Posted on: May 22, 2019 | Job#: 281065

Inventory Planner - Men's Woven Tops, Accessories, Body - North America Specialty

Full-time | 55 Thomas Street, New York, NY, US 10013

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About Gap

Gap has always been about optimistic American style. Starting with our very first store on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco, opened almost 50 years ago by Doris and Don Fisher. The thread that’s run through those five decades is the phenomenal people that make up our brand – our employees and our customers. People who are rooted in the legacy that makes Gap what it is, but who are also focused on the future. People who want to leave the world better than they found it.

We’ve built our brand on staying true to our roots while always being out in front of what’s next. If you want to be part of an iconic American brand, and help lead the way for where we’re headed, we’d love to have you join us.

About the role

The Inventory Planner is responsible for maximizing sales, margin and inventory of one or more departments through in-season allocation from DC to store, and effective basics management. Success in this position requires the ability to translate quantitative and qualitative data into actionable strategies; and the ability to build strong cross-functional partnerships with Merchandise Planning, Merchandising, Logistics, Store Operations, and the Field.

What you'll do

  • Ensure store inventory levels reflect merchandise strategies and stores are positioned to meet or exceed sales, gross margin, and inventory productivity goals
  • Drive the seasonal inventory allocation strategies that support the product, investment strategies, and commercial plan strategies
  • Execute initial inventory releases; ensure consistent and profitable in-season replenishment.
  • Within the purchase order process, inform team of divisional strategies for packing, pre-packs, size balancing and inventory balancing within multiple pools of inventory.
  • Sponsor analysis and cross-functional partnerships that will identify and quantify size selling, geographic and store-attribute opportunities; ensure follow through on execution of strategies
  • Manage Basics forecast, allocation and service levels for one or more departments
  • Recap and analyze business results vs expectations and immediately develop risk mitigation plans as needed to resolve

Who you are

  • Minimum 3 to 4 years inventory management experience
  • Four year college degree or equivalent required

Benefits at Gap

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
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*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. In 2016, Gap Inc. was named one of the Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign for the thirteeth consecutive year and was the sole winner of the Catalyst award for equality in the workplace in 2016.

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