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Rental/ Retail Planner

The Little Nell

The Little Nell

Aspen, CO, USA
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

Company Description

Aspen One is the parent company of Aspen Skiing Company, Aspen Hospitality, and ASPENX. Aspen One enables the expansion of the Aspen brand and ethos globally by developing enhanced strategies and services to support growth and accelerate investment across ski, hospitality, retail, experiences, and clubs.

Aspen Skiing Company owns and operates four mountains—Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk—creating premium, sustainable, and transformative experiences in recreation, culture, and nature. In addition, Aspen Skiing Company runs the award-winning Aspen Snowmass Ski & Snowboard School, Four Mountain Sports rental and retail shops, and a collection of sustainably sourced on-mountain food and beverage outlets.

Aspen Hospitality owns and operates a portfolio of hotels and residences that currently consists of the Five-Star, Five-Diamond The Little Nell and its affiliated Residences at The Little Nell, both at the base of Aspen Mountain; the Limelight Hotel Aspen, Limelight Hotel Snowmass, and Limelight Denver in Colorado; and the Limelight Hotel near Sun Valley, Idaho. Two additional Limelight Hotels in Mammoth, California, and Boulder, Colorado, are currently in development as well as a new Nell property at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Aspen Hospitality also owns and operates the ASPENX Mountain Club and the Snowmass Mountain Club.

ASPENX is a contemporary retail and experience brand that features the first performance product line designed by a ski resort. ASPENX also offers premium retail, elevated rental equipment, and exceptional experiences both on- and off-mountain. ASPENX operates retail and rental stores in Aspen and Snowmass, Colorado. Aspen One leverages its influence across all its business units to advance climate action, community engagement, and racial justice. For more information on Aspen One, visit www.aspen.com.

Job Description

Summary

The Rental/Retail Planner works with the Buying, Rental/Retail Operations, and Logistic team and is responsible for pre-season and in-season forecasting, assortment planning, pricing, margin analysis, inventory control, and capacity planning for our business. This position requires excellent analytical skills, retail business experience, and the ability to work well alone and with a team. This role is diverse and dynamic.

The budgeted salary range for this position is $63,936 - $89,510. Actual pay will be dependent on budget and experience; all our salaried roles are eligible for bonus.

Job Posting Deadline

Applications for this position will be accepted until July 19, 2024.

Essential Job Functions

  • Collaborate with Buying team to drive assortment recommendations, developing brand and key item projections, as well as style count, depth, and sizing for preseason purchasing.
  • Operate and own pricing actions, managing the product lifecycle, weeks of supply targets, and end of season markdowns to optimize profit.
  • Develop product unit forecast to assist Buyers with pre-season commitments. Review weekly results at the brand, category, and style levels and adjust forecasts in season.
  • Collaborate with Warehouse staff and Buying Team on supply-planning policy and report inbound/outbound inventory positions weekly to highlight warehouse capacity, potential stock-out and excess inventory risk.
  • Review Open-to-Buy weekly with retail management and buying team.
  • Maintain Replenishment System and execute store transfers and vendor orders to ensure timely and efficient supply of product.
  • Collaborate with stores on Rental Replenishment levels and provide product rebalancing reports and recommendations.
  • Oversee in-season maintenance of retail material master data
  • Deliver reports as needed – Ex. Past Due Purchase Orders, Availability, Inbound/Outbound Receipt flows, Ending Inventory Projections, etc.
  • Manage the financial success by meeting sales, margin, and inventory turn goals.
  • Must be able to work some weekend hours while in season and assist in stores during peak holiday seasons and special events.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Requires 3-5 years retail and/or ecommerce experience; knowledge of retail math
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required
  • Retail buying, planning or related analytical experience highly desired
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Familiarity with Microsoft PowerBI and PowerPoint
  • ERP experience, NetSuite specific a plus
  • Knowledge of SQL and planning software solutions a plus
  • Ability to work with and build relationships with employees at all levels throughout the Company
  • Relevant experience in ski or resort rental/retail operations desired

Additional Information

Supervision Given and Received
Supervision Given: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Supervision Received. Works under general supervision of the Purchasing and Planning Manager, Four Mountain Sports. Receives continuing or individual assignments according to supervisor’s directions and may perform routine tasks. Expectations of the quality, quantity and deadlines are clearly set. Instructions, advice and assistance available as needed. Work is reviewed on demand or during scheduled check-ins.

Work Environment and Physical Demands
Ability to stand, walk or be on your feet for extended periods of time. Kneeling and bending may be required
Regularly work indoors with no adverse conditions. Some positions require exposure to outdoor elements or a combination of both indoors and outdoors and may be required to walk on slippery and uneven surfaces
Must be able to lift, push or pull up to 50 lbs. individually or with assistance (weight limits can vary according to position, but no more than 50)

Job Benefits

This position is categorized as a regular full-time position eligible for the following benefits:
Enrollment dates differ across the various programs.
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance Programs
Flexible Spending Account Programs
Life Insurance Programs
Paid Time Off Programs
Paid Leave Programs
401(k) Savings Plan
Employee Ski Pass and Dependent Ski Passes
Other company perks

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. By accepting a position with Aspen Skiing Company, you acknowledge that you are able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. To request accommodation during the application and interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 970-300-7700.

This job description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.

Aspen Skiing Company / ASPENX / The Little Nell / Limelight Hotel is an equal opportunity employer.

For an overview of Aspen Skiing Company's benefits and other compensation visit www.aspensnowmass.com/employment/benefits-and-perks

As of March 11th 2022, Aspen Skiing Company, ASPENX, The Little Nell, and The Limelight Hotels will no longer require all active employees to be fully vaccinated in the workplace. Read more about our policies as it relates to employee safety here