Planner, Global Inventory Planning

Recruiter
Coach
Location
New York, New York, United States
Posted
11 Sep 2022
Closes
01 Oct 2022
Ref
102596
Level
Manager
Coach is a global fashion house founded in New York in 1941. Inspired by the vision of Creative Director Stuart Vevers and the inclusive and courageous spirit of our hometown, we make beautiful things, crafted to last-for you to be yourself in.

Coach is part of the Tapestry portfolio - a global house of brands committed to stretching what's possible.

A member of the Tapestry family, we are part of a global house of brands that has unwavering optimism and is committed to being innovative and wholly inclusive. Visit Our People page to learn more about Tapestry's commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity.

A member of the Tapestry family, we are part of a global house of brands that has unwavering optimism and is committed to being innovative and wholly inclusive.

A member of the Tapestry family, we are part of a global house of brands that has unwavering optimism and is committed to being innovative and wholly inclusive.

The Planner will be responsible in managing the regional deployment of inventory around the network within specified channel. They will create and apply inventory policies to maintain the desired minventory levels for Coach North America.

The Planner will work closely with the Business Units to align and stay connected on inventory plans for Coach North America.

Key Responsibilities...

  • Plan and manage inventory rebalancing across locations and regions; and set SKU targets by DC locations
  • Support Demand/Inventory Review, Supply Review and Integrated Reconciliation
  • Manages In-season inventory node allocation, including wholesale order book and manage in-bound inventory allocation
  • Identifies discrepancies within inventory and proposes solutions
  • Manage cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances
  • Responsible for automated Inventory Netting to ensure inventory service level at location for all product segments
  • Supports end-of-life management process
  • Build relationships, interact, and collaborate with sales, operations, finance, buying, demand management, and supply chain partners.


The accomplished individual will possess...
  • 2+ years of experience in merchandising in a luxury, lifestyle brand, working with product from concept through execution and experience leading multiple categories
  • Experience in S&OP/SDS process meetings; approved inventory plans being used in S&OP meetings
  • Understanding of inventory planning and management techniques
  • Experience in reviewing inventory planning KPIs and developing plans to address issues
  • Experience in inventory planning continuous improvement efforts
  • Strong brand, retail, supply chain, manufacturing and overall retail business acumen
  • Strong customer orientation and commercial drive
  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to perform in a command and control role under pressure and manage priorities
  • A courageous individual who will take ownership of his/her decisions and guide and push back in a diplomatic manner even when 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 morale and 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. Visit Coach at www.coach.com.

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