Responsible for maximizing sales and margin for their assigned product category through strategic inventory management. Works with key interfaces, and is responsible for reacting to current business trends and executing future business direction.
Manage inventory investments to maximize productivity and fulfillment including initial buy, liquidation, reorders, and allocation strategies for assigned category.
Execute seasonal department financial plans for assigned category that meets division level financial goals.
Execute style level plans that meet department level financial goals.
Manage OTB for assigned category.
Support the development of fulfillment strategies with key interfaces including Merchandising and Product Development.
Proactively identify dept specific retail issues and opportunities, proposing solutions and communicating a unified direction.
Work with EB Asia partners / Vendors to place the buy, approve requested changes and enforce PO guidelines.
Drive sales profitably via Postgame process and Seasonal Business Strategy reviews.
Responsible for accurate PO’s, PO tracking, ship-mode (AIR vs SEA Analysis), and accurate PO receival for all incoming shipments to maximize fulfillment.
Support the development and mentor Planning Analysts.
4-year college degree preferred
1-2 years in a category planning/analysis, or inventory management role; retail preferred
Demonstrated experience identifying problems/opportunities and providing solutions