Merchandise Planning & Inventory Management Operations Lead - AMA
LS&CO
Singapore 138589
6d ago

Purpose

  • The MP&IM Operations Lead role will act as a trusted partner to the AMA Regional Planning VP & Heads to support & drive Planning strategy and vision.
  • The Operations Lead will use strong analytical skills; financial acumen and knowledge of end-to-end planning to provide strategic initiative and analytical support.

    This role must be able to identify key planning opportunities & risk and activate key business partners or resources to harness or mitigate these gaps.

  • This role will be a primary connection point with external partners in :
  • Global Planning coordinate and facilitate Go To Market (GTM) milestones such as Merchandise Financial Plan (MFP), Investment Review (IR), Hind-Sighting.
  • Regional Merch Ops collaborate & align at each key touchpoints through the GTM, starting from Brief, LAW, FLA, RFLA, Assortment Review, Investment Review and Hind-sighting.
  • Regional Finance work in partnership to develop MFP 1.0 / 2.0 gathering exercise to enable & inform internal MP&IM stakeholders for capacity planning, inventory projections & buy plans work.
  • Internally within MP&IM, this role will develop, facilitate, support in :
  • Monthly S&OP process & meetings.
  • Planning operations Calendaring, facilitate ways of working, planning GTM, OTB.
  • Reporting & Analytics.
  • Planning or Cross function projections.
  • Responsibilities : Planning Operations

    Planning Operations

  • Facilitate & drive OTB & MOP Review meetings.
  • Develop & drive Planning milestone calendar across planning org.
  • Facilitate new ways of working within MP&IM and cross functional partners.
  • Support & facilitate the development & sharing of Option Counts by MP teams to Merchandizing partners.
  • MFP Financials Collaborate with finance to facilitate the setting of Revenue, Units, margin targets for MFP Financials, which in turn is used in capacity planning (MFP 1.
  • 0) and Buy Plan development (MFP 2.0).

  • MFP 1.0 with Global Facilitate the working sessions between Regional MP and Global MP to shape capacity signals to supply chain 16 months before the start of season.
  • MFP 2.0 Financials Facilitate the sharpening of pencils of Revenue, Units & Margin targets with Regional Finance 9-10 months before start of season.
  • This output informs the Buy Plan development before MF0 / 1.

  • Investment Review & Hind-sighting Support, develop and drive key GTM check-point meetings Investment Review by GEOs and Global and Hind-
  • sighting meetings with Global Planning Ops, MP&IM leadership & BI Manager.

    S&OP

  • Support the Head of Omni-channel Inventory Management & team in producing monthly S&OP content for the region and affiliates.
  • Business Intelligence

  • With the assistance of Reporting & Analytics Manager, lead & cover all MP&IM analytics initiatives & requirements.
  • Planning Systems

  • With the assistance of the Tools & Systems lead, ensure the smooth operations of SAS Planning systems.
  • Develop &roll-out training plan with the Tools & Systems lead across the AMA planning org.
  • Projects

  • Support & facilitate with domain knowledge and relevant analysis.
  • Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Training, Communications or relevant work experience with at least 8 years of apparel / retail or equivalent experience.
  • Experience working with Planning organizations and / or retail / wholesale environment preferred.
  • Experience in the development of system-based training programs.
  • Experience working with a Merchandise Assortment Planning tool and Retail planning experience preferred.
  • Experience in project environments for system implementations.
  • Experience building and using simulations or web-based training systems.
  • Excellent analytical skills & attention to detail to interpret meaningful themes from quantitative data.
  • Ability to asses business strategies and create aligned learning and development solutions to produce desired business results.
  • Ability to learn new software applications quickly.
  • Ability to translate process and technical solutions to audience levels, addressing multiple roles and responsibilities.
  • Exhibited ability regarding attention to detail and process and the ability to prioritize.
  • Ability to manage training work streams and provide ongoing follow up to all relevant business partners.
  • Ability to set objectives & effectively manage projects.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Ability to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad, diverse group of business partners, mainly the cross-functional team.
  • Full time

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