About Old Navy
Forget what you know about old-school industry rules. When you work at Old Navy, you’re choosing a different path. From day one, we’ve been on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again. Our teams make style accessible to everyone, creating high-quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, with love, season after season.
We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and have been on a roll ever since. We cultivate a community of playful personalities that thrive in a fast-paced environment where our employees can be their most authentic selves. Here, we’re family.
About the role
The Allocation Senior Planner drives the creation, management and execution of allocation strategies and inventory plans that support the financial goals and product strategies of the area of responsibility. May manage one or more Allocation Analysts.
What you'll do
Drive the size and packing process to improve the in-stock position and serves levels
Identify loss retail sales due to low service levels that are related to allocation, size, basics, pre-packs, etc.
Identity inventory opportunities for the quarter or season timeframe
Collaborate with the cross functional team to align on investment quantities and flow forecasts, communicate and quantify any risk associated with inventory buys and create solution options to help offset changes
Provide a perspective on future forecast and receipts and partner with cross functional team to align on investment quantities to support the forecast.
Develop plans and creative solutions that support the commercial plan that ensure inventory levels are adjusted prior to events, communicate to the cross functional team any risks for events
Lead the VMI/Basics product plans in line with style/class level allocation and financial forecasts, partner and negotiate with Inventory Management on future receipts
Improve forecast accuracy, track receipt projections, and in-season allocation strategies to maximize opportunities and mitigate risk
Participate and provide opportunities during the hindsight milestones and provide recommendations on opportunities (i.e., receipt timing)
Take on SME responsibilities, division responsibilities and/or additional global projects
Partner with Shared Services teams to troubleshoot allocation issues, drive for a solution and champion new best practices
Responsible for training and developing new hires
Support direct report's work prioritization, skills development and career development to ensure job satisfaction, retention and future talent development
Who you are
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
3-5 years relevant work experience, preferable in Inventory Management
Financial and Business Acumen: Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results; proficiency in retail math
Problem Solving & Decision Quality: Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions
Influencing & Negotiation: Can present ideas and directions that lead others to action
Systems and Tools Acumen: Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, and have aptitude to learn technical applications quickly
Collaboration: Able to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of business partners
Possess strong organizational and time management skills
Demonstrate strong listening, written and oral communication skills
Developing Direct Reports & Motivating Others: Ability to hire, train, develop, and retain direct reports
Must have prior experience managing others
Benefits at Old Navy
- 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.*
- See more of the benefits we offer.
*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. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we’ve been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Humans Rights Campaign for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the second year in a row.
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