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eCommerce Inventory Planner Manager

Company Name: Kroger Logistics
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt



Position Summary:

Oversee all aspects of e-Commerce inventory management and financial forecasting and planning. Partner with various leaders within the organization including Merchandising, Marketing, and Warehouse Management to monitor and execute inventory and financial plans to drive to enterprise level digital plan. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion, and safety.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Create and revise all components of a rolling merchandise forecast for total enterprise e-Commerce division at a daily / monthly / quarterly level including sales, margin, receipts, inventory, and turn
  • Create and align with fulfillment centers on sales and operation plans (S&OP) which includes all digital promotional activities, outbound orders, and inbound receipts to ensure service-level agreements (SLA’s) are met
  • Partner with category managers (CM) and assortment managers on enterprise sku assortment to determine needed inventory levels
  • Collaborate and independently make day-to-day decisions which affect gross margin dollars
  • Partner with the category managers and assortment managers to influence promotional plans
  • Analyze and anticipate selling patterns to influence replenishment strategy
  • Conduct detailed pre- and post-promotional analysis, and present insights and recommendation to CM team and leadership
  • Perform analysis to identify areas of risk and opportunity and help create action plans
  • Monitor inventory levels to ensure adequate supply, identify risk from excess inventory
  • Partner with category managers and assortment managers to determine correct quantities for buy-ins and maintain accountability for stock turns by brand
  • Create annual plans alongside category management team and present to senior leadership
  • Maintain high levels of promotional product availability during promotional periods while minimizing aging and discontinued inventory levels
  • Drill into inventory levels and quality of inventory to recommend optimum use of receipt dollars
  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports
  • Travel to different work campuses, such as the Landings, and to attend company meetings
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications: 

  • 3+ years’ experience in one of the following areas: replenishment buying/procurement, merchandising, store management, operations, or brand management
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and train
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Strong organization and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail

Desired Previous Job Experience/Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Division Sales Manager, Store Coordinator, or Store Manager
  • Vendor negotiations
  • Promo planning


Education Level: Bachelor's Desired
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time

Regions: General Office- Cincinnati


Jobs at Kroger Logistics: Kroger Logistics is a best-in-class supply chain team that services our more than 2,500 grocery and convenience stores that stretch coast-to-coast across the U.S., including Alaska. We are comprised of more than 30 distribution centers, regional freight centers, transportation and office locations. In Kroger Logistics, we offer career opportunities in Safety, Professional Driving, Warehouse Operations, International Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain and Human Resources. If you are looking for an ever-changing, fast-paced environment focused on supporting our Customer 1St Strategy, we welcome your online application.


Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

 Posting Notes:  OH || Blue Ash || 11300 Cornell Park Drive || 45242 || Kroger Logistics || None || Inventory & Replenishment; Logistics/Supply Chain || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

Job Segment: Merchandising, Engineer, Manager, Marketing Manager, Brand Manager, Retail, Engineering, Management, Marketing

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