Pottery Barn Kids Planner, Modern Baby - Pottery Barn Kids in San Francisco, California

Planner, Modern Baby - Pottery Barn Kids

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Date: Apr 16, 2018

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: PK-12947

Area of Interest: Inventory Control

Organization: Corporate

Brand/Division: Pottery Barn Kids

Position Type: Full-time


Planner, Modern Baby - Pottery Barn Kids

Manage and control inventory levels to achieve concept sales, inventory, profit and turnover objectives. Identify business risks and opportunities and propose solutions to maximize sales objectives.


  • Communicate Assortment plan to Distribution Analyst to achieve appropriate Distribution Strategy.

  • Plan sales and forecast appropriate inventory levels by SKU.

  • Review visual floor set to insure appropriate inventory in-stock requirements.

  • Identify potential inventory liabilities and take appropriate actions to bring quantity to a desired level.

  • Build a team relationship with merchant counterpart(s).

  • Determine quantity to purchase for new and continuing SKUs.

  • Forecast review and revise inventory purchases to maintain optimum inventory flow.

  • Manage and maintain department financial forecast. (OTB/rolling forecast) Take timely action to maximize sales, profitability and inventory productivity.

  • Develop and provide appropriate business analysis to influence future purchases and assortment strategies.

  • Develop department financial merchandise plans in conjunction with the Buyer.

  • Participate as an integral partner with visual, merchandising, store operations, sourcing and the distribution centers.

  • Provide initial and future order quantities to appropriate group for P.O. generation and communication to the vendor. (PB to merchandising, WS to vendor, future TBD).

  • Develop and execute distribution strategies and utilize JDA to maximize in-stock position.


  • 1-5 years retail planning and distribution experience.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco

Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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