Job Description Located in Minnetonka MN, Aden & Anais seeks an experienced Global Planner to assure we consistently service our customers while also optimizing assortment planning across all regions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties will be assigned. Planning / Analysis • Perform analysis to drive initiatives and achieve company financial goals. • Complete weekly sales reporting for executive team, as well as ad hoc reporting as requested. • Lead the development of annual budgets at category level to support company financial targets, including Cost of Goods Sold, Receipts, Base Inventory Levels, and Future Transitions. • Execute analysis and review of upcoming forecasts and seasonal activity based on sales, inventory, and in stock expectations. • Actively support the category business plan with data and analysis, providing recommendations and insights as necessary.
Order Management • Create SKU-level demand and inventory forecasts which determine semi-monthly purchase orders. • Partner with International Regions and US Inventory Manager to combine global orders to maximize operating efficiencies. • Analyze and review non-productive inventory; create and monitor appropriate action plans. • Adhere to Open to Buy (OTB) spend while achieving planned turnover and revenue growth. • Identify root cause and correct “out of stock” and back order situations.
Communication /Relationships • Develop relationships with business team including logistics, sales, marketing, merchandising, product development, customer service, and accounting. • Prepare information and serve in a lead role on inventory team meetings. • Maintain collaborative partnerships with customers, distribution centers, and transportation teams to ensure the rapid and efficient movement of goods through the supply chain.
Process Improvement • Drive change in company best methods and be a resource for inventory system / process enhancements.
QUALIFICATIONS • Knowledgeable of the replenishment and overall supply chain business processes. • Financial acumen to forecast financial requirements and inventory impacts. • Able to collaborate cross functionally to gather necessary information for the development of accurate forecasts. • Advanced PC skills and Microsoft Office. • Demonstrated analytical ability and problem solving skills. • Strong attention to detail, planning, and organizational skills. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Strong computer skills, systems aptitude, and experience. • Demonstrated leadership skills. • Ability to work independently and with a high level of energy and initiative. • Ability to interface with all levels of management.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE Bachelor Degree and 5 to 7 years experience inventory management, in a robust multi-SKU, multi-customer setting. Background with large, national accounts such as Target, Wal-Mart, Toys R Us / Babies R Us, Amazon and BBB is helpful. Strong systems and Excel skills necessary.
About HALO In 1991, Bill Schmid and his wife Cathy suffered an unspeakable tragedy when they lost their infant daughter, Haley, to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), which is the sudden, unexplained death of a seemingly healthy infant up to an age of one year. After the loss of his daughter, Bill began an exhaustive review of the latest medical research and health recommendations for creating a safe sleep environment for babies to help ensure other families would not have to endure the same tragedy.
As a professional engineer, Bill devoted himself to finding new and creative ways to address sleep environment risks, which are primarily centered around loose bedding. Bedding can accidentally cover a baby’s face and interfere with breathing. With these risks in mind, Bill formed HALO Innovations and created the HALO SleepSack Wearable Blanket, which is intended to eliminate the likelihood that a baby can get entangled with clothing and loose bedding during sleep. The SleepSack wearable blanket is sleeveless and is worn over pajamas or a bodysuit to take the place of loose blankets. Since its launch, the HALO SleepSack brand has become the nation’s bestselling wearable blanket for babies and is widely used by hospitals nationwide.
To fulfill our mission, we listen, re-think, and use smart innovation to develop safer and better products for babies and children. This is most evident in the development of our Bassinest Swivel Sleeper for the hospital and at home. This revolutionary bassinet moves to allow parents to sleep close to their baby, while still maintaining a safe sleep environment for their child, reducing the risks associated with bed-sharing.