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Inventory Planner

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The Inventory Planner creates and manages sales and inventory plans from investment through allocation at the product/category/item level for the brand's Inventory Management. The Inventory Planner is responsible for ensuring that the development and management of assortment, demand and inventory plans achieve divisional financial goals.


• Develop and build department & class level plans that support division strategy
• Develop and build pre-season style plans and recommend investment quantities and accurate flow forecasts
• Manage the reconciliation of class-to-department bottoms-up plans
• Develop and build department/class level allocation strategies
• Create and execute sizing and packing strategies that support department and divisional objectives
• Responsible for open-to-buy activities at department/class level

• Manage inventory plans from investment through allocation execution, including ongoing assessments and updates
• Ensure receipt accuracy to support in-season allocation strategies
• Own and approve initial inventory releases
• Forecast in-season sales and inventory and develop strategies to maximize opportunities and mitigate risk
• Manage the reconciliation of class-to-department bottoms-up plans
• Strategize, recommend and execute in-season pricing strategies

• Develop monthly forecasts of sales and inventory for Basics managed thru demand forecasting and vendor management tools, as required

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT (if applicable)
• Manage an Inventory Analyst by creating a collaborative, innovative and results-orientated environment
• Support the career development and skill development of Inventory Analyst to ensure job satisfaction, retention and future talent development

• Analytic Skills: Ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data
• Problem Solving & Decision Quality: Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions
• Collaboration: Able to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of business partners
• Influencing & Negotiation: Can present ideas and directions that lead others to action
• Presentation Skills: Effective in a variety of presentation settings including one-on-one, small and large groups, and with peers and bosses.
• Financial and Business Acumen: Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results; proficiency in retail math
• Systems and Tools Acumen: Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, and have aptitude to learn technical applications quickly
• Process Management: Able to create and organize work and processes to get things done in the most efficient manner
• Possess strong organizational and time management skills
• Demonstrate strong listening, written and oral communication skills

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
• 2-4 years work experience, preferred

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