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Assistant Inventory Planner, Furniture & Lighting – West Elm

Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Brooklyn, NY posted April 28, 2021.

Born in Brooklyn.

At home in the world.

west elm has been helping customers express their personal style at home since the launch of our first catalog in 2002.

Our home base is nestled down under the Manhattan Bridge in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, right above our flagship store.

We are a dynamic, fast-paced brand with an exciting growth strategy.

We value imagination, diversity and giving people the opportunity to explore, grow and shape our future.

We look for innovative, smart and hard-working individuals who enjoy creative thinking and ingenuity.

Help us carry out our mission of being a source of inspiration to our customers, creating a global community and tirelessly seeking ways to evolve our brand.Assistant Planners are responsible assisting in the planning and managing of multiple categories of business within one of our divisions: furniture, textiles, decorative accessories, or lighting.

They are responsible for forecasting sales, margin and inventory from the department level to the SKU level.

In effort to maximize appropriate in-stock levels, daily activities include monitoring inventory levels by SKU, placing reorders, proposing sales plans to drive sales, transferring inventory between Retail and DTC.The Assistant Planner creates SKU level plans at the season level and then closely monitors sales, margin, and inventory to maximize opportunities throughout the year.

They also forecast sales and margin at a top line perspective, analyzing weekly sales and margin trends.

In addition, assistant planners generate in-stock reports and various other reports for their division.

Analytical thinking, communication, cross function partnerships, curiosity, and time management are key success factors for this role and all planning roles at west elm.Essential Functions:* Responsible for running and analyzing weekly and ad hoc reporting.* Maintain appropriate inventory levels and partner w/cross functional partners to ensure on-time delivery of newness through the in-stock report.* Assist in managing responsibility through entire product life cycle; including creating pre-season plans, presenting plans during investment review, and managing monthly open to buy.* Build a team relationship with cross-functional business partners.* Partner with Merchants, Retail distribution planners, and Ecommerce to ensure prominently featured collections have proper on hand and on order inventory.* Independently manage Monday morning reporting, ad hoc reporting, backorder notifications, linking, re-forecasting, and Retail and DTC (OMNI) planning tool SKU management including roll-over SKU’s.* Assist in the resolution of customer service and inventory issues.You…* Love to work collaboratively in a group, you have an innate willingness to dig in and contribute with your team* Are driven and motivated by the possibilities ahead* Are a true business owner; comfortable with decision making and calculated risk taking for the benefit of your business* Think innovation is critical in a business environment and support others in creative thinking* Pride yourself on the quality of work and are a stickler for the details* Naturally challenge yourself and others to growBenefits:Once you are here, you can look forward to a wide variety of benefits designed to help you grow, personally and professionally, to keep you healthy, to prepare you for the unexpected, to care for your family and to build a secure future.

Depending on your position and your location, here’s a look at what you might be eligible for:* A generous discount on all Williams Sonoma Inc.

brands through multiple shopping channels* A 401(k) plan and other investment opportunities* Paid vacations, holidays and other time-off programs* Health benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance; health and dependent care tax-free spending accounts; medical, family and bereavement leave; same-sex domestic partner benefits; short
– and long-term disability programs; life and travel insurance; an employee assistance program* Tax-free commuter benefits* A wellness program that supports your physical, financial and emotional health* In-person and online learning opportunities through WSI University* Cross-brand and cross-function career opportunities* Location specific sample sales* A business casual work environment* San Francisco based bike share program* Time off to volunteer* Matching donations to qualifying nonprofit organizations* Company-sponsored community involvement* Various discounts on local businessesWSI will not now or in the future commence an immigration case or “sponsor” an individual for this position (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigrationThis role is not eligible for relocation assistance.FOR SF ONLY:Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.