Line Planner, Pre-Season

Job location:
Asia Pacific/China


Job type:
Brand / division:
Ermenegildo Zegna is an Italian luxury fashion house, specializing in men's clothing.
Position's Scope:

Provide analysis, insight and timely communication to support the business in determining which merchandise to buy, how much to buy and where the merchandise needs to be (central vs local warehouse, in which country/store). Partner with merchandisers, retail, and distribution teams to support centralized buying and distribution.

The Line planner will support one or two lines (depending on the size and complexity of the line), working closely with the Line Merchandiser.

Job responsibilities

Pre-Season Merchandise Planning:

  • Develop a commercial planning of sales mix at store level by season and by brand on an 18 months horizon using the RPAS tool
  • Develop OTB by brand category at store level cooperating with Merchandiser and retail team
  • Partner with finance to support the Financial Planning in terms of Sales Mix, Sell Through and  Inventory for all the official financial planning stages (F1, F2, F3 and Budget
  • Line support:
    • Support merchandisers during the buying period and monitor buying quantity vs OTB budgeted

    • Provide analysis and documentation for post-season review

      In-Season Merchandising Execution:

      • Support the management of a line providing product and category performance and quantitative analysis (on a weekly base) e.g.: sell out, stock level, replenishment, etc

      • Conduct analysis of category performances & CQR with recommendations for inventory action

      • Propose in season stock replenishment from central warehouse to markets

Candidate's profile
  • 5 years as finance/business analysis with daily experience in operations of the business

  • Strong database and Excel skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong verbal communication, partnering, and influencing skills; ability to work well in a cross-     functional environment

  • English proficiency both spoken and written

  • Retail background not required; consumer industry experience preferable

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