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Planning Coordinator - Must have advanced Excel skills

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JOB TITLE: Planning Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: Inventory, Planning & Allocation

Position Description:


The perfect candidate will have an immediate connection to our Core Values (People, Service, Quality and Innovation). This candidate will be extremely flexible and enjoy a “startup” mentality and environment that changes day to day and will “assume positive intentions” at all times. Candidates who are personable, open to learning, collaborate well with others and have a positive attitude, and are more apt to saying “yes” or “we’ll try” (rather than “no” or “that’s impossible”) will be at the top of our list.

This is a great entry-level position perfect for people interested in beginning a career in Inventory and Merchandise Management.

Primary Responsibilities

• Assist planning managers with various daily reports.
• Assist planners with purchase orders including: keying orders, preparing cover letters, faxing
orders, maintaining corrections and revisions to purchase orders.
• Maintain daily communication with vendors to confirm and track purchase orders, and
communicate revisions.
• Ability to learn how to enter data into the mainframe system and own all data entry.
• Maintain and communicate to cross-functional teams on weekly basis a list of all accrued
departmental backorders and a comprehensive analysis of backorder relief.
• Take learning’s from backorder reporting and cross functional members and communicate to
sourcing and operations team a list of sku/collection priorities on a bi-weekly basis.
Ultimately, assisting in a smooth and efficient delivery of product.
• Prepare a weekly transfers list to send out to the allocations and operations team and follow-
up to
make sure transfers happen.
• Being a key partner in cross-functional meetings to help ensure data is in line with strategies
and deadlines.

Skills Required
Job Related Competencies:
• Live, model and teach Our Core Values, Our Leadership Contract, and Leadership is a Choice.
• Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
• Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills
• Ability to follow up and follow-thru
• Team oriented attitude
• Quick Learner
• Detail oriented and is able to recognize misses and oversights

Technical Expertise:
• Strong Excel skills necessary (Pivot Tables, Vlookups)

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

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