Nike Location Planning Manager in Beaverton, Oregon

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Nike Sales partners with retailers — from a football specialty store in Rome to a Macy’s department store in New York — to deliver the products, experiences and brand stories that make Nike the preeminent sports brand. It starts with the best sales team in the industry: Nike Sales employees keenly understand consumers, the marketplaces and Nike products. They collaborate with Nike Marketing, Merchandising and Product teams to create sales assortments for each season. The Sales teams’ expertise and retail mindset ignites and sustains a focus on information, inspiration and connection to accelerate the growth of NIKE, Inc.

Description

Join our Demand and Supply Management (DSM) As a LOCATION PLANNING MANAGER for North America Sales Planning, you'll lead a team of Location Planners through design and implementation of a new planning process for a large strategic account. You will partner with key stakeholders across the Nike Integrated Account Team and Dick’s Sporting Goods Planning Team to develop, measure, and manage location level plans for top Brick & Mortar Doors and Digital Channel across the BU / Category / Gender and Style level.

30 – 60 – 90 Days:

  • Development of team, tools, reporting and process of Location Planning organization, leveraging best practices across Nike, professional experiences, in partnership with Strategic Account counterparts

  • Measure success, evolve process throughout Seasonal Calendar

Pre-season

  • Partner with External Account counterparts to develop Tier recommendations, Channel, and door level seasonal sales and receipt targets

  • Provide door level and digital BU / Category / Gender and Style rollups for total Account, partner with Business Planning Manager on aligned plan for season

  • Act as singular point of contact / liaison for external counterparts and Location Planning team

  • Align internally and externally on seasonal KPI targets

  • Ensure the Retail Plan & KPI’s are aligned against the top level seasonal wholesale plan

  • Drive Collaboration and include input from key stakeholders including the Account, Sales, Planning, Category, and Merchandising to gain agreement on financial plans

  • Lead alignment conversations at key gates to internal Nike and external account counterparts

In-season

  • Develop and provide weekly, monthly, and seasonal reporting to key stakeholders

  • Communicate actionable risk / opportunity recommendations to internal and external teams, driven at the location level

  • Lead and drive monthly Open to Buy Process for Digital and Top Doors: Location planning team will create & manage monthly (rolling 12 months) OTB forecast (sales, inventory, margin, turn) against plan dimensions of category, gender, business unit for top locations, influence Retail Planning team Open to Buy

  • Lead monthly Open to Buy alignment meetings internally and externally, in partnership with Business Planning Manager

Post-season

  • Lead seasonal digital and top door level teardown process by BU / Category / Gender and Style, provide insight into top level Retail Planning Teardowns

  • Measure team wins and opportunities

  • Lead teardown process, reporting and role responsibilities, evolve

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Sales, Fashion, Marketing or a related discipline

  • 7+ years' experience in Planning, Allocation within a Vertical Retail environment

  • Comprehensive understanding of retail math

  • Experience in Location level planning

  • Experience in gross margin profitability planning

  • Ability to create and analyze monthly reports, style and sku level plans, track promotional calendar/events and pre-meeting prep

  • Strong and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and influence others

  • Ability to interpret financial sales data to make decisions and recommendations that impact the business

  • Advanced knowledge of MS office applications; proficiency in Excel including creating spreadsheets, complex formulas, pivot tables, etc.

  • Ability to work in a matrix environment with multiple business functions

  • Strong team player and ability to work with the cross functional partners and senior management on all aspects of the business

Preferred:

  • 2+ years’ experience in leading and managing team of direct reports

  • Experience in developing an understanding of customers, competitors and retail trends; knowledge of sports apparel and footwear market preferred

  • Experience with planning software/tools and merchandise management systems is preferred

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Sales, Fashion, Marketing or a related discipline

  • 7+ years' experience in Planning, Allocation within a Vertical Retail environment

  • Comprehensive understanding of retail math

  • Experience in Location level planning

  • Experience in gross margin profitability planning

  • Ability to create and analyze monthly reports, style and sku level plans, track promotional calendar/events and pre-meeting prep

  • Strong and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and influence others

  • Ability to interpret financial sales data to make decisions and recommendations that impact the business

  • Advanced knowledge of MS office applications; proficiency in Excel including creating spreadsheets, complex formulas, pivot tables, etc.

  • Ability to work in a matrix environment with multiple business functions

  • Strong team player and ability to work with the cross functional partners and senior management on all aspects of the business

Preferred:

  • 2+ years’ experience in leading and managing team of direct reports

  • Experience in developing an understanding of customers, competitors and retail trends; knowledge of sports apparel and footwear market preferred

  • Experience with planning software/tools and merchandise management systems is preferred

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

Job ID: 00396179

Location: United States-Oregon-Beaverton

Job Category: Sales