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Buyer- Athleta Inventory Management

Country : USA USA

State : California

County : San Francisco County

Town : San Francisco

Category : Purchasing

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

We believe that being fit and active makes life richer and bigger than it could possibly be otherwise. And we’re always looking for people who share our passion for leading an active lifestyle, growing personally as well as professionally, and creating game-changing products and experiences.

Collaboration is a real thing here — because we know that individually we’re strong, but together we’re unstoppable. Athleta is a certified B Corporation, which means that we put people and planet right up there with profit, and we’re committed to using business as a force for good.

Job description

The Growth Businesses unit within Athleta is a critical part of driving our brand forward and is focused on growing the business through new channels, new markets, and new categories. Reporting into the Sr. Planner, the Buyer on our team, will drive the success of one or more categories by creating and meeting sales, gross margin, and inventory productivity goals. You will be accountable for omni performance from pre to in-season; maintaining and driving optimal inventory by channel. You are laser focused when driving business discussions and adjusting strategies to maximize results. You are passonate about the Canadian customer and our local competition. You are comfortable in an ambiguous setting and thrive in problem solving. You are also a team player helping create a collaborative, innovative and results-driven environment.What you'll do
- Develop tops/down department/class sales and inventory plans that align with division objectives and own bottoms-up financial reconciliation of class to department
- Develop style-level sales and inventory plans
- Inform and validate commercial plan to influence in-season changes. Recommend and execute in-season pricing strategies.
- Own the competitive reseach in Canada for your categories. Be the voice of the customer.
- Own weekly/monthly/quarterly business recaps to inform short- and long-term financial strategies and action plans
- Lead demand driven buying efforts
- Own OTB and sales/inventory forecasting, including assessing total risks and creating resolutions
- Build strong cross market/brand and functional relationships to influence others and drive results, leveraging US Athleta insights and sister brand insights for Canada

Profile

- Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
- 2-4 years work experience, preferably in Inventory Management
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and aptitude to learn technical applications quickly; proficiency in retail math
- Known to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of business partners
- Possess strong organizational and time management skills, able to handle many projects simultaneously while effectively prioritizing workload
- Demonstrate strong listening, written and oral communication skills, able to present ideas and directions that lead others to action
- Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results, and to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutionsNotice to applicants in San Francisco: Gap Inc. and its related brands will consider for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. The Fair Chance Ordinance is provided here: English Spanish Chinese Tagalog
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