Posted on: August 27, 2020 | Job#: 338091

Senior Planner, Toddler Boy Knits

Full-time | 550 Terry Francois Blvd., San Francisco, CA, US 94158

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About Old Navy

Forget what you know about old-school industry rules. When you work at Old Navy, you’re choosing a different path. From day one, we’ve been on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again. Our teams make style accessible to everyone, creating high-quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, with love, season after season. 

We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and have been on a roll ever since. We cultivate a community of playful personalities that thrive in a fast-paced environment where our employees can be their most authentic selves. Here, we’re family.

About the role

The Senior Inventory Planner creates and manages sales and inventory plans for one or more dominant departments from investment through allocation at the product/category/item level for Old Navy Inventory Management. The Senior Inventory Planner is responsible for ensuring that the development and management of assortment, demand and inventory plans achieve divisional financial goals.

Financial Planning - Forecasting

What you'll do

  • Develop and build department & class level plans that support division strategy for multiple complex areas
  • Develop and build pre-season style plans and recommend investment quantities and accurate flow forecasts for multiple complex areas
  • Manage the reconciliation of class-to-department bottoms-up plans for multiple complex areas
  • Develop and build department/class level allocation strategies
  • Create and execute sizing and packing strategies that support department and divisional objectives
  • Responsible for open-to-buy activities at department/class level for multiple complex areas

Plan Management – Allocation

  • Manage inventory plans from investment through allocation execution, including ongoing assessments and updates
  • Ensure receipt accuracy to support in-season allocation strategies
  • Own and approve initial inventory releases
  • Forecast in-season sales and inventory and develop strategies to maximize opportunities and mitigate risk
  • Manage the reconciliation of class-to-department bottoms-up plans
  • Strategize, recommend and execute in-season pricing strategies
  • Business Process Management - Supply Chain Operations
  • Develop monthly forecasts of sales and inventory for Basics managed thru demand forecasting and vendor management tools, as required

People Management

  • Manage 1 or more Inventory Analyst(s) by creating a collaborative, innovative and results-orientated environment
  • Support direct reports’ career development and skill development to ensure job satisfaction, retention and future talent development

Who you are

  • Analytical Skills: Demonstrated ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data
  • Problem Solving & Decision Quality: Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions
  • Collaboration: Able to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of business partners
  • Influencing & Negotiation: Can present ideas and directions that lead others to action
  • Presentation Skills: Effective in a variety of presentation settings including one-on-one, small and large groups, and with peers and higher management
  • Financial & Business Acumen: Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results; proficiency in retail math
  • Systems & Tools Acumen: Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, and have aptitude to learn technical applications quickly
  • Process Management: Able to create and organize work and processes for self and others in order to get things done in the most efficient manner
  • Developing Direct Reports & Motivating Others: Ability to hire, train, develop, and retain direct reports
  • Must have prior experience managing others
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrate strong listening, written and oral communication skills
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years relevant work experience

Benefits at Old Navy

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
  • See more of the benefits we offer.

*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we’ve been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Humans Rights Campaign for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the second year in a row.

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