HUGO BOSS is one of the leading premium fashion and lifestyle companies with around 14,700 employees worldwide. As the most important interface for our customers, you will demonstrate your passion for our products and act as a brand ambassador for HUGO BOSS. Join a team that provides an exceptional brand and shopping experience with enthusiasm, fun and expertise – because, to create something extraordinary, we must explore new paths together. Shape your own future at HUGO BOSS!

Planning Manager, Factory Outlet
HUGO BOSS Fashions, Inc. | New York City | 2494 | Full-time

Responsible for successfully developing merchandise plans throughout the Americas (US/CAN/MEX/BRZ) to meet key business objectives and financial goals, ensuring profitability and aligning consumer purchasing trends with product offers in the factory outlet channel. This position supports merchant teams and works with key areas to drive performance through analytics while being proactive in response to current business trends. Supports company objectives, as well as identify and apply solutions to problems that will reduce liability and maximize business opportunities.


What you can expect:

Includes, but not limited to-

  • Develop & forecast seasonal department / class / subclass financial objectives for all retail product categories that meet division level financial goals and present to management.
  • Maintain monthly OTB process with inventory investments to maximize productivity including initial buy, liquidation, re-orders, and allocation strategies for specific product categories to ensure merchandise remains competitive.
  • Proactively identify dept. specific retail issues and opportunities, proposing solutions and communicating a unified direction: includes recommending & executing markdowns with the merchandise buying team.
  • Regular (weekly) review of key performance indicators with sales, margin, inventory turnover, sell-thru and merchandise return on investment; reacting to changes in demand and logistics.
  • Ensures alignment of merchandise buy plans, budgets, sales forecasts and other business goals to financial targets.
  • Responsible for both pre-season and in-season sales and inventory management
  • Support the development, implementation & execution of new business processes, planning tools and merchandise systems technology.
  • Partner with various resources to ensure product selection meets supply/demand (i.e. Wholesale, Regional Managers, I T, Merchandisers & the Retail Merchant Team)
  • Constantly review competitor operations, policies and practices; research and response to industry changes.
  • Perform Ad Hoc analysis based on historical performance & merchandise product attributes.
  • Build and Manage by store location financial budgets for FO Company Owned Retail Stores

System Technology

  • Utilizes SAP Retail / AFS / BIS Reporting for inventory and other sales based business requirements.
  • Utilizes Future Merchandise Financial Planning System for Inventory, Sales, Receipts, and GM analysis.

Your profile:

  • Degree in Business / Merchandising or 6+ years of related experience
  • Demonstrate understanding of merchandise financials & profitability
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Advanced experience with excel based programs
  • Strong Oral & Written communication skills
  • Requires Flexibility / Multi-tasking
  • Strong Attention to Detail
  • Demonstrated experience in management, coaching & leadership
  • Ability to multi-task in a busy office environment
  • Excellent team working skills with the ability to manage cross-functional relationships across multiple levels and global divisions
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs



Your benefits:

  • 401(k) with company match
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits
  • Voluntary benefits and critical Illness
  • Company sponsored life and disability benefits
  • Discounts for auto/home/pet insurance
  • Commuter benefit program
  • Employee Discount Program
  • 21 paid days off (pro-rated based on first year of employment) plus your birthday off
  • Flexible Fridays  

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City