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Assistant Planner, Men's Dresswear

  • Location
  • TORONTO, ON, Canada
  • Job Opened
  • July 10, 2023
  • Job Number
  • 230002IR
  • Remote
  • Hybrid
  • Banner
  • The Bay
  • Team
  • Merch
  • Job Type
  • Full-Time

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Day In The Life:

The Assistant Planner is responsible for driving omni channel sales through optimal merchandise allocation strategies and localized vendor assortment recommendations. You will work closely with the Planner to achieve sales, profit, and inventory productivity objectives for merchandise categories, working in conjunction with one or more buying teams. The Assistant Planner will support the Planner and Merchant office with development and successful execution of topside financial plans, location plans, clustering and seasonal bucket planning. 

This role will actively support our DE&I framework by identifying opportunities to increase and promote diversity in our teams, products and brands. They will lead with inclusion to nurture our OneTeam culture by removing barriers for our Associates and communities.


What You Will Do:


  • Own Digital OTB Management to identify sales opportunities
  • Ensure business initiatives are planned, executed & monitored
  • Support & influence Planner and Merchant office in topside financial plans, pre-season, and in season management for stores and digital
  • Responsible for post mortem analysis & recommendations
  • Responsible for working through pre-season planning and market prep in partnership with Merchant teams


  • Responsible for management of omni channel inventory to ensure alignment to location plans and sales trends
  • Manage and oversee allocations with analytical insights that support sales performance and provide guidance to the Inventory Analyst.
  • Provide guidance to the Replenishment analyst regarding business strategy and financial expectations.
  • Monitor flow against end-of-period (EOP) plan targets
  • Analyze key item trends and adjust forecasts, receipts, and inventory levels as needed to drive business
  • Assist in PO tracking from DC to store as needed


  • Build & present the assortment analytics in order to recommend style count and unit density in alignment with prototype expectations.
  • Top door analysis by brand and commodity



  • Take on increased responsibility and ownership within your category as you progress in your role, inclusive but not limited to:
    • Financial Planning (forecasting & budget building)
    • Markdown Optimization
    • Exposure to store clustering, location planning and sales productivity planning
    • Training and mentoring team members
  • Additional responsibilities as required


What You Will Need:

  • Post-Secondary education or commensurate retail experience
  • Understanding of supply chain operations and inventory management
  • Financial acumen
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • A natural problem-solver, who has an analytical bend and creative mindset
  • You understand the value of being proactive and solution-oriented
  • You have a can-do attitude and a curious mindset
  • You possess an entrepreneurial spirit
  • You have the ability to present data & influence discussion with peers and members of a cross-functional team
  • Approach your work through the lens of the customer to drive in-store and digital business
  • Proficiency in MS Office with intermediate skills in Excel
  • Tableau experience is an asset


What You Can Expect:

  • A People-first culture where One Team spirit and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are celebrated and promoted at every step of the way
  • An opportunity to work with highly supportive teams to help you build the career you want and leave your Stripe at The Bay
  • A competitive benefits package including unlimited paid vacation, medical, dental, vision, parental leave top up coverages, retirement savings and more
  • A ways of Working Program that enables you to work where you are most effective
  • A living Well Program that provides a variety of offerings and resources to enhance your physical, mental, and financial wellness, including corporate gym membership rates.
  • An amazing associate discount of up to 40% off top brands


About The Bay:

As Canada’s oldest startup, The Bay is a digital-first, purpose-led retailer. Our mission is to help Canadians live their best style of life.

The Bay is on a high-growth trajectory to become one of the largest digital retail businesses in Canada through and its Marketplace. If you are looking to join an iconic brand, create impactful change and be recognized for your work, we want you to join our team.

At The Bay, smart, 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 a digital-first company and brand for a diverse world and we need a diverse team to reach our potential.  Come and join a winning team that supports collaboration and demonstrates innovation, energy, creativity and vision every day.


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The Bay welcomes all applicants for this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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