The Director reports to the Vice President of MP&A/Finance and directs Inventory Managers and Inventory Deployment Analysts.
Responsible for inventory management and deployment strategy for the BBWD business
Drives inventory planning to meet category financial plans (sales and margin), targets (inventory productivity) and supply chain capacity.
Partners with Merchants and Planning to achieve Stretch (in-season chase, pre-season planning etc.)
Improves inventory segmentation between Stores and Direct
Defines the future of BBWD production to improve agility
Partners with production (Mast) to identify new options for speed capability as we continue to grow
Drives changes to production to benefit fulfillment center processing if economically viable
Leads contingency planning for inventory, including agility/speed plays and upside/chase capability. Manages glide-pathing to minimize distressed selling.
Supports product and inventory-level testing.
Responsible for recruiting, on-boarding, development and retention of talent.
Provides regularly updated views of receipt plans based on merchandise strategy. Partners with Logistics to ensure proper deployment and limit split shipment cost
Partners with flow planning team to ensure inventory production arrives as planned
Directs inventory flow to new Fulfillment Centers and partners strategically as we grow the Fulfillment Center network in the future
Ensures better monitoring of in-transit inventory to support in-season decision making
Bachelor degree in business, finance, statistics, operations, supply chain
7-10 years of inventory management, replenishment and allocation or store experience
Experience in high volume, multi-location distribution environment or equivalent MRP experience in multi-plant manufacturing environment preferred
Retail supply chain knowledge
Strong communication and negotiation skills working with multiple partners to resolve exceptions and negotiate best alternatives.
Optimization mindset designs and develops plans to optimize decisions
Problem-solving skills proactively recommends solutions to various stakeholders; makes decisions with limited information
Strong analytical skills ability to analyze and understand quantitative data
Strong computer skills (PC-based); demonstrated ability to learn and apply new software technology. Systems experience: Manugistics, SAP, Microstrategy
Experience with planning and order systems
Understands and executes against business strategy and goals
Strong prioritization skills
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