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Home Depot MANAGER INVENTORY PLANNING in Atlanta, Georgia


The Manager Inventory Planning & Replenishment position is responsible for developing, executing, and monitoring strategic inventory initiatives for portfolio of products in a fast-paced retail environment. The Manager will lead a team that will be accountable for the successful implementation of replenishment at store and DC level. This leader is directly responsible for the consistent execution of common processes and algorithms that are used to improve inventory performance (turns, in stock, fill rate, etc.). The Manager will be responsible for conducting flow analysis, stock balancing, ordering, finalize inventory requirements, generate orders, monitor / prioritize inbound containers, and review in stock performance for inventory, SKU' s, and sales responsibility averaging $2-3 billion dollars annually. Requires regular interface with team of Sr Analysts and Analysts, Sr. Leadership, and cross functional peers to provide statistical analysis that will enable more accurate decision-making. Provides leadership, coaching, and guidance to a large team of Sr Analysts and Analysts, who are responsible for a wide range of categories across a merchandising department. This position interfaces with many other functional areas, including Merchandising, Distribution, Transportation, Finance, Demand Planning, and Executive Leadership. This position will also create and communicate leadership summaries and presentations.


  • 30%- In Stock and Replenishment: Drives replenishment strategy for departments, makes new recommendations and owns implementation

  • 20%- Manages field feedback and communication

  • 20%- Interacts with Merchandising leadership, drives business reviews and inventory insight

  • 15%- Vendor communication

  • 5%- Translate and ensure training for new processes, tools and systems for all associates to understand and use

  • 10%- Coaches, manages and develops associates on the team and leads inventory cross-functional efforts around transitions/new SKUs


Reports to a Sr Manager.

This position has 5 direct reports.


Environment: Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

Travel: Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.


Must be eighteen years of age or older.

Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required: The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diplomas and/or GED.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 4 years

Physical Requirements:

Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Additional Qualifications:

Proven Leadership skills, working understanding of retail forecasting principles and systems clear understanding of inventory replenishment strategies.

Highly analytical, with experience in process improvement

Previous work experience in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Merchandising (previous retail experience would be valued)

Candidate must have demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Ability to quickly retrieve, manipulate, analyze, and interpret data.

Strong quantitative skills through knowledge of statistics and quantitative data analysis and interpretation

Preferred Qualifications:

BA/BS degree preferred

2 years of previous experience in Inventory Management systems and principles and/or Supply Chain

Leadership, management experience

Statistics / Mathematics / Quantitative analysis

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

Relationships and Influence - Develops and maintains high quality relationships; establishes formal and informal networks to accomplish goals.

Communication - Strong written and verbal communication skills required; ability to persuade or influence others; Fosters open communication, presents a compelling case for proposals and ideas, strong ability to win support from others; is assertive and holds firm when necessary. Capable of simplifying and presenting complex information with ease, utilizing the correct communication vehicle. Prepares and delivers clear well organized presentations, has a polished delivery style, and creates high impact analysis and associated visual aids.

Solid organizational skills, analytical ability to work with processes, numbers and statistics Strong analytical skills with the ability to diagnose and solve problems. Experience in applying statistics to business process. Ability to execute tactically and think strategically

Requires effective planning and prioritization skills with an ability to effectively deliver while managing multiple projects in a fast paced environment.

Proven ability to lead large teams; with the capability to work with associates with diverse backgrounds. Demonstrated ability to lead teams, select and develop talent

Proven track record of success with steady career progression and increase in responsibility

Critical thinking skills to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions; ability to understand and foresee implications of new information for current and future problem solving.

Strong ability to multitask and handle competing priorities at once.

Strong self-starter with ability to work with little supervision and ability to work with a team.

Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Understanding of Inventory Management Principles

Understanding of Data Analytics

Understanding of Inventory Management Systems

Financial Acumen Skills

Understanding of Merchandising Strategy, Merchandising Execution (Field), and Store Operations

Understanding of the Supply Chain and Merchandising Process

Understanding of Distribution, Transportation, and Supplier Manufacturing Principles We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.