Inventory Planning Manager Exxel Outdoors


The position is responsible for efficiently managing the company’s inventory assets, all processes surrounding inventory forecasting, purchasing and analysis. Supervising and driving results in the with the Inventory Planning team of 5 Planners/Buyers. Creating standard processes and ensuring appropriate analysis and push back within categories to ensure company inventory levels are optimized.

Exxel Outdoors is are a leading, global provider of innovative outdoor recreation products. We manufacture and distribute a broad range of authentic outdoor brands. What sets us apart: We make outdoor enjoyment accessible to everyone, from the expert mountaineer to the backyard camper to the urban explorer. Our brands include Kelty, Sierra Designs, Ultimate Direction, Hex, Slumberjack, Wenzel, Insta-Bed and X2O. Our licensed collections include Realtree, Serta, Disney Consumer Products, Marvel Entertainment and Universal Pictures. We also own and operate the largest sleeping bag manufacturing facility in the U.S.

  • Service all divisions for all inventory functions.
  • Lead and develop Inventory Planning team.
  • Annual division/category-level merchandise plans.
  • Ongoing open-to-buy and financial inventory forecasting monthly processes.
  • Is responsible to own company inventory levels and play devil’s advocate by reviewing sell through and selling plans and PO’s with sales team.
  • Responsible to ensure company is clean and no inventory hoarding occurs within brands.
  • Preseason raw materials and finished goods & factory forecasting.
  • All SKU creation.
  • Cyclic replenishment purchasing to budget.
  • Mass customer intimate connection with business analysts to produce efficient forecasts, purchases, inventory flows.
  • Robust connection between purchasing and selling teams to capture “off-system” demand and trending.
  • Regular inventory level reporting by Division, Label, Category, Location and status (obsolete/aged/regular)
  • Granular and category-level inventory efficiency reporting to selling divisions.
  • Regular executive summary reporting.
  • Establish consistent Policies, Procedures and Processes on the team.
  • Communicate with Brand leaders and management when inventory requests are not feasible based on business trends, and analysis.


We be responsible for the Inventory Planning team and company inventory levels.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years’ experience in inventory planning.
  • Strong computer skills with an emphasis in Excel and Access and ERP systems.
  • Knowledge of merchandise/inventory management processes, measurements and best practices.
  • Experience with mass retail planning and forecasting.
  • Proven analytical skills.
  • Supervisory experience, minimum 3 years.
  • Superior interpersonal skills – ability to thrive in a team environment.
  • Initiative – ability to work and achieve objectives independently and as a team member.
  • Able to manage multiple tasks at one time and meet deadlines.
  • Strong problem solving and process improvement skills.
  • Strong Communication skills and ability to have straight forward discussion regarding inventory
Come enjoy all our exciting product!
Company offers competitive benefits and salary.
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This is a management position
This is a full time position

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