“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!”
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, Merchandise Planning will lead the development of strategic top down and bottom up plans for sales, margin, and inventory, and will partner with merchant team to identify key business concepts and opportunities for the Janie & Jack brand. This individual needs to be proficient in both preseason and in-season processes, including midsight, hindsight, investment review and OTB. This person will lead the forecasting of sales, margin, markdowns, and inventories on a weekly/monthly basis with Planning Managers, Planners, and Merchandising. The role will also be responsible for recommending strategies to maximize profitability. This person will manage the reconciliation of division and department targets and bottom-up plans. The Planning Director will develop and maintain effective working relationships with cross-functional partners: Merchants, marketing, visual, and allocation. This person will collaborate with peers to ensure consistency of information, share best practices, and develop systems knowledge as well as manage and develop the planning team.
Gymboree Group, Inc. is unable to provide relocation assistance for this position.
Principals Only. EOE. No phone calls please.
DIRECTOR OR SR. DIRECTOR
71 Stevenson Street
San Francisco, CA 94105