New Job Assistant Planner In Ontario

Assistant Planner
Assistant Planner

Assistant Planner

Company : Sephora
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Job Type: Full Time
Function: Inventory Management
Address: 160 Bloor Street East, 11th Floor, Toronto, ON
Working Model: Hybrid

At Sephora Canada, we’re passionate about finding and sharing beauty in the world. Our constant innovation, our ability to see and lead trends, and our focus on providing an outstanding customer experience make us the most-loved beauty community and top of mind for every Canadian. We find beauty in our communities, in our differences, our experiences, and in the spirit of our employees.


Planning, forecasting, and allocating product are the crucial first steps in the product’s journey to our clients. It takes analytical, strategic, and results-driven inventory management professionals to build our brand partnerships, forecast client behaviors and optimize inventory levels across our network. Operations and logistics complete the products’ journey into our clients’ hands. Our energetic and innovative team continually improves speed and accuracy on our promise to our clients in a fast growing and ever-evolving marketplace.


  • Review and action In-Stocks to ensure healthy position for Core and Newness (SKU/Store level). Consult Planner to ensure appropriate WOS levels, work with brands on ETA for back in-stock and communicate to leader

  • Track Core & Newness purchase orders to ensure timely receiving of inventory to all Canadian DCs & Stores to meet the business needs. Close PO’s on a regular basis to ensure inventory captured in replenishment

  • Analyze newness/launch performance and seasonality, adjusting forecasts, receipts, inventory levels as needed to drive business

  • Handle regular replenishment forecasts and orders; responsible for ordering within OTB Receipt Budget

  • Lead and coordinate allocations with analytical insights that support sales performance

  • Build manual PO as needed (i.e., newness, new stores, adhoc Promotional support POs)

  • Provide access to fill rates with Planner and Brands partners

  • Communicate and elevate late key launches to Planner and Merchant focused on inventory strategy

  • Ensure timely receiving of inventory for Newness launches, Animation, Promotional events, and communicate if risk to business

  • Set up newness in Blue Yonder (JDA) for accurate purchasing and allocation of inventory

  • Generate reporting on vendor/brand fill rates and lead time accuracy

  • Validate productive assortment and recommendations of presentation quantity, items to discontinue, and items to develop, within new efficiency guidelines and Merchandising Team

  • Report updated business trends and stock continuity weekly

  • Conduct Newness hindsight and key initiative's analysis on a season basis

  • Additional projects as required


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

  • Technically savvy and have advanced Excel skills

  • A passion for solving problems and using your analytical skills to find solutions

  • Strong organizational and time management skills that allow you to balance multiple priorities

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • A love for product and experience in the beauty industry would be a plus

  • Prior retail experience considered an asset

  • An entrepreneurial spirit that thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, with an interest in working collaboratively with cross-functional groups


  • You’ll be part of a unique culture and family of passionate and inspiring individuals

  • You’ll work alongside the best talent in the industry – people you’ll be proud to work with

  • You’ll have access to the global community of luxury group LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) for endless career opportunities

  • You’ll have the opportunity to be part of a community that drives meaningful social and environmental change and receive matching donations to support your charitable giving

  • Benefits you can mix and match, depending on your needs

  • Employee Assistance Program services for those times you need extra support

  • Holidays, time off, summer hours and flexibility to support work-life balance

  • And of course, there’s our incredible swag – free product gifts throughout the year and tons of discounts with our brand partners

This position requires that the employee be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencing employment and that they agree to obtain any future required boosters or vaccinations as recommended by the government of Canada or the health authorities of the province in which you would be working and in accordance with Sephora Vaccination Policy. If you are not able to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine for a reason related to a protected ground of discrimination under applicable human rights legislation, you can request accommodation from Sephora.


SEPHORA has been changing the face of prestige cosmetics since its debut in 1970s Paris. Sephora was acquired by luxury group Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) in 1997 then launched stateside in 1998, and is currently home to 200 world-class brands - including its own private label, SEPHORA COLLECTION. Sephora's curated assortment features more than 14,000 products including makeup, skin care, perfume, hair care, body, professional tools and more. Sephora is the beauty education hub, offering consultations at the Beauty Studio, a variety of complimentary classes, one-on-one service from Personal Beauty Advisors, and exclusive retail technology SKINCARE IQ, COLOR IQ, and FRAGRANCE IQ. Sephora is an international force in beauty, and its award-winning website and ever-growing presence on social-media make it the world's premier digital beauty destination.