Associate Global Expansion Planning Analyst

  • Full-time

Company Description

Job Description 

Our A&F Co. Wholesale and Franchise team is seeking a skilled Associate Global Expansion Planning Analyst to support the development and execution of planning strategies for expansion into multiple retail channels and global locations. A successful candidate will work closely with the Strategy and Merchandise Planning Manager and cross-functional partners to develop seasonal merchandise plans and forecasts for all product categories.

This job is located at our Global Home Office in Columbus, Ohio.  

What Will You Be Doing? 

  • Support the development and implementation of a merchandise planning strategy that supports the company's expansion into multiple retail channels and global locations.
  • Collaborate with Strategy and Merchandise Planning Manager to develop seasonal merchandise plans and forecasts for all product categories.
  • Assist with the analysis of historical sales trends, global market trends, and customer data to inform strategic planning decisions.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment between merchandise plans and supply chain capabilities, financial plans, and merchandising strategies.
  • Support the development of assortment plans that align with the merchandise planning strategy.
  • Help manage inventory levels across all channels and locations to ensure optimal inventory turns and profitability.
  • Assist with identifying opportunities to optimize product pricing and promotional strategies to drive sales and margin.
  • Assist with monitoring and reporting on key performance metrics, making recommendations for adjustments to the merchandise strategy as needed.
  • Stay current on industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in merchandise planning.

What Do You Need To Bring? 

  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, or related field or related experience preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience in merchandise planning or related field, with a desire to develop and execute strategies.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to use data to inform decisions.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to build relationships across cross-functional teams.
  • Familiarity with retail math and financial analysis.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerBI experience a plus.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with multiple priorities and stakeholders.
  • Curiosity and interest to learn about customer profiles differ across global markets and cultures.

Our Company 

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (A&F Co.) is a global retailer of five iconic, omnichannel lifestyle brands catering to the kid through millennial customer: Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, Hollister, Gilly Hicks and Social Tourist. At A&F Co., we’re here for our associates, customers and communities on the journey to being and becoming who they are – and because no journey is the same, we strive to create an inclusive culture, where everyone is free to share ideas.  

Our Values 

We lead with purpose and always put our people first, which is evidenced by our Great Place to Work™ Certification, as well as being a 2021 recipient of Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Retail, and named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign for 16 consecutive years. We’re proud to offer equitable compensation and benefits, including flexibility and competitive Paid Time Off, as well as education and engagement events, including various Associate Resource Groups, volunteer opportunities and additional time off to give back to our global communities.  

What You'll Get

As an Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (A&F Co.) associate, you’ll be eligible to participate in a variety of benefit programs designed to fit you and your lifestyle. A&F is committed to providing simple, competitive, and comprehensive benefits that align with our Company’s culture and values, but most importantly – with you! We also provide competitive incentives to reward the commitment our associates have for moving our global business forward:  

  • Incentive bonus program
  • 401(K) savings plan with company match
  • Annual companywide review process
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Associate assistance program
  • Paid parental and adoption leave
  • Access to fertility and adoption benefits through Carrot
  • Access to mental health and wellness app, Headspace
  • Paid Caregiver Leave
  • Mobile Stipend
  • Paid time off & one paid volunteer day per year, allowing you to give back to your community
  • Work from anywhere (Mondays and Fridays are “work from anywhere” days for most roles & six work from anywhere weeks per year)
  • Seven associate wellness half days per year
  • Onsite fitness center
  • Merchandise discount on all of our brands
  • Opportunities for career advancement, we believe in promoting from within
  • Access to multiple Associate Resource Groups
  • Global team of people who will celebrate you for being YOU!

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