Company Planner

Location: Hingham, Massachusetts US


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 14116

Position Title: Company Planner

External Description:


This position will be onsite in our Hingham, MA office due to the nature of the work.

The Company Planner is responsible for building Omni Channel financial sales, gross margin and inventory plans within the Company Planning group both pre and in season.  Identifies risks and opportunities for mitigation to maximize profits.  Provides analytics and support to the company planning and merchandise planning groups.  

     What We Offer:

  • Growth! Our goal is to give you the tools to grow beyond this position and into the next here at Talbots.
  • Flexible Fridays! Our Life-Work balance approach allows for us to start our weekend at 1pm on Fridays.
  • Competitive Benefit Package! Our benefits kick off day 31, no waiting period for Health, Vision, Dental or 401K! As a salaried employee, you’ll earn 3 weeks paid vacation and we’ll pay you for using your time to volunteer within the community (up to 8 hours)!
  • Generous Discounts! 50% off Talbots and Haven Brands as well as local business discounts!


 What You'll Do:

Critically analyze business trends to make strategic recommendations to grow the business
Development, implementation and enhancement of specialized merchandise reporting to meet the needs of the CEO, EVP, VP’s and Buying & Planning teams
Manage and oversee the Open-to-Buy at the company level for Retail Stores and Omni Channel view
Responsible for annual, quarterly and monthly sales, margin and turn targets
Weekly re-forecasting of sales and margin to aid in major company initiatives/business decisions
Planning and execution of markdowns and promotional events that align with the overall company sales and margin goals
Collaboration with cross-functional teams in Store Ops, Marketing, Finance to enhance the customer experience in stores while driving the business forward 
Internal and External Relationships:


Inventory Management
Merchandise Planning
Senior Leadership



Number of Direct Reports and Titles:

Who You Are:

Bachelor’s degree required
5-8 years of merchandise planning experience, which includes progressively more responsibilities; managerial experience preferred
Ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data
Ability to use logic to solve problems
Able to present clear ideas and direction to others, particularly at the senior level
Able to build strong relationships with a diverse group of business partners
Demonstrate strong listening, written and oral communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel required
Familiarity with retail planning systems; JDA Retail Planning preferred
Experience with or a strong ability to learn reporting/data warehousing tools preferred
Possess strong organization and team management skills
Possess a strong sense of urgency and a high level of attention to detail
Must be organized, disciplined, and able to work under pressure while being flexible and able to adapt
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel assigned to this job.




Community / Marketing Title: Company Planner

Company Profile:

Talbots is a leading omni-channel specialty retailer of women's clothing, shoes and accessories. Established in 1947, the company is known for modern classic style that's both timeless and timely, fine quality craftsmanship and gracious service. At Talbots relationships are the key to our business, we hire individuals who bring new ideas to the table, understand smart risk taking and  can enhance an already thriving culture.  With a commitment to offer modern classic style for every body type, through a  full range of sizes, inclusive to every woman in your life.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Talbots is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates. Hiring decisions are based upon a candidate's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration and are made without regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, or any other category protected by applicable law. Talbots is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for job applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position you are seeking or to participate in the application process please contact Talbots will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified applicants or employees, unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the operations of the Company’s business.

PositionType_Description: Full Time

Location_formattedLocationLong: Hingham, Massachusetts US

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