Inventory Planning Manager

Inventory Planning Manager

Location: Port Chester, NY

Reports to: VP of Production


With over 70 years as a family owned business, we pride ourselves on delivering a world class customer experience and product. We have revolutionized the custom window treatment industry by simplifying and stylizing a traditionally complicated and expensive purchase. We are growing quickly and expanding aggressively: 65+ showrooms and growing across the country, a state of the art e-commerce website and a beautiful yearly design inspiration book. But with all this exciting growth, our core values and principles have not changed. We still handcraft every product right here in the USA and we still treat each and every customer with the greatest appreciation and professionalism. These are our guiding principles and the backbone of our company they will always remain true.


We set out to create a company culture that is enjoyable, rewarding, and where there is continuous upward mobility and growth opportunity. If you work hard, give the company your all, use good judgment, and have a positive attitude then the sky is the limit. In return, there are numerous perks and benefits including:

  • Full time highly competitive salary
  • Monthly monetary incentive programs based on performance
  • Medical Benefits
  • 401k Available and we match up to 4% of your contributions
  • $100k Life Insurance & Short Term Disability Coverage provided at no charge
  • Partake in many charities and local events
  • And many more ..

THE POSITION: Inventory Planning Manager

We are looking to add an Inventory Planning Manager to our world class production team. The Inventory Planning Manager is responsible for the tactical execution of supply chain initiatives to support sales in our explosive business.


  • Enter and maintain purchase orders for inventory
  • Communicate with vendors to coordinate shipments and update purchase orders accordingly
  • Track all purchase orders with suppliers to ensure timely receipt of key product
  • Monitor and document late shipments and identify solutions to mitigate potential out-of-stock scenarios
  • Review and manage systems to generate exception reports, such as, late purchase orders and unfulfilled demand
  • Prioritize shipments with vendor and supplier partners
  • Manage all workroom receiving exceptions, working with appropriate cross functional teams to provide disposition
  • Work with QA and merchants on quality infractions to streamline replacement when applicable
  • Identify and take corrective action to overcome warehouse backorders or short-stocked positions before they occur
  • Develop and implement material usage and purchasing models
  • Partner with Product Development, Production Coordinators, and Fulfillment on special projects


  • Bachelor s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of five years of work experience
  • Experience developing and implementing inventory control models
  • Experience working with domestic and overseas suppliers
  • Experience with import processes and regulations
  • Excellent communication skills in dealing with suppliers and finding solutions to problems
  • Must be extremely organized, detail oriented with the ability to multi task in a deadline driven environment
  • Analytical approach identifying and analyzing problems providing actionable solutions
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must
  • Must have the ability to manage through change
  • Extremely proficient in MS Excel- filters, pivot tables, graphical data representation, overall data manipulation and presentation
  • Calm demeanor under pressure
  • Stellar people skills
  • Fabric knowledge a plus but not a requirement

If you're looking to be part of a growing family of enthusiastic and hard-working individuals, we'd love to hear from you!

Visit our website at https://www. theshadestore. com/corporate-info/careers to learn more about The Shade Store and our career opportunities.

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