Associate Replenishment Planner in Irving, TX at Michaels

Date Posted: 11/24/2022

Job Snapshot

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    3939 West John Carpenter Freeway
    Irving, TX
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Job Description

Support Center - Irving

We're here for the Makers! Come be a part of the team where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world!

Michaels is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are here for all Team Members and all Makers to create, innovate and be better together.

To review a comprehensive list of benefits, please visit Michaels Benefits

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The Associate Replenishment Planner will support assigned merchandising categories by maintaining inventory levels to meet sales objectives. This Team Member will help maximize profitability by meeting inventory turn goals, assisting in managing the exit of discontinued product, reporting on inventory issues and detailed resolution and efficiently communicating with vendor partners to ensure performance and achieve problem resolution.

Major Activities

Replenishment Systems:

  • Develop and execute parameters in the replenishment system to support accurate and timely ordering and transfer of goods to the stores and DC
  • Maintain new item creation and set up in replenishment system
  • Own the item exit/discontinued process
  • Maintain documentation of changes made to replenishment parameters to allow thorough review of impact and success of changes


  • Work with BUGM, Category Directors/ Managers and Inventory Management Team to review analysis of inventory levels of SBA merchandise
  • Provide analysis of inventory levels on discontinued product to minimize mark downs while maintaining service goals

Feature Set Planning:

  • Ensure timely and accurate orders and transfers for SBA merchandise categories to both stores and DCs
  • Develop and implement necessary unique replenishment tactics on trend or highly seasonal categories/items
  • Support efforts to revive or exit troubled or down trending categories
  • Partner with Demand Planner, merchandising, and planning team to review inventory for upcoming sets as well as exiting product
  • Provide data to planning team to monitor future inventory receipts vs. financial plan
  • Review data with merchant team on key items to ensure support of sales during peak season
  • Provide weekly update on status of key inventory issues
  • Provide updates on key inventory metrics vs. goals
  • Communicate and partner with Demand Planners, Merchandising, Logistics, Store Operations, and vendors as necessary on all SBA inventory related issues

Merchandising Team Support:

  • Partner with merchandising team to ensure support of feature space and promotional activities
  • Work with buying team to create a positive and pro-active working environment 
  • Support achievement of sales goals for department through management of store level in stocks
  • Manage Direct Import Item conversions with Sourcing and Supply Chain Team
  • Work with vendors/souring to reduce lead time while reducing overstocks and increasing in-stocks over prior year


  • Provide technical support, training and assistance to other Team Members
  • Responsible for 1 High Volume Buddy Store

Other duties as assigned

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Business, Supply Chain, Finance, Retail or related field

Minimum Special Certifications or technical skills

  • Strong Excel and Access skills

Minimum Type of experience the job requires

  • 1-3+ years of experience in Merchandising, Store Operations, Allocations, Supply Chain, and/or Replenishment

Preferred Special Certifications or technical skills

  • Experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook a plus
  • JDA experience a plus

Applicants in the U.S. must satisfy federal, state, and local legal requirements of the job.