Job Details

Planning Director, Young Adult

CategoryThe Bay Planning
Job OpenedMay 13th, 2022
EducationBachelor's Degree
Job Number220002PI
Job TypeFull-Time

job description

Day In The Life:

The Planning Director is responsible for meeting or exceeding sales and profit objectives for several merchandise categories, working in conjunction with Divisional Merchandise Managers and their respective buying teams. This position will oversee the development and successful execution of topside and store financial plans, assortment/buy plans and merchandise allocation and size planning strategies.

What You Will Do:

  • Approves and manages the development of financial budgets and forecasts for a specific business
  • Assists SVP in strategic development of that business in alignment to overall HBC strategy
  • Responsible for Open to Buy control process and inventory management for an assigned DMM group
  • Communicating forecasts and supporting action plans. Present to management and merchant teams
  • Presents monthly the financial results and projections on business to SVP
  • Leads, develops, retains and recruits a planning team capable of fulfilling HBC Merchandising goals and objectives
  • Establishes short term and long term planning and allocation strategies that support corporate financial plans and merchandise strategies
  • Connects in with the stores on regular basis to ensure a proper inventory flow to maximize sales opportunities
  • Manages mark down process to ensure proper inventory currency is maintained
  • Additional responsibilities as required


What You Will Need:

  • 5 - 10 years of relevant experiences in demand planning (preferably for a growth ecommerce business)
  • Foundational understanding of allocation strategies
  • Demonstrated understanding of merchandising financials and ability to manage profitability
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with a sense of priority for deadlines and attention to detail
  • Strong negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in Excel is required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • You take initiative in driving business results and are comfortable and confident in making effective decisions in a timely manner
  • You enjoy working in a collaborative environment and leveraging cross-functional partnerships
  • A respected and proven leader who enjoys team development, mentoring others and fostering opportunities for growth


What You Can Expect:

  • A People-first culture where One Team spirit and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are celebrated and promoted at every step of the way
  • An opportunity to work with highly supportive teams to help you build the career you want and leave your Stripe at The Bay
  • A competitive benefits package including unlimited paid vacation, medical, dental, vision, parental leave top up coverages, retirement savings and more
  • A ways of Working Program that enables you to work where you are most effective
  • A living Well Program that provides a variety of offerings and resources to enhance your physical, mental, and financial wellness, including corporate gym membership rates.
  • An amazing associate discount of up to 40% off top brands


About The Bay:

As Canada’s oldest startup, The Bay is a digital-first, purpose-led retailer. Our mission is to help Canadians live their best style of life.

The Bay is on a high-growth trajectory to become one of the largest digital retail businesses in Canada through and its Marketplace. If you are looking to join an iconic brand, create impactful change and be recognized for your work, we want you to join our team.

At The Bay, smart, high-performing team members will challenge you to learn and grow every day. We value ambitious work and great ideas grounded in data and insights. We are looking for talented people who love a fast-paced environment, embrace change and are looking to make an impact with groundbreaking ideas.

We are a digital-first company and brand for a diverse world and we need a diverse team to reach our potential.  Come and join a winning team that supports collaboration and demonstrates innovation, energy, creativity and vision every day.


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NOTE: Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

The Bay welcomes all applicants for this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest In The Bay. We look forward to reviewing your application.

The Bay provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The Bay complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The Bay welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.