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Inventory Management Planner

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Develop and manage departmental financial plans in support of merchandising strategies. Partner with 
merchandising in developing item/program/category strategies to support financial plans. Recommend 
and execute changes as needed to ensure profitability and productivity. Responsible for the professional 
development of the Inventory Management Analyst and/or Inventory Management Specialist. 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 
 Business owner of total departmental inventory (inbound and outbound) and results 
 Manage the departmental financial plans and the OTB at the department, category, and sku level with 
monthly presentation to senior management 
 Partner with Merchant on appropriate quantities and cost to assort for core schematic, seasonal 
shops, and guidelines 
 Develop pre and in season financial plans and analysis (units, sales, and margin) for sku’s, programs, 
categories, and order corresponding quantities 
 Develop and manage inventory plans for shops and advertising 
 Manage order flow quantities to support sales, inventory, margin, DC space plans, and turn 
 Responsible for forecast accuracy 
 Communicate assortment plan with Inventory Management Analyst to achieve appropriate 
distribution strategies by developing flow strategies for all product types, core, seasonal, new, and 
advertising 
 Direct Inventory Management Analyst to allocate appropriately to support schematic, shops, and 
guidelines to stay within in stock and turn goal 
 Develop profitable entrance and exit strategies with merchandising for new, seasonal and 
replacement programs 
 Develop in season pricing strategies with appropriate margin for discontinued inventories 
 Develop and manage PO (projection, validity, timely entering into system based on lead times, 
balance to shops, guidelines, and advertised goods) generation, maintenance, chargebacks, and 
vendor communication 
 Be an integral partner with Visual, Merchandising, Store Operations, Vendors, Distribution Centers, 
and E-Commerce 
 Responsible for Inventory Management Analyst development and execution 
Job Requirements: 
 BS or BA degree required 
 Minimum 3-5 years Retail/Catalog/Internet Planning and Distribution experience 
 Previous OTB management experience required 
 Supervising experience a plus 
 Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with ability to deal with ambiguity and complexities 
 Proficient in Microsoft office products including advanced level Excel 
 Excellent ability in organization, communication, and presentation skills to influence others 
 Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment consistent with the 
requirements of all applicable law 

Key Competencies: 
 Business Acumen/Decision Quality 
 Dealing with Ambiguity 
 Command/Communication Skills 
 Conflict Management/Positively Influence 
 Timely Decision Making/Results Oriented 
 Leadership/Teamwork 
 Develop Direct Report 
 Planning & Prioritizing 
 Presentation Skills 
 Strategic Agility 

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