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Inventory Planner

Purchasing | Mattoon, IL Corporate Office | Full Time

Job Description

Job Title:  Inventory Planner

Job Location: Store Support Center, Mattoon, IL

Reports to: Planning Manager 

FLSA Status: Salary Exempt 



Assist Inventory Planning team with driving profitability and managing inventory with comprehensive analysis of the business and identification of local and regional opportunities.  Make assortment-related recommendations to the buyers and VP of Purchasing.  Develop and execute inventory plans by managing inventory flow based on sales and opportunity.



  • Assist in the execution of the Inventory plan
  • Identify most cost-effective freight flow including internal supply-chain impacts
  • Lead preseason strategy development and vendor planning
  • Help maintain in-stock
  • Lead open-to-buy process
  • Identify underperforming areas and recommend actions to the category manager
  • Recommend vendor SKU modification according to individual store performance
  • Recommend adjustments based on trends from last season
  • Provide specific, timely in-season recommendations


  • Must be proficient with Excel and Report writers as well as creating reports from multiple data sources
  • Sales driven, passionate, and committed to excellence and high standards
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills
  • Results-oriented with a strong sense of urgency
  • Effective fact-based negotiator who drives for results
  • Demonstrates strong listening, written, and oral communication skills
  • Strong math and analytical skills, with a focus on results
  • Able to independently organize and prioritize workloads to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrates logical analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Exhibits an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for results
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to complete computer-based training


  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally to all audiences
  • Good visual acuity
  • Close vision for computer work
  • Repetitive wrist movements on keyboard
  • Ability to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs multiple times per day

  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.