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Buyer and Inventory Planner

Job title: Buyer and Inventory Planner
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Irvine
Discipline: Retail
Remote: No
Salary: 120000
Reference: 439973
Contact name: Vanessa Sanchez
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Essential Functions of The Position:

  • Execute monthly buys as per the procurement calendar
  • Build DA
  • Manage Seasonal Comparison Sheet
  • Oversee Channel communication as it pertains to data generation for Buys
  • Understand the sales volume by product category and buy accordingly
  • Analyze historical data and trends to project sales and inventory needs
  • Balance growth plans with current sales trends
  • Stamp actual sales and keep buy plan updated monthly

Inventory Planning:

  • Work with Production on Capacity for materials and monthly output
  • Analyze the health of the styles and keep inventory in line with sales trends
  • Work with Marketing and Ecom to understand seasonal pushes that may present spikes that otherwise wouldn’t be there.
  • Work with Product on dense or sparse product areas to maximize opportunities: this could be color, styling, SKU count within styles
  • Share OTB with Finance


  • Manage the Procurement Calendar
  • Work with Procurement & Logistics to understand appropriate in transit times
  • Keep calendar up to date as it pertains to Buys
  • Share calendar with Product and Production Teams


  • Create Buy Plan to include BOM, Sales, WIP, Returns 12 – 18 months out
  • Triangulate sales projections with Finance, Sales and Product and share with Management
  • Communicate your inventory position and buy plan to Management monthly
  • Create SKU ranking report and share with Product to influence SKU management
  • Report monthly on the Stock to Sales of Styles and make call outs to Sales, Product and Management

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in related field required
  • Minimum 5 years experience in consumer goods buying.
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