Planning Manager - Commerce



Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024


About the Role:
The Commerce Planning Manager is a highly collaborative leadership role, responsible for both the development of people and management of assortment and inventory plans, to achieve IPSY’s sales and profitability targets through pre-season plan development, in-season re-forecasting, management of inventory investments, as well as ownership of unit economics and open-to-buy.

IPSY is looking for a motivated, data driven thought-leader who thrives in a fast-paced, startup environment. The ideal candidate takes initiative, particularly when working cross-functionally with Merchandising, Brand Partnerships, Finance, and Marketing to support IPSY’s evolving business needs. To be considered, you must have experience directly managing others, deep inventory management experience, a passion/excitement for building new tools and processes, comfort with ambiguity and be a nimble, strategic thinker who can synthesize large amounts of data to drive decision making. You will have outstanding drive, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and an advanced skill set in Excel / Google Sheets.

This position reports to the Director of Planning and is fully remote from the states where IPSY hires (listed below) with preference given to candidates near our Pembroke Pines, FL office.

What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Manage, coach and develop a team of 2-3 Planners
  • Build Category, Class, and SKU level sales & unit economics forecasts with supporting investment quantities and accurate flow forecasts
  • Cross-functional S&OP modeling and process leadership experience; inclusive of demand planning, supply planning, and product lifecycle management
  • Ownership of overall pricing strategies and actions in partnership with Merchant partners
  • Orchestrate monthly Commerce events and product drops with Ops team to ensure flawless execution; resolving inventory discrepancies swiftly
  • Build strong cross channel and functional relationships to influence others and drive results, leveraging both internal and external insights
  • Manage deadlines to keep inventory flow and kitting on schedule, in cooperation with Supply Chain & Operations

What We are Looking For:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in business or merchandising-related fields
  • 5+ years of analytical experience in merchandise planning or inventory management & 3+ years managing others
  • Advanced proficiency in Google Sheets / Excel required, including v-lookups, pivot tables & logic formulas
  • Strong analytical acumen with proficiency in retail math and impeccable attention to detail
  • Proactive self-starter with excellent interpersonal and time management skills who has demonstrated experience creating, implementing and leading cross-functional business processes
  • Experience building driver-based forecasts for a large SKU mix with complex product life cycles, including incrementality, cannibalization and pricing elasticity
  • Flexible and comfortable with a fast-paced, always changing environment; able to pivot on a dime

Bonus if You Have:
  • Experience with omni-channel planning
  • Familiar with Toolio Planning System & Netsuite
  • Proficient in Google Suite & Tableau
  • Beauty obsessed: a level of comfort within the industry and space, familiarity with brands and trends
What We Offer:
  • Competitive salary & equity grants
  • Annual bonus program (paid out quarterly)
  • Medical, dental & vision insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Work from home flexibility
  • Free BoxyCharm subscription
  • Learning & development programs
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For U.S. Remote Roles: Candidates must reside in or be willing to relocate to AZ, CA, FL, GA, KS, MO, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, SD, TX, VA, WA, or WY.
Salary Range: $110,000 - $130,000
Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, IPSY also offers a bonus, equity grants and competitive benefits package. Final compensation will be determined based on experience and skills and may vary from the range listed above.
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