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Inventory Planner in Danbury, CT at Ethan Allen Global Inc.

Date Posted: 1/11/2019

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Job Description

Requisition ID: 005520

Position Summary:

Ethan Allen is seeking an Inventory Planner  who will be responsible for forecasting and projecting effective inventory levels to ensure timely processing of orders; and provides support to daily merchandising functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain optimal inventory flow based on sales projections while maintaining departmental financial goals.
  • Create and maintain purchase order file:  receipts; quantity changes; date changes; and cancellations.
  • Maintain and manage vendor import files as well as vendor compliance inclusive of packaging through Ethan Allen Vendor Standards.
  • Work closely with Import department and international retailing to best service the off-shore stores.
  • Input and maintain AS/400 Item Master and Price Master as needed, working alongside Merchandising team to ensure all data provided is accurate.
  • Collect, maintain and provide required reports for vendor cost, purchasing requirements, rate of sale, proto, master swatch, and other categories as assigned.
  • Review monthly reports for debits to vendor on quality issues.  Assist and respond to requests for special requirements in support of advertising or other marketing efforts.
  • Prepare weekly forecasts and inventory reports for all domestic and imported products.  Input purchase orders into the I5 system and transmit to domestic vendors.  Communicate with all vendors weekly to flow inventory based on current ROS.
  • Perform daily review of over-solds.  Communicate discontinued products to IT and Web teams.
  • Create and maintain pricing files in support of sales events and international retailers.

Job Requirements

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or similar field with a minimum of 2 years relevant inventory or materials planning experience.
  • Strong analytical skills are essential.
  • Solid time management and written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills/experience are critical.
  • Competence in all MS Office programs as well as AS/400 System Operations


Ethan Allen has been a leader in the luxury home furnishings and interior design business for more than eighty years. We are a global style authority, spanning twelve countries on three continents. We built our company on a vertically integrated business model that has stood the test of time. We believe our associates are our greatest assets, and that talent, drive, and customer focus should be rewarded. We employ the best in the furniture industry and offer exceptional training and support by utilizing the latest technology and proven business practices.

Ethan Allen is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. We are an E-Verify Employer.