Inventory Planning Manager

$40 - $50 hourly
Job Category: Supply Chain
Position Type: Contract / Temporary
Work Model: Hybrid
Location: Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
Job ID: 138028
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LaSalle Network is thrilled to present an exciting opportunity for an experienced Inventory Planning Manager to join a reputable retail distributor located in the western suburbs of Illinois. We are seeking a detail-oriented and strategic individual to oversee inventory planning and optimization to support the organization's growth and success.

Inventory Planning Manager Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement inventory planning strategies to ensure optimal levels of inventory across all product categories and locations
  • Utilize demand forecasting models, historical sales data, and market trends to accurately predict inventory needs and minimize stockouts and excess inventory
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including purchasing, sales, and operations to align inventory plans with sales forecasts, promotional activities, and seasonality
  • Monitor inventory performance metrics such as stock turnover, fill rates, and inventory accuracy, and implement corrective actions as needed
  • Lead inventory optimization initiatives to improve inventory turns, reduce carrying costs, and maximize profitability
  • Implement inventory replenishment policies and parameters to maintain appropriate inventory levels while minimizing holding costs
  • Work closely with vendors and suppliers to ensure timely delivery of goods and resolve any inventory-related issues
  • Continuously review and refine inventory planning processes and systems to enhance efficiency and accuracy

Inventory Planning Manager Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, business, or a related field
  • 5-7+ years of experience in inventory planning, demand forecasting, or supply chain management, preferably within the retail industry
  • Proficiency in inventory planning software and ERP systems
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret data and make data-driven decisions
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with internal teams and external partners
  • Detail-oriented mindset with a focus on accuracy and efficiency in inventory management

This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented Inventory Planning Manager to play a key role in optimizing inventory operations for a leading retail distributor in the western suburbs of Illinois. We look forward to reviewing your application and discussing how your skills align with this role.

Thank you,

Jenna Bartley
Sr. Project Manager, Supply Chain
LaSalle Network


LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.