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Senior Inventory Planner (Strategy Analyst) - Pottery Barn

Company: Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Location: The Colony
Posted on: March 19, 2023

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Senior Inventory Planner (Strategy Analyst) - Pottery Barn -"Job Details" The Colony, TX, United States Job Identification 8376 Locations

  • 6300 Fallwater Trail Suite 100, The Colony, TX, 75056, US Posting Date 03/14/2023, 05:19PM Job Shift Day Job Description We hope you're interested in building a home with us. Even if you don't feel that you meet every requirement listed in this job description, we still encourage you to apply. About the Team The Inventory Strategy department at Pottery Barn Brands is looking for a key addition to play a critical role on the Supply Chain Optimization team to help drive business decisions while providing actionable and strategic insights to leadership. The team works closely with internal cross-functional business partners - Supply Chain, Inventory Management, Merchandising, eCommerce, Finance, IT and many others - to identify and implement strategies to reduce our inventory through identification and execution of new strategic initiatives, data analysis, reporting and forecasting. We are looking for someone who is a true owner of their business and will contribute creative new ideas. We seek a candidate who loves using data to tell the story and a team player who goes above and beyond! Overview of the Senior Inventory Planner (Strategy Analyst) role You will support the Director of Supply Chain Optimization in managing projects related to DC capacity, SKU rationalization, and overall inventory optimization. Work includes monthly reporting/forecasting converting corporate OTB financial plans into DC capacity models, updating SKU rationalization models with rolling weekly data, and creating, communicating and monitoring multiple inventory optimization lists including: DC Scrap, Chip & Dent transfers, excess inventory, mismatched furniture components, as well as forward deployed DC inventory. In addition to supporting improvements in reporting, tools & business processes, the Business Analyst is expected to be instrumental in the execution of data analysis, the development of conclusions and the presentation of findings and recommendations.
    • Play a key role in driving strategic projects and analyzing a variety of business problems while working with cross-functional teams.
    • Summarize and analyze large data sets that will enable multiple functional areas to hit key milestones and help business leaders make quality strategic business decisions related to reducing DC inventory.
    • Identify reporting gaps that drive business improvement and develop automated reporting tools to drive actionable results.
    • Analyze industry best practices and conduct competitive research to influence long term changes to business strategy.
    • Quickly and efficiently run Ad-Hoc analysis to support leadership decision making.
    • Operate a computer and communicate via telephone
    • Transport materials and equipment and lift, move, and carry objects up to 50 pounds on a limited basis
    • 3-5 years experience in a Business Strategy, Company Planning, Financial Analysis or Merchandising/Inventory Planning role.
    • Mastery in Excel, strong proficiency in MS Access and SQL data mining preferred. Strong experience with MicroStrategy Developer/Architect and dashboard/dossier creation a strong plus
    • We're looking for someone who drives to deadlines, anticipates and addresses conflicts, negotiates well, and delivers great outcomes.
    • Energized by complex problems and find satisfaction in solving them through a mixture of curiosity, analysis and resourcefulness.
    • We're looking for someone who jumps in, learns quickly, and improves the team's performance.
    • Flexibility - open to change, doing what it takes to get the best outcomes, comfortable with ambiguity and change in a fast-paced environment
    • Good verbal and written communication skills for delivering non-technical presentations that influence business partners and upper management.
    • Pride yourself on the quality of work and are a stickler for the details. Demonstrates self-management and initiative.
    • Ability to perform work onsite in the (San Francisco, Rocklin, Portland, New York, San Jose) office full-time pending state, local, and Company return-to-work guidance during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. We believe in People First We firmly believe that working in a culture focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion spurs innovation, creates healthy and high-performing teams, and delivers superior customer experiences. Our DEI initiatives prompt associate participation and engagement, aligning with our core vision to reflect the communities where we do business and put people first. Benefits Just for You Depending on your position and your location, here are a few highlights of what you might be eligible for:
      • A generous discount on all Williams-Sonoma, Inc. brands
      • A 401(k) plan and other investment opportunities -
      • Paid vacations, holidays, and time off to volunteer -
      • Health benefits, dental and vision insurance, including same-sex domestic partner benefits
      • Tax-free commuter benefits
      • A wellness program that supports your physical, financial and emotional health - Your Journey in Continued Learning
        • In-person and online learning opportunities through WSI University
        • Cross-brand and cross-function career opportunities -
        • Resources for self-development
        • Career development workshops and learning programs
        • Speaker series WSI will not now or in the future commence an immigration case or "sponsor" an individual for this position (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration This role is not eligible for relocation assistance. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

          -About Us Our Company

          Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home in the United States. Our family of brands are Williams Sonoma, Williams Sonoma Home, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn teen, pottery barn kids, Rejuvenation, Mark & Graham, west elm, or Outward. These brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We offer beautifully-designed, stylish and functional products for every area of the home, including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, home office, closet, laundry room and even outdoor spaces. We've seen some big changes since our first brick-and-mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasn't changed is our passion for high-quality products, functional design, outstanding customer service, and enhancing the lives of our customers and the communities where we operate. Today, we're a multi-brand, multi-channel, global enterprise supported by state-of-the-art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing - and we're always looking for new energy and ideas. Page Senior Inventory Planner (Strategy Analyst) - Pottery Barn - Williams-Sonoma Careers loaded

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