Senior Manager - CastleGate, Head of Inventory Planning (m/f) in 10997 Berlin / Wayfair GmbH
Wayfair is looking for an accomplished manager with strong communication skills, proven track record of managing & growing teams, ability & desire to run a tight ship in a process-driven function to achieve clearly defined business goals and above-average quantitative and analytical skills.
You will lead our ever-growing team of inventory planners (currently 6 members strong, with plans to double this within 12 months), which is at the forefront of building an innovative, scalable business strategy for Wayfair to support business growth of 3-4x. Your team’s mission is to partner with internal account managers as well as with our suppliers to grow their business with Wayfair. Inventory Planning is the interface with both Wayfair Account Managers and our suppliers, developing insights to influence suppliers’ product assortment, production, supply chain and operations. Other focus areas include financial analysis and decision-making related to inventory replenishment and purchasing, managing excess inventory, promotional buys and improving overall inventory efficiency.
Develop and execute strategies to optimize sales, turns, in-stock rates of our suppliers in order to meet business KPIs
Manage the entire Inventory management process tightly, delivering agreed business KPIs
Coach our planners to successfully interact with suppliers in inventory management related conversations and handle supplier interventions personally where required
Identify and formulate improvement opportunities related to models & processes currently in place and partner with our in-house Inventory Management Analytics team to execute on them
Actively develop & coach planners to help them fulfill their career goals and grow professionally
Significant years of work experience, with sufficient years of managing sizeable teams in a process-oriented function
Strong communication & persuasion skills honed in client-facing roles
Track record of delivering business results
Above-average quantitative and analytical skills
Advanced experience with Excel required, SQL is a plus but not a must
High attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
Flexibility to adapt to changing requirements & role definition
Previous experience in supply change and inventory management a plus but not required
And finally, our proposition to you!
Of course, the usual competitive salary, bonus and we share the company with you in stock units
We contribute to your gym membership and offer free Yoga classes, as well as Wellness Weeks with massages, workshops and other exciting events
The opportunity to work cross-functionally and closely with senior leadership not only in the Berlin office, but also with Boston, London and Galway
We offer a vast selection of classes through our learn@work program to enhance your professional and personal development.
We want you to connect with your team and fellow colleagues through regular social events
We’re in the heart of the Berlin startup scene with lots of space to encourage collaboration and teamwork
Wayfair believes everyone should live in a home they love. Through technology and innovation, Wayfair makes it possible for shoppers to quickly and easily find exactly what they want from a selection of more than 10 million items across home furnishings, décor, home improvement, housewares and more. Committed to delighting its customers every step of the way, Wayfair is reinventing the way people shop for their homes - from product discovery to final delivery.
Wayfair generated $5.2 billion in net revenue for the twelve months ended March 31, 2018. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 8,700 people.
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