Global Category Planner

Requisition ID:  1027
Job Location(s): 

Broomfield, CO, US, 80020


The Global Category Planner is responsible for assortment validation, and in-season and historical analysis for assigned category. This role works cross-functionally to align upon annual strategic direction for the selected business segment, provides business visibility on trends and various business KPIs.

What You'll Do

•    Support assortment strategy alignment with Global Merchandising and Category management for seasonal breakthroughs by providing option count insights and recommendations for key categories and attributes.
•    Align with Global Merchandise Financial Planning team on long term revenue forecast & product strategy.
•    Maintain a constant relationship with the regional and global planning, merchandising, finance, sourcing, and supply teams to understand the demand forecasting drivers.
•    Support the creation of analysis for the monthly Global S&OP for upcoming key product launches.
•    Support Manager and Global Planning team gathering information, crafting, and updating Power BI reporting tools to help drive the business forward through data driven decisions.
•    Leverage analytics to provide business insights to support company decision-making.
•    Provide visibility on planning critical metrics including: Forecast Accuracy, Forecast Bias, Weeks of Coverage, Stock Turns, Inventory Cost.
•    Analyze pre-season, in-season, and post-season sales to find opportunities to increase sales and SKU efficiency and minimize inventory and margin risk in future season for selected business segment.
•    Prepare and present materials to leadership teams for bi-weekly and seasonal hindsight selling meetings to help make data driven decisions based on current business trends.
•    Develop and implement action plans to help successfully drive business forward through flow of information among cross functional teams

What You'll Bring to the Table

•    Education: Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Mathematics, or related field is required. Professional experience, beyond requirement, in a related field may substitute for a bachelor’s degree requirement on a year for year basis.
•    Experience: Three (3) years of planning experience (Demand/Merch/Assortment) in a multichannel setting is required. Strong preference for consumer goods, footwear, or fashion/apparel proven experience.
•    Strong and effective cross-functional interpersonal skills.
•    Experience adapting communication style for various audiences.
•    Analytical thinking
•    Demand and Assortment Planning experience is required.
•    SKU Count and efficiency analysis
•    Must have extensive experience and proficiency in Excel tools and functionality.
•    Experience with Power BI Reporting tools
•    Experience with topline Merchandise Financial Planning, Demand and Assortment Planning systemic solutions; ideally with o9 Solutions

The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability, or any other classification protected by law.


Title: Global Category Planner 

Salary or Pay Range: $70,000 - $85,000  

Workplace Persona: Collaborator  

Pay offered will vary based on job-related factors such as location, experience, training, skills, and abilities.


This position is eligible to participate in a company incentive program. 


This position is eligible for company benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision coverage, life and AD&D, short and long-term disability coverage, paid time off, employee assistance, participation in a 401k program that includes company match, and many other additional voluntary benefits. 


Job Category: Corporate  

Nearest Major Market: Denver