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Inventory Planner

Company: Rural King
Location: Mattoon
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

The purpose of the Inventory Planner is to assist the Inventory Planning team with driving profitability and managing inventory with comprehensive analysis of the business and identification of local and regional opportunities. This position makes assortment-related recommendations to the buyers and VPs of Purchasing.

  • Develop and execute inventory plans by managing inventory flow based on sales and opportunity.

  • 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.

  • Use discretion and independent judgment in daily decisions while maintaining a high level of confidentiality and professionalism.

  • May be required to cross train and perform other duties.


    • At least 1 year of related experience or equivalent combination of experience and education.

    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

    • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel.

    • Proficient with or the ability to quickly learn Oracle systems.

    • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal and communication skills.

    • Excellent customer service skills.

    • Strong understanding of retail business practices.

    • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

    • Demonstrated ability to adapt in a fast-paced environment.

    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

    • Demonstrated behaviors must reflect integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.


      • No


        • Must be able to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time.

        • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

        • Must be able to access and navigate each department across facilities.

        • Must be able to verbally communicate effectively with others (in-person and via electronic devices).

        • Must have close visual acuity.

          Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
          ID: 2023-13659
          External Company Name: Rural King Supply
          External Company URL:
          Street: 4216 DeWitt Ave

Keywords: Rural King, Decatur , Inventory Planner, Professions , Mattoon, Illinois

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