The role of the Inventory Management team is to maximize sales, margin, and inventory optimization across all customer channels from pre-season through to in-season.
This work requires strong analytical and story-telling skills, the ability to build close partnerships with other functions, and a focus on executing best in class customer experience while delivering/exceeding financial targets. The Inventory Analyst will support in the category’s pre-and in-season planning through business recapping, in-season pricing execution, and pre-season sizing strategies while helping to create strategic pre-season alignment across functional teams, markets, and channels.
Provide data and recommendations to influence the development of category level plans
Manage strategic positioning of inventory’s size investments and distribution-center splits
Complete monthly receipt reconciliation to ensure pre-season investments are flowing through correctly to in-season timeframe.
Support creation of comprehensive hindsight on weekly and quarterly basis.
Collaborate with merchant teams to develop comprehensive strategies to support in-season pricing that aligns with pre-season plan.
Execute in-season price strategies, store level exceptions, and new store allocations
Support in-season management of category level plans including ongoing assessments and updates
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
1-2 years work experience, preferred
Analytic Skills: Ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data
Financial and Business Acumen: Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results; proficiency in retail math
Problem Solving: Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions
Systems and Tools Acumen: Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, aptitude to learn technical applications quickly
Collaboration: Able to build constructive and effective relationships with a diverse group of business partners
Possess strong organizational and time management skills
Demonstrate strong listening, written and oral communication skills