Director, Inventory Management in Hoffman Estates, IL at Sears Holdings Corporation

Date Posted: 6/25/2019

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    3333 Beverly Road
    Hoffman Estates, IL
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Job Description

Req/Job ID: 978722BR
Employing Entity: Transform SR LLC
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
Job Function: Inventory Management
Store ID: 58491: Sears Holdings Management Corp

The Director of Inventory Management provides leadership and direction to the planning and placement staff on the preparation of merchandise plans and placement plans that align with the merchandise strategy, and oversees line level planning and store/distribution center placement to ensure performance to plan. The Director is responsible for developing and executing a profitable, customer-focused planning and placement strategy, while enhancing the overall department, group and company strategy. The Director is accountable for the development of a high performance, customer centric team and partners directly with the Vice President/General Merchandise Manager to ensure that in-stock, inventory productivity and assortment productivity business goals are achieved.

Job Requirements

• Oversees all planning and placement processes used to achieve key metrics on the balanced scorecard
• Acts as the business administrator for the overall merchandise planning process and partners with Business Finance Manager on financial plan
• Advises Vice President/General Merchandise Manager on opportunities for improving inventory asset utilization to drive sales and margin
• Represents planning and placement during executive level strategy and merchandise review sessions (profit pattern, merchandise/category strategy)
• Reviews and analyzes business and line performance based on information prepared by Planning Managers/Planners and Placement Managers
• Incorporates modeling, situation analysis, problem diagnosis, and operations analysis to support business decision making with
financial analysis and participates in weekly and monthly in-season or post-season business management meetings
• Monitors the selection of appropriate allocation and replenishment strategies (weeks of coverage, review method) and monitors inventory performance at distribution center and store level, and directs appropriate mid-course corrections to achieve forecasts
• Manages promotional readiness process
• Maintains productive and supportive working relationships with stores, districts, regions and vendors
• Represents business priorities with support organizations (Logistics, Finance, Merchandising)
• Takes ownership for providing data integrity within areas of control
• Develops associates through coaching, mentoring, performance management, talent management and succession planning, and participates in associate selection, interviews and placement