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Warby Parker // boutique-quality eyewear retailer
New York City    Posted: Monday, October 24, 2022
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Warby Parker is on the lookout for a detail-oriented Merchandise Planner to help support the decision-making behind our product offering, long-term forecasts, & business strategies. In this role, youll work directly with the Director of Merchandise Planning & Strategy to build plans for the growing business. Youll define forecast methodologies, reporting structures, & sales strategies. Our ideal candidate is no stranger to analysis & is able to consider past, present, & future figures. Excellent communication skills are also a must since youll own reporting to our cross-functional partners & senior leadership. Are you ready to make an impact on our key businesses & support the overall growth strategy for Warby Parker? Read on!

 What youll do: 

  • Own SKU level, lens level, & high level (open-to-buy) sales plans & inventory targets
  • Develop understanding of inventory flow from forecast to PO to receipt
  • Drive inputs to the annual budgeting process 
  • Perform hindsight analysis to guide planning & strategic decisions 
  • Proactively call out opportunities & risks to key metrics
  • Develop reporting & forecasting methodologies to support the team as our contacts business scales

 Who you are:

  • An analytical thinker with 35 years of experience in a role focusing on forecasting & analysis, preferably on a consumer product
  • The proud owner of a bachelors degree in business administration or a related field
  • Capable of building processes & reports from scratch to identify opportunities & risks
  • Highly analytical & strategic
  • A self-starter whos comfortable navigating uncharted territory
  • Someone with a strong interest in retail & an understanding of industry dynamics
  • A proactive, eloquent team player whos comfortable collaborating with colleagues across the organization
  • A strong communicator, both in writing & in person
  • 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.)
  • Strategic analysis/model building experience (extra, extra credit!)

Warby Parker requires all newly hired in-person or hybrid employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date. Warby Parker is an equal opportunity employer & will provide reasonable accommodation, as necessary with federal, state, or local law, to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated.

About Us:

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

Were constantly asking ourselves how we can do more & make a greater impactand that starts by reimagining everything that a company & industry can be. We want to demonstrate 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 achieve that goal.

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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