Posted on: July 2, 2019 | Job#: 284138

Inventory Planner - Online - Inventory Strategy

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 Planner, Inventory Strategy is responsible for the development, execution, and communication of investment and system optimization strategies to ensure achievement of Old Navy Online financial plans and brand strategies. This person works in collaboration with the Manager of Inventory Strategy to develop new tools and process that support the seasonal Buy Plan process, and supports in-season financial strategies and processes, including Brand promotional roll ups, monthly Open to Buy forecast rolls and meetings, and weekly Business recapping.

What you'll do

  • Support the Seasonal Buy Planning process by building defined tools and processes required to execute our brand goals, as well as support the Digital Merchandising (DM) community through implementation and adoption of new tools.
    • Expert in all planning systems and acts as a subject matter expert for the DM org.
  • Works with Manager of Inventory Strategy to develop Pre-Season quarterly financial targets in order to pass off guidance and direction for buy planning. Partners with Company Planning to determine correct inventory position and receipts to support the financial targets.
  • Facilitate Brand promotional rollups in partnership with DM leadership. Present out each rollup along with risk and opportunity assessment to influence strategies to achieve Brand financial goals.
    • Partner with Company Planning to align on in-season financials goals and facilitate communication of goals to the DM community.
  • Provides monthly direction on the Open to Buy process and facilitates the company roll up of bottoms up forecasting. Identify drivers and risks to the current forecast to provide recommendations on how to maximize profitability and achieve in season financial goals.
  • Support DM community through ad-hoc data analysis requests with a focus on issue identification and tool creation as needed if necessary.

Who you are

  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
    • Possess a clear understanding of top line financial drivers
    • Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risk and opportunities for the business
    • Manage the reconciliation of tops-down with bottom-up plans
    • Solution-Oriented and able to function in a business environment that is ambiguous at times, and fast paced
  • Excellent prioritization skills
  • Able to effectively negotiate with and influence peers and cross functional team members.
  • Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risk and opportunities for the business
  • Function individually without a direct team of support
  • Strong/Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required
  • 2 – 3 years’ experience in Inventory Management or Finance
  • Experience in eCommerce preferred
  • Experience with EssBase data management system a plus

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 Indexfor the second year in a row.


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