Senior Inventory Planner

Old Navy
San Francisco, California, United States
08 Jul 2022
07 Sep 2022
About Old Navy

Forget what you know about old-school industry rules. When you work at Old Navy, you're choosing a different path. From day one, we've been on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again. Our teams make style accessible to everyone, creating high-quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, with love, season after season.

We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and have been on a roll ever since. We cultivate a community of playful personalities that thrive in a fast-paced environment where our employees can be their most authentic selves. Here, we're family.

About the Role

In this role you will manage the success of multiple categories by meeting sales, gross margin, and inventory productivity goals. You will train and lead your team to develop and drive inventory strategies to maximize omni business opportunities and mitigate risks in partnership with cross-channel and cross-functional teams. The ideal candidate is curious, driven, results-oriented, and ensures their team is set up for success in achieving personal and brand goals. Strong organizational and collaborative skills will serve you well.

What You'll Do

  • Develop omnichannel point-of-view and communicate financial results, forecasts, and action plans to cross functional team that delivers company sales, gross margin, and inventory productivity goals
  • Manage omnichannel preseason and in season processes, including developing deadlines, creating financial and inventory targets, and ushering in customer first product strategies while ensuring channel priorities are achieved
  • Identify and champion omnichannel opportunities, including chase and yield management; provide direction for execution and ensure alignment with financial and channel strategies
  • Analyze financial performance of preseason strategies and recommend strategic business shifts as required, in addition to guiding reforecasts of preseason targets via open-to-buy
  • Partner with cross functional members to develop and manage short and long-range divisional financial plans that support brand strategies
  • Coach and train planners to identify key learnings and develop future strategies,
  • Communicate timelines, standards and performance expectations to direct reports in a timely manner while fostering their career growth and helping them achieve goals

Who You Are

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and aptitude to learn technical applications quickly
  • Believe in the Power of Team; build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of business partners
  • Possess strong business acumen and strategic agility, able to handle many projects simultaneously while effectively prioritizing workload
  • Demonstrate strong listening, written and oral communication skills, able to present ideas and directions that rally others to action
  • Ability to assess relatively complex situations and analyze data to make judgments and recommend solutions

Benefits at Old Navy

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five "on the clock" hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee's base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
  • See more of the benefits we offer.

*For eligible employees

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