Eddie Bauer

  • Special Assortment Planner

    Location US-WA-Bellevue
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Responsible for maximizing sales and margin for specific product channels through effective and timely Pre-season and In-season inventory management and is responsible for reacting to current business trends and executing future business.


    • Execute against seasonal financial plans for Eddie Bauer Germany business that meet division level financial goals.
    • Forecast style demand by catalog and channel to determine total season demand for Eddie Bauer Germany business.
    • Maintain key inputs that drive the Eddie Bauer Germany and other market place channel business
    • In partnership with the International team, develop and execute style level plans and inventory buys that meet market place channel level financial goals.
    • Manage inventory investments to maximize productivity and fulfillment including initial buy, liquidation, reorders, and allocation strategies for specific product channels.
    • Examples of channels within scope: Eddie Bauer Germany, Third Party Vendors (Amazon/Walmart/Ebay/Wholesale/Lord and Taylor), Warehouse Store Inventory Management and Real Estate (Opening/Closing/Relocation Stores).
    • Manage pricing, inventory levels & transfers with channels.
    • Execute monthly reforecasting at style/color level to identify and make recommendation regarding under or over stock positions.
    • Build effective cross-functional relationships and skillfully navigate / influence business decisions.
    • Recruit, identify, develop, and retain Planning Analysts and/or Planning Reps that will lead and deliver performance excellence while supporting a diverse environment.
    • Proactively identify channel specific retail issues and opportunities, proposing solutions and communicating a unified direction.


    • 4 year college degree preferred.
    • 3-5 years’ experience in a retail/catalog planning/buying capacity preferably with a multi-channel retailer.
    • Demonstrated experience driving a business through financial planning, gross margin, and inventory management.
    • Demonstrated ability to hire, train, develops, and motivates high quality individuals.
    • Demonstrated spreadsheet capabilities.

    Physical Requirements:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that are required by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

    • While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to talk or hear. The associate is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; as well as reach with hands and arms.
    • The associate must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
    • Ability to work in open environment with fluctuating temperatures and standard lighting.
    • Ability to work on computer and mobile phone for multiple hours; with frequent interruptions.
    • Required to travel in elevator or stairwells to attend meetings and engage with associates on multiple floors throughout building.
    • Occasional Hotel, Airplane, and Car Travel.


    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

    This is a full-time position.  As an International Retailer, occasional evening and/or weekend work may be required during periods of high volume.  This role operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment.


    Other Considerations:

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the associate for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the role.



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