Planner - Retail
Seattle, WA 
Posted 28 days ago
Job Description

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Tommy Bahama is looking for creative, diverse, and energetic people to help us live the island life! Tommy Bahama has grown to include both men's and women's apparel, home and beach goods, and a thriving restaurant and bar business. Everything that bears the Tommy Bahama name is created with an unwavering eye towards quality. More than ever, our focus is on taking our guests someplace great - through exceptional service, upscale products, and delicious food and drinks. Maintaining our unique point of view requires a diverse team that includes apparel designers, e-commerce and technology experts, manufacturing and operations, and, of course, retail and hospitality professionals. We would love to have you share your talents with us!


The Direct to Consumer Planner is responsible for developing, executing, and communicating strategic merchandise financial plans and strategies that support the merchandising, marketing and financial objectives of the Company's Direct to Consumer Division. Drive financial results thru maximizing sales, inventory productivity and monitoring bottom line profitability.


  • Manage monthly and seasonal financial plan in conjunction with top-down direction from the Director of Direct to Consumer Planning and District Managers.

  • Develop and maintain Division/Department/Key Classification sales, margin, inventory and receipt plans by month and season within the planning tool to support financial goals.

  • Develop monthly sales and inventory plans for core styles and flow inventory monthly to support sales.

  • Partner with the DM's, Omni Buyers and Site Merchants to develop growth strategies by style/classification to support sales plans.

  • Develop an understanding and expertise of Retail Store and eCommerce sales curves, TB consumer on-line shopping behavior, impact of email campaigns, and Retail store marketing.

  • Collaborate with merchants to determine order quantities for seasonal buys.

  • Review monthly inventory and receipt plans with management and merchants identifying issues and solutions to resolve those issues.

  • Partner with Omni Buyers, Site Merchants and DTC Inventory Analysts to maintain bulk inventory levels to support online sales and store replenishment.

  • Develop monthly Outlet transfer plan with buy off from Omni Buyers and Site Merchants. Communicate current forecast monthly to Outlet team.

  • Review style performance weekly and communicate needs/issues to Omni Buyers, Site Merchants, and Wholesale partners.

  • Develop and publish weekly vendor sales reports.

  • Recap and analyze sales and margin results compared to plan and last year on a weekly/monthly/quarterly/seasonal basis. Communicate results to merchants, finance and management.

  • Perform pre-season, in-season, and post-season analysis to uncover opportunities and risks at the Omni/channel/style level. Develop recommendations for in-season changes and pre-season assortment plans to ensure maximization of objectives. Review with Omni Buyers, Site Merchants and Planning Managers.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business or equivalent

  • Minimum 5-7 years of retail merchandise experience

  • Minimum 3 years planning experience, planning in a multi-channel retail environment preferred

  • Proficient MS Office skills.

  • Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious and provides complete follow-through on all areas of responsibility

  • Able to build and maintain productive relationships with cross-functional teams

  • Effective negotiation and influencing skills with both peers and business partners

  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities

  • Excellent time management and communication skills

  • Proven ability to proactively identify business issues and develop creative solutions

  • Communicates clearly and effectively - reflecting an appropriate sense of urgency when relevant

Mahalo (thank you) for your interest in Tommy Bahama!

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 to 7 years
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