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DTC Planner, Furniture - Pottery Barn

Date: Apr 9, 2017

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: PB-10119
Area of Interest: Inventory Management
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Pottery Barn
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

Plan and purchase inventory to maximize in-stock levels, and inventory turn while minimizing overstocks. Work with Sourcing and Merchandising to identify risks and develop strategies for mitigating them.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Analyze SKU sales performance to determine inventory liability.
* Project sales for each catalog season.
* Placement of initial orders and reorders.
* Update system with vendor lead times and Safety Stock requirements.
* Analyze Alert Reports and Vendor Buy Plans to determine flow of merchandise to distribution center.
* Recommend disposition strategy for non-productive inventory.
* Work jointly with merchandising to determine departmental SKU level sales projections and product assortments.
* Escalate packaging, quality and vendor performance issues to appropriate owner.
* Oversee and ensure timely and accurate SKU/inventory data input into IF/SO.
* Participate in cross-departmental training.
* Review catalog proofs for presentation, pagination and layout.
* Interview candidates and make hiring recommendations.
* Provide direction and objectives to direct reports. Evaluate and appraise performance.
* Complete other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
* Provide specific input on sales and inventory levels for Open to Buy, Catalog reviews, overstock review, etc.
* Identify and implement item curves where necessary.
* Must be able to clearly and concisely present analytical data and propose solutions in an organized manner to groups.

POSITIONS WITH DIRECT SHIP RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Establish and maintain strong lines of vendor communication including, sales forecast, production capacity and shipping guidelines.
* Participate in the development and implementation of Direct Ship systems.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

* BA/BS Required
* 3-5 years catalog inventory management exposure.
* Strong technical and analytical skills.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

*LI-SY

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.


Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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