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Inventory Demand Planner Job Summary:

Responsible for Developing, executing, and communicating inventory buys and forecasts that support the merchandising, marketing, and financial objectives and strategies of a division/category. This will involve driving financial results through service and quality inventory management that maximize sales while improving inventory and bottom line profitability resulting in gross margin return on investment (GMROI) and inventory turn goals. This would involve developing and providing seasonal projections and commitments to our suppliers, analyzing historical data, productivity, current trends to identify risk and opportunities while creating action steps and recommendations to ensure delivery of plan and maintain revised forecast in the system tools.

In contrast to the Sr. Inventory Planner role, the Inventory Planner will manage the smaller volume and less complex business categories that require less business situational experience.  The business categories will often be less promotional, volatile, visible and not have as large of an impact to the financial inventory health to the company.  The position will not be expected to provide training and mentorship to planners and other inventory staff members.  This role will also not be expected to serve as an Inventory SME in the development and modification of new systems and processes throughout the company.

Responsibilities:

  • Execute inventory buys through alignment on the forecast that support the merchandising, marketing, and financial objectives and strategies of a division/category.
  • Develop and execute seasonal projections and commitments.
  • Drive financial results through service and quality inventory management that maximize sales, inventory, and bottom-line profitability resulting in gross margin return on investment (GMROI) and inventory turn goals.
  • Analyze historical data, productivity, and current trends to identify root causes, risks and opportunities.
  • Actively evaluate business results, create action steps and recommendations to ensure delivery of inventory plan, and maintain revised forecasts in system tools.
  • Communicate key issues and action plans to manager and cross-functional team on a weekly basis while actively partnering cross functionally to drive shared business goals and key outcome.
  • Initiate and maintain regular communication with Suppliers that will foster collaboration and alignment on forecast and order quantities with ensuring delivery accuracy and on-time delivery.
  • Support a collaborative, innovative, and results-oriented environment with peers and cross-functional partners. Drive on-going Collaboration with peers to ensure consistency of information in addition to sharing best practices and developing systems knowledge.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a business related discipline (e.g. Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, Finance, Statistics, Quantitative Business Analysis).
  • Minimum of 1 year Inventory Management experience in a high volume, multi-location distribution environment or equivalent Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) experience.

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

The company offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.

How To Apply

Click the Apply Now button and follow the instructions on each page. When you have completed the application, click the submit button.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

 

 

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At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Physical:

  • Health Insurance
  • Wellness Fairs
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
  • Ergonomic Support
  • Return-to-Work Programs

Emotional:

  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Support Programs

Work-Life:

  • Location Events & Activities
  • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
  • Recognition & Rewards Programs
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Paid Holidays (as applicable by business unit)
  • Paid Time Off

Financial:

  • Retirement Programs
  • 401(k) Match
  • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
  • HSA Match
  • HRA Funding
  • Discounts/Perks
  • Life/Disability Plans

Community:

  • Charitable Giving
  • Volunteering & Mentorship

At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Emotional:

  • Employee Assistance Programs

Community:

  • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion

As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

  • Description

    Overview

    Inventory Demand Planner Job Summary:

    Responsible for Developing, executing, and communicating inventory buys and forecasts that support the merchandising, marketing, and financial objectives and strategies of a division/category. This will involve driving financial results through service and quality inventory management that maximize sales while improving inventory and bottom line profitability resulting in gross margin return on investment (GMROI) and inventory turn goals. This would involve developing and providing seasonal projections and commitments to our suppliers, analyzing historical data, productivity, current trends to identify risk and opportunities while creating action steps and recommendations to ensure delivery of plan and maintain revised forecast in the system tools.

    In contrast to the Sr. Inventory Planner role, the Inventory Planner will manage the smaller volume and less complex business categories that require less business situational experience.  The business categories will often be less promotional, volatile, visible and not have as large of an impact to the financial inventory health to the company.  The position will not be expected to provide training and mentorship to planners and other inventory staff members.  This role will also not be expected to serve as an Inventory SME in the development and modification of new systems and processes throughout the company.

    Responsibilities:

    • Execute inventory buys through alignment on the forecast that support the merchandising, marketing, and financial objectives and strategies of a division/category.
    • Develop and execute seasonal projections and commitments.
    • Drive financial results through service and quality inventory management that maximize sales, inventory, and bottom-line profitability resulting in gross margin return on investment (GMROI) and inventory turn goals.
    • Analyze historical data, productivity, and current trends to identify root causes, risks and opportunities.
    • Actively evaluate business results, create action steps and recommendations to ensure delivery of inventory plan, and maintain revised forecasts in system tools.
    • Communicate key issues and action plans to manager and cross-functional team on a weekly basis while actively partnering cross functionally to drive shared business goals and key outcome.
    • Initiate and maintain regular communication with Suppliers that will foster collaboration and alignment on forecast and order quantities with ensuring delivery accuracy and on-time delivery.
    • Support a collaborative, innovative, and results-oriented environment with peers and cross-functional partners. Drive on-going Collaboration with peers to ensure consistency of information in addition to sharing best practices and developing systems knowledge.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a business related discipline (e.g. Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, Finance, Statistics, Quantitative Business Analysis).
    • Minimum of 1 year Inventory Management experience in a high volume, multi-location distribution environment or equivalent Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) experience.

    Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

    The company offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.

    How To Apply

    Click the Apply Now button and follow the instructions on each page. When you have completed the application, click the submit button.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

    We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

     

     

    Read More Read Less

  • Benefits

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Physical:

    • Health Insurance
    • Wellness Fairs
    • Flu shots
    • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
    • Ergonomic Support
    • Return-to-Work Programs

    Emotional:

    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Support Programs

    Work-Life:

    • Location Events & Activities
    • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
    • Recognition & Rewards Programs
    • Flexible Work Schedules
    • Paid Holidays (as applicable by business unit)
    • Paid Time Off

    Financial:

    • Retirement Programs
    • 401(k) Match
    • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
    • HSA Match
    • HRA Funding
    • Discounts/Perks
    • Life/Disability Plans

    Community:

    • Charitable Giving
    • Volunteering & Mentorship
  • Benefits Part-Time

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Emotional:

    • Employee Assistance Programs

    Community:

    • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion
  • About Us

    As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

 
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