• Inventory Manager (Clothing & Gift)

    Requisition ID
    2018-5514
    Job Locations
    US-TN-Brentwood
  • Overview

    Tractor Supply Company (TSCO), the largest retail chain of rural lifestyle products in the United States, is dedicated to enhancing our strong company culture built on our team members’ commitment to our Mission and Values.  With over 1,700 stores in 49 states and an innovative e-commerce platform, Tractor Supply ranks in the Fortune 400 with revenues of $7 billion and growing! Come grow your career with us as we serve those who live “Life out Here”!

     

    Job Purpose

     

    The Inventory Manager is responsible for maximizing return on inventory investment by leading a team of inventory analysts tasked with effectively purchasing, flowing, and allocating inventory.  The position is accountable for delivering sales and margin goals through impeccable execution of the Merchandise Department’s sales, profit, and growth strategies.  In addition, the position will maintain cross functional department affiliations to further the success of Inventory Management.  The ideal candidate will be steadfast and passionate regarding the execution of their business while adhering to annual budgets and achieving key metrics.

     

    This Inventory Manager will be over the Gift and Clothing Category.

    Responsibilities

    • Manage and support the implementation of the replenishment and inventory strategy to support assortment, merchandise, and promotional plans while achieving key metrics
    • Collaborate with Divisional Merchandise Manager, Buying Teams, Merchandise Planners, and other cross functional departments such as Transportation, Supply Chain and Store Operations to support promotional events, replenish inventory, and make inventory recommendations regarding business trends
    • Leadership:
      • Hire, train, and develop team members,
      • Provide feedback and coaching to the team to ensure accountability for results and compliance with best practices including forecasting, profiling, and replenishment by utilizing exception based reporting and analysis of key metrics.
      • Model TSC Values and create positive, productive work environment that enables the team to provide the maximum return to the organization.
    • Develop and monitor the execution of seasonal builds and exit strategies to maximize inventory turn and service levels
    • Review buying multiples, minimums, site/article set up, replenished forecasts, and vendor maintenance to optimize inventory performance
    • Coordinate and assist in the execution of inventory decisions, vendor projections, and inventory budgets to maintain the Open to Buy and Open to Spend
    • Oversee planning and execution of article-site inventory at stores and DC’s for Merchandise Division
    • May perform other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    Education:  Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, logistics, finance, business, statistics or related field

     

    Experience:  4-5 years’ experience in forecasting / replenishment, supply chain management, merchandising, field operations, logistics or store planning, preferably in a retail environment.  Prior people leadership experience, leading and developing teams.  Preferred experience in gift and/or clothing inventory management.

     

    NOTE:  Any suitable combination or education and experience will be considered.

     

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Training/Systems

     

    • Excellent office computer skills (Excel, Word, etc) and prefer experience with replenishment/forecasting systems (SAP, E3, Inforem, Intactix, etc)
    • Detail oriented and aptitude for analysis.
    • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
    • Self-starting team player with strong communication skills and attention to detail.
    • Experience in high article count retail systems and processes
    • Ability to communicate with all levels of management
    • Successfully complete internal E3 certification and training program within first 90 days in position.

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