Sr Business Planning Manager Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:
Motivated business professional seeking an opportunity to contribute and utilize my 20+ years of diverse retail experience in a sound company
  • Arthur/JDA Planning/DMS/CM/PeopleSoft
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Power Point and Word
  • JDA Demand and Replenishment Forecasting
  • EDI/OMI Purchasing Systems
  • Assortment Planning Tools
  • Strategic Planning
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Passionate to drive business
  • Team Player
SR Business planning manager, 10/2017 to Current
T-MobileSheboygan, WI,
  • Partner with General Merchandise Procurement Leadership, the Retail Store Partners, Supply Chain, Planning & Analysis, Information Systems, Advertising, and other teams to develop and execute financial, merchandise and inventory plans in support of department sales goal of $250M.
  • Communication: Collaborate and maintain effective working relationships with GM Leadership, Merchants, DC Leaders, Planning and Inventory team to ensure accurate forecast, analysis, productive flow and levels of inventory for all Basic and Seasonal programs.
  • Manage the weekly/monthly reforecasting process to ensure the top-down and bottom-up plans adhere to current market trends and identify key business opportunities.
  • Created and reviewed Open to Buy report with Sr Leadership monthly to manage and react to business.
  • Reengineered assortment planning process and tool to help team optimize sales by store.
  • Accountability: Accountable for all aspects of directing and managing the Planning and Inventory Analyst team in all established planning process for both Merchandise and Store Planning.
  • Leadership: Lead team of Planners and Inventory Analysts' development to create a highly talented team to achieve team goals.
  • Leading by example and providing performance appraisals and training for the team.
  • Results Driven: Consistently achieved and exceeded department goals for 5 consecutive years in Apparel, Apparel Accessories, Kitchen and Housewares, Domestics and Team Apparel.
  • Business planning manager July '07-sept'10 Partner with Buyers, Allocators, Stores and other support teams to develop and execute annual and category plans to achieve financial goals in School Supplies, Office, Domestics, Cleaning Supplies and ASOTV categories.
  • Communication: Collaborate with buyers to develop and create assortment based on trend, history and store input.
  • Partnered with Store leaders and Regional Merchants to develop effective working relationships to maximize trade area trends and initiative.
  • Accountability: Manage Open to Buy in partnership with buyer.
  • Created and executed seasonal and basic buy plans at the store/item level to maximize sales and sell-thru.
  • Optimize seasonal flow by creating wave plans for both DC and store to improve turn.
  • Analytical: Reviewed and identified business opportunities and risks based on performance to plan and LY.
  • Analyzed weekly performance at item and store level to determine plan of action to maximize sales and minimize liability.
  • Developed and created new process to introduce new line of business in Plus Stores for all Home and Bath Textiles.
  • Developed and implement markdown strategy based on seasonal timeline, adjusting to trends and inventory position.
  • sr Assistant buyer- Boys SChoolage Bottoms june '05-july '07 jcpenney PLANO, TX Develop and create assortment for all categories in Boys Preschool and School age bottoms.
  • Category included all shorts and pants that generated $70M in revenue.
  • Creativity: Study climate and market trends for all brands and categories to partner with vendors and own brand development team to create best strategic assortment to maximize sales, profit and customer needs.
  • Successfully developed new fashion trend in Arizona denim: distressed and new washes Assortment Planning: Created all seasonal item plans with assortment planning tool to achieve target sell-thru and sales.
  • Partnered with replenishment and space planning to create planograms for all basic merchandise.
  • Created seasonal flow grams based on module buys and department space planning.
  • Product Development: Partnered with Own Brand product development team to create fashion forward assortment for Arizona brand to achieve company goals for private label.
  • Analytical: Partnered with planner and other support groups to create productive and effective inventory flows for all basic and seasonal items.
  • Maintained ladder plans to manage business and react to future trends.
  • Negotiation: Negotiated with vendors to achieve profits goals, vendor support, ad coop and markdown support.
  • Work with vendor and own brand team to achieve best cost to create superior assortment with best quality and value for the customer.
  • buyer- Tweens (Girls 7-16) mar '04-june '05 foleys-May Company HOUSTON, TX Developed and created the buy for all the product assortment for the Tween Categories (Girls 8-16).
  • Including all basic and seasonal tops, dresses, pants, shorts, collections and sets, $75M.
  • Creativity: Responsible for identifying and creating fashion forward assortment with best value and quality from market and vendor trend analysis along with working with product development and design teams.
  • Partnered with Own Brand to develop private label fashion assortment.
  • Negotiation: Negotiated with vendors to achieve profits goals, vendor support and ad coop to Work with vendor and own brand team to achieve best cost to create superior assortment with best quality and value for the customer.
  • Assortment Planning: Created flow grams for all seasonal buys based on modules and space planning.
  • Partnered with F&R to create planograms for all basic merchandise.
  • Assistant buyer- Womens Handbags MAy'03-mar '04 foleys-May Company HOUSTON, TX Developed and collaborated with buyer in creating assortment for Women's Accessories-Handbags, $90M.
  • Analyzed climate and market trends for all brands and categories to partner with vendors to develop best strategic assortment to maximize sales and profit.
  • Launched successful line of private label assortment: Signature Initial Handbags.
  • Partner with key vendors to implement vendor managed assortments, including Dooney&Bourke, Coach, Guess and Fossil.
  • Maximized signature collection from D&B and Coach.
  • Worked with vendors to maintain margin expectations and tailor assortment to regional trends.
  • Store dept manager MAy'95-mar'03 jcpenney Worked corporate assortment plans and adjusted assortment and quantities to achieve store plans.
  • Tailored assortments to meet needs for market area.
  • Managed Children's, Men's and Home Departments in San Antonio, McAllen and Houston TX.
  • Trained and coached sales associates to meet department expectations.
  • Assisted store environment team to meet merchandise expectations for each department.
Education and Training
BA: Liberal Arts Business Administration, Expected in Dec 1993
The University of texas at Austin - ,
Liberal Arts Business Administration
ad, Advertising, Analyst, Analytical Skills, Basic, brand development, Business planning, Coach, Excellent communication, Creativity, DC, directing, EDI, fashion, financial, Forecasting, Information Systems, Inventory, Leadership, managing, market trends, market, MS Excel, Office, Power Point, Word, Negotiation, PeopleSoft, performance appraisals, presentation skills, Procurement, product development and design, Product Development, profit, Purchasing, quality, Retail, sales, San, space planning, strategy, strategic, Strategic Planning, Supply Chain, Team Player, tops, trend
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