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Inventory Planner - Front Store Initiatives
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Location :
RI - Woonsocket
Street Address :
1 CVS Drive
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Inventory Management
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Job Description
The Inventory Planner, Front Store Initiatives is accountable for managing/shaping demand and all of its components for select retail products in our Special Format stores (CVS y Mas, OTC Health Solutions, Value Spot, THH) and working collaboratively with Category Management, Category Supply and Demand Planners, Field Leadership, Store Operations, Logistics, and Enterprise Analytics ensuring inventory and service levels are within targets defined by

Overall responsibility for accurately managing the forecast for select products across a set of Special format stores so that the business may be appropriately planned based on that forecast.
Work collaboratively with vendors and other parts of the business to ensure that key factors that influence demand are understood and reflected in the forecast. Responsible for managing inventory levels for a set of stores to support demand while meeting inventory turn and service level targets.

Acts as a Supply Chain liaison between project owners and other functional areas of our Supply Chain group such as Inventory Planning and Logistics Planning.

-Achieve sales,margin, in-stock and inventory targets.
-Collaborate with Buyers, Planners, and Analysts on item flows, JDA forecasts, seasonal plans and advertising schedule
-Develop and maintain baseline forecasts using JDA Demand module.
-Develop and maintain inventory and purchase plans using JDA Fulfill and Order Optimization module.
-Develop and maintain promotional, seasonal and event forecasts using Soft Solutions.
-Monitor Forecast accuracy and resolve exceptions with high/low bias with the goal of improvement.
-Adjust forecast to account for market intelligence.
-Works with Category, Planning, Field, and Supply Chain leadership to understand trends, identify new products, new product and promotional strategies and evaluate impacts on demand.
-Monitor inventory and service level performance and resolve exceptions.
-Use input from the analytics team to determine appropriate forecast models and parameter settings.
-Manage/resolve stock-out occurrence.
-Maintain a project plan and weekly calls as it pertains to the Supply Chain components of each initiative

Required Qualifications
-1-2 years of Inventory Planning experience
-1-2 years of Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Excel and Access

Preferred Qualifications
-Has prior database experience with SQL
-Strong analytical skills, including the ability to proactively identify critical information needs, accurately interpret complex concepts, and correctly evaluate the impact of decisions/actions on the business
-Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and competing priorities within a dynamic environment with an appropriate sense of urgency
-Ability to collaborate and influence across the organization, and with all levels of management
-Can make sound business decisions independently, but understands when it is necessary to engage others in the process
-Holds self-accountable for delivering results
-Ability to clearly communicate complex information at the appropriate level of detail based on audience
-Strong organizational and time management skills
-Capacity to travel periodically to stores throughout the company

Bachelor’s Degree (Supply Chain Concentration Preferred) or Equivalent Experience

Business Overview
CVS Health, through our unmatched breadth of service offerings, is transforming the delivery of health care services in the U.S. We are an innovative, fast-growing company guided by values that focus on teamwork, integrity and respect for our colleagues and customers. What are we looking for in our colleagues? We seek fresh ideas, new perspectives, a diversity of experiences, and a dedication to service that will help us better meet the needs of the many people and businesses that rely on us each day. As the nation’s largest pharmacy health care provider, we offer a wide range of exciting and fulfilling career opportunities across our three business units – MinuteClinic, pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and retail pharmacy. Our energetic and service-oriented colleagues work hard every day to make a positive difference in the lives of our customers.

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