Sr. Manager, Inventory Planning

Guitar Center, Inc. Westlake Village , CA 91361

Posted 3 months ago

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Job Title: Senior Manager, Inventory

The Senior Inventory Manager will be responsible for the management and oversight of multiple merchandise categories within the Inventory Management group, providing daily guidance, direction, developmental coaching, and performance evaluation to subordinate team members.

Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Develop and manage multiple merchandising areas within inventory management group.

  • Oversees the processes involved with the development of purchasing arrangements with suppliers to support company marketing and sales efforts. E.g. lead-times and order cycle

  • Responsible for reviewing forecasting of future sales and demand at the SKU level by direct report

  • Inventory Planners and ensuring appropriate adjustments are made if

  • Monitors all promotions (Print and Web) for stock, pricing, removals, and additions that may impact current and future inventory

  • Manages and provides guidance on all communication levels of enterprise personnel that is initiated and implemented by direct

  • Communicates details to Operations and Customer Relations staff that affect the quality of service rendered to our

  • When appropriate acts as a resource to Customer Service to assist in handling customer questions, product information, and quality concerns as they relate to planning

  • Responsible for the monthly review and execution of the Enterprise

  • Work closely with Merchant partners in the review of current trends and the development of future forecast of sales, gross margin and receipt flow to ensure adherence to company inventory

  • Additional duties as

To join our band, you'll need the following experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree (or 4 years of equivalent work experience) is required, preferably in Business.

  • 10 years of relevant work experience in inventory management (in addition to degree or years of previous experience)

  • 5 years managing employees

  • 4 years of experience managing departments, functions, products, or projects

  • Skilled proficiency in MS office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

  • Advanced proficiency level with MS Excel (V-lookups, formulas, filtering, sorting, formatting)

  • Advanced proficiency in computerized purchasing and inventory management systems, as well as PC-based spreadsheet analysis, statistics and data base

Full-time


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