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Director Inventory Optimization &Analytics

Company: Carter's Inc
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Director Inventory Optimization &Analytics. Carter's, Inc. is the largest branded marketer in North America of apparel exclusively for babies and young children. The Company owns the Carter's and OshKosh B'gosh brands, two of the most recognized brands in the marketplace. These brands are sold in leading department stores, national chains, and specialty retailers domestically and internationally. They are also sold through more than 1,000 Company-operated stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico and online at www.carters.com, www.oshkosh.com, and www.cartersoshkosh.ca. The Company's Just One You and Genuine Kids brands are available at Target, its Child of Mine brand is available at Walmart, and its Simple Joys brand is available on Amazon. The Company also owns Skip Hop, a global lifestyle brand for families with young children. Carter's is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Additional information may be found at www.carters.com.. Research and diagnose inventory challenges and opportunities both for pre-season buy and in-season management. Prepare ROI / cost-benefit analysis related to inventory strategies and changes, such as initial depth vs replenishment flow, speed to store, store volume/space optimization, clearance generation, and assortment analytics regarding breadth and depth. Collaborate with cross- functional partners (e.g. Finance, Marketing, E-commerce and Store Buying, Business process, Supply Chain, Store Operations, Allocation and Planning) to design and develop new capabilities and analytics related to inventory and pricing optimization, assortment strategies, financial plans, style level investments and in-season life cycle management. Initiate new strategies regarding inventory management and optimization across all channels and brands, gather analytics aligned to business nuances, present recommendations to senior leadership.. Lead a team to translate future strategies and new initiatives into day to day business practices. Conduct training, documentation, and connection of business processes across multi-systems.. Build store planning by week by SBU for sales and inventory to guide allocations and inventory flow considering capacity, seasonal fluctuations, available supply, clearance, and other factors.. Partner with peer group across buying, planning, allocation, supply chain, store field management, and store operations to vet business process proposals, changes, and gain alignment.. Advise the Strategy team supporting design and build of new strategies. Be the expert in both channel/brands business to represent the team in developing new business processes. Prepare presentations for seasonal Buys.. Build assortment analytics to connect pre-season strategies to in-season results. Build a comprehensive hindsight. Collaborate with merchants to bring an algorithmic approach to product insights and site merchandising strategies (e.g breadth vs depth, product rankings, delivery dates, life-cycles, and sell through curves). Integrate customer insights into buying process.. Develop analyses and facilitate the generation of reports. Reports and charts include inventory optimization, assortment optimization, market basket analysis, fixture productivity, and store productivity. Reports to include performance metrics in sales, profit, GMROI, traffic metrics and other common retail KPIs.. Partner with pricing, CRM, and supply chain teams to evolve and integrate analytics and develop dashboards for end users. Developed advanced analytics. Create hindsight assortment reporting, inventory exception reporting, and weekly business dashboard to standardize analytics across all channels. Identify reports and dashboards that can be replicated across brands and business units that evolve the business acumen of the buying, planning, and allocation teams.. Develop partnerships across brands through leadership in projects, troubleshooting, and enhancements related to the inventory management space.. Be a champion for change management in the inventory management space.. Work with business partners closely as the liaison between Business and technical team by understanding the business need and converting them into functional requirements. Establish world class Omni channel analytics and self-service reporting for optimal merchandise, assortment, and inventory buying, planning, and allocating.. Interact with IT to prioritize enhancement requests.. Interact with consultants to advise on JDA allocation enhancements as business processes evolve. Serve as primary point of contact for MP&A to surface issues to IT/BI partners. Serve as primary contact as new initiatives are developed within the Strategy team. Interact with leaders of retail functions to determine new business processes. Adhoc analysis to Planners and Buyers identifying opportunities and risks(e.g. lost sales, in stocks). Required Experience:. Knowledge of Retail inventory strategy, distribution, allocation, or replenishment required. Experience in retail environment strongly preferred. 7+ years experience in allocation principles, retail fundamentals, ad hoc reporting and analysis. Knowledge of advanced analytics preferred. Experience in developing business case recommendations with tradeoff, ROI, and other cost-benefit measures. Proven experience in leading a group through the design, development, training, and system enhancements.. Must be able to communicate complex ideas in both technical and user-friendly language to all levels and departments within the organization. Knowledge of allocation principles, retail fundamentals, ad hoc reporting and analysis. Proficient with allocation systems (e.g. JDA), data warehouse systems (e.g. MicroStrategy), Microsoft Excel. Ability to develop training materials and deliver training sessions. Proven ability to tell a business relevant story with analytics to a non-technical audience. Financial and Business Acumen: Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results. Dealing with Ambiguity: Able to work with incomplete information and disparate tools to form a constructive and reliable point of view of the business. Able to simplify a complex view of the business such that it can support brand financial decisions. Carters is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.. Visit https://carters.submit4jobs.com/ today. Carter’s, Inc. is the largest branded marketer in North America of apparel and related products exclusively for babies and young children.... Thousands of employers search for candidates on Indeed

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