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Warby Parker // boutique-quality eyewear retailer
New York City    Posted: Tuesday, May 04, 2021
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Warby Parker is on the lookout for a detail-oriented Merchandise Planner to own forecasting, purchasing, & decision making for the contact lens side of the business. In this role, youll work directly with the Senior Manager of Merchandise Planning & Strategy. Youll also build & run ad hoc analyses to identify trends in the business & partner with our Merchandising & Planning teams to develop forecasts at the lens & SKU level. Our ideal candidate is no stranger to analysis/forecasting & is able to consider past, present, & future figures. Excellent communication & collaboration skills are a mustas you will be working with many different teams. Are you ready to impact our key product operations & support the overall growth strategy for Warby Parker? Read on! 


What youll do: 

  • Develop methodologies to forecast sales & inventory for current & future years
  • Manage the open-to-buy, monitoring performance for sales, inventory, & turn targets
  • Create forecasts at the SKU level to inform performance & purchasesidentify trends & risks/opportunities to present back to the Product Strategy team
  • Perform independent analysis & recommend courses of action to drive bookings for new & upcoming products 
  • Be responsible for in-stock rates for SKUS & ensure that SKUS are available based on partnership with Merchandising & In Season Planning 
  • Work closely with Product Development & Supply Chain on purchase order management
  • Aid in developing new models in planning software

Who you are:

  • An analytical thinker with at least 34 years experience at a retail or consumer goods company with a SKU-intensive atmosphere (e.g., business analytics, financial planning & analysis, planning, & inventory management) 
  • The proud owner of a bachelors degree in business administration or a related field
  • Highly analytical & strategic
  • Capable of complex decision-making 
  • Experienced in a Planning system or building models from scratch (Anaplan is a plus!) 
  • A master multitaskeryoure able to wear many hats thanks to your exceptional time management & organization skills
  • A proactive, eloquent team player whos comfortable collaborating with colleagues across the organization
  • Not on the Office of Inspector Generals List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE)

Extra Credit: 

  • Wizard-level excel skills (particularly in modeling)
  • A strong understanding of retail math (costing, gross margins, turn, etc.)
  • Project management experience 

About Us:

Warby Parker was founded with a mission: to inspire & impact the world with vision, purpose, & style.

We accomplish this by reimagining everything that a company & industry can be. Weve proven that a business can scale, be profitable, & do good in the worldwithout charging a premium for it. And weve learned that it takes creativity, empathy & innovation to consistently surpass customer expectations. 

Since the day we launched in 2010, weve pioneered ideas, designed products, & developed technologies that help people see. We offer everything our customers need for happier eyes at a price that leaves them with money in their pockets, from designer-quality glasses & contacts to eye exams & vision tests. 

Ultimately, we believe in vision for all, which is why for every pair of glasses or sunglasses we sell, a pair of glasses is distributed to someone in need through our Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program. Over eight million pairs of glasses have been distributed in over 50 countries; that means eight million people now have the glasses they need to learn, work, & achieve better economic outcomes. 

At Warby Parker, you can look forward to company outings & events, volunteering & learning opportunities, & just great company filled with curious, kind folks. Dreaming up & sharing ideas arent responsibilities reserved for certain teams or leaders; the challenge (a really fun one) of innovation is on all of our shoulders. Teammates can also connect around common interests, backgrounds, & identities, no matter their home base, through our various employee resource groups. (Were happy to say that the Human Rights Campaign has named us a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ employees!) That sense of community & belonging keeps us excited to walk through the door every day, wherever that door may be. 

We're driven to continue building a workplace, based on inclusive behaviors & equitable systems, where all employees can bring their authentic selves, feel engaged, & share their perspectives as a valued member of Team Warby. Transparency is what were all about, & our annual Impact Report & Racial Equity Strategy lay out how were sticking to these values. 

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