Purpose This role will drive all planning activities in their respective region within Burberry’s global planning organisation. They will embody the Burberry values and contribute to a culture of innovation and collaboration. They will be responsible for: · Creating, updating and managing the Rolling Open to Buy and Collection Open to Buy process · Aligning, partnering and collaborating with the Merchandising, Allocation, Regional Finance and Central Planning teams on Open to Buy, lifecycle, fiscal risks, opportunities, markdown and inventory management · Responsible for commercial insights in driving in-season decisions to maximise inventory, drive sales and deliver margin targets · Driving detailed Replenishment sales forecasts and aligning on weeks of cover and target procurement levels Responsibilities: Commercial Planning Excellence · Support and forecast the Rolling Open to Buy by season by product hierarchy level (Full Price/Mark Down) · Develop and manage the Collection Open to Buy alignment with Regional Merchants for sales and inventory ahead of each collection, including focus stores and clusters · Responsible for preparing insightful analysis into the Collection Open to Buy process to support the creation of future collection plans · Partner with and communicate the Collection and Rolling Open to Buy’s to Central teams based in the UK · Support in the review of collection buys with Merchants, focusing on key investments ensuring buys are within agreed budgets · Support long-range planning, budget and seasonal plans across categories (fashion/seasonal products & replenishment) within mainline and on-line · Responsible for monitoring trade performance and highlighting opportunities and risks to sales and inventory targets · Analyse and validate regional markdown plans across categories from a bottom-up view · Responsible for the reforecast at line level monthly sales and inventory plans for replenishment products · Support the management of regional inventory within budget targets through offering insights to performance · Partner with Merchants to continually manage the business through in-season analysis and long-term strategies, driving sales and maximizing margin
Burberry today remains a quintessentially British brand, with a closely connected, creative thinking culture at its heart. Burberry believes that to be a great brand it must also be a great company and constantly leverages the energy of its culture. Headquartered in London, the brand has built a global reputation for innovative product design, digital marketing initiatives and dynamic retail strategies.