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Inventory Planner, Pottery Barn Kids

Date: Dec 8, 2018

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: PK-13849
Area of Interest: Inventory Management
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Pottery Barn Kids
Position Type: Full-time


Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Pottery Barn Kids

Omni Replenishment Planner

Our Company

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of home furnishings in the United States, Canada and Australia. Our brands 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.

Position Summary

The Omni Replenishment Planner is responsible for delivering a best-in-class customer experience by strategically managing core, replenishable inventory for multiple departments within a division. This position is responsible for meeting forecast accuracy goals while maximizing in-stocks and minimizing back orders.

Specific Responsibilities

* Planning & Forecasting

* Leverage statistical models to generate and maintain, item-level demand forecasts for core, replenishable product. Properly account for causality, seasonality, and lost sales and utilize supersessions as needed.
* Determine item level order quantities and flow strategies that balance in-stock and turn objectives and support appropriate display quantities for stores.
* Closely monitor aggregation and disaggregation of forecasts to ensure inventory is properly balanced across the DC network.
* Partner with Merchandise Planner to ensure that receipts fit within the bounds of monthly department open-to-buy and with Supply Chain Analyst to ensure timely, accurate execution of PO's.
* Perform forecast aggregation and other ad-hoc analysis to identify themes around product, pricing, and inventory and apply learnings to future seasons.
* Monitor item-level trends and make recommendations for sun setting existing items, end-of-life disposition strategies and the need for new product introductions.
* Partner closely with Sourcing and vendors to support capacity planning and VMI initiatives.
* Recommend promotional pricing that maximizes sales and margin and balances inventory as needed.
* Leadership & Collaboration

* Actively participate in creating a people-first culture that is entrepreneurial, accountable to delivering results, and celebrates success. Ensure customer is at the center of everything we do.
* Develop strong cross-functional partnerships with Merchandise Planning partners as well as Merchant, E-commerce, and Distribution counterparts.
* Support new-hire onboarding and provide training and mentorship to new Replenishment Planners.



* Data driven individual with a curious, entrepreneurial mindset
* Minimum two years of experience in Inventory Management
* Proficiency in retail math and experience leveraging statistical models to create demand forecasts
* Proven ability to objectively interpret data and extract actionable insights that drive the business
* Excellent collaboration, communication and prioritization skills
* Training and experience in Just Enough Software and/or CPF certification a plus
* Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities
* Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines
* Ability to work in a fast paced environment with set deadlines
* Potential to thrive in a constantly changing work environment
* Bachelor's degree required in Math, Finance or Statistical field of study is ideal
* B.S in a statistical field of study is ideal

WSI will not now or in the future commence an immigration case or "sponsor" an individual for this position (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration

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, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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