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Inventory Planner - Junior

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Develops, executes, and communicates merchandise financial plans and strategies that support the merchandising, marketing and financial objectives of one or more departments. Drives financial results that maximize sales, inventory and bottom line profitability, manage the activities and career development merhandise

Planning Analysts or Online Inventory Specialists

- Manage the financial success divisions/departments by meeting sales, gross margin and inventory productivity goals. Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities by division/department and class. Collaborate with merchandising to develop and communicate a comprehensive strategy that aligns future financial and product opportunities by division/department and class. Create pre-season sales, gross margin, inventory plans by division/department, class that support product strategies. Reconcile top-down to bottom-up class plans. Recap, analyze actual sales results to plan,forecast in-season sales, inventories weekly, monthly and quarterly basis. Identify risks, opportunities to business, recommend strategies to achieve financial goals. Own open to buy forecasts. Present financial forecast and supporting action plans in open to buy/monthly forecast meetings. Re-forecast sales, manage inventory for all basic styles to meet division/department financial goals. Manage and communicate division level markdown recommendations and strategies. Participate in company, brand initiatives. Communicate financial results, forecasts, and action plans to manager and cross-functional team on a weekly basis. Present financial plans, forecasts and strategies in key meetings. Assign responsibilities, set measurable objectives for direct report. Collaborate with peers to ensure consistency of information, share best-practices, develop systems knowledge. Communicate standards, performance expectations to direct reports in a timely manner. Develop direct reports to achieve peak performance and individual career goals. Communicate financial results, forecasts, action plans to manager and cross-functional team on a weekly basis. Support a collaborative, innovative, and results-oriented environment with peers and cross-functional team. Timely feedback on personal developmental and training needs.Participate in new hire training, assist in peer development (P&D training, RMP).May manage and support the career development process of Planning Analysts and/or Online Inventory Specialists to ensure job satisfaction, retention and future talent development. Provide timely feedback and direction to direct reports to foster rapid skill development and performance improvement. Develop,maintain effective working relationships with members of cross-brand and cross-functional team (merchandising, marketing, production, planning, and DC/Operations).Prioritize and set expectations around key deliverables with cross-functional team peers. Develop cross-divisional relationships to share best practices. Qualifications: Negotiate, influence peers and members of cross-functional team Build, maintain productive relationships with peers, cross-functional teams Flexible, adaptive to changing priorities. Organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines Strong listening, written, oral communication skills Formally present business strategies and action plans Demonstrates logical analysis and problem solving skills. Interpret current business results to identify key learnings and develop future strategies Possesses a clear understanding of financial measurements including: sales, gross margin, inventory productivity measures such as weeks of supply and how to impact them Facility with personal computers, including the ability or aptitude to learn technical applications quickly Proficient in Microsoft Excel Bachelor�s degree or equivalent experience required 1-2 years experience as a Planning Analyst or equivalent 1-3 years of retail buying, planning or related analytical experience

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