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Associate Planner

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At Happy Socks North America, we love what we do and share a passion for our products.  Our strong and fast growth is built on pro-active, smart, creative, hands-on and hardworking people who embrace the Happy Socks culture & Spirit.

Happy Socks North America is seeking an Associate Planner to be an integral member of the planning team with a strong customer focus. This position will be looked upon to be the main owner of all raw data compilation and consolidation related to business analysis in the areas of: Forecasting, Revenue Projections, Retail Sales, Inventory Ownership and Merchandising.  The Associate Planner will present consolidated data regularly to the Director of Planning as well as the Company with insights’ and observations.  The position is based out of our headquarters in SoHo, New York City and reports to our Director of Planning and Business Strategy.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

Selling/Partnerships with sales

  • Weekly consolidation of selling reports from all major accounts to be presented to company with insights
  • Partner with Sales on in season reorder opportunities and replenishment strategy
  • Assist Sales with markdown and end of season margin support
  • Assist sales with market prep, meetings, and market recaps

Inventory Management 

  • Available-to-Sell inventory reports for both full price and discontinued product
  • Assist with monthly inventory projections for all divisions, ensuring the team has the right inventory at the right time to hit set sales plans
  • Continually monitor inventory levels in season and alert team of risk and opportunities


  • Weekly consolidation and distribution of sales versus budget for Sales team & Management 
  • Seasonal Hindsight recap / post-market analysis of product performance for Design & Merchandising team
  • Build with all SKUs presented at current market
  • Maintain market add/drop product list and distribute to company as updated
  • Maintain account price list
  • Consolidate post-market bookings for major accounts
  • Project replenishment needs based on sell-thru goals and lead-times
  • Ad hoc projects such as competitive analyses and researching new business opportunities

Requirements & Skills: 

  • 3+ years of overall planning experience
  • Strong listening, written, and oral communication skills
  • Possess good organizational and time management skills
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to evaluate financial opportunities and translate date into actionable recommendations  

The successful candidate will be a critical thinker who is intellectually curious and likes to ask why when presented with data. Additionally, because the analysis is only as good as the data, an Associate Planner should have a sharp attention to details and be highly collaborative as data needs to be discussed.

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Workplace & Culture

When we’re not getting the job done, we're all about having fun at our Stockholm HQ! Our office is based in a grand ex-embassy building in central Stockholm, and each floor is decked out with quirky decor.

Being in Sweden, we love making time for fika, each month we throw afterwork drinks and we often plan team activities to keep morale high. We believe work should be fun, and we do everything we can to make sure our employees feel the same.

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