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Senior Planner - Decorative Accessories - Pottery Barn Kids

Date: Jun 28, 2017

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: PK-11078
Area of Interest: Inventory Management
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Pottery Barn Kids
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

Manage and control inventory levels to achieve concept sales, inventory, profit and turnover objectives. Identify business risks and opportunities and propose solutions to maximize sales objectives. Perform Planning responsibilities for multiple departments. Lead or participate in department projects to improve systems or efficiencies. Responsible for purchasing and distribution objectives for area of responsibility. May include supervision of 1+ associates. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Communicate Assortment plan to Distribution Analyst to achieve appropriate Distribution Strategy.
* Plan sales and forecast appropriate inventory levels by SKU.
* Review visual floor set to insure appropriate inventory in-stock requirements.
* Identify potential inventory liabilities and take appropriate actions to bring quantity to a desired level.
* Build a team relationship with merchant counterpart(s).
* Determine quantity to purchase for new and continuing SKU s.
* Forecast, review and revise inventory purchases to maintain optimum inventory flow.
* Manage and maintain department financial forecast (OTB/rolling forecast). Take timely action to maximize sales, profitability and inventory productivity.
* Develop and provide appropriate business analysis to influence future purchases and assortment strategies.
* Develop department financial merchandise plans in conjunction with the Buyer.
* Participate as an integral partner with visual, merchandising, store operations, sourcing and the distribution centers.
* Provide initial and future order quantities to appropriate group for P.O. generation and communication to the vendor. (PB to merchandising, WS to vendor, future TBD).
* Lead or participate in department projects to improve systems or efficiencies.
* Direct Distribution Analyst to translate SKU buy plans into distribution strategy.
* Review and approve with Distribution analyst: Distribution plans, Initial distribution and replenishment plans.
* Determine and prioritize workload for team.
* Recommend effective processes and procedures to improve workflow and results.
* Interview candidates and make hiring recommendations.
* Provide direction and clarify objectives. Evaluate and appraise performance.
* Mentor, educate and develop staff.
* Hire, train, supervise and develop distribution analyst and/or planners.
* Purchase order approval process.
* Provide leadership and ongoing training and development to create a positive team environment.
* Oversee appropriate system parameters, profiles, safety stocks, display minimums, etc. to achieve store/item in stock goals and objectives

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

* 5+ years retail planning and distribution.
* Strong technical and systems skills.
* 1-2 years people management experience.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

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.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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