Manager of Inventory Optimization

Full-time

Hingham, MA

 

At Coldwater Creek, we believe that every woman, at every stage, should look and feel her very best.

The Manager of Inventory Optimization will drive the creation, management and execution of allocation and replenishment strategies that support the merchandising, visual and inventory initiatives for the retail stores.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and implement allocation and replenishment strategies for assigned merchandise categories across all retail locations
  • Manage flow of inventory throughout the product life cycle from the initial allocation through to the daily replenishment review process
  • Create and execute new store opening assortment allocations based on store specific sales plans and capacity requirements
  • Analyze and identify selling trends, acting to maximize selling potential and minimize risk to inventory objectives and profitability
  • Responsible for creation and maintenance of weekly and ad hoc reports to analyze and react to store level inventory needs
  • Identify and implement strategies to support inventory levels for key promotional and peak selling periods
  • Monitor late product and communicate impact to floor set to Visual and Merchants
  • Manage end of season transfer process including quantifying transfer proposals and communication to stores
  • Evaluate and maximize system capabilities to further enhance allocation/replenishment tools and effectiveness
  • Develops and fosters strong cross functional partnerships with the Omni Inventory Planning Managers, Director of Visual and Merchants
  • REQUIREMENTS

    • 3+ years of experience in allocation and replenishment
    • Highly analytical yet comfortable operating in scenarios with limited data
    • Strong communication skills and ability to interface with senior leadership
    • Organized, detail orientated, and highly accountable
    • Passionate about driving overall Coldwater Creek growth
    • Self starter, works well in early stage/startup environments
    • Solutions oriented, dedicated to solving problems better and faster
    • Strong Excel and analytical skills
    • BS/BA Degree required

    For any inquiries or to apply, please email a resume to jobs@coldwaterdirect.com.