Position Description

Inventory Closeout Specialist
Location Chippewa Falls, WI
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POSITION PURPOSE:
To coordinate all aspects of closeout management in accordance with the company’s mission and philosophy.
 
ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS:
  1. Manage all discontinued inventory in relation to the overall inventory to stay in-line with company goals.
  2. Coordinate all clearance flyer production.
  3. Sell discontinued final product to liquidators.
  4. Negotiate contracts and manage relationships with liquidators.
  5. Research and develop new channels to market discontinued inventory.
  6. Continuous review and analyzing of the closeout processes to drive improvements.
  7. Meet objectives related to gross margin and sell through as well as other metrics as prioritized by the company.
PERIODIC OR SECONDARY POSITION FUNCTIONS:
  1. Provide status reports as needed.
  2. Assist in developing and implementing budgets for assigned discontinued catalog and e-commerce promotions.
  3. Purchase and coordinate deliveries of finished goods after reviewing and analyzing information from merchandising, marketing and forecasting.
  4. Special projects as assigned.
The above listing of essential and periodic functions is not an inclusive listing of all duties that may be required to be performed.
 
COMPETENCIES:
  1. Business Acumen
  2. Strong creative abilities.
  3. Attention to detail.
  4. Strong analytic skills
  5. Organizational skills
  6. Energetic and positive.
  7. Ability to manage multiple tasks, timelines and meet deadlines.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Inventory Replenishment, Marketing or related field preferred. Will consider candidates without a bachelor’s degree who have 5-7 years of requisite experience.
  2. 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in inventory replenishment, retail product management, department/business management, or a combination of any or all.
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