• Retail Planner/Analyst

    Job Location(s) US-TN-Nashville
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/3/2019 9:35 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-1498
    # of Openings Remaining
    1
    Job Location Name
    Opry Entertainment Group
    Category
    Retail
    Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    Maximize sales and ensure profitability of all Opry Entertainment retail outlets and internet stores by leading the planning and analyzing of merchandise assortments and promotional activity to help drive merchant decision making that will ensure proper in-stock levels on top items and overall inventory levels by store.

    Responsibilities

    • Maintain seasonal business plans and allocation and replenishment strategies and auditing of inventory issues to maximize sales, profit and turns.
    • In collaboration with the Sr. Manager of Planning and Distribution, drive the planning process for inventory levels by stores. Determine the category and item analyses appropriate in determining quantities per store.  Drive the inventory strategies with the replenishment/allocation team.  Determine appropriate inventory level for the Warehouse based on seasonality and events.  
    • Lead and Drive in stock position for all bestselling inventory items through planning and forecasting. Provide analysis for the development of min/max and par levels by item/store. Provide Sr. Buyer and Buyer Allocation and Replenishment Analyst recommendations to ensure proper inventory levels for new product sets, events
    • Drive retail reporting weekly, monthly and annually. Partner with Finance and IT to determine format, information provided and ensure the team has reports in a timely manner each week.  Utilize systems and reports to maximize sales and profits.  Manage file maintenance to support the procurement cycle in an organized and secure manner.  Drive and lead the monthly OTB and the seasonal Business Planning. (Buyers and Stores)
    • Provide vendor score carding to merchants - including sales, profitability, turn, markdowns to determine inventory needs – provide buyers with recommendations
    • Utilize analytical thinking skills to identify potential problems and develop appropriate solutions. Review and analyze inventory levels and upcoming and changing trends due to seasonality or events.
    • Partner with the Sr. Manager of Planning & Distribution and the Warehouse Manager to plan monthly/weekly project flow and warehouse inventory
    • Train and Develop and Coach team members
    • Provide reporting for audit and obsolete inventory process. Key participant in annual inventory reconciliation
    • In partnership with Warehouse Manager & Store Manager’s - driver of Data Integrity
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Education

     

    • College degree or equivalent relevant work experience required


    Experience

     

    • Minimum 2 years allocation and replenishment experience and 2 years in a Planning role
    • Retail experience required
    • Superb computer skills including experience with retail purchasing systems, spreadsheet and database software


    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

     

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Extremely analytical and solution oriented
    • Ability to work flexible hours as needed
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Capable of working with limited supervision
    • Net Suites system expertise a plus


    Licenses/Certifications

     

    • This position requires a pre-employment drug screening

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