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Inventory Planner-Mid Level

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We are hiring a Mid Level Inventory Planner for retail.

Primary Responsibilities

Pre-Season Inventory Planning

-Analyze historical data and current trends to identify opportunities and risks by department, subclass, collection and sku.
-Create and present department level plans that support division and department level strategies.
-Develop and build collection and sku level sales plan with supporting investment quantities and accurate flow forecasts.
-Manage the reconciliation of top down to bottom up financial plans.
-Balance workload priorities to ensure successful execution of inventory management initiatives.
-Collaborate with Merchandising to support product strategies and vision.

In-Season Inventory Planning

-Demand forecasting at the department, subclass, collection and sku level.
- Forecast sales and inventory and develop strategies to maximize opportunities and mitigate risk.
-Calculate receipt needs based on inventories and rate of sale and present buying strategies and inventory investments to senior leadership team.
-Complete open-to-buy activities at the department and subclass level for all key metrics and present action plans during monthly OTB meetings.
-Manage the on order pipeline of goods and negotiate flow requirements with vendors.
-Focus on top volume collection/skus to maximize in-stocks, bottom-line revenue and promise to the customer.

Job Related Competencies:

-Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret meaningful trends from quantitative and qualitative data.
-Solid grasp of retail math and inventory planning concepts.
-Able to maintain and build effective relationships with cross-functional team.
-Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills with focus on driving positive results to the bottom line.
-Possess strong organizational and time management skills.
-Multi-Channel (Direct to consumer and brick and mortar) planning experience is a plus.

Technical Expertise:
-Advanced knowledge of Excel with aptitude to learn new systems quickly.
-Pivot Tables & V Lookup


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

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