Cost Plus World Market

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Inventory Management Group


United States

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Inventory Management Analyst

Cost Plus World Market - Alameda, California

Posted: 10/28/2018

Develop and implement store distribution strategies to support sales and inventory objectives and to ensure department financial goals are met. Partner with merchandising in executing item/program/category strategies to support financial plans. Train and develop IM Specialist.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build, develop and maintain allocation strategies to ensure maximum sell through and profitability on seasonal merchandise while minimizing markdowns
  • Analyze sales trends and promotional activity to ensure stores are in stock on core items, advertised merchandise, guidelines and shops
  • Analyze sku and program productivity to ensure store turn and WOS goals are met; develop tiered assortment strategies
  • Review inventory positions and sales for each DC service area; evaluate stock position and take action as needed
  • Ensure new stores have appropriate inventory levels to support presentation and sales while collaborating with cross functional team
  • Develop optimal store ranking to ensure proper distribution of merchandise
  • Develop knowledge of geographic and store-attribute performance and trends through qualitative and quantitative analysis, and drive results by transferring knowledge into IM strategies
  • Possess an advanced knowledge of CPWM Inventory Management and recapping systems and spreadsheets (Excel, AS400, Sales Cube/Brio)
  • Analyze item and fixture productivity, make ship pack and model presentation recommendations
  • Support development of seasonal indices as needed
  • Support DC/Store "transfer plan" initiatives
  • Manage E-Commerce inventory and allocation needs
  • Be an integral partner with visual and merchandising during schematic walk through and evaluate minimum and capacity concerns as needed
  • Effectively manage and support career development of IM Specialist to ensure job satisfaction, retention and to identify and develop bench strength (if appropriate)
  • Partner with Planner to balance workloads and priorities; solicit decision support when needed
  • Collaborate with Merchant Team to ensure appropriate skus are represented in shops and advertising
  • Within ad proofing process, ensure all skus are in-stock at store level and recommend alternative skus as needed
  • Support Planner in ad hoc needs
  • Participate in Company initiatives as appropriate

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years Retail/Catalog/Internet Planning and Distribution experience
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent systems skills; Microsoft: Excel, Word, AS4000, Sales Cube/Brio
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to multi-task
  • Bachelors degree required

If you need reasonable accommodations to complete the on-line application, please contact the Human Resource Department:


Phone: 1-844-MYHRSC1

An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. to recruit, hire, train, promote, transfer and compensate our associates and provide all other conditions of employment including Company sponsored events without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, lawful alien status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, employment status or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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