Sr. Retail Business Planner

Requisition ID:  2366
Job Location(s): 

Westwood, MA, US, 02090


A world leader in innovative, casual footwear, Crocs, Inc., is dedicated to the future of comfort. Our original and most famous style, the Classic Clog, is instantly recognized around the world — and for good reason: since 2002, we’ve sold more than 600 million pairs in over 90 countries! We achieved our status as a global leader in the casual footwear category by taking an inherently simple approach to uniting style, modern comfort, and value.

Every day, we make a choice to have an open mind and look on the bright and colorful side of life. We embrace and celebrate the uniqueness in everyone, inviting the world to Come As You Are!

The Sr. Retail Business Planner is responsible for developing merchandise open to buy and inventory plans for a given Gender/Category in the Retail channel.  This role assists Merchants in ensuring key retail metrics are achieved on the OTB at the channel & gender level.  Ensure all plans reconcile and meet corporate growth objectives.

What You'll Do

  • Develop merchandise financial plans and tools by channel, gender and price status. Ensure reconciliation with financial goals such as revenue, margin, turns and efficient inventory.
  • Prepare and update the monthly forecasts and track the performance to Plan, Prior forecast and LY 
  • Develop tools, lead, and recap weekly reporting for review by business partners, supporting required analysis and business decisions regarding markdowns and the OTB adjustment on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis.
  • Develop & handle tools to analyze markdowns & promotions.
  • Perform as liaison with regional planning partners to manage and trade inventory. Includes EOL liquidation and inline excess maximization.
  • Assist in planning & forecasting promotions, markdown activities and store level KPI's
  • Lead all aspects of in-season performance against plans and recommend action for improvement as needed.
  • Help lead quantitative end-of-season analysis. Asses brand opportunities, analyze performance data and provide information & key highlights to merchants. 
  • Partner with Merchandising and Supply Chain to ensure on timely delivery of buy plan units and understand lead times to the warehouse. Owns the on order.
  • Support the Senior Director of Planning on deliverables for key milestone meetings and strategies.

What You'll Bring to the Table

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or 3-5 years’ experience in retail buying, merchandise planning, allocation. Experience in a footwear/apparel specialty branded retail is preferred
  • Sound understanding of key performance indicators and elements that drive retail profitability and inventory efficiency
  • Full understanding of the merchandising process: merchandise planning and allocation, assortment planning, SKU optimization, pricing strategy, markdown strategy, and promotional planning
  • Comprehensive understanding of retail math
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to influence stakeholders
  • Strong critical thinking skills with the ability to identify and summarize the problem, question, or issues
  • Effective and organized communication capabilities

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: Sr. Retail Business Planner 

Salary or Pay Range: $95,000 - $110,000  

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: Boston