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Inventory Planner- Pottery Barn

Date: Nov 28, 2018

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: PB-14588
Area of Interest: Inventory Management
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Pottery Barn
Position Type: Full-time


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.


* 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 SKUs.
* 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).
* Develop and execute distribution strategies and utilize JDA to maximize in-stock position.


* 1-5 years retail planning and distribution experience.

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

This role is not eligible for relocation assistance.


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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