Senior Planner, Inventory Strategy

San Francisco, California, United States
29 Jul 2022
17 Sep 2022
About Athleta

For the past 22 years, we've committed ourselves and our brand to a single aim: to empower all women and girls. Inspiration. Collaboration. Connection. Inclusivity. It's what we do best, and we're on the hunt for people who share our passion for leading an active lifestyle, growing personally as well as professionally, and creating game-changing products and experiences.

We use business as a force for good by putting people and the planet right up there with profit, which is why Athleta is a certified B Corp. Ready to make a move? Join us. Because we know that alone we're strong, but together we're unstoppable.

About the Role

In this role you will be a part of the Inventory Management team that brings the financial strategy of our product vision to life by managing the largest financial The Inventory Strategy team is responsible for supporting cross-functional teams with analytics, tools and system expertise to enable top line growth. As a member of the Athleta Inventory Strategy team, the Senior Planner will have their black belt in the analytics that fuel our systems and be the main driver of data accessibility for the Inventory Management teams. They will possess a strong understanding of how all our systems, process, tools work together to drive business results and understand the power of data in decision making. The ideal candidate for this is comfortable in ambiguous environments and is naturally curious. They possess a high level of comfort within excel, are technically savvy and comfortable working within a cross-functional atmosphere up and down the ladder.

As a part of one of the most innovative teams at Athleta you will have the opportunity to be at the forefront of change, shaping how we implement brand initiatives across a broad cross-functional group and a diverse group of leaders. You will gain unique insight into a different side of Inventory Management outside of Planning and Allocation.

What You'll Do

Business Support
  • Drive preseason analytics process to ensure system readiness, identify areas of opportunity within analysis
  • Partner with Advanced Analytics and Pete Ops to deliver analytics that drive business results
  • Build relationships across Inventory Management teams, Gap Tech, and Product Management teams to deliver timely and appropriate solutions
  • Assist with and/or independently deliver formal trainings for cross-functional partners
  • Assist with development and maintenance of training documentation and reporting instructions
  • Participate in project map development across area of ownership, inclusive of process, system, tool and product pipeline deliverables, may own specific portion of the project map
  • Execute against assigned individual projects (or components of larger initiatives); specifically issue identification, data analysis, process/tool definition and creation, and change management
  • Attend business meetings as needed

Tool Creation | Maintenance
  • Support technical and business process usage of reporting suite through shoulder-to-shoulder troubleshooting
  • Develop intuitive tools and reports in Excel using advances excel formulas
  • Conceptualize creative Excel solutions to new business problems
  • Integrate multiple data sources for seamless user access
  • Strategize cross functionally on best tool design for business needs and initiatives and gather user feedback for future development
  • Translate between business needs and detailed technical requirements
  • Maintain technical elements of tools and reports
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement

Who You Are

  • 2 - 4 years of relevant work experience demonstrating problem solving, analytical, and technical capabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to meet concurrent deadlines across a variety of deliverables or projects, highlighting risks associated with project plans in a timely manner
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Excel, including experience with advanced formulas; Experience building excel-based reporting or tools from inception to completion
  • Proficiency with all areas of project management preferred - e.g. identify/communicate opportunity, define requirements/scope, implementation, and support
  • Retail or Inventory Management experience preferred
  • Experience with data visualization a plus
  • Experience with databases and/or coding languages a plus
  • Experience with macros, vba code, and specialized formatting a plus

Benefits at Athleta

  • 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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