Inventory Planner

Position Title: Inventory Planner

Department: Inventory Planning


Job description

The Inventory Planner is critical to manage the inventory of materials and products to serve customer orders.

Here's what you can expect in the way of specific job responsibilities as well as time allocation estimates:

Job Requirements

Inventory Management (50%)

  • Issues orders to vendors to maintain inventory of materials and finished stock product according to target levels
  • Reviews backorders to ensure that they are filled on a timely basis
  • Coordinates with vendors to determine status of orders and track on-time delivery
  • Manages exceptions: special orders of custom product, delayed/incomplete delivery of orders
  • Supports the addition of new product by setting up SKUs and initial inventory targets, and the phaseout of SKUs by managing decreasing inventory levels and coordinating with Sales to define phaseout milestones
  • Advises department supervisor of unusual material or production cycles needed
Planning (40%)
  • Maintains inventory levels of raw components according to previously established levels
  • Establishes and maintains target stocking requirement levels
Vendor Management (5%)
  • Onboarding and training of vendors in following company procedures and utilizing company ERP system
Process Improvement (5%)
  • Participates in internal and external projects to improve materials and/or inventory utilization, lead time, etc.

To be successful in this role, you need the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • BS degree in ISM/Operations Mgmt/Engineering; OR 3 / 5 years related experience/training
  • APICS Certification or equivalent preferred
  • Proficient in understanding replenishment and inventory management; including ERP systems
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference
  • Demonstrated strong technical, troubleshooting, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Desire and ability to quickly learn new things; ability to research issues and find solutions
  • Great verbal and written communication skills; ability to speak effectively before groups of customers and/or associates
  • Detail oriented with flexibility to tolerate interruptions and shift from task to task as needed
  • Is trustworthy - follows company policies, makes and keeps commitments, never betrays confidentiality

Our ideal Inventory Planner would carry out their responsibilities while displaying the following key behavioral competencies:

  • Precision Result Oriented - Focused on achieving accurate inventory levels to achieve service levels to support customer demand
  • Innovative Initiation - Proactively seek out opportunities to innovate and improve the management of inventory and finished goods in order to provide increasing value and opportunity for the business
  • Action Oriented - Takes quick action to resolve unexpected issues that impact inventory and service levels while maintaining continuity
  • Clear Communication - Communication is friendly, succinct and factual. Promptly provides information to management related to inventory issues that will affect operations and customer service issues

Other Job Prerequisites:

  • Drug screen, back lift test
  • 90-day orientation period

If you are interested in an open position, please e-mail your resume to:

Kazoo, Inc. (Edwards Garment) is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, gender, age, height, weight, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status or any other factor protected by law.