“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

Sr. Planner
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, Crazy 8, and Janie and Jack. 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 Senior Merchandise Planner will be responsible for creating and managing top down financial plans and in-season forecasting for multiple departments within the Gymboree portfolio. This person will identify business risks and opportunities to maximize sales, profitability and inventory turn objectives.


  • Develop pre-season strategic plans - sales, margin, inventory with emphasis at the department/season code level
  • Manage inventory levels from investment through allocation execution and recommend strategies consistent with departmental goals
  • Manage sales, margin, markdowns and inventory turn on a weekly/monthly basis by evaluating in-season trends with existing pre-season strategies
  • Partner with the merchant team to identify key business concepts and opportunities
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with cross-functional partners - merchants, visual, marketing, store operations and allocation
  • Collaborate with peers to ensure consistency of information and the sharing of best practices

Job Requirements

  • BA/BS degree required plus four years’ experience in a Planner/Senior Planner role
  • Experience using both top down and bottoms up style plans
  • Clear understanding of basic financial measures: sales, gross margin, weeks on hand / weeks of supply, etc. and how to maximize them.
  • Strong presentation skills and story-telling ability to synthesize complex data into conclusions and recommendations in oral and written formats
  • Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities with intellectual curiosity and a willingness to iterate and improve processes
  • Strong skill set in Microsoft Excel and has ability and interest to master new technical application

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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