Established Executive Level Merchandise Planning & Allocation Professional

Brian Greene is a Partner with Columbus Consulting. Prior to joining Columbus, Brian held executive-level roles throughout his 25+ year career in retail and e-commerce, specializing in Merchandising and Planning, Allocation, and Assortment Planning. He has experience with multiple retailers in leading and advising on the system design and implementation, end-to-end process optimization, and organization design.  He has depth of knowledge of the department and specialty store segments, private and national brand business models, and apparel and home product categories.

Experience

  • Peloton – Program and Business Lead
    • Conducted a current state assessment and provided a future state roadmap for the Apparel and Accessories process, technology and organizational design.
  • Tailored Brands – Client Manager, Consultant
    • Conducted a current state assessment of the end-to-end and sourcing processes, evaluated the technology roadmap and PLM system in detail.  Provided detailed process mapping and technology recommendations. 
  • Wayfair – SME, Business Expert
    • Conducted a current state assessment of their allocation and replenishment capabilities, provided detailed requirements and a future state process design to support the business strategy. 
  • Target Corporation – VP, Apparel & Accessories
    • Lead the Merchandise Planning team for all categories within apparel and accessories for both Stores and Ecommerce channels.
  • J.C. Penney Company – SVP, Planning & Allocation
    • Held numerous leadership roles in Divisional and Corporate Planning and Allocation.  Advanced to the Head of Planning and Allocation for the company and joining the JCPenney Leadership Team. 

Specialization

  • Omni Channel Merchandise Planning
  • Allocation & Replenishment
  • Assortment Planning
  • Product Lifecycle Management

Expertise

  • Executive Leadership and Strategy
  • Process and Organizational Design
  • IT Assessment & Roadmap

Companies

  • Peloton
  • Tailored Brands
  • Wayfair
  • Target Corporation
  • J.C. Penney Company
  • Walt Disney World

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