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Associate Inventory Planner

Associate 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.



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
    • Assist Inventory Planners on preparation for seasonal commit meetings
  • Partner with Production Team 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


Production Order Management

  • Expert knowledge of Blue Cherry and SCM systems to troubleshoot discrepancies in partnership with Inventory Planning and Production
  • Review POs for accuracy and approve POs written by Coordinator


Inventory Management

  • 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



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 2-3 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


  • Analytical
  • Proactive Problem Solving
  • Results Focused
  • Attention To Detail / Follow Through
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks