Senior Manager of Merchandise Inventory - Replenishment

NORDSTROM
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted 4 days ago
Full time

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Job Description

The Senior Manager of Inventory Deployment partners with the Planning Managers and Divisional Merchandise Managers to align the deployment strategy with the merchandise vision, leading execution with the Inventory Deployment team.

Inventory Deployment is the process of distributing goods post assortment, quantification, and item intent using Assortment Builder, Allocation, Forecasting, Item Planning, and Replenishment. This role is to balance the financial goals within execution to ensure the supported Divisions have appropriate inventory levels that are controllable within the deployment tools. As a member of the merchandising leadership team, the Sr. Manager of Inventory Deployment is accountable to meet or exceed divisional sales volume, gross margin, gross margin-return-on-investment (GMROI) targets, addressing Division and physical store capacities while supporting evolutions in multi-channel capabilities.

Job description

A day in the life...

  • Fosters a thorough understanding and application of the needs, wants and expectations of the customer to influence the deployment strategy
  • Coach deep multi-channel expertise, including merchandising knowledge, customer behavior and competition for Store and Online channels
  • Ensure collaboration between Inventory Deployment team and merchant partners to create financial plans and goals that maximize total results
  • Drive deployment performance in the planning, ordering and management of items
  • Ensure effective analysis and decision making to improve sales and inventory results
  • Coach Inventory Deployment team to contribute to business reviews and open-to-buy management
  • Coach effective partnerships with Forecasters
  • Ensure proficiency in applicable systems, including Replenishment, Item Planning, Assortment Builder, Allocation, and Reporting
  • A day in the life...

    • Fosters a thorough understanding and application of the needs, wants and expectations of the customer to influence the deployment strategy
    • Coach deep multi-channel expertise, including merchandising knowledge, customer behavior and competition for Store and Online channels
    • Ensure collaboration between Inventory Deployment team and merchant partners to create financial plans and goals that maximize total results
    • Drive deployment performance in the planning, ordering and management of items
    • Ensure effective analysis and decision making to improve sales and inventory results
    • Coach Inventory Deployment team to contribute to business reviews and open-to-buy management
    • Coach effective partnerships with Forecasters
    • Ensure proficiency in applicable systems, including Replenishment, Item Planning, Assortment Builder, Allocation, and Reporting

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You own this if you have...

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 5 years retail buying, planning, or inventory experience
  • Off-Price experience preferred
  • Nordstrom experience preferred
  • Expertise in merchandise category
  • Demonstrated understanding of retail and the service environment of Nordstrom
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills

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