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Sr Forecast Analyst - Fabric Planning

Quince

Quince

IT
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024
OUR STORY
Quince was started to challenge the existing idea that nice things should cost a lot. Our mission was simple: create an item of equal or greater quality than the leading luxury brands and sell them at a much lower price.
OUR VALUES
EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO AFFORD NICE THINGS. Quality shouldn’t be a luxury. We’re proud of our mission to bring the world’s highest quality goods to people at affordable prices.
QUALITY IS MORE THAN MATERIALS. True quality is a combination of premium materials and high production standards.
WE FOCUS ON THE ESSENTIALS. From the perfect crewneck sweater to hotel quality sheets, we're all about high quality essentials that bring enjoyment to daily life.
WE’RE INNOVATING TO MAKE UNREAL PRICES A REALITY. Our uniquely developed factory-direct model lets us offer exceptionally high quality goods for much lower prices than our competitors.
ALWAYS A BETTER DEAL. We believe in real price transparency, for both our customers and factory partners. This way, everyone gets a better deal.
FAIR FACTORIES. We are committed to working with factories that meet the global standards for workplace safety and wage fairness.
OUR TEAM AND SUCCESS
Quince is a retail and technology company co-founded by a team that has extensive experience in retail, technology and building early stage companies. You’ll work with a team of world-class talent from Stanford GSB, Wish.com, D.E. Shaw, Stitch Fix, Urban Outfitters, Wayfair, McKinsey, Nike etc.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate is a self-starter, problem-solver and successful in combining technology and data into best-in-class outcomes. The candidate is energized by solving complex business problems and consistently effective in making high-judgment decisions at rapid pace amidst the frequent ambiguity that comes with charting a course of action with no precedent. Moreover, the ideal candidate is energized by an environment where strategy, innovation and decision-making are intentionally distributed, where candor, speed and data are highly valued and colleagues at all levels hold each other to unusually high standards on behalf of Quince customers.
Quince is seeking a dynamic and experienced Senior Inventory Planner. The primary objective of this role will be to build models, reports, and processes to drive improved in-stock levels of raw materials, which will help shorten product lead times, improve in-stock levels, and maximize sales potential across all major products categories at Quince. This role may also be responsible for forecasting and supply planning a segment of the business.

Responsibilities

  • Drive system and process changes necessary to rollup raw materials forecasts for the most significant products
  • Coordinate cross-functional teams to hit key milestones necessary to drive forecast handoff to support key seasons
  • Partner closely with the internal sourcing team and directly with vendors to collaborate on forecasts and maximize the availability of Inventory
  • Work with sourcing to model vendor relationships, vendor terms, and risks
  • Work directly with the Technology Team to drive the development and/or implementation of an integrated, intelligent, and automated technology solution
  • Build short, medium, and long-range plans in support of the strategic needs of the business
  • Forecast Items at the style-color-size level by week while achieving an objective set of key performance indicators which include In-Stocks, Inventory Turn, Return on Investment, and others
  • Perform analytics to answer questions that will lead to improved KPI performance
  • Present Forecasts, Strategies and Plans weekly to executives
  • Potential to manage 1 or more individuals

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • 4-6 years in Inventory Planning, Merchandising or related Analytics or Technology roles
  • College Degree Required, MBA or Masters in Supply Chain Management

Desired Skills

  • Comfort herding cross-functional teams toward a common objective
  • Project and program management skills a plus
  • The ability to collaborate with internal and external partners to maximize opportunities and minimize risks
  • Strong analytical skills with experience using advanced statistical functions in Excel
  • Fluent with Google Suite, & Microsoft Excel
  • Experience prototyping Inventory Optimization Techniques and converting to scalable Technology
  • Strong commitment to continuously improve
  • Ability to find, organize, and use data to draw conclusions while minimizing the use of assumptions
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced environment where established processes may not exist

Characteristics of the Prototype Candidate

  • Extroverted & comfortable working cross-functionally and cross-culturally
  • Insatiable curiosity and the desire for answers
  • Willing to have a point of view and share it with business partners, peers, and executives
  • Ability to prioritize and re-prioritize as business changes
  • Ability to thrive in a start-up environment
  • Committed to building scalable processes and industry winning technology
  • Extremely effective presentation and communication skills while effectively utilizing supporting materials and applications
  • Clearly understands the relationship between their work and the priorities, objectives and financial performance of the company
  • Bias towards Technology
Quince seeks to build high-performing teams of people from various experiences and backgrounds who can collectively push our company into new realms. We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. If you have a special need or disability that requires accommodation, please let us know.
Security Advisory: Beware of Frauds
At Quince, we're dedicated to recruiting top talent who share our drive for innovation. To safeguard candidates, Quince emphasizes legitimate recruitment practices. Initial communication is primarily via official Quince email addresses and LinkedIn; beware of deviations. Personal data and sensitive information will not be solicited during the application phase. Interviews are conducted via phone, in person, or through the approved platforms Google Meets or Zoom—never via messaging apps or other calling services. Offers are merit-based, communicated verbally, and followed up in writing. If personal information is requested to initiate the hiring process, rest assured it will be through secure and protected means.