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Inventory Planner(Fashion Apparel)

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DEPARTMENT:  Inventory Strategy

REPORTING TO: Director, Inventory Strategy

GENERAL SUMMARY: 

The Inventory Strategy group designs, creates, and implements inventory optimization capabilities that enable client to manage business in a localized manner throughout the product lifecycle. Projects are designed to create sustainable competitive advantages that generate significant financial return and enhance the customer experience. The Manager, Inventory Strategy will work within the Inventory Strategy team on projects supporting methodology development, process improvement, quantitative analysis, and technology/tool requirements. 


Major Responsibilities Include: 
 Develop key initiatives into strategies and strategies into results through structured approach, rigorous analysis, and proactive communication 
 Partner in the development and implementation of supply chain / inventory management initiatives that support overall company and brand objectives. 
 Own and manage analytic approach, forecasting, and measurement methodology for inventory management initiatives. 
 Identify and quantify methodology differences and impacts between current and future processes and systems. 
 Provide research, analysis, and support for identifying, evaluating, and resolving strategic opportunities. 
 Prepare presentation documents and present findings to all levels of management. 
 Build relationships with and provide training/support to Inventory Management business partners and other brand stakeholders. 
 Serve as a liaison with cross functional business partners and Inventory Strategy peers across client
 Bring form and structure to ambiguous situations. 
 Develop in-depth knowledge of industry trends to introduce continual process, tool and methodology improvements. 

Qualifications & Job Requirements: 
 Professional Experience 
 5-7 year work experience required 
 Excellent mathematical and statistical aptitude with experience in a non-academic environment required 
 Experience in supply chain management / inventory management industry preferred 
 Experience developing and working with inventory optimization and/or forecasting approaches for the retail industry 
 Skills: 
 Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills 
 Experience with strategic and quantitative analysis – ability to gather and interpret data 
 Strong research sources and modeling techniques 
 Strong oral, written, and formal presentation skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas in simple ways to all levels of the organization 
 Strong strategic thinking skills with ability to perform analysis at a low level of detail 
 Execution and results focused, with emphasis on on-time delivery, ability to structure complex work streams and work independently and with teams 
 Education: 
 BA/BS with emphasis on quantitative skills in economics, industrial engineering, business, mathematics 

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