Senior Manager of MD Planning - Luxury Brand

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Job Type: 正社員
Salary ¥11000000.00 - ¥13000000.00 per annum
Specialization: サプライチェーン、購買、物流
Sub-specialization 在庫管理・在庫計画
お問合せ Daniel Munoz
参照 JO-1910-427813
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[Company Description]
Global Fashion Brand

Sales Planning and Allocation

  • Manage the plan and forecast process for all categories performance, sales, inventory, receipt and margin goals.
  • Lead all inventory flow, from OTB buy to markdown management, to outlet management. And in turn increase margin, sell-through of each collection.
  • Processes a clear understanding of financial measurements which could include; sales margin, gross margin receipts, and return on investment
  • Own open to buy forecasts. Present financial forecast and supporting action plans in buy/monthly forecast meeting to Senior Management and HQ
  • Develop seasonal/monthly buy plans in conjunction with buying team. Advise buying team pre-buy, post buy, through sharing current trends, risks and opportunity areas.
  • Work closely with US planning & buying teams to develop monthly quarterly assortment plans and monthly product flow in line with merchandise financial plans.
  • Work closely with Merchandisers to ensure that distributions meet turn goals, support marketing calendar and maximize profitability (allocation)
  • Regularly analyze and reforecast business by total and by category. And recommend/implement strategies to ensure plan is achieved.
  • Maintain ongoing communications with Merchandising and Logistics Departments to continually secure or produce adequate inventory
  • Drive financial results that maximize sales, inventory and bottom line profitability

Outlet Management

  • Formulate an Outlet merchandising strategy with cross-functional teams to optimize sales and margins. Review on a regular basis.
  • Understand the US Outlet business model and propose improvement/actions for commercial success.
  • Work closely with US counterpart on new strategies, business opportunities.
  • Manage Outlet allocation and MFO ( Made for Outlet ) buying.
  • Develop and executing outlet promotion.

Team Management

  • Manage and Train team members, elevate their roles and responsibilities for a working organization.
  • Ensure efficiency is maintained throughout team tasks for maximum effectiveness.
  • Be a team player in fostering an open environment to all team members and cross-functional teams.


  • BA or BS degree with 6-8 years of prior experience in merchandise planning and analysis -allocation/ distribution experience a plus
  • Advanced computer skills EXCEL etc.
  • Experience with Merchandise Planning Systems - JDA (a plus)
  • Presentation and analytical skills required
  • Demonstrates logical analysis and problem solving skills required
  • Excellent communication in English
  • Native Level in Japanese

[Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities]

  • Financial/accounting background

[Desired Characteristics]

  • Able to build and maintain productive relationships with peers and cross-functional teams
  • Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities
  • Able to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines

[Employment Type]
Full time

11 Million 〜 13 Million Yen
(Experiences and skills will be considered)


Social insurance

Full 2 holiday week system (Sat/Sun) national holidays
New year's holiday
Annual Leave

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