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StitchFix // online fashion retailer
Remote, USA; Chicago, IL; Seattle, WA; New York City; Atlanta, GA; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX, Fort Meyers, FL    Posted: Monday, May 23, 2022
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About Stitch Fix

Stitch Fix is redefining retail shopping using a unique blend of art & science to deliver a deeply personalized service to our customers. This novel juxtapositionat once analytic & artistic, technical & adventurousattracts an extraordinary collection of talented people who are both thinkers & doers. Our diverse workforce has catalyzed enormous company growth over the past three years in terms of customer satisfaction & service efficacy. Wed love for you to help us carry on the trend. 

About the Role

The Merchandise Planner will be responsible for developing, executing & maintaining merchandise plans for one or more high growth departments. You will report to a Planning Manager or Director & have exposure to Planning & Merchandising Leadership as well as other senior level cross-functional partners. In addition to business management, you will drive forward strategic initiatives with outsized impact across the Planning team, Company-level innovations & our clients. Our ideal candidate will be a self-starting, sharply analytical problem-solver with proven planning acumen & the ability to adapt to the Stitch Fix business model. 

You're excited about this role because you will... 

  • Ensure the success of one or more departments by meeting or exceeding plans for sales volume, inventory turnover & gross margin, across multiple Revenue channels
  • Deeply analyze & drive performance in emerging direct order revenue channel
  • Help to launch new modes of inventory ownership to drive improved financial performance
  • Create pre-season plans & in-season forecasts for multiple product departments 
  • Manage & maintain rolling operating financial forecast (OTB/ROF) in collaboration with buyers to optimize business performance 
  • Recap & analyze actual sales results to plan & forecast in-season sales & inventories on a weekly, monthly & quarterly basis
  • Forecast receipt flow to ensure optimal inventory levels that balance liability & opportunity  
  • Assess & evaluate inventory risks & opportunities in a high-growth environment 
  • Responsible for in-season scenario planning as well as actionable recommendations to address business needs 
  • Form strong working relationships with Buying team 
  • Partner directly with Allocation, Sourcing, Product Development, Operations, Engineering & Data Science teams 
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis based on historical performance, product attributes & customer attributes 
  • Manage & develop an Analyst as a direct report

We're excited about you because...

  • You have a college degree (preferably a BS in a business-related field) with 5-7 years of prior retail planning & e-commerce experience 
  • You are extremely proficient in Microsoft Office with advanced Excel skills 
  • You have strong planning & organizational skills 
  • You are experienced in tops-down, bottoms-up planning 
  • You are comfortable & confident making decisions & recommendations grounded in data 
  • You are able to thrive in a fast-paced environment that embraces change 
  • You have a bias towards action, results-focused & detail oriented 
  • You possess excellent verbal & written communication skills 
  • You have a solid understanding of retail math, merchandising financials & profitability KPIs 
  • You have experience mentoring or managing others

Why you'll love working at Stitch Fix...

  • We are a group of bright & kind people who are motivated by challenge. You can be your authentic self here, & are empowered to encourage others to do the same!
  • We are a successful, fast-growing company at the forefront of tech & fashion, redefining retail for the next generation
  • We are a technologically & data-driven business
  • We are committed to our clients & connected through our vision of Transforming the way people find what they love
  • We love solving problems, thinking creatively & trying new things
  • We believe in autonomy & taking initiative
  • We are challenged, developed & have meaningful impact
  • We take what we do seriously. We dont take ourselves seriously
  • We have a smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right & is open to new ideas
  • We offer competitive compensation packages & comprehensive health benefits
  • You will be proud to say that you work for Stitch Fix & will know that the work you do brings joy to our clients every day

About Stitch Fix

At Stitch Fix, were about personal styling for everybody & we believe in both a service & a workplace where you can be your best, most authentic self. Were the first fashion retailer to combine technology & data science with the human instinct of a Stylist to deliver a deeply personalized shopping experience. This novel juxtaposition attracts a highly diverse group of talented people who are both thinkers & doers. All of this results in a simple, powerful offering to our customers & a successful, growing business serving millions of men, women, & kids. We believe we are only scratching the surface on our opportunity, & were looking for incredible people like you to help us carry on that trend.

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