Inventory Management Analyst
Company: Cost Plus World Market
Posted on: July 11, 2021
Who We Are
For over 60 years we have shared stories from across the globe
that remind you of a time you cherish, a place you love and people
who make you feel at home. We have inspired the home decorator,
entertainer and gifter with our unique assortment of products
sourced and designed around the world and we continue to be
inspired by you. You, your authenticity, impact and distinction
drive our success and inspires us to be inclusive, collaborative,
open minded, adaptable, honest and respectful.
What You'll Do
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
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
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
Develop optimal store ranking to ensure proper distribution of
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
Analyze item and fixture productivity, make ship pack and model
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
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.
What You'll Bring
Minimum 2 years Retail/Catalog/Internet Planning
and Distribution experience.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent systems skills; Microsoft: Excel, Word, AS4000, Sales
Strong organizational skills with ability to multi-task.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered
for employment consistent with the requirements of all applicable
Able to understand Inventory Management strategies, how to
execute them and how they impact the supply chain.
Able to organize and prioritize; demonstrates logical analysis,
problem solving skills and accuracy in forecasting and all other
Demonstrates good listening, written and oral communication
skills, effectively and clearly communicates reflecting an
appropriate sense of urgency.
Able to Influence cross-functional counterparts, fosters
teamwork, and sets expectations for direct reports.
Able to build and maintain productive relationships with
cross-functional teams Able to accurately assess employee strengths
and demonstrates ability to coach employees through developmental
Ability to deliver strong and thorough presentations within
Why We Love It
Work life balance is a priority (work from home
Employee discount and product sample sales!
A fun and supportive work environment where you feel welcome and
A culture of inclusion that empowers you to be your best
Opportunities to make an impact through your passions.
Wellness Program including virtual fitness classes, personal
health advocates, coaches, gym discounts and more.
Accrued Vacation, Sick Time and Personal Holidays.
Eligible employees offered Medical and Dental Insurance, Vision
Coverage, 401(k) Savings Plan, Commuter Benefits, Employee
Assistance and more.
Keywords: Cost Plus World Market, Alameda , Inventory Management Analyst, Other , Alameda, California
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