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Bedding Collection Planner

Job Location Minneapolis, Minnesota

Position Purpose: 

The Planner will inspect, analyze and develop business opportunities for the Bedding Collection assortment that maximize profitable sales and productivity. Monitor and place orders weekly ensuring proper inventory levels to support sales and store presentations. Identify potential inventory risks/opportunities and make recommendations to mitigate. Execute weekly/daily reporting and maintain data integrity. Inspect, analyze and develop business opportunities for the Bedding Collection assortment that maximize profitable sales and productivity. Ensure a premier customer experience by developing impactful in store presentations and guaranteeing all Bedding Collection purchases are available in a timely manner.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Execute the replenishment process
    • Partner with team on creation of vendor forecasts that support sales trends, store needs and promotional events
    • Ensure instock delivery by providing vendor partners with accurate inventory forecasts
    • Understand average sales per unit per store performance; build min/max quantities to maximize sales performance
    • Manage automated instocks process, place store orders weekly, monitor for discrepancies against forecast
    •  Identify potential inventory risks/opportunities and take action/make recommendations to mitigate 
  • Create and maintain store assortments and asset information
    • Partner with team to create merchandise presentations that convey big ideas and drive company priorities
    • Work with cross-functional teams to create and implement consistent store communications and planograms
    • Manage product launches and edits. Partner with team to create profitable exit strategies for discontinued product
    • Deliver inventory and turn over goals through store segmentation
    • Maintain location data and merchandising plans by location
  • Analytical
    • Identify opportunities and make recommendations for sales/profit  growth and improve productivity
    • Make recommendations on sku level additions and edits thru analysis and merchandising strategies
    • Create and maintain tools for category, item and location analysis
  • Create smooth operational flow with all cross-functional partners
    • Maintain strong partnership with vendors to ensure deliveries and commits are fulfilled
    • Provide communication, direction and support to internal teams as required

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Sales
  • Gross margin
  • Inventory turnover
  • In stock goals
  • Successful product launches  

Position Requirements: 

Education

  • BA/ BS degree: preferable in business or merchandising

Experience

  • 2+ years planning experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong Excel skills; proficient in MS Office applications
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of JDA, ProSpace or other planogram software helpful
  • Requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, ever changing environment
  • Team oriented and ability to work in an integrated organization

Working Conditions (if applicable):

  • Travel as required

Sleep Number is an equal opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, regardless of sex; race; color; creed; national origin; religion; age; marital status; pregnancy; physical, mental, communicative or sensory disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

Job ID R1848
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