Strategic Planning Manager

About the team:
TAFT is about building confidence through unique style and high quality, comfortable footwear. Our team is small but mighty and ever growing. We are looking for like-minded people with high energy, optimism and a problem-solving attitude to join the team. Our Strategic Planning Associate will have a number of operational duties relating to HR, inventory management, financial reporting, AP, retail and site operations, but also a responsibility to take ownership of analyzing our key data sets and providing strategic recommendations that will impact the business positively . If you’re nimble-minded, analytically inclined and have experience in or a passion for footwear/consumer retail brands, let’s talk!

About the role: 
The Strategic  will support the broader team with a variety of key responsibilities, including analyzing key parts of the business, reporting to senior management on performance and financials and always seeking ways to grow the business based on the information you are synthesizing. While these will be your core duties, because TAFT is a young company with a lean team and experiencing fast growth, you will be expected to wear multiple hats and pitch in wherever needed.


  • Analyze all facets of business performance from an analytical perspective and provide strategic recommendations and advice
  • Manage key strategic and operational workflows and seek to enhance efficiency and improve productivity with insights gained
  • Mine and manipulate data to better understand sales trends, market indicators, supply chain trends and make actionable recommendations
  • Build and maintain a suite of business performance reporting using Excel, Microsoft BI or a similar, familiar tool
  • Assist in monthly financial reporting, including 
  • Assist with periodic preparation and presentation of board deck materials to BOD
  • Work collaboratively with the Marketing, Customer Support, and Operations teams to solve complex issues in a creative and inclusive way
  • Analyze the business and implement strategies based on sales metrics, including adjusting product flow and inventory management 
  • Take prominent role in inventory forecasting and management based on data-driven analysis
  • Working with the consumer insights team to validate or propose changes to our assortment and category expansion plans
  • Provide weekly reports on style performance both quantitatively (data) and qualitatively (from eCommerce / Customer Experience / Retail teams) to validate or propose future changes based on this holistic feedback

 Who you are:

  • You have 3-7 years of strategic planning, business analysis, operations analysis or financial planning & analysis
  • You are high-energy, nimble-minded, proficient with numbers/data, an Excel Jedi, loves a small, scrappy, start-up environment and is passionate about consumer/retail brands and/or footwear
  • Bachelor’s degree or MBA are welcome, though if you’re good and haven’t graduated college, you’re good and we want to talk to you


  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Competitive PTO policy
  • Commuter benefits
  • A shoe allowance (like the allowance you got as a kid only better)!
  • Life insurance (for you and your family)

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