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Merchandise Replenishment Manager in Manchester, CT at Bob's Discount Furniture

Date Posted: 8/1/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Merchandise Replenishment Manager

Merchandise Replenishment Managers are executives within the Bob’s Discount Furniture organization who play a vital role by assuring that we have optimum inventory levels and availability.  The primary function is to continually oversee and develop the re-buying staff in order to assure that Bob’s Discount Furniture flows inventory in a manner that will maximize business and profitability. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the management of the Merchandise Planning, Allocation, and/or Replenishment functions.
  • Responsible for creating forecasts and effective inventory plans for their product assortment.
  • Function in a manner that is consistent with the Bob’s Discount Furniture way of doing business.  As a very important and highly visible member of the Bob’s management team, it is of paramount importance that the Replenishment Group Manager upholds the principles of honesty, integrity and fairness when interacting with employees, suppliers and customers
  • Obtain and maintain a complete understanding of merchandise and classification performance.  Understand the merchandising direction, advertising plans, etc. in order to make intelligent planning decisions
  • Mentor and develop Re-buyers by defining and setting realistic and obtainable goals.  Coach or utilize other resources to reach objectives
    • Continually work with the staff members by holding regular one on one meetings
  • Establish parameters for ordering merchandise that will minimize investment and maximize turns.  Pay attention to budgetary constraints
  • Communicate the above parameters to the staff.  Train and assist with ordering as necessary
  • Create and maintain an atmosphere in department that is positive and uplifting:
    • Hold regularly scheduled weekly meetings
    • Imaginatively create an exciting work place.
  • Utilize management and development skills to continually update the job descriptions and necessary skills of each team members
  • Discipline as necessary and with consistency
  • Foster positive relationships between the department and the all other departments within Bob’s Discount Furniture
  • Complete performance appraisals on time
  • Monitor and minimize the operational costs of the department.  Adhere to budgetary constraints
  • Seek help when necessary regarding purchasing problems, personnel issues and for personal job development.  Communicate major issues as necessary
  • Lead by example.

Required Qualifications

  • Solid product knowledge of all lines of furniture and accessories
  • Full understanding and competence on SAP, Demand Solutions and other applicable tools
  • Full understanding and competence on Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and listening skills
  • Strong interpersonal and human relations skills and the ability to lead and manage people
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to use sound judgment and decision making
  • Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
  • Ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
  • Excellent mathematical reasoning -- The ability to understand and analyze sales numbers
  • Ability to express thoughts using grammatically correct sentence structure in either verbal or written forms
  • Good reading comprehension skills -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Good coordination skills -- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions
  • Excellent problem identification skills -- Identifying the nature of problems
  • Excellent time management skills -- Managing one's own time and the time of others
  • Ability to use critical thinking -- Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches
  • Excellent identification of key causes -- Identifying the causal factors that must be changed to achieve a goal
  • Solid understanding of inventory forecasting and planning principles

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • 5 years minimum experience in a forecasting and planning function, preferably in retail environment
  • Management experience

Bob’s Discount Furniture is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to reasonably accommodating qualified persons with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential duties of their position.