Inventory Strategy Planner

Long Island City, New York
24 Nov 2021
15 Dec 2021
Full Time

Bloomingdale's makes fashion personal and fun, aspirational yet approachable. Our mission is to guide and inspire our customers to make style a source of creative energy in their lives. We will always strive to make Bloomingdale's like no other store in the world. Everyone plays a critical role to bring our mission to life. Regardless of position, we believe all colleagues have a voice and access to share their thoughts with every level of leadership. Our colleagues are passionate, driven, entrepreneurial and collaborative. We welcome and embrace diversity of background, thought and opinion while having a lot of fun along the way.

Job Overview:

The Inventory Strategy Planner will participate in high-level inventory optimization projects, own the process and strategy for Hold-and-Flow, and supporting size planning for RTW. This is a highly analytical role with opportunities to participate in company-wide strategic initiatives, and collaborate with cross functional teams across the Central organization. Our ideal candidate is analytical, efficiency-oriented, and able to draw high-level conclusions from large amounts of data.

Essential Functions:
  • Own and manage Hold-and-Flow growth and optimization strategies
  • Develop and implement business-driving size strategies across RTW
  • Build pre-season plans for existing inventory strategy initiatives and monitor weekly performance in-season
  • Partner with fulfillment and operations teams on workload impact related to inventory strategy projects
  • Leverage knowledge of size planning to maximize effectiveness of inventory strategies across all sized-businesses
  • Review existing size profiles and develop recommendations to improve accuracy and efficiency across RTW
  • Analyze location level size-selling performance, and update size profiles to maximize opportunities by location
  • Collaborate with Merchants to update and maintain size profile library
  • Partner with L&D to lead trainings on size-planning for entry-level merchants

Qualifications and Competencies:
  • Bachelor's Degree from a 4-year college or university
  • 3 years of prior experience in a retail environment preferred
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Ability to draw high-level conclusions from large amounts of data
  • Ability to build partnerships with buying and planning counterparts
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong analytical and PC skills


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