Director of Inventory in Pompano Beach, FL at Sears Holdings Corporation

Date Posted: 2/11/2018

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    1742 West Atlantic Boulevard
    Pompano Beach, FL
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Job Description

Req/Job ID: 914854BR
Employing Entity: Sears Holdings Management Corporation
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
Job Function: Inventory Management
Store ID: 05906: Florida Builder Appliances Inc

High end appliances. Expert advice. Attentive service. Monark Premium Appliances provides distinctive experiences across all well-appointed showrooms, creating inspired spaces where builders can set plans in motion, designers can bring their visions to life and homeowners find the luxury kitchen appliances of their dreams.
The Director of Inventory provides leadership and direction to all planning and processes related to inventory at Monark. The position oversees is accountable for optimizing the inventory turns at Monark while ensuring stock available for customer needs. The Director is responsible for developing and executing a profitable, customer-focused strategy, while enhancing the overall department, group and company strategy. The Director is accountable for the development of a high performance, customer centric team. This position reports directly to the Vice President; Strategy & Business Planning. The position partners directly with the Director/General Manager in the development of processes to ensure that in-stock, inventory productivity and assortment productivity business goals are achieved.

Job Requirements

- Oversees all inventory processes used to achieve key metrics on the balanced scorecard
- Acts as the business administrator for the overall planning process
- Partners with the Business Finance Manager on the resulting financial plan
- Advises Director/General 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, etc.)
- Supports business strategy by overseeing the overall financial plan
- Incorporates modeling, situation analysis, problem diagnosis, and operations analysis to support business decision making with financial analysis
- Participates in weekly and monthly in season business management meetings, presenting analysis, calling out issues and action items
- Monitors inventory performance and directs appropriate mid-course corrections to achieve forecasts
- Monitors the selection of appropriate allocation and replenishment strategies (weeks of coverage, review method, etc.)
- Monitors and troubleshoots inventory levels at distribution center and store level
- Represents business priorities with support organizations (Logistics, Finance, Merchandising)
- Identifies associate training and development needs
- Participates in associate selection, interviews and placement


-Bachelor's degree from a four year college or university; or four years related experience and/ or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience
-5 - 7 years related just in time inventory experience
-Strong analytical and financial skills
-Motivation to meet or exceed financial plan
-Knowledge of financial, economic, accounting theory and statistical modeling techniques
-Detail oriented with strong managerial, planning, organization and project management skills
-Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize
-Ability to mediate differences of opinion and facilitate resolution when conflicts arise
-Ability to facilitate group discussion for maximum idea generation and problem solving
-Demonstrated knowledge of industry practices and current trends
-Understands competitor strengths and weaknesses
-Solid understanding of merchandising, store operations, supply chain and marketing principles and their integration with the planning and placement activities
-Strategic planning and performance monitoring process experience required
-Extensive experience in surfacing and evaluating strategic and operational issues and opportunities, at both the corporate and business unit levels
-Extensive track record influencing change within large, complex, multi-national companies