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  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • San Francisco

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COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Ubisoft is composed of over 14,000 talented people located in 5 continents across the globe. With more than 80% of our teams dedicated to creation, Ubisoft is the biggest in-house creative force in the industry.  
The company’s 40+ different creative studios work hand-in-hand each day to deliver rich and innovative gaming experiences that reflect the creativity and diversity of their teams. This cross-studio collaboration model means every team member has the opportunity to participate in challenging projects based on iconic brands including Assassin's Creed®, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege®, Tom Clancy's The Division®, For Honor®, Rabbids®, Rayman®, Watch Dogs®, Far Cry®, The Crew®, Just Dance® and more.
With an expansive global distribution network, Ubisoft is also a company that stays in close contact with its local fans.
Blue Mammoth Games, LLC is a Ubisoft Studio. Ubisoft is a global leader in the video games and entertainment software industry. Ubisoft is committed to creating an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of our player community. We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and age or disability status. 
JOB DESCRIPTION

Ubisoft Entertainment, a global leader in the video games and entertainment software industry, is currently seeking a full-time Senior Business Planner for its Retail Planning & Analysis department. The position is based in San Francisco, CA and will report to the Retail Planning & Analysis Manager. This individual will be assigned to support one or more top retail accounts in an analytical, reporting and strategic business planning role.

Responsibilities:
Monitor and report on overall trends and performance of Ubisoft titles at key retail accounts.
Forecast demand for new launches and catalog titles while understanding impact from replenishment parameters, seasonal trends, markdowns and marketing/promotional activities.
Apply inventory management best practices to optimize sales and inventory levels and to continue to improve retail reporting processes.
Create and maintain annual business plan for major accounts that include forecasting of key metrics related to sales, inventory and profitability.
Identify business opportunities by understanding product lifecycles, profitability measures, retailer assortment needs, and the competitive landscape.
Provide actionable insights and category analysis to internal teams and retail partners using a combination of internal, retailer and market-level data. 
Incorporate financial modeling, situation analysis and problem diagnosis to support business decisions.
Lead special ad hoc projects when requested by upper management. 
Occasional travel required.
QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree with coursework in statistics, math and/or business required; MBA a plus.
Candidate must show strong analytical skills, preferably with at least 5 years of experience in retail planning on the vendor or retailer side.
Experience with the development of merchandise plans and joint business planning (JBP) preferred.
Ability to understand and interpret retail and market data, develop actionable reports and analytics, and identify business opportunities.
Ability to interact with retail clients in a professional manner, with excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects, work efficiently under pressure, and meet deadlines.
Must have expert skills with MS Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
Experience with retail data systems such as Retail Link and MicroStrategy preferred.
Passion for video game industry a plus.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Ubisoft is committed to creating an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of our player community. We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.

 

About the company

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands. The teams throughout Ubisoft's worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms.

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