“The product is fun and lets me flex my creative muscles every season, but the best part of working here honestly, is the team. The people I work with are amazing, and that counts for a lot in the design industry!”

Sean, Designer

Director, Company Planning
in CA - San Francisco

Job Description

Gymboree Group, Inc. is a portfolio of children's brands operating specialty retail stores with high-quality clothes and accessories. Our family of brands includes Gymboree, Janie and Jack, and Crazy 8. Since our start in 1976, we have grown from offering mom-and-baby classes in the San Francisco Bay Area to currently operating hundreds of retail stores throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, along with franchises around the world. We believe that respect for the customer, respect for the brand, and respect for each other are at the core of everything we do.

The Director, Company Planning will be responsible for preseason planning activities, including long range planning (revenue/margin/inventory), quarterly planning reviews, and annual budgeting.


  • Lead company planning process, team, and responsibilities.
  • Support the development of robust and actionable Brand plans.
  • Lead the process of in-season forecasting activities, including weekly and monthly forecasts.
  • Proactively identify and communicate opportunities to change pricing and articulate how this affects KPIs.
  • Partner with Planning, Allocation, Accounting, and Finance on deliverables.
  • Provide analytical insights into both pre-season and in-season roll ups.
  • Articulate both in written and verbal communication performance of Brand/Division, as well as where risks or opportunities may exist.
  • Deliver and present timely, accurate, and logical financial analysis that creates insight into the business, drives business decisions/actions, and influences top-line sales/margin and inventory forecasts.
  • Develop financial models and analysis that clearly quantify the cost/benefit of key business initiatives.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects with tight deadlines
  • 7+ years of financial and business planning, forecasting and analysis, ideally direct experience in company planning
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to build strong partnerships and influence others
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent analytical application skills (Excel, etc.) and desire to master new systems; productivity application skills (PowerPoint, Word)

Gymboree Group, Inc. is unable to provide relocation assistance for this position.

Principals Only. EOE. No phone calls please

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71 Stevenson Street
San Francisco, CA  94105

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