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Inventory Planner


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We are looking for a detail-oriented and strategic Inventory Planner to join our team. The Inventory Planner will be responsible for studying market trends, analyzing sales figures, and forecasting future demand to manage inventory levels effectively. The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail and a commercial mindset. You will be responsible for developing and implementing the most cost-effective inventory control procedures for our company. Your duties will include maintaining inventory levels, making purchase recommendations, and maintaining contact with vendors and shippers. To excel in this role, you should be able to multitask and perform under pressure while remaining professional with customers. A keen eye for detail and strong numerical skills are essential.


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  • Develop and implement inventory control procedures.
  • Monitor inventory levels and sales.
  • Forecast future demand to optimize inventory control.
  • Maintain contact with vendors and shippers.
  • Prepare detailed reports on inventory operations, stock levels, and adjustments.
  • Evaluate new inventory to ensure it’s ready for shipment.
  • Perform daily analysis to predict potential inventory problems.
  • Order new supplies to avoid inefficiencies or excessive surplus.
  • Analyze different suppliers to obtain the best cost-effective deals.
  • Collaborate with warehouse employees and other staff to ensure business goals are met.


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  • Proven experience as an Inventory Planner or similar role.
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods.
  • Working knowledge of inventory management software.
  • Ability to accurately track inventory and create reports.
  • An analytical mind with strong attention to detail.
  • Outstanding organizational and planning skills.
  • Excellent communication and leadership abilities.
  • BSc/BA in business administration, logistics or relevant field.
  • Relevant qualifications in supply chain management or similar field.
  • Experience in demand forecasting is a plus.

Potential interview questions

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  • How do you handle pressure and tight deadlines?
  • Describe a time when you had to make a difficult decision regarding inventory management.
  • How do you ensure accuracy in your work?
  • What methods do you use for forecasting demand?
  • How do you handle discrepancies in inventory records?