Inventory Planner

US-PA-Warrendale
Job ID
2017-30623
Category
Planning and Allocation

Overview

Develop and execute inventory management plans for specific product categories. Manage merchandise assortment and inventory levels by location.

Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain store volume and segmentation clusters that drive assortment planning, buying and allocation strategies.
  • Manage prepack configuration by size for assigned product categories ensuring pack sizes service customer demand.
  • Develop Allocation strategies for replenishment, fashion and seasonal product.
  • Develop location sales and inventory plans ensuring inventory levels are balanced to drive sales and align with presentation levels, floor set directives and store format constraints.
  • Oversee the assortment planning process ensuring choice counts and depth support store needs and strategic vision.
  • Initiate conversation with management and cross functional partners to provide recommendations.
  • Analyze on an ongoing basis all aspects of store sales, inventory, turn and trends by store clusters.
  • Support Field Teams through Top Store Company initiatives and ongoing analytics.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Supply Chain/Logistics or related field
  • 2+ years’ experience in Allocation, Store Planning or Assistant Buyer preferred
  • Strong analytical, prioritization, interpersonal and planning skills
  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of MID Allocation/Store Planning Software and Micro strategy preferred
  • High proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting

Competencies

  • Results Orientation: demonstrates the ability to consistently deliver business results by meeting deadlines and achieving goals
  • Communication: effectively conveys information and ideas in concise and meaningful exchanges through written and verbal communication
  • Teamwork/Collaboration: effectively develops relationships and encourages idea-sharing that facilitates the accomplishment of goals
  • Initiative: proactively seeks opportunities to work outside of job scope to assist department or cross-functional team and demonstrates the ability to go beyond what is required to achieve goals
  • Personal Adaptability: demonstrates the ability to embrace change and effectively adjusts to new or altered processes within the business environment

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