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Senior Inventory Planner

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Senior Inventory Planner needed for large national retailer.

• Manage the financial success of one or more divisions/departments by meeting sales, gross margin and inventory productivity goals.
• Financial and Business Acumen:
• Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results; proficiency in retail math
• 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.
• Recap and analyze actual sales results to plan, and forecast in-season sales and inventories.
• Identify risks and opportunities to business and recommend strategies to achieve financial goals.
• Re-forecast sales and manage inventory to meet division/department financial goals.
• Manage and communicate markdown recommendations and strategies.
• Communicate financial results, forecasts, and action plans to manager and cross-functional team.
• Present financial plans, forecasts and strategies in key meetings.
• Prioritize and set expectations around key deliverables with cross-functional team and peers.
• Develop direct reports to achieve peak performance and individual career goals, if applicable.
• Support a collaborative, innovative, and results-oriented environment with peers and cross-functional team.
• Systems and Tools Acumen: Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, and have aptitude to learn technical applications quickly

Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required
• 2-4 years experience as a Inventory Planner or equivalent
• 1-3 years of retail buying, planning or related analytical experience
• Demonstrates logical analysis and problem solving skills
• Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities
• Able to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines
• Proficient in Microsoft Excel required and FileMaker, preferred

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