“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

Manager, Company Planning
in CA - San Francisco

Job Description

There’s a little bit of magic in the air at Gymboree Group. We’re focusing on our future, from evolving our brands to transforming the way we work together. We may be grown-ups, but we’re all about celebrating children and the people who care for them. We love to collaborate to find new ways to make our customers smile. Have great ideas? We want to hear them. Want to try a new approach? Let’s do it. Come join the fun at our home office!

What You’ll Do

In this role, you will be responsible for preseason planning activities, including long range planning (revenue/margin/inventory), quarterly planning reviews, and annual budgeting.

Responsibilities include:

  • Analyze records of past and present financial data to create accurate sales, margin and inventory forecasts for both in-season and pre-season planning for one or more brands.
  • Lead the process of in-season forecasting activities, including daily, weekly and monthly forecasts.
  • Articulate both in written and verbal communication business performance, risk, opportunities and strategies across the organization.
  • Proactively identify opportunities and risks, devise practical solutions, and carryout timely analyses that drive business decisions, and influence sales/margin and inventory forecasts.
  • Communicate expected impact of business initiatives to cross functional teams.
  • Develop financial models and analysis that provide insight through ad hoc reporting and analyze effectiveness of strategies.
  • Partner with Planning, Allocation, Accounting, and Finance on deliverables.
  • Provide support on preparing executive presentations.
  • Problem solve. Drive change and improve effectiveness and efficiency in a rapidly evolving company

Why You’ll Love Working With Us

  • The Product—so good, you’ll be using your employee discount more than you probably should
  • The People—ask anyone that works here…we have incredible people on our team
  • The Experience—you’ll enjoy a rewarding career at a respected global children’s brand
  • The Benefits—health insurance, 401k match, and onsite wellness services for your convenience

Let’s Talk Perks!

  • Generous Health Savings Account (HSA) employer contributions for individuals and families
  • Flexible Spending Accounts and commuter benefits
  • Paid holidays and flexible time off
  • 30% off merchandise employee discount (Gymboree & Outlet, Janie and Jack, Crazy 8 & Outlet)
  • Gymboree Play & Music class discounts
  • Educational Assistance Development Program
  • Life insurance (self, spouse/domestic partner, children)
  • Additional corporate discounts at participating companies

More About Us

Gymboree Group, Inc. is a specialty retailer, operating stores with high-quality clothes and accessories for children. 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 over 900 retail stores in the United States and Canada, 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.

Job Requirements

What You’ll Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and maintain deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • 3-5 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.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with ability to seamlessly move between strategic planning and tactical execution
  • 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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Job Attributes

Req Code

4920

Job Category

PLANNING/ALLOCATION

Job Type

FULL-TIME

Career Level

DIRECTOR OR SR. DIRECTOR

Education

BACHELOR'S DEGREE

Job Location

71 Stevenson Street
San Francisco, CA  94105

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