Job - Regional Merchandise Planner Opportunities, Burberry Asia Limited
Burberry Asia Limited

Founded in 1856, Burberry today remains quintessentially British, with outerwear at its core. Digital luxury positioning and intensive focus on design innovation, quality and heritage icons ensure continued brand purity and relevance globally across genders and generations. Burberry believes that in order to be a great brand it must also be a great company and constantly leverages the energy of its compassionate and creative thinking culture to continually innovate and drive the brand forward. Headquartered in London, Burberry is a design, marketing and retail led business with a global reputation for innovative product design, digital marketing initiatives and dynamic retail strategies.

Regional Merchandise Planner Opportunities

Job Ref.94983


  • Develop, execute, and communicate strategic merchandise financial plans that support the company’s financial, product, and brand objectives.


Drive & Support Merchandise Strategy

  • Create pre-season financial plans and on-going forecasts
  • Develop, manage and forecast the Open to Buy (OTB)
  • Articulate Plans & OTB with merchants teams monthly & seasonally
  • Develop and manage OTB targets with Merchants for sales, inventory and markdowns
  • Identify sales opportunities through effective strategic planning and execution that achieve corporate financial goals
  • Develop and provide business analysis to influence future buys and assortment strategies
  • Provide analytical support to Merchants & ensure a balanced and profitable assortment that drives productivity and regular price sell through
  • Identify opportunities as well as potential risks to increase sales, margin and turn

Inventory Management

  • Reforecast OTB and replenishment forecasts monthly aligned with predetermined sales & inventory targets
  • Communicate performance to plans on all replenishment materials and develop chase / exit strategies according to trends
  • Analyze trends and seasonality, adjusting forecasts, receipts and inventory levels as needed to support plans
  • Partner with Merchants to continually manage the business through in-season analysis (assist in identifying re-orders)
  • Partner with Merchants to strategize timing of consolidations and markdowns
  • Review seasonal buys with buyers; reviews should focus on quantities by location and ensuring buys are within agreed budgets
  • Communicate monthly with VP Planning & Global Planning regarding inventory positions and tracking to plans and OTB

Team Management

  • Work effectively as a member of a cross- functional department team (Merchandising, Planning, & Allocation) by focusing on team objectives and communicating clearly
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with Merchants and Allocators
  • Effectively partner w/ Merchant team on business and reactions to trends and OTB budgets
  • Align and communicate regional strategies with country teams


  • Bachelor Degree / Master’s Degree
  • Strong Planning and Forecasting Skills
  • Decision making capability clearly driven by developing strategic product and business initiatives
  • High level of proficiency in Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • SAP a plus
  • Creative, assertive and solution- oriented when faced with difficult business performance and/or challenging directives
  • Influence, present and defend a business argument both one-on- one and in a group setting
  • Excellent time management
  • Analytically sharp and strong command of retail metrics and logic
  • Dynamic communication skills with cross functional peers (ability to support , influence, & have strong point of view)
  • Comfortable with team based atmosphere (overcome obstacles as a team, deliver results to customers)
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Team Player, peer influencer, sharp focus on self-development

From the moment that you join our team we aspire to make your employment experience a memorable and engaging one. Our people are passionate and proud of Burberry and our product; this energy, attitude and spirit define us. If you are energetic, hardworking and thrive in a collaborative and fast paced environment then please click the link to apply for this job or visit our website . Potential candidate will be invited for an interview within 8 weeks.

Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

Job Ref No.
94983 (CT3107321-01#0027)
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