Manager, Inventory Management
Nathan James

Headquarters: Montreal, Canada

Nathan James is looking for an Inventory Manager to join our team that will help support the company’s growth by building and leading the inventory management division. 
We are a design-first, home furnishing company focusing on the habits of urban dwellers and first time home buyers. We pride ourselves on the best in class customer happiness, providing the highest possible quality products that are affordable for the majority and assembly that isn’t dreadful.


You’ll be responsible for directing the Inventory Management division within the Operations function at Nathan James.  This division is responsible for forecasting, purchasing and inventory planning & control for both existing and new products. You will need to ensure that the company meets its KPIs of annual inventory turns and order fill rate. 
A big part of this role is being a leader. You will lead and grow the Inventory Management division in order to support the company growth. You will develop efficient procedures and work with our technology team and our Head, Operations in order to simplify operations. With the help of our technology team, you will work on continuously improving our internal inventory management/demand planning reporting system. 
During training, you’ll be expected to be proactive in your process and learn quickly. Once fully up-to-speed (2-3 months), you will have full ownership of the Inventory Management division. You will be beginning the hiring process of the first position in the division.


We have a rhythm to our work and a very low turnover rate — we have yet to have a single team member opt-out. Your voice matters to us. We make change from fresh perspectives and appreciate new viewpoints, so you should feel comfortable speaking up about your values and goals.
We’re ready for the ongoing work that goes into building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career. Our values, workplace, and our benefits are designed to support a sustainable, healthy relationship with your work. Our operating values provide the framework we use in building a healthy, resilient organization.
You can expect a mindful onboarding process with ramp-up and time to learn. You can expect a team that listens, and to be heard. You can expect to give and provide direct feedback. You can expect to work with good people. You can expect to be counted on. You can expect to do your best work and build a career here.


You have a deep understanding of forecasting and inventory models.  You understand how to apply basic distribution models to actual sales data creating adaptable and accurate projections.  You have a passion for pattern recognition, a gift for extrapolating data to fill gaps, and an interest in optimizing ordering/inventory systems.
Must have direct experience with managing inventory levels and forecasting for a company dealing with multiple e-commerce retailers. We would also like to see 5+ years experience in inventory control, forecasting, procurement, scheduling, and/or material planning. 
For this position, you will be expected to be the driving force behind the Inventory Management Division; therefore, you should have 2+ years of managerial experience and a passion to improve the work experience for those that work within your division as well as interdepartmental interactions.  
You will need to be comfortable handling large data sets and working with an ERP system.
For this role we do require that your normal workday has at least 4 hours overlap with the Eastern Standard Time workday (currently UTC-5) without impinging on your personal/family life.


Our benefits are all aimed at supporting a life well lived, both at work and away from work.
We’re all about reasonable working hours, sharing, ample vacation time, wellness, education, comfort, and giving back. See our benefits and perks here


Please submit an application here that speaks directly to this position here .
There are no right answers or cookie-cutter expectations. A cover letter is not required, but those that clearly demonstrate how Nathan James would be a great fit for you and how you would be a great fit for us will be given full attention and are highly appreciated. 
We’re accepting applications until 2/28/2020 00:00:00 UTC. 
Next: We expect to take a week to review all applications. 
You’ll hear from us by 3/10/2020 about advancement to an introductory call. Then you will first be given a small work sample that validates your capabilities with the relevant role requirements and provides you some insight into the type of problems you will be working on. Then on to the interviews. Our interviews are one hour to 1.5 hours all remote by Whereby video chat (no software needed), with your future colleagues, on your schedule.  
We aim to make an offer by 4/20/2020 at the latest with a start date in early May.
We appreciate your consideration in having Nathan James be part of your career. Our open conversation starts with this post. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Posted almost 3 years ago