Inventory Planner, Mark & Graham

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 2 days ago

Requisition Number: WS-12768

Area of Interest: Inventory Management

Organization: Corporate

Brand/Division: Mark and Graham

Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

Plan and purchase inventory to maximize in-stock levels, and inventory turn while minimizing overstocks. Work with Sourcing and Merchandising to identify risks and develop strategies for mitigating them.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Analyze SKU sales performance to determine inventory liability.

  • Project & plan sales and inventory for each catalog season.

  • Placement of initial orders and reorders.

  • Update system with vendor lead times and Safety Stock requirements.

  • Analyze Alert Reports and Vendor Buy Plans to determine flow of merchandise to distribution center.

  • Recommend disposition strategy for non-productive inventory.

  • Work jointly with merchandising to determine departmental SKU level sales projections and product assortments.

  • Escalate packaging, quality and vendor performance issues to appropriate owner.

  • Oversee and ensure timely and accurate SKU/inventory data input into AS400 and Buyplan Tool

  • Participate in cross-departmental training.

  • Review catalog proofs for presentation, pagination and layout.

  • Review catalog proofs and the web for sku accuracy and ensuring skus with inventory are depicted

  • Interview candidates and make hiring recommendations.

  • Provide direction and objectives to direct reports. Evaluate and appraise performance.

  • Complete other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

  • Provide specific input on sales and inventory levels for Open to Buy, Catalog reviews, overstock review, etc.

  • Identify and implement item curves where necessary.

  • Must be able to clearly and concisely present analytical data and propose solutions in an organized manner to groups.

  • Collaborate with merchandising and sourcing on assortment updates, strategy and timely receipt

  • Potentially manage assistant DTC planners and be responsible for their growth & training.

POSITIONS WITH DIRECT SHIP RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establish and maintain strong lines of vendor communication including, sales forecast, production capacity and shipping guidelines.

  • Participate in the development and implementation of Direct Ship systems.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS Required

  • 3-5 years catalog inventory management exposure.

  • Strong technical and analytical skills.

Williams-Sonoma Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship or relocation.

  • LI-ST

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco

Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

Job Segment: Inventory, Merchandising, Mid-Range, Operations, Retail, Technology


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