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Poppin // commercial-grade office furniture & supplies
 
New York City    Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2019
 
   
 
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The Senior Merchandise Planner will help ensure that Poppin maximizes the growth potential of our Direct B2B & e-commerce channels through strategic inventory management & insightful analysis. The Senior Merchandise Planner will leverage their analytical skills & experience to own the item-level demand forecasting & receipt planning for the Direct channel, conduct regular analyses & reviews of our channel performance, & create new reporting & infrastructure to drive greater visibility into our inventory position across the company.

Responsibilities:

  • Own the bottoms up SKU forecasting for the Direct B2B & e-commerce channels. Continue improving forecasting methodology & identify process improvements. Establish criteria to measure efficiency & improvement of forecasts & measure accuracy against these criteria.
  • Identify process improvements to minimize risk of out of stock or over stock situations. Establish minimum in-stock levels on key items & partner with overseas team to identify strategies to reduce supplier lead times
  • Partner closely with B2B Account Executives to learn about sales pipeline that might inform SKU forecasts & with Project Management team to anticipate & troubleshoot future in-stock challenges. Serve as primary point person to provide visibility into inventory availability & incoming receipts.
  • Conduct monthly reviews with Merchandising & Planning teams to review item & category level forecasts, recap selling trends, & identify assortment & other opportunities to further drive the business
  • Consolidate demand across channels & provide recommended SKU level replenishment orders.Optimize POs to account for Minimum Order Quantities, raw materials/finished goods liabilities, container loads, allocation across East Coast vs. West Coast DCs, & production lead times. Communicate regularly with Poppins overseas team to facilitate monthly PO issuing process & troubleshoot any issues.
  • Partner with Logistics & Operations teams as needed to provide forecasts of inbound receipts, project future storage needs, & help optimize freight & supply chains across our distribution network
  • Design & develop new reporting & tools to drive more accurate forecasting & detailed performance measurement (e.g., margin & turn by product category, mix shift across categories)
  • Lead or participate in Planning department projects to drive ongoing improvements to department systems/models & process efficiencies

Qualifications:

  • BS or BA degree with a minimum of 4 years of experience in merchandise planning. Experience with SKU level of planning replenishment items is a plus.
  • Exceptional quantitative & critical thinking skills & expert command of Excel & retail math. Familiarity with Netsuite ERP system is a plus.
  • Creative, nimble problem solver who can quickly translate analysis into actions that drive a business forward
  • Aptitude to quickly learn new systems, models, & technical applications. Prior experience leading efforts to build & implement new systems & models is a plus.
  • High level of intellectual curiosity to learn about new categories & business models, think of creative approaches to solve new problems, & develop new recommendations to maximize performance
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills & ability to form strong cross-functional relationships across all levels of an organization, including senior management, sales teams, & supply chain/operations managers
  • Highly self-motivated, results-oriented individual who is comfortable with ambiguity, taking ownership, & operating with relative autonomy
  • Close cultural fit with Poppins positive, collaborative work happy attitude is required

ABOUT POPPIN:

We believe that outfitting your office should be easythat's why weve reimagined the way people shop for their workspace. By eliminating middlemen, weve created a complete collection of commercial-grade office furniture & supplies while lowering prices & reducing delivery times. From startups to Fortune 500 companies, businesses rely on Poppin for complete workspace solutions to help build their brand & culture.

Recognized by Crains as one of NYs fastest-growing businesses, we have furniture showrooms in New York, San Francisco, & Los Angeles, Boston, Washington D.C. & will have two more locations by the end of 2019. Our award-winning products are used in over 20,000 offices & sold in 3,000 retail locations nationwide.

Work happy isn't just our tagline, it's our ethos. We offer our team a mix of traditional & unconventional perks, & pride ourselves on providing top-notch benefits.

 
 
 
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