction, retention and future talent development

Support HQ and Field Partnership

  • Clear communication with key business partners of upcoming events, strategies and nuances from Canada Specialty stores.
  • Facilitate weekly calls with field leaders – recapping divisional wins, opportunities and identifying action items.
  • Develops, executes and distributes weekly promotional signage and expectations to field.

Who you are

Skills Required:

  • Analytic Skills: Ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data
  • Problem Solving & Decision Quality: Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions
  • Collaboration: Able to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of business partners
  • Influencing & Negotiation: Can present ideas and directions that lead others to action
  • Presentation Skills: Effective in a variety of presentation settings including one-on-one, small and large groups, and with peers and leadership.
  • Financial and Business Acumen: Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results; proficiency in retail math
  • Systems and Tools Acumen: Expertise in Excel – Advanced skill level (ability to create pivot tables, build macros, write complex formulas), and have aptitude to learn technical applications quickly
  • Process Management: Able to create and organize work and processes to get things done in the most efficient manner
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrate strong listening, written and oral communication skills

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of retail experience
  • Self-motivated and works well independently
  • Thrives in ambiguous and ever-changing environments
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Ability to travel internationally

Benefits at Old Navy

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
  • See more of the benefits we offer.

*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. In 2016, Gap Inc. was named one of the Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign for the thirteeth consecutive year and was the sole winner of the Catalyst award for equality in the workplace in 2016.


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