Manager, Global Inventory Planning

New York, New York, USA
16 Oct 2021
02 Dec 2021
Title: Manager, Global Inventory Planning

Primary Purpose: The Manager, Global Inventory Planning role will have the overall responsibility for managing the global roll-up of financial inventory plans and reporting on the key metrics as part of brand level integrated business planning activities. This role will report to the Director, Global Inventory Planning and will be based in New York, NY.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Global Inventory Planning to analyze month-end results, support corporate reporting requirements and managing the monthly and quarterly forecasts in tandem with in-depth product lifecycle management.

- Management of forecasting and reconciliation process for financial components of inventory such as capitalized / manufacturing variances, reserves, analyze variances vs. plan / LY and report consolidated financial results
- Partner with finance teams, incorporating financial sales, cogs and reserves into monthly forecast
- Conduct monthly and cumulative variance analysis; incorporate actual results into financial forecast
- Summarize and strategize Excess / Aged / Authorized inventory plans with headlines around departments and styles with the greatest risk globally; Manage product end of life strategies
- Oversee product lifecycle initiatives with productivity / profitability analysis that support global Reserves and audit process
- Compile backup documentation and detailed bridges to help influence decision making and inform leadership of underlying trends
- Reporting and support of inventory KPI's such as Turns and W.O.H.
- Drive initiatives to streamline processes, maintain and improve upon existing reporting
- Support Demand & Inventory Review, Supply Review, and Integrated Reconciliation IBP governance meeting

The accomplished individual will possess...

- A Bachelor's Degree, required, Business, Finance or related concentrated preferred
- At least 3 years of relevant work experience, experience in Financial / Retail Planning strongly preferred
- P&L / BS forecasting experience, with an emphasis on building driver-based forecasts
- Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to communicate across multiple levels of the business
- Experience in developing, implementing, and maintaining inventory planning policies and processes
- Understanding of inventory planning and management techniques in a multi-FC network
- Leadership experience in approving changes to inventory planning parameters
- Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, Experience with MicroStrategy, SAP, JDA a plus

An outstanding professional will have...

- Be adaptable and flexible in response to shifting priorities in an evolving work environment
- Have strong presentation and communication skills to effectively communicate with both partners and Leadership
- Have intellectual curiosity and problem solving skills to contribute to team decision making and process improvement
- Have the ability to build strong cross-functional relationships and collaborate productively with others
- Possess strong organizational skills, the ability to perform in a command and control role under pressure and manage priorities
- Have a global mindset while understanding and considering local needs
- Possess courage to take ownership of their decisions and guide and push back in a diplomatic manner despite being faced with dissenting points of view

Our Competencies for All Employees
- Courage: Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
- Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
- Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
- Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
- Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
- Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
- Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
Our Competencies for All People Managers
- Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
- Developing Direct Reports and Others:Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
- Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong moraleand spirit in theirteam; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
Coach is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. #LI-JL3. Visit Coach at

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