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Inventory Planner, Upholstery - Pottery Barn

Date: Jul 15, 2017

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: PB-10156
Area of Interest: Inventory Management
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Pottery Barn
Position Type: Full-time


Inventory Planner, Fabric

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier retailer of home furnishings, culinary and serving equipment, and specialty foods and cooking ingredients in the United States and Canada. Our brands, including Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Teen, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm and Williams-Sonoma Home, are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We successfully market them through all three major channels - retail stores, catalogs, and the Internet. Among all of our brands, we cover every room in the house: from the kitchen to the living room, bedroom, home office, and even the hall closet.

Position Summary:

Manage and control inventory levels for upholstery fabric to achieve concept sales, inventory, profit and turnover objectives. Identify business risks and opportunities and propose solutions to maximize sales objectives.


This position is responsible for, but not limited to the following:

* Manage and maintain fabric financial forecast for WSI. (OTB/rolling forecast) Take timely action to maximize sales, profitability and inventory productivity
* Develop and provide appropriate business analysis to influence future fabric purchases and assortment strategies
* Plan and report fabric sales and forecast appropriate inventory levels by SKU, for all WSI
* Reforecast fabric demand sales weekly and aggregate all fabric changes
* Report out on yardage on hand at Sutter St. and at the vendors
* Create and actualize global fabric plans and usage
* Build inventory for planned promotions
* React and communicate floor set and catalog depiction changes
* Actualize and forecast billed sales fabric usage to provide visibility into what WSI owns
* Reconcile on-hand, on-order and in-transit fabric inventory
* Identify potential inventory liabilities and recommend appropriate exit strategies to bring quantity of fabric and frames to a desired level
* Create Seasonal Fabric rollups
* Ensure that correct lead times are being quoted
* Create and actualize global fabric plans and usage




* 3-5 years retail planning experience

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Williams-Sonoma Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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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