Overview

This role is diverse and dynamic. The Merchandise Planning Manager is responsible for the pre-season and in-season forecasting, financial planning, assortment planning, margin analysis and inventory control to support a significant portion of our business. Will advise and engage a dynamic team of buyers and planners.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and drive the financial success of the Powersports industry by meeting sales, margin, inventory, and WOS goals that maximize bottom line profitability
  • Build, monitor and evaluate Open-to-Buy weekly. Provide timely and accurate re-projections based upon current trends to effectively manage inventory. Present OTB plans monthly to executive leadership team
  • Develop segment financial plans putting strategic focus on various levels of hierarchy and brand assortment. Able to develop high level targets and roll up bottoms-up details and drive the reconciliation
  • Manage inventory health through preseason and forecast buying budgets, in season replenishment controls, seasonal sell through targets, and PO receipt flow
  • Forecast sales and inventory position on a weekly/monthly/seasonal basis at the division, brand, product group, and style levels
  • Build and run reports for the purchasing team so they can effectively manage their assigned vendors/brands
  • Identify excess inventory that is eligible for vendor return, and distribute RTV reports to the buying teams to execute
  • Collaborate with Buyers, and applicable cross-functional teams to develop high level coordination, and execute calculated strategies that support future financial and product opportunities.
  • Partner with distribution centers on seasonal/monthly/weekly inbound/outbound receipt flow projections
  • Lead communication with merchandise and marketing teams, ensuring all promotions are reinforced through inventory management, style selection, and pricing.
  • Recap business performance, and communicate financial results to cross-functional teams, reviewing variance to plan, deviations to trend, current forecasts, and action plans
  • Collaborate on the implementation of new company-wide systems and technologies to assure planning process needs are met. Communicate development needs to support department processes where necessary

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • 8+ years of experience in a Planning position, with at least 3 years at an e-commerce company
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with peers and cross-functional teams
  • Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities
  • Able to perform under pressure, organize and prioritize workload to meet deadline
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel and strong aptitude to learn technical applications quickly
  • Knowledge of planning software
  • Experience with Business Intelligence reporting software (Power BI, Looker, OBI)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills

About MotoSport.com

Our mission is clear: We exist to ensure powersports enthusiasts never miss a ride.

MotoSport.com is more than a powersports company.  We are a gathering of power sports devotees who ride and wrench like there’s no tomorrow… just like our customers.  Because we‘re living the moto life, we make sure that we have the right parts and gear for you – whoever you are.  But we wouldn’t be that different from the other guys if we just had a ton of stuff, would we?  So we’ll do you one better: here at MotoSport.com we have a wealth of expert knowledge that comes from experience.  That means our customers get the right parts and gear every time, and we go above and beyond to get it there in time.  At the end of it all, we strive to make people (who aren’t that different from us) happy and satisfied… after all, we know what it’s like to be passionate about powersports, so who better to bring that enthusiasm to life than MotoSport?

We take this concept seriously, both personally and professionally, which for employees translates to careers with growth potential and the ability to take ownership and make an impact daily. Perks such as an excellent gear discount, an annual summer Adventure Contest, summer barbecues, and a pet-friendly office make for a fun work environment. MotoSport employees will have the benefit of working with colleagues who are passionate about their careers as well as the outdoors. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and disability & life insurance, paid maternity and paternity leave, 401(k) matching, and Flexible Spending or Health Savings Accounts.