Cost Plus World Market

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Inventory Management Group


United States

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Inventory Management Planner

Cost Plus World Market - Alameda, California

Posted: 10/28/2018

General Overview:

This position will be part of a small team within Inventory Strategy working on a high visibility project to roll out a new store concept within the Bed Bath & Beyond family of brands. Develop and manage SKU/Store buy plans and demand forecasts in support of merchandising strategies. Partner with merchandising in developing item/program/category strategies to support roll out of new store concept.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build SKU/store buy plans for owned inventory and manage demand forecasts across a small but growing store base for a limited set of SKUs
  • Monitor daily or weekly store/SKU selling and adjust forecasts as needed
  • Exception manage demand forecast to support promotions and markdowns
  • Partner with Analyst to ensure alignment on allocation and replenishment strategies including appropriate presentation minimums/maxes and WOS parameters
  • Partner with Merchant on appropriate quantities based on expected store volume and physical capacity
  • Execute PO orders and track POs to ensure DC receipts arrive in time for in-store merchandising dates
  • Validate system set-up of new stores and open dates with cross-functional partners and communicate to IT
  • Validate correct SKU set-up between concepts
  • Partner with Merchandising on markdown strategies across each store
  • Communicate status updates to cross-concept team to ensure alignment on strategies and execution
  • Manage order flow quantities to support sales, inventory, margin, DC space plans, and turn
  • Responsible for forecast accuracy
  • Communicate assortment plan with Inventory Management Analyst to achieve appropriate distribution strategies across a small but growing store base
  • Direct Inventory Management Analyst to allocate appropriately to support demand forecasts and exist strategies
  • Develop profitable entrance and exit strategies with merchandising for new, seasonal and replacement programs
  • Develop and manage PO (projection, validity, timely entering into system based on lead times, balance to shops, guidelines, and advertised goods) generation, maintenance, chargebacks, and vendor communication
  • Be an integral partner with Merchandising, Distribution Centers, Cross-Concept partners.

Job Requirements:

  • BS or BA degree required
  • Minimum 3-5 years Retail/Catalog/Internet Planning and Distribution experience
  • Experience with a statistical forecasting and allocation tool a plus (I2, JDA)
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with ability to deal with ambiguity and complexities
  • Proficient in Microsoft office products including advanced level Excel
  • Excellent ability in organization, communication, and presentation skills to influence others
  • Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment consistent with the requirements of all applicable law

Key Competencies:

  • Business Acumen/Decision Quality
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Command/Communication Skills
  • Conflict Management/Positively Influence
  • Timely Decision Making/Results Oriented
  • Leadership/Teamwork
  • Develop Direct Report
  • Planning & Prioritizing
  • Presentation Skills
  • Strategic Agility

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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