We are currently hiring for a Director of Planning to join our Planning Team.
OAK + FORT is a fashion and lifestyle brand that provides attainable luxuries consisting of modern essentials in full collections of womenswear, menswear, accessories, jewelry, beauty, and homeware. We are a female-founded and led business that is brought together by a passionate group of people with a natural bond over an aesthetic vision that radiates throughout our collections. From our first studio that opened in 2010 in Vancouver, BC, we now have 40+ locations across North America with a global e-commerce presence.
At the heart and core of it all, it’s our people that matter most. We offer a work ethos that is driven by endless passion, intellectual curiosity, and perennial creativity. Here you get the opportunity to influence our global strategy and growth, while working alongside incredibly talented people.
As the Planner, you are responsible for meeting or exceeding sales and profit objectives for several merchandise categories and the execution of allocation and replenishment strategies. You will oversee the development of pre-season and in season financial plans that help drive merchandising initiatives to grow topline sales, ensuring profitability and maximizing inventory productivity. The Planner is responsible for the supervision, training, and development of Allocation/Replenishment Analysts.
Pre-Season and In-Season Sales and Margin planning/forecasting and open to buy management to achieve corporate goals and desired inventory turnover
Build store and ecom goals by department
Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities to the business and design action plans for maximum impact
Perform consolidated gap analysis on initial forecasted plan to actual results
Recommend seasonal merchandise flow strategies that support sales, profit, and customer expectations
Provide in-depth analysis of product performance and make recommendations to maximize business opportunities
Partner with Buying team to develop and execute quarterly product and inventory strategies to meet financial targets and corporate objectives
Partner with Buying to develop assortment plans for different trading channels - reconcile tops-down category plan with bottoms-up at style-color level
Manage and track inbound and outbound of inventory by store drop schedules
Build allocation strategies to align with store capacity and sales/inventory turnover goals
Allocation planning supported by current and historical data - establish appropriate stock strategy and initiate inventory replenishment/re-balance plans for all business segments across Retail and eComm to maximize sales conversion
Work along with allocation team on initial allocation and replenishment to the stores and ensure the flow of the inventory is aligned with corporate financial goals.
Work with cross-functional teams to execute inventory transfers and product pulls
Manage weekly/monthly reports - Optimize the reporting process to ensure efficiencies within the team
Develop and implement reporting tools to optimize allocations, assortment, inventory weeks of supply (WOS) targets, and achieve sales, contributing margin, and turns expectations
ABOVE + BEYOND We strive for something greater than ourselves.
SELF STARTER Entrepreneurship is the mindset that leads to endless curiosity and continuous improvement.
UNIQUELY YOU We practice acceptance through open-mindedness and personal responsibility.
CHANGE DRIVER We embrace change and never fear what’s next.
PEOPLE POWERED At the core of our brand we are powered by each other.
Our Hiring Process:
We strive to provide an outstanding experience to every individual who shows interest in our organization. Our goal is to ensure that you receive clear communication, regular updates and have a dedicated recruiter to support your hiring journey with us. We believe that every candidate journey should be unique, and that honesty, integrity and transparency is carried throughout.
Once you’ve submitted your application, here is what you can expect:
A response confirming that we have received your application.
Your application will be reviewed by our recruitment team.
Only candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted directly by a recruiter.
- Your first connection is a 30-minute phone interview with a recruiter.
- You can expect potentially two additional interviews with the hiring team.
- We will request references before moving to a final offer.
OAK + FORT is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a respectful, diverse, and unique approach to hiring individuals in the communities in which we operate – allowing each person to be their authentic selves. Our hiring commitment applies to all candidates and employees regardless of race, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, place of origin, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, family status, marital status, disability, age, and any other protected characteristic.
Requests for accommodation due to any disability or any other protected characteristic can be made at any stage of the recruitment process and during employment by contacting our People & Culture team.