“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

Merchandise Planner
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 creating and managing Tops Down Financial Plans and in-season forecasting for multiple departments. This person will identify business risks and opportunities to maximize sales, profitability, and inventory turn objectives.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop strategic Tops Down Plan - sales, margin, inventory and will have an emphasis on the department/season code level
  • Partner with the merchant team to identify key business concepts and opportunities
  • Forecasting sales, margin, markdowns and inventories on a weekly / monthly basis and will recommend strategies to maximize profitability
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with cross-functional partners - merchants, visual, store operations and allocation
  • Collaborating with peers to ensure consistency of information and the sharing of best practices

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

  • BA/BS degree required plus 2-4 years' experience in a financial role
  • Demonstrated experience in Top Down and/or Bottoms Up Financial Planning processes and systems
  • Must have a clear understanding of basic financial measures: sales, gross margin, weeks on hand/weeks of supply, etc. and how to maximize them
  • Strong analytical, organizational and communication skills
  • Able to clearly present and support business strategies as well as take ownership to drive the profitability of the department and how it impacts the total business
  • Able to work independently as well as with a team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Possess the ability to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines is essential
  • Must be flexible and adaptive to changing priorities

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

640.5

Job Category

PLANNING/ALLOCATION

Job Type

FULL-TIME

Career Level

EXPERIENCED (NON-MANAGER)

Education

BACHELOR'S DEGREE

Job Location

71 Stevenson Street
San Francisco, CA  94105

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