The Associate Inventory Planner is responsible for Merchandise Planning and Inventory Management for assigned Divisions/Departments within an Omni Channel Retail Environment. Owns the development, communication and execution of Bottoms up planning and In-season Inventory Management.
Partner with merchandising to develop pre-season merchandise financial plans and strategies supporting product initiatives as well as create bottom-up items plans that align with the financial goals.
Provide regular analysis of business trends, both pre-season and post-season, along with the appropriate actions that support effective inventory management and maximizes sales and margin and mitigate risk to all business partners.
Monitor product sales and inventory regularly to recommend product reorders/cancels and markdown strategies.
Partner with the retail allocation team to position retail store inventory levels that support seasonal inventory strategies, maintain in-stock levels, and optimize inventory between the direct and retail channels.
Partner with the sourcing team and provide long-range forecasts and seasonal item forecasts in line with the production calendar to ensure product is ordered and produced to support product launches.
Collaborates on continual development and improvement of planning tools and processes.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain or equivalent experience in related discipline.
2+ years prior planning experience in an omni-channel retail environment preferred.
Strong analytical, mathematical and problem-solving skills and proficiency with retail math.
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
Prior experience working with planning and inventory systems preferred.
Detail-oriented with strong organizational and time management skills.
Ability to use sales financial data to make decisions and maximize profitability.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with cross-functional teams.
Ability to lead team members in achieving common goals.
Strong interpersonal skills including ability to influence and negotiate effectively.
Ability to develop and present written reports and analyses.
An open-minded, collaborative culture of enthusiastic Hanna family members.
Comprehensive benefits package including dependent care/transit flex plans, adoption assistance, paid volunteer hours, and more.
An awesome dog policy, occasional happy hours and a nice Hanna discount!
At Hanna, our vision is to be the premier children's lifestyle brand. We will achieve this primarily through our enthusiastic associates who are customer-focused, innovative, results-oriented and comfortable working in a collaborative and growth-driven work environment. We strive for a culture that is balanced we work hard, but encourage our associates to maintain a healthy balance in their daily lives.
Hanna Andersson is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at the company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetics, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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