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Assistant Planner

  • Location
  • BANGALORE, KA, India
  • Job Opened
  • February 8, 2023
  • Job Number
  • 230000GC
  • Remote
  • Hybrid
  • Banner
  • The Bay
  • Team
  • Planning
  • Job Type
  • Full-Time


About The Bay

As North America’s oldest startup and Canada’s purpose-driven digital marketplace, The Bay is on a high-growth mission to rewrite the rules of retail to help Canadians live a colorful life. If you believe in the power of our iconic brand and thrive on problem solving at scale, we want you to join our team.

At The Bay, smart and high-performing team members will challenge you to learn and grow every day. We value ambitious work and great ideas grounded in data and insights. We are looking for talented people who love a fast-paced environment, embrace change and are looking to make an impact with groundbreaking ideas.

We are building a digital-first company and brand for a diverse world and we need a diverse team to reach our potential. We strongly encourage applications from everyone to come and join a winning team that supports diverse thinking and demonstrates innovation, energy, creativity and vision every day.

The teams in the India office play an integral role in supporting The Bay’s strategic plan. Bengaluru’s workforce has deep experience in a variety of areas, including finance and accounting, technology, as well as other shared services and will support The Bay’s operations on an ongoing basis.  

You can learn more and view available positions in Bengaluru, by visiting


Day in Life for Assistant planner:

The Assistant planner operates at a level higher than Inventory/Replenishment analysts. The AP role is to have a vision to truly assist/be accountable with rolled up inventory management responsibilities, receipt management, reporting, publishing periodic dashboards, planning and analysis. The position requires frequent communication with the merchant team, distribution centers, stores and Supply chain management teams.

Who You Are:

  • University or college degree or commensurate retail experience
  • Preferred 3-5 years related experience in a merchandise, planning and allocation capacity
  • Excellent in computer skills including MS Office,Microstrategy and Excel & Google Suites
  • Sense of urgency flexibility ability to multitask
  • Open to Learn as per business requirements
  • Detail oriented
  • Good organizational skills

What you will do as the Assistant planner:

Channel Management:

  • DIGITAL : Build OTB plan and manage the OTB for Digital
  • Brick and Motor: Build OTB plan and manage the OTB for stores

Allocation Reviews:

  • Own pre and in season allocation calls to examine the opportunity and highlight the sale to stock gaps
  • Own and lead monthly review on sales performance & plan

Planning Functions:

  • Own and lead forecasting, budget building, Topside, SFE and Location Plans
  • Lead and publish in-season exposure to business and vendor meetings.
  • Review and lead POS price/ exit programs Optimization requirements
  • Provide insights to help with store clustering, to manage store location plans and brand X-sheet

DCM Reviews:

  • Review AR performance with planning offices on a monthly basis
  • Lead vendor forecast and provide guidance for DC rebuys
  • AR rationalization


  • Rollup Receipts allocations to manage receipts by store
  • Lead Replenishment Strategy
  • Lead Seasonal/brand launch tracking
  • Own and lead DC to Store PO tracking and follow up with vendor & SC


  • Build and publish stock to sales analysis.
  • Publish seasonal post mortem analysis & recommendations using Micro strategy
  • Review and publish Prototype/unit capacity and suggestions
  • Review and publish top door analysis by brand
  • Review and publish overall inventory productivity analysis and optimal inventory for events.


  • Own and highlight central stock requirements / DC excess statuses
  • Own and publish planogram and space management – vendor/stores
  • Own and highlights transfers/ in season movements/ RTV requirements

What you will need:

  • Strong Retails knowledge/Experience
  • Strong planning knowledge
  • Willingness to take accountability and lead from the front
  • Excellent in communication skills
  • Problem Solving Ability
  • Strong decision making skills
  • Supply chain Domain Expertise




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Thank you for your interest In The Bay. We look forward to reviewing your application.

The Bay provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HBC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The Bay welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.