Assistant Planner
OAK+FORT
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
22h ago

Since our inception in 2010, OAK+FORT has curated collections that reflect our design philosophies. OAK + FORT is a belief that fashion should be uncomplicated and thoughtfully designed.

We are not distracted or fettered by trends. We will continue to provide attainable luxury to like-minded individuals.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Allocations Data Analyst plays an important role in the Company as this individual would be responsible for analyzing data and trends, planning and executing replenishment strategies and special events such as store openings and holiday sales.

The ideal candidate would possess an entrepreneurial mindset to be able to think outside the box and make continuous improvement to strengthen the business' operations.

ALLOCATION

  • Create an allocation strategy based on historical data and sales trends to distribute product to stores;
  • Execute allocation strategy in a timely manner;
  • Analyze sales results based on allocation and adjust set stock per store by SKU in colour and size;
  • Plan inventory for new store openings and other special events
  • REPLENISHMENT

  • Ensure stores have enough stock on hand to execute their projected sales results and adjusting to seasonality;
  • Work with logistics and warehouse management to ensure stores are being replenished in a timely manner;
  • Ensure all stores have acquitted safety stock and are properly stocked for business trends and sales events;
  • Plan and execute inter-store transfers as needed to ensure all stores sell through evenly;
  • Communicate to stores directly for markdowns and merchandise pulls;
  • Identify current and potential product shortages, develop and execute recovery, advise interested parties of status and recovery plans;
  • Forecast, review, and provide inventory purchase recommendations to support optimal inventory flow;
  • Assist in preparing strategic plan by analyzing trends and forecast;
  • Understand business direction, identify business problems, assess potential business impacts and provide recommendations for improvements and solutions
  • ADMINISTRATION

  • Maintain and update master files for the department;
  • Generate reports based sales and inventory data to share with all stakeholders on a regular basis;
  • Develop and implement best practices and learning plans to meet business objectives;
  • Achieve consensus on operating plans and inventory goals;
  • Provide reports and requested information to management as needed;
  • Assist management in operations, resource management, and other areas of operations;
  • Perform other duties or projects as assigned
  • REQUIREMENTS

  • Completion of post secondary education in the field of Supply Chain Management or Business Mathematics
  • Experience in inventory management and allocation within the retail industry
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills
  • Experience with an inventory management system, specifically NetSuite is considered an asset
  • In-depth knowledge of market dynamics such as competitor analysis, market share, demographic trends, and growth projections
  • Superior time management ability and ability to manage multiple projects with tight deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail and high rate of accuracy
  • Experience in project planning in an asset
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