At any given time, more than $1B of inventory is invested by T-Mobile to support sales of product and services. Balancing this inventory investment with sales and customer service has become more complex with broader portfolios that change rapidly, short life cycles, increasing cost of goods sold, and multifaceted interactions between products. This increased complexity creates many opportunities to use the assortment of product to optimize the balance between inventory investment and customer service.
This role will create formal, rigorous, data driven processes to identify where and for how long to place devices and accessories for sale throughout the retail network and other channels of distribution to optimize the effectiveness of inventory investment. This role will work with partners in procurement, fulfillment, product management and the sales organizations to execute the developed assortment plans. It will both help to establish and administer the strategy for managing the assortment of devices and accessories and applying them to appropriate customer and store segments in an analytically rigorous manner. A successful candidate will be one that exhibits curiosity, creative problem solving, a practical approach and a can-do attitude.
Help create and support a formal, data driven assortment planning process for efficiently placing inventory in T-Mobiles over 5000 retail stores.
Understand then align Supply Chain Product Distribution Strategy with Corporate objectives for Net Adds, Sales, and Inventory Investment.
Lead deployment of the assortment management strategy
Perform cluster analysis on stores, products and sales channels in support of assortment planning.
Determine analytical tools, systems and processes needed that will enhance our inventory capabilities and efficiencies across the supply chain.
Collaborate across supply chain, field sales, marketing and finance to ensure that supply chain assortment, procurement and replenishment strategies are properly aligned with the needs of the business.
Generate new ideas to enhance the assortment process to support corporate objectives.
Help design and evaluate tests for new assortment processes and concepts.
Develop algorithms to help inform and/or optimize decisions around new store assortments, event driven stocking/destocking, assigning store tiers, and identifying outliers that need to be addressed
Experience analyzing, planning and managing product assortments in multi-channel sales environments
Experience with customer segmentation, cluster analysis, and/or assortment planning