“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

Planning Analyst
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 Planning Analyst is responsible for executing merchandise financial strategies that support financial plan and objectives in a department or class. This individual will assist in developing merchandise financial strategies which support objectives of the brand and drive results that maximize sales, inventory and bottom line profitability. The Planning Analyst will assist in managing the success of one or more departments by meeting sales, comp, gross margin and inventory turn goals. They will analyze historical data and current trends to identify risk and opportunity for department or class and solicit ideas for issue resolution. The Planning Analyst will develop and communicate in-season department/ class/ style level markdown recommendations and strategies and execute promos and markdowns in partnership with pricing coordinator and others. This individual will recap and analyze actual sales results to plan and forecast in-season sales and inventories on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis. This person will incorporate information on market competitors in analysis and recommendations and identify opportunities for new tools or processes and actively participate in building them. They will partner with cross-functional counterparts to develop and communicate tactical plans to achieve timelines and deliverables and foster a collaborative, innovative and results-oriented work environment.

Job Requirements

  • BA/BS coupled with 1 - 2 years' experience in retail operations and planning
  • Possess a clear understanding of key financial measurements and have the ability to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines
  • Must be flexible and adaptive to changing priorities
  • Have demonstrated logical analysis and problem-solving skills with the ability to build and maintain productive relationships with peers and cross-functional teams

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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