Store Planner

  • 1240 Rosecrans Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, USA
  • Full-time
  • Employment Status: Regular

Company Description

Headquartered in Southern California, Skechers has spent nearly 30 years helping men, women and kids everywhere look and feel good. Developing comfort technologies is at the foundation of all that we do—delivering stylish, innovative, and quality products at a reasonable price. From our diverse footwear offering to a growing range of apparel and accessories, Skechers is a complete lifestyle brand.

With international business representing over half of our total sales, we have product available in more than 170 countries and significant opportunities for continued expansion worldwide. We sell our collections direct to consumers through more than 4,000 Skechers stores around the globe and Skechers e-commerce sites, as well as through a network of third-party partners.


Job Description

The Store Planner is responsible for the management of execution of allocations to support merchandise assortments for multiple channels and stores. The Store Planner manages in-store inventory for maximum sales results. Based on capacity, they are responsible for a balanced inventory assortment across all gender categories.  This position requires strong leadership and management abilities.


  • Work with the Buying & Merchandising Planning team to develop and manage allocation strategies for product by channel and location on weekly basis.
  • Manage styles from initial allocation through end of life cycle, including replenishment and consolidation of goods to other stores or channels.
  • Maintain the appropriate mix by department/class, style, color and size in each store in order to achieve target covers and planned sales.
  • Analyze and react to individual store trends and the performance of store groupings to improve productivity of merchandise through initial allocations and replenishment.
  • Consolidate, analyze and communicate size and location-based selling, including sales/inventory comparisons to affect allocations.
  • Size analysis to optimize buys & allocations.
  • Ad-hoc product/store analysis and inventory requests as required.
  • Review Store Targets on a quarterly basis, provide sales information and recommend changes.
  • Work with ecommerce team to efficiently manage inventory between the store and ecommerce. 
  • Review store pre-allocation at gender, brand and category level; partner with Merchandise Planner and Divisional Merchandise Manager (DMM) to balance receipts to store sales and sku plans within +/-5%
  • Set direction and weekly and monthly priorities to effectively manage a team of allocators and analysts for assigned store channel type
  • Analyze and interpret weekly and monthly business data to identify sales and inventory needs.
  • Communicate all allocations changes to appropriate stakeholders (e.g. buying and planning team).


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  • Ability to effectively lead and manage a team.
  • Strong aptitude with numbers and clear understanding of retail math skills.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task, prioritize, and adapt to fast-paced, dynamic business environment to meet deadlines.
  • Superior communication skills; able to communicate persuasively, influentially and responsibly across a broad spectrum of stakeholders.
  • Excel in team-environments and in building and developing strong interpersonal relationships, while maintaining an individual determination to accomplish goals.
  • Computer proficiency with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, v-lookups, etc.)


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Two years of progressively increased responsibility spent in inventory control or allocation area of high-volume specialty retailer.
  • Experience in a decision-making position and retail management.
  • At least two years of experience with hiring, developing and managing a team required.

Additional Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The skills, abilities and physical demands described are representative of those duties that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified for the job position, to perform the essential functions.


 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk; sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel. The employee is occasionally required to sit for long period of times.  


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