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Sr. DTC Planner - Mark & Graham

Date: Aug 4, 2017

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: MG-11296
Area of Interest: Inventory Management
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Mark and Graham
Position Type: Full-time


Mark and Graham began with a passion for gift-giving and personalization. With the intention of changing the way we think about personalization, and the support of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Mark and Graham was launched in the fall of 2012. Incorporating great design, exclusive typography and state of the art technology, we offer jewelry, totes, leather goods, housewares and much, much more -- all with your unique mark.

Position Summary

Responsible for projections and purchasing for areas of responsibility. Manage one or more DTC Planners in the execution of their job. Troubleshoot problems and issues for department. Provide input and recommendations to Merchandising on annual and seasonal financial plans and assortment plans. Lead or participate in department projects to improve systems or efficiencies. Participate in overall department policy and staffing management decisions.

Specific Responsibilities

* Financial and Business Strategy

* Work jointly with Manager, peers and merchants to determine annual and seasonal concept sales projections and inventory strategies.
* Direct the disposition process of overstocks and aged inventory.
* Lead or participate in department projects to improve systems and procedures.
* Determine workload for staff.
* Provide specific input on sales and inventory levels for Open to Buy and key meetings.
* People Management

* Lead or participate in high level communication to teams regarding deliverables and best practices
* Manage and lead meetings.
* People development: hire, manage, train, coach, appraise and develop.
* Corporate Partnership and Vendor Management

* Review and approve vendor buy plans, backorders and overstock, alert reports, in-stock list and priority receiving list.
* Communicate major flow changes to manager for budget (OTB) maintenance. Recommend changes to catalog depiction strategy.
* Potentially travel to DC to monitor inventory and resolve issues and build relationships.
* Potentially travel to Call Center to understand customer service issues.
* Participate in Catalog-Proof Review Process (photo, layout, copy).
* Systems

* Maintain and update sales data in forecasting system to ensure accuracy of item level projections.


* 3-5 years' catalog/ecomm/retail experience (planning, buying, purchasing) or related experience.

Williams-Sonoma Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.


Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

Job Segment: Merchandising, Call Center, Retail, Customer Service