Lucky Brand Dungarees, Inc.

  • Planner - Men's Wovens/Outerwear

    Country – State – City US-CA-Los Angeles
    Job ID
    Location: Company
    Corporate Lucky Office - Santa Fe
    Inventory Management - Planning
  • Overview

    Lucky Brand is true blue American. Born and bred in Los Angeles, Lucky shipped its first pair of vintage-inspired jeans in 1990 and quickly became known as a pioneer and innovator in the world of modern denim. Synonymous with the easy Southern California lifestyle and the fearless American spirit, Lucky Brand creates great fitting, good quality, distinctively Lucky jeans and fashion that works with the American lifestyle. Our collections are carried at better department and specialty stores and over 200 of our company-owned stores across the U.S.A., as well as online at


    Rooted in Americana, Lucky Brand is inspired by active Californian types like surfers, cowboys, artists, musicians, and photographers, as well as anyone who embodies our fun-loving, friendly vibe.



    The Planner will play a key role within the Planning and Allocation team. This individual will develop and deliver Corporate Financial Plans by strategically driving metrics including sales, margin, turn and GMROI for a Division and/or Business Channel for current and future seasons.


    This role will construct and collaborate with the Sr. Director of Planning and Director of Merchandising development of the strategic promotional calendar.


    Develop Merchandise Plans

    • At the channel/division level: develop fiscal sales, margin, and receipt plans in both dollars and units
    • Build and maintain a strategic promotional calendar through a collaborative effort with Merchandising and Marketing that consistently maximize opportunities and minimize risks to plan
    • Conduct a quarterly hindsight and detailed review of historical performance, providing recommendations and guidance for future plans

    Weekly Business Management

    • Identify risks and opportunities based on analytical observations and provide recommendations to deliver overall company financial objectives
    • Reforecast the business and provide inventory management recommendations for Channel
    • Develop merchandising and financial strategies and present to cross-functional team and senior management

    Inventory Management

    • Provide Inventory Management recommendations through forecast and reforecast of the business channels
    • Guide the team in strategically driving the business to maximize sales and margin, and optimize inventory
    • Partner with Planning & Allocation counterparts to accurately maximize inventory across the brand channels

    Owner of the Strategic Forecast Review (SFR)

    • Lead and direct the strategic forecast review meeting
    • Gather and analyze data
    • Present current and future business on a rolling calendar approach
    • Highlight risks and opportunities with recommendations to deliver overall company financial objectives
    • Make recommendations based on projections (120 days out) in partnership with Planning Team, Merchant and Manager of Allocation
    • Lead the reconciliation process between tops down and bottoms up by both category and channel

    Assortment Planning & Assortment Planning Prep

    • Validate receipt plan
    • Partner with merchant to develop the assortment and to reconcile
    • Lead and facilitate buy finalization meeting with merchant
    • Review and reconcile buy with Manager of Allocation to ensure flawless execution

    Managing and Developing Talent

    • Partner effectively with merchants and cross-functional teams
    • Train, develop and retain direct reports
    • Provide role clarity to direct reports
    • Partner with leadership to develop individual goals for direct reports
    • Assess and develop talent to ensure succession planning for team


    • Bachelors Degree required
    • Minimum 3 years of inventory, planning and allocation experience; 5 or more years of total work experience
    • Well-versed in allocation systems, as well as advanced Microsoft windows applications
    • Ability to present and recommend strategies and build a business case
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills including presenting complex material in an organized and compelling manner
    • Strategic forecasting for a multi-dimensional business
    • Proven ability to problem solve
    • Ability to influence and negotiate at a variety of levels
    • Ability to show increased additional areas of accountability successfully managed



    • Visual acuity
    • Sit for extended periods of time in one position
    • ability to stand and maintain mobility for long period of time during a fit session
    • Possess normal manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination
    • Ability to lift an adult dress form when adding or removing a garment (35lbs)

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Lucky Brand is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/People with Disabilities/Protected Veterans/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


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