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Planning Analyst, Retail

Company: Franklin Sports
Location: Stoughton
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

PLANNING ANALYST, RETAIL (EXEMPT)Franklin Sports, Inc. is a leading global sporting goods brand with an extremely rich history and reputation within the industry. Over the years, Franklin Sports has developed and maintained strong partnerships with Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, the National Football League and Major League Soccer that bring energy, strength and uniqueness to our products. We understand consumer needs and offer the strongest value by manufacturing products to all levels of sports participants from some of the most well-known professional baseball players to those who are active in the youth sports community. We got our start in 1946 and Franklin Sports is still a family owned and operated company to this day.The Planning Analyst will support our Sales team with a strategic approach to analyze our retail partner's productivity, detect new business opportunities, and ensure financial growth and profitable sales. You are responsible for analyzing historical trends to influence pre-season plans while simultaneously hitting in-season financial sales, margin, and inventory targets. This role is customer facing and will require travel to our retail partners. The ideal candidate needs to be enthusiastic about data and numbers, have an understanding of the brick-and-mortar retail landscape, and should have prior experience as a retail buyer, retail planner, retail allocation analyst, or experience in a similar role with a consumer products supplier. We are looking for someone who is willing to learn, is bold and open minded, and can communicate complex information in a clear way to cross functional team members and our retail partners. The position will report to the Manager, Sales Analytics and Forecasting and is based at our Corporate Office in Stoughton, MA. This is a hybrid role and the candidate needs to be in our headquarters area. DETAILED RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible to visit designated customers for business development and ensure proper relationship building in conjunction with Sales Management
  • Publish weekly action driven POS/Inventory/Sales trend reports for designated customers and internal management
  • Lead bi-weekly meetings with account replenishment teams to ensure alignment on agreed upon KPI's
  • Conduct meetings with cross functional teams in inventory planning, customer service, sales and other departments on an as needed basis
  • Drive financial results that maximize sales, inventory and bottom-line profitability. Manage the financial success of various departments by meeting sales and inventory turn goals
  • Create and maintain demand plan ensuring proactive alignment with POS and economic trends in collaboration with the customer and internal departments
  • Create annual business plans that ensure reconciliation to retailer OTB/receipt plans as well as top-down to bottom-up department plans
  • Work in conjunction with the Business Intelligence Department and Sales Department to develop and utilize analytical tools to aid in product/category recommendations, POS analysis and monthly forecast/demand
  • Implement/Facilitate SIOP process internally as it relates to designated National Accounts
  • Other duties as assigned EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
    • Bachelor's degree required, ideally with focus in business, finance, or marketing
    • 3+ years of experience in account management and/or sales/marketing in applicable industry SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
      • Proven knowledge and utilization of retail metric terminology
      • Advanced user of Power BI highly strongly desirable
      • Confident relationship building/sales abilities and a willingness to work within a team environment
      • Highly organized, motivated and task oriented
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
      • Advanced computer user skills required; most importantly Excel (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
      • Analytical personality
      • Ability and willingness to travel including overnight stays via car, plane and train
      • Ability to work well under pressure and able to work cross functionally with all levels in the organization Level of Responsibility:Interact independently with internal and external parties, has the knowledge to make independent decisionsSupervisory Responsibilities:This position does not supervise employees If you are interested in joining the #FranklinFamily, please apply. We also want to share with you our benefits at a glance:
        • Employee Discounts
        • 401K with immediate participation and a 1% match after 3 months of employment, and a retirement 401(K) match of up to 4% after a full calendar year of employment
        • Participation in the annual bonus planAfter 30 Days Waiting Period:
          • 20 days PTO program/10 Paid Holidays (prorated)
          • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance
          • Company Paid AD&D and Life Insurance (3 times Base Salary maxed at $500,000)
          • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
          • Company Paid Short and Long Term disability plans
          • Flexible Spending with Carry Over option and Dependent Care Account Plans
          • Employee Life Assistance Plan and Identity Theft Protection Support
          • Tuition Reimbursement after waiting periodPHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit/stand; use hands or fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear. This position requires traveling with a car, plane, or train with overnight stays. WORK ENVIRONMENT:The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate PI175272495

Keywords: Franklin Sports, Boston , Planning Analyst, Retail, Professions , Stoughton, Massachusetts

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