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Associate Merchandise Planner

Austin, TX · Sales

milk + honey is looking for a highly data-driven Associate Merchandise Planner to join our team!

The Associate Merchandise Planner will be responsible for planning and optimizing inventory.  The ideal candidate is someone who is analytical, strategic and results-oriented.  The Associate Merchandise Planner thrives on improving, and creating new processes-  and has a deep understanding in the full cycle of the product’s journey to our client from planning, forecasting and allocating to operations and logistics.  If you share a purpose for product, growing brands and the client experience- we want to meet you!  

About milk + honey

From a single 2,200 square foot spa in downtown Austin that opened in 2006, milk + honey has grown to include a collection of seven spas and salons with ambitious growth plans around multi-state expansion. We believe that a great spa experience in a beautiful environment using hyperclean products is foundational to well-being. From the beginning, we have curated an assortment of products that are luxurious, effective, and clean. 

Our eponymous product line was born in 2014 and developed in collaboration with a team of more than 50 estheticians to address the needs of our clients using only the highest-quality ingredients and pure essential oils. milk + honey’s product line recently expanded to skincare and milk + honey’s products are sold at dozens of retailers, including Free People, Neiman Marcus, Ulta, and directly to consumers at milkandhoney.com. 

milk + honey has been on the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing companies for eleven years and expects to continue to grow both the distribution of its products but will also open new spa locations in additional markets.​

Essential Duties: The associate merchandise planner is responsible for developing accurate and consistent plans, revisions, and projections across all retail channels within the product company organization.  Develops + Implements sales forecasting tool for all product company channels 

Responsibilities:

  • Establishes, manages, and implements inventory planning process + allocation by channel ( e-comm, Amazon, Wholesale, milk + honey locations ) 

  • Establish revised pars + location inventory turn plans for all milk + honey locations 

  • Works closely with the Director of Product to analyze forecasted sales, margin, and turn relative to plan, trend and history

  • Responsible for open-to-buy process, including reporting and receipt management

  • Reviews projections/analysis to ensure consistency and strategic alignment to plan/budget

  • Update weekly reporting inclusive of daily sales, inventory WOS, out-of-stock, and new launch recaps

 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • ​Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Retail Planning or related field

  • Proven track record driving growth, optimizing inventory levels, improving gross margin.

  • Strong understanding retail planning ( e-comm + brick & mortar is a plus ) 

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to be proactive vs. reactive

  • Analytical skills to forecast and identify trends and challenges to create actionable strategies 

  • Strong excel competency 

 

This position is based at milk + honey’s corporate office in Central Austin. While we will have lots of flexibility in our work environment and will allow some flexibility from working from home, we expect that this person will work from our office at least 3 days per week. 

 milk + honey offers the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation plan

  • Affordable health, dental and vision plans

  • Paid vacation

  • Matching 401k plan

  • Ongoing training opportunities

  • Continuing education reimbursement

  • Generous discounts on treatments and products

milk + honey's core Four Principles remain an ever-present foundational part of our processes, culture, and growth.

Care. Be kind, compassionate, and listen to one another.

Thrive. Enjoy what you do and push yourself to improve.

Inspire. Surprise, delight, and go above and beyond.

Simplify. Do more with less.

Named one of Austin Business Journal's "Best Places to Work," milk + honey is deeply committed to helping you achieve your personal and professional goals. We believe that happy employees, through training, wonderful service, and an encouraging environment result in happy clients who return often.

milk + honey holdings, llc is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


 
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