ASSOCIATE PLANNER (RETAIL AND WHOLESALE) sought by Rip Curl, Inc. in Costa Mesa, CA.

Duties: Responsible for the logistics, development, execution, and communication of sales, inventory and margin plans that support the financial objective for the Retail Division. Maintain wholesale reports by division to aid in the implementation of wholesale plans and buying strategies. Work collaboratively with the planning manager, buying team, and merchandising teams to drive financial results that maximize sales, inventory levels and profitability in line with total company objectives. Maintain and help to improve wholesale demand analysis and sales projection reports by division and season. Develop cross-functional relationships with merchandising and development teams, sales reps, and retail buying team to support needs that help drive the business. Compile information for buying recaps throughout the season. Perform all other logistics, associate planner duties.
Send resume to: Kelly Chunn, Rip Curl, Inc., 3030 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. 

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or foreign degree equivalent in Industrial Engineering or a related field, plus One (1) year of experience in international operations, supply chain/operations or related occupation, including experience in creating a workflow standard operating procedures and logistics for both wholesale, retail planning, and buying with a seasonal framework; analyzing global and regional footwear timelines; designing web-based planning tool and analyzing global buy calendar and production leadtimes of both open-toe and closed-toe footwear relating to design, development, go-to market, orders, and production; and creating reports on shipping options based on weight and volume of merchandise to import to guide the product managers on logistics decisions.

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