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BOTTEGA VENETA Planning Manager

Bottega Veneta - Regular
NEW YORK - United States of America

Bottega Veneta – Inspiring individuality with innovative craftsmanship since 1966. Under the direction of Matthieu Blazy creativity lies at the heart of all that we do. Born in Vicenza the house is rooted in Italian culture yet maintains a truly global outlook. An inclusive brand with exclusive products Bottega Veneta is as much of a feeling as it is an aesthetic.

We are currently seeking a Planning Manager who will report to the Vice President of Merchandising, as part of our dynamic team in New York.

How you will contribute:

  • Drive business success in line with financial objectives through optimal merchandising management. Forecast sales for various channels (merchandising, wholesale and outlets) and ensure the regional demand is covered with the appropriate inventory levels. Support the wholesale and merchandising teams in taking business effective decisions
  • Highlight possible business risks and opportunities based on historical data, understanding of the market, brand strategy and plans (for retail and wholesale)
  • Contribute to the definition of the merchandising and wholesale strategies (in the different markets) with the VP of Merchandising and VP of Wholesale, in line with the brand targets (both long and short term)
  • Create a strong partnership with stakeholders (Merchandising, Wholesale, Finance and Distribution, teams), with peers and higher level
  • Partner with AE’s to manage pre-season/in-season budget communication to respective accounts, ensuring receipts are in line with brand recommendations
  • Drive/influence decisions being a respected leader
  • Definition and validation of the Open to Buys in accordance with Company Guidelines (and by account)
  • Drive replenishment reporting through monthly forecasts to better challenge accounts on model stock
  • Supports and Coordinates with the Regional Merchandising Planners as well as the Account Executives from a Business and System standpoint and validates all the Regional Plans
  • Follow up OTB application throughout the season with insights and analysis
  • Develop, maintain and update tools & reports to respond to business needs (vis Skypad)
  • Make consolidation/reallocation recommendations to Regions to optimize Inventory efficiency (in collaboration with distribution team)
  • Responsible for one or more departments, collecting information and providing analysis (also guiding and challenging business strategies and decisions) throughout the product life cycle (collection plan, OTB, Buying and Assortment, in-season management, Markdown, outlet)
  • Build out reporting tools to recap and communicate location selling performance
  • Create selling reports and provide historical recaps to analyze and communicate business performance.
  • Analyze and reflect current trends in performance of strategy based on actual sales performance; revise in-season plans for sales and profitability based on current performance.
  • Monitor product performance (sales, margin, sell through)
  • Develop knowledge of store-attribute performance through data analysis to challenge assortments by tier
  • Manage weekly locations selling to capitalize on top door inventory needs
  • Maintain RTV/SWAP logs and tracking, to meet net sales budget

Who you are:

  • Minimum of 8 years' work experience, preferably in (at least) one of the following sectors:  merchandising planning or buying, financial control or planning, business development or analyst, retail (any position). Experience in store is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field or a combination of education and equivalent work experience
  • Experience in using analytical tools/system, retail or OTB planning is a plus
  • Strong analytical skills and numerical sense with excellent excel application skills and attention to details
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good time management skills, able to delegate and work under pressure
  • Sensitivity to the luxury industry
  • Positive, embracing changes with problem solving attitude
  • Strong leadership skills with good team spirit

Why work with us?

This is a fabulous opportunity to join the Kering adventure and to actively contribute to the development of the business by becoming part of a global Luxury Group that offers endless possibilities to learn and grow. Talent development is a managerial principle at Kering and we are committed to fostering internal mobility. Our common vision promotes leadership skills and helps every employee to reach their full potential in a stimulating and fulfilling workplace environment.

Kering is committed to building a diverse workforce. We believe diversity in all its forms – gender, age, nationality, culture, religious beliefs and sexual orientation – enriches the workplace. It opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to adapt to a changing world. As an Equal Opportunity Employer we welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their background. 


  • Full time
  • North America
  • United States of America

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