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Inventory Planner

Inventory Planner

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Spanx is a brand for women, by women.  We obsess comfort, deliver results and ensure you look as good as you feel.  We think forward, and give back.  We believe that we are stronger together.  And together, we will make the world a better place…one butt at a time.


Reports to: Senior Manager, Production


Inventory Planning

  • Create monthly order recommendation based off sales forecast provided by Demand Planning
  • Balance order recommendations with manufacturers minimums, current inventory stock levels by warehouse, and MOS goals
  • Analyze category forecast at a sku level and partner with Demand Planning to identify risks and opportunities to the forecast; provide recommendations to mitigate identified risks
    • Determine inventory chase opportunities to maximize increases in forecast; partner with Production to execute at the manufacturer level
    • Identify needs to cancel/shift out production orders units based on sales forecast fluctuations
  • Translate seasonal post-Market sales orders into seasonal inventory buy
    • Build seasonal inventory strategy that aligns with merchandising strategy, production/manufacturer considerations, and sales initiatives
    • Manage seasonal commit working sessions
  • Partner with Production Managers to maximize production flow and capacity forecasts for manufacturing partners
  • Work with Demand Planning and Sales teams to understand sales initiatives and anticipated inventory needs
  • Provide ad hoc analysis and recommendations on inventory-related questions to cross-functional partners
  • Own Monthly Inventory Meeting with COO, CFO, Senior Director Production, Demand Planning Director, and Finance.
    • Prepare OTBs to monitor DOH metric
    • Utilize monthly meeting to gain approval for monthly order recs as well as changes in MOS strategy


Inventory Management

  • Approve inventory transfer requests to balance inventory between Spanx warehouses
  • Work with Production team to develop read & react strategies including material/fabric positioning and chase production leadtimes
  • Partner with Sales and Operations teams to maximize the allocation/order fulfillment process


Production Order Management

  • Review POs for accuracy and approve POs written by Coordinator


Team Management

  • Manage 1 Associate and 1 Coordinator

Own developing direct reports through coaching, goal setting, and providing necessary training


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in inventory management, production planning, or merchandise planning
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills
  • Proficient in MS Office; advanced skills in Excel
  • Ability to leverage relationships across departments
  • Able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment



  • Ability to think strategically
  • Presentation Skills & Comfort Around Higher Management: Strong story-telling ability to synthesize large amounts of data into conclusions and recommendations in oral and written formats
  • Analytic Skills: Ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data
  • Influencing & Negotiation: Can present ideas and directions that lead others to action
  • Problem Solving & Decision Quality: Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions
  • Drive for Results: Proven track record of adding more value within the same role overtime
  • Strong attention to detail and follow through
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks