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Associate Planner

Four Hands, a leader in home furniture product development and distribution, is seeking a talented, versatile, best in class individual to join our Planning team.  This motivated individual will provide demand forecast planning and analysis with a strong emphasis on making the supply chain both efficient and timely.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate command of demand forecasting, product management skills, strong cross-functional leadership skills, exceptional analytical skills, and a track record of success in driving positive and continuous improvement within the organization.

IN THIS ROLE

  • Responsible for management of categories including buying, forecasting, and inventory planning
  • Manage purchase order pipeline and partner with Four Hands overseas team to determine optimal receipt flow
  • Manage purchase order creation and acknowledgment process
  • Monitor first production run purchase orders to ensure timely delivery
  • Own weekly and monthly metric reporting recaps and provide management team with key findings
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis based on historical sales performance and product attributes
  • Effectively communicate changes to purchase order shipment schedule to Sales team
  • Partner with Product Development to support product strategies and vision
  • Strategize and collaborate with Marketing on future promotional plans
  • Assist with coding, entering, and analyzing product data information
  • Participate in cross-functional project teams to drive process improvements
  • Ensure data integrity
  • Other responsibilities as necessary

THE IDEAL PERSON

  • BA/BS Required
  • 2-4 years of retail planning, buying or equivalent analytical experience (furniture industry experience preferred)
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel with aptitude to learn new systems quickly
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of assigned work projects
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to influence cross-functionally
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