Posted on: June 18, 2019 | Job#: 283313

Senior Planner, Merchandise Planning Analytics

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 Sr. Planner of Merchandise Planning Analytics strategically creates and drives investment & system optimization strategies which ensures the achievement of Old Navy financial plans and brand strategies. Owns and manages a larger project or initiative.

What you'll do

  • Ensure weekly reporting is delivered within SLA; when upstream issues arise effectively escalate & communicate to seek resolution
  • Lead development of new tools/solutions and enhancements to existing tools by defining requirements, building stable solutions, implementing rigorous testing
  • Partner with IM leaders, Managers & SMEs to gather feedback & understand business process resulting in the development of value add tools/solutions
  • Develop & deliver presentations of broader strategy that includes the new tools/solutions resulting into high adoption
  • Expert in all Allocation or Planning tools; Strong understanding of other functions tools
  • Recommends system, tool and process improvement to drive efficiency
  • Strategizes new business process to drive financial goals and strategies
  • Develops system, tool and process improvements to drive efficiency
  • Designs & delivers comprehensive training that clearly demonstrates strategy & tactics
  • Develops self-service training hub
  • Supports Manager & Above with business issue solutions and training
  • Partners with Merchandise Planning Analytics/Inventory Strategy leadership to prioritize and align on strategies
  • Incorporates strategic intent of project in content and clearly links project milestones to the strategy
  • Understands all portions of project planning by contributing value add feedback to project planning (tool development, IM leadership feedback, training and stakeholder feedback)
  • Own and manage a larger project or initiative, including identification of key issues, work planning, analysis, development of conclusions, and presentation of findings.
  • Delivers project milestones with quality (content, strategic thought) through delivery and managing others as needed
  • Models strong time management by delivering project milestones on time
  • May be required to work weekends.
  • Appropriately informs & engages manager and MPA/IS leadership

Who you are

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years relevant work experience, preferable in Inventory Management
  • Financial and Business Acumen: Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results; proficiency in retail math
  • Problem Solving & Decision Quality: Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions
  • Influencing & Negotiation: Can present ideas and directions that lead others to action
  • Systems and Tools Acumen: Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, and have aptitude to learn technical applications quickly
  • Collaboration: Able to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of business partners
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrate strong listening, written and oral communication skills

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. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we’ve been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Humans Rights Campaign for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indexfor the second year in a row.

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