As a Merchandise Planner at the RealReal, you will be responsible for overseeing demand & supply strategy. Focus is on driving maximum revenue while integrating division level goals that provide a positive client experience. Strong communication and analytical skills as well as relationship building are key for success in this role. This is a great opportunity to impact our growing business through data driven decisions while partnering and building close cross functional partnerships throughout the company. 

This position can be located either in the San Francisco Bay Area or New York City

What You Get To Do Every Day

  • Manage demand & supply forecasts to deliver upon financial plans for one or more high growth categories
  • Forecast and manage open-to-buys, managing margin and sell-thru 
  • Develop department level pricing recommendations and strategies in alignment with divisional financial plan
  • Ensure store  inventory/allocation strategies meet or exceed financial plans
  • Analyze high level performance and communicating risk, opportunities, and action plans 
  • Leverage analytical skills and thorough understanding of financial KPIs to evaluate and implement pricing strategies based on current business and competitive market dynamics
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and recommend courses of action to drive sales and mitigate risk
  • Analyze and report out on business performance / KPIs and provide insights to teammates and cross functional partners. Leverage insights to drive actionable sales and pricing strategies
  • Evaluate and create processes and tools in support of continuous improvement efforts. Partner with cross functional partners such as Merchant Team, Business Intelligence, Product, Engineering, & Marketing to drive execution of process and tool roll-out where applicable
  • Forge successful relationships with Merchandising team and collaborate to uncover opportunities and deliver upon financial targets

What You Bring To The Role

  • 4+ years of proven success in merchandise planning, financial planning, strategy, or business analytics
  • Ability to quickly develop tool and system proficiency
  • Proficiency with Excel & Google Suite required -  familiarity with SQL & Looker a plus
  • Strong analytical, financial modeling, and problem solving skills. Experience with Open-to-Buy, traditional retail metrics, and inventory management frameworks are crucial to success
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple work streams with proven success in analyzing large data sets related to a wide variety of business problems 
  • Team player who works effectively and collaboratively across all departments to meet goals 
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required
  • Omni-Channel experience a plus

The RealReal is the world’s largest online marketplace for authenticated, resale luxury goods, with more than 20 million members. With a rigorous authentication process overseen by experts, The RealReal provides a safe and reliable platform for consumers to buy and sell their luxury items. We have hundreds of in-house gemologists, horologists and brand authenticators who inspect thousands of items each day. As a sustainable company, we give new life to pieces by thousands of brands across numerous categories—including women's and men's fashion, fine jewelry and watches, art and home—in support of the circular economy. We make selling effortless with free virtual appointments, in-home pickup, drop-off and direct shipping. We do all of the work for consignors, including authenticating, using AI and machine learning to determine optimal pricing, photographing and listing their items, as well as handling shipping and customer service. At our 13 retail locations, including our eight shoppable stores, customers can sell, meet with our experts and receive free valuations.

The RealReal is committed to providing an equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or Veteran status. We will consider qualified applicants for a position regardless of arrest or conviction records, consistent with legal requirements.   GHR4338

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