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Vice President, Global Planning - Retail

Company: Design Within Reach
Location: Stamford
Posted on: May 26, 2023

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**Vice President, Global Planning - Retail**at Design Within Reach Stamford, CT You can make a salary. Or you can make a difference. Or you can work as a Vice President of Planning - Retail and make both. **About This Opportunity**As a Vice President of Global Planning Consumer Retail, you'll manage and lead the merchandise planning, pricing and allocations of all Miller Knoll retail consumer brands (Design Within Reach, Herman Miller, Knoll, HAY, and Fully). You will set the strategic direction for our global omnichannel Planning organization and establish new processes to ensure the continued growth, profitability and expansion of our retail brands. You will be a strategic partner to our Merchandising organization and Retail leadership team.**What You'll Do**You'll have opportunities to speak up, solve problems, lead others, and be an owner every day as you...* Provide functional expertise as a partner to Buying, Operations, Finance, Digital, Retail and Marketing to achieve agreed upon financial targets* Develop and implement strategies to maximize inventory performance* Lead the Planning team and provide coaching and career development to all team members* Build on existing planning tools and introduce new process and tools to look at the business* Help identify opportunities for new brick and mortar store locations based on financial data and market demand.* Develop in-season sales trending, inventory forecasts and margin projections; manage Open-to-Buy, Inventory and Receipt plans; proactively interfacing with department leadership as necessary to ensure creation of accurate, timely, insightful analysis and evolve the reporting needs of the business.* Ensure integrity of sales, inventory, markdown and promotional planning.* This leader would implement a global forecasting process across the Miller Knoll consumer brands.* Optimize inventory flow to stores to maximize sales and gross margin in the stores and partnering closely with management to manage on-going inventory levels* Assess existing process and implement new systems* Analyze current sales, inventory and margin trends, market data, benchmarking, as well as historical data to course correct in-season inventory to maximize margins; focusing team on action-based results versus simply reporting* Assess impact of price change; assessing price position relative to top-line and margin realization in keeping with category positioning across the globe* Partner with Supply Management to optimize inventory flow and to plan DC capacityYou might be just who we're looking for if you have...* A Bachelors degree in Business or related field, MBA is a plus.* 15+ years of progressive leadership experience in Planning and Inventory Management, with the majority of that experience in a merchandise planning and allocation roles for retail company* Home furnishings and supply chain cross-functional experience preferred* Global multi-brand omnichannel retail experience required* Analytical skills with the ability to proactively identify trends and make decisions accordingly, effectively translating strategies into financial plans* Excellent coaching, mentoring, and people development skills* Experience with change management principles and demonstrated ability to drive and manage the change process from strategic planning through implementation and follow-through* The ability to use a broad business acumen and holistic perspective to see the opportunities and risks of potential trade-offs* Proficient with P&L responsibilities and you are profit conscious* The ability to travel as needed* The ability to perform all essential job functions of the position with or without accommodations**Who We Are**At Miller Knoll, our unique culture represents the collective attitudes, ideas, and experiences of the people who work here. We focus on protecting the environment, impacting our communities, exceeding the expectations of our customers through high quality products, and championing diversity in all areas of the business, and together we are on a journey toward a better world. We support the well-being of our employees in and outside of work by providing a variety of opportunities including award-winning work-life integration resources, development programs, complex health and wellness offerings, and much more. Miller Knoll is a globally recognized provider of furnishings and related technologies and services. Headquartered in West Michigan, we have relied on innovative design for over 100 years to solve problems for people wherever they work, live, learn, and heal.***Herman Miller provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type.*****Herman Miller is a federal contractor and is subject to the requirements of Executive Order 14042. As such, we are requiring all of our U.S.-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 4, 2022.** **U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary)**Individuals seeking employment at Design Within Reach are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements. Completion of the form is entirely **voluntary**. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file. 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