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Inventory Planners work for warehouses and manufacturing units and make sure inventory is ready for delivery or production processes. Regular example resumes for Inventory Planners showcase duties such as monitoring physical inventory, reconciling inventory, tracking raw materials, making sure the right amount of space is available, and maintaining production levels. Successful candidates for the job showcase in their resumes qualifications like organizational skills, supply chain management expertise, computer competencies, communication, and teamwork. Employers select candidates holding at least an Associate's Degree in a relevant area.

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Inventory Planner

Managed and developed sales as well as inventory plans for multiple divisions in the [company name] channel of Gap Inc., a $1.6B company

  • Achieved a 56% GM$ comp while overseeing 35% of the total business and driving sales at a 31% comp to LY
  • Created pre-season and in-season Open-to-Buys at the division and class level
  • Gained 8% penetration comp of total sales year over year
  • Developed new marketing and pricing strategies
  • Supervised two Inventory Analysts to ensure in-stock service levels are maintained
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Liberal Arts And Sciences
2

Sales & Inventory Planner (electronics)

[company name]. is a large 75 year old Midwest mass retailer with over 220 stores and annual sales of $13 billion.

  • Worked with Electronics merchandising teams; planned and forecasted $135 million in annual sales and $35 million in inventory. Improved ROI, inventory turns, and inventory reduction levels every year.
  • Sales and Margin forecast resulted 98% to actual, and inventory plan resulted 5% below budget.
  • Made presentations to group managers and vice-presidents to improve corporate product flow. Execution of plans reduced inventory handling costs by 20%, and increased sales by 15%.
  • Served on numerous committees and pilot programs that improved corporate forecasting systems and procedures.
Candidate Info
25
years in
workforce
12
years
at this job
BS
Education
3

Inventory Planner / Buyer

Managed inventory for Los Angeles, CA retail store that serviced local CA agencies that included LAPD, generating $6.2MM annually

  • Closely examined backorders and inventory levels for 85,000 sq. ft. warehouse that helped exceed customer expectations and increase satisfaction
  • Requested immediate purchase order creation and transfers for 5 retail stores and 3 service center locations which decreased delivery time and shipping costs.
  • Created item numbers for special orders and dropship products which added to increase in revenue.
  • Ensured timely and prompt receipt of merchandise via consistent internal customer relationships
  • Provided accurate and expeditious updates of ETA dates in Oracle and Prism software systems
Candidate Info
29
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
AS
Arts
BA
Communication
4

Senior Inventory Planner/buyer

Planned manufacturing schedules to ensure on-time delivery of customer products.

  • Created and monitored daily inventory reports to ensure proper inventory levels.
  • Boosted manufacturing sales more than 5% by controlling costs and maintaining inventory levels for two warehouses.
  • Negotiated costs of raw material and finish goods for best prices, reducing total cost over 5 %.
  • Scheduled trucks for efficient pickup and delivery to increase fill rate more than 95 %.
Candidate Info
26
years in
workforce
11
years
at this job
HS
Advanced Bookkeeping
HS
Technical Support
5

Inventory Planner

Responsible for scheduling, deployment and materials management for all Progresso Club products. Partnered with marketing, sales, distribution centers, production and alliance facilities to grow the business.

  • Increased customer satisfaction of club accounts (Sam's Club, Costco & BJ's) by meeting unique customer requirements, resulting in brand loyalty and increased business.
  • Managed production, inventory and deployment of products to national distribution system supporting a 25% volume increase in one year.
  • Implemented MRP planning tool that identified capacity constraints and predicted upcoming inventory need and maintained stock requirements
  • Oversaw and maintained finished product and packaging material, minimizing write-offs.
  • Strategically developed a streamlined distribution system to improve customer service and save transportation costs and allowing quicker replenishment turnaround.
Candidate Info
31
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
6

Global Inventory Planner/analyst

Global Supply Chain Purchasing

  • Streamlined and improved processes to decrease profligate expenses such as reducing expedited air freight costs by nearly 75%, and improving order allocations by over 10% and improving inventory turns by 1.7%
  • Prepared product forecasts with specific attention to identifying areas of risk and corresponding mitigation plans
  • Decreased global backorders by $70,000 within two quarters by restructuring processes
  • Managed new product releases by effectual analysis of current trends, forecasting, determining material requirements planning by ensuring the necessary goods were ready for production
  • Provided analysis, forecasting and Discoverer reports for Six Sigma project support
Candidate Info
34
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Business Management
7

Assistant Inventory Planner

Directly responsible for inventory management of all 7 departments in Men's Tailored Clothing ($375 MM in annual sales) across 650+ national locations; Ad-hoc assistance to Men's Shoe team

  • Generated weekly analysis and action plans by department, vendor, and location to identify sales opportunities and liabilities
  • Collaborated with Merchant Partners to establish overall allocation and replenishment strategies, parameters, and goals; established and maintained replenishment models in Inforem
  • Converted first corporate division to FOREsight Replenishment system by creating seasonal profiles
  • Executed store level allocations in JDA a3 system to maximize sales, turn, and gross margin by location
  • Managed store requests from field merchants weekly and profile size specific replenishment models to implement localized merchandise strategies
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Economics And Psychology
8

Inventory Planner

Reduced stock surplus from a 6-month supply to a 3-month supply still maintaining a 97% fill rate to customer.

  • Developed reports with IT department to aid planning and forecasting decisions and creation of OTB
  • Prominent member of team instrumentally increasing the "big box" business retail division 29%
  • Created assortment plans and roll-out strategies by product category for seasonal and new businesses.
  • Analyzed customer's POS data to identify both positive and negative sales trends at a location and regional level. Reviewed data with sales rep. for presentation to customer of possible assortment adjustments to sku mix.
  • Interfaced with Import manufacturing partners and developed reports to insure timely delivery of product to both export and domestic customers
  • Worked closely with account reps for presentation of new assortment to customers in the New York and Atlanta trade shows during Home Shows
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Fashion Merchandising
9

Inventory Planner

  • Develop seasonal plans for 300+ retail stores and internet, manage planning and forecasting for $60M sales
  • Track sales demand and performance, reacting to variance by modifying decisions accordingly. Communicated risks and recommended opportunities for optimal assortment and ensure objectives were on track
  • Performed in-depth historical and seasonal trend analysis. Projected 30, 90, 180 day forecasts
  • Manage open to buy forecasts, maintain receipt flow, stock levels and gross margin
  • Responsible for markdowns and promotions for improved inventory turn. Reduced aged excess inventory by 27%
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Marketing
10

Inventory Planner

Coordinated and expedited the flow of materials between 13 Distribution Centers across the U.S.

  • Worked with customers on planning, scheduling, shipping and material acquisition during program start-ups.
  • Produced revenue analysis, annual operating plans and other forecasting reports.
  • Conducted studies, investigations and analyses related to continuous improvement of set processes.
  • Performed SKU rationalization, financial and lifecycle management analyses, as well as slow-moving and obsolete inventory, and new product launch inventory.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BFA
Communications

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