Merchandise Planner, Hair – Sephora

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About Supply Chain at Sephora:

Planning, forecasting and allocating product are the crucial first steps in the product’s journey to their clients. It takes analytical, strategic, and results-oriented inventory management professionals to build their brand partnerships, forecast client behaviors and optimize inventory levels across their network. Operations and logistics complete the products’ journey into their clients’ hands. Their energetic and innovative team continually improves speed and accuracy on their promise to their clients in a fast growing and ever-evolving marketplace. It’s one thing to create experiences — but the key is in delivering them.

You should be a FMA member in order to see a full vacancy and apply for the job.

Your Role

As a Merchandise Planner-Hair, you will be responsible for driving divisional sales, in stocks, and days on hand targets. Reporting to the Manager – Hair Planning, you will be the financial partner with the Hair Merchants to grow and drive the business.

In addition, you will:

  • Create and manage Department Plans (tops down) and Brand Plans (bottoms up) through both pre-season and in season time frames.
  • Own monthly in season OTB forecast of sales and inventory needs within budgeted goals.
  • Analyze and partner with Hair Merchants to manage opportunities and risks.
  • Own newness/launch forecasts and buys to support all merchandising and promo strategies. Analyze and validate inventory needs for animations, emails, and early launches.
  • Partner with Merchandise Planning Assistant to prioritize newness orders and communicate delays in key launches.
  • Conduct Newness hindsight and analysis on a quarterly basis.
  • Develop New Brand strategies, projected sales, and inventory needs for launch time frame.
  • Develop sales and buy plans for Hair events; report business weekly stock continuity.
  • Demonstrate their Sephora values of Passion for Client Service, Innovation, Expertise, Balance, Respect for All, Teamwork, and Initiative.


  • Minimum 2-5 years Planning experience
  • Excellent technical skills – MS Office (Excel, Word)
  • Strong numbers aptitude; able to compile complex statistical reports
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; able to handle multiple priorities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible, team player

The annual base salary range for this position is $97,000.00 – $108,000.00 The actual base salary offered depends on a variety of factors, which may include, as applicable, the applicant’s qualifications for the position; years of relevant experience; specific and unique skills; level of education attained; certifications or other professional licenses held; other legitimate, non-discriminatory business factors specific to the position; and the geographic location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will perform the job.  Individuals employed in this position may also be eligible to earn bonuses.