Description:

The Inventory Planner position is responsible for support of the strategy and process to optimize inventory and capacity profitably across the team, including ownership over the Major accounts portion of the Wholesale segment. Working collaboratively, coordinating inventory process deliverables, providing oversight and detailed evaluation of inventory plans to improve their quality and achieve targets. Must understand the key business metrics (Revenue, Margin, Availability, Forward cover, Sell thru, Turn, Productivity, Traffic, Conversion, ATS) and are able to prepare and present summarized views of performance, articulating risks and opportunity. This cross functional role works across multiple seasons at the same time (up to 18-24 months ahead) driving mutually beneficial improvements to our financial results and consumer experience. Key accountabilities: Retail Inventory & Replenishment Strategy, Product Availability visibility, Inventory Transparency, Receipt Plan/Contract Strategy & Process, Outlet Revenue & Margin, Retail Capacity/Space mapping & productivity improvement. 


We are All Leaders at Carhartt

In our words and by our actions, we strive to emulate the hardworking example set forth by our founder, Hamilton Carhartt. We Lead Business by creating value, delivering on results, and making changes along the way. We Lead Self by being dependable, because hardworking people count on us to have their back every day. We Lead Others by communicating and clearly defining the path as we walk bravely into the future. Working at Carhartt, we are all given a seat at the table and the honor of continuing the legacy.


Responsibilities

Assist in the process development & execution to secure and allocate inventory for the Wholesale Inventory segment.   

Assist in the creation of the wholesale inventory strategy, taking into account the Major Accounts inventory needs. 

Provide insights on replenishment for the major accounts based POS inventory information. 

Develop consumable reporting to provide visibility and transparency to Inventory levels, including availability, forward cover, Sell-thru, projected liability, contract/ATP consumption, turn, replen settings, store space/capacity 

Provide recommendations on best practice for the Planning Tool ‘Channel Inventory’ module to drive optimal Receipt/Contract quantity and flow from the planners Revenue need. 

Liaison point between Demand Planning, DC logistics, & Sales Ops providing high level information on projected shipment unit volumes 

Prepare hindsight analysis to identify opportunities for future plans and strategies partnering with Merchandiser(s) & Planners to disseminate key takeaways  

Establish cross-functional relationships to promote best practices and process adherence; fosters collaboration and teamwork. 

Participate in and initiate additional projects as directed by Demand Planning Leadership, looking to improve reporting, process, and consumer experience. 


Education

Bachelor's Degree Required in Related Field

Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of degree


Required Skills and Experience

Minimum of 3 years of experience in a planning, inventory, or forecasting field 

Analytical thinker with strong aptitude 

Excellent written and oral communication skills with the proven ability to communicate with all levels including management and external partners 

Flexible team player who thrives in environments requiring strong organizational skills to effectively prioritize workload, juggling multiple concurrent projects and deliverables. 

Self-motivated, passionate and enthusiastic individual ready to bring energy and excitement to lead their business 

Strong computer skills (MS Office and Planning tools) are needed, with advanced Excel capability 


Working Conditions

Office Environment

Travel (10%)

Tobacco Free

About Carhartt:

Carhartt is much more than a maker of workwear. We’re a family. Founded by Hamilton Carhartt in 1889-proudly owned and operated by the same bloodline ever since. We honor the shared values of hard work: dependability, honesty, and trust. We are committed to supporting organizations that ensure this generation partners with the next to build an even better future. We believe our actions must always speak louder than our words, because we are worn by the hardest-working people of them all. Headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, Carhartt employs more than 5,500 associates worldwide. Carhartt offers a competitive, comprehensive, and customizable benefit package. Going above today’s more standard offerings and staple items like healthcare with telemedicine, dental, vision, life and disability, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and matching 401(k) contributions to include the kind of perks that have made Carhartt a traditional recipient of the Best and Brightest in Wellness. More importantly, when you work here, you’re given an opportunity to give back, strengthen the communities in which you live, work, and play, develop as a professional, and pursue the kind of individual passions that help build a better world for all of us.

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