Posted on: May 21, 2019 | Job#: 281002

Senior Planner, Allocation

Full-time | 550 Terry Francois Blvd., San Francisco, CA, US 94158

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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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