Inventory Analyst/Financial Planner

Carve Designs is a rapidly growing women’s beach lifestyle apparel brand based in Sausalito, California. We are seeking a business professional who will provide accurate planning, forecasting and analysis as well as inventory management and demand planning. Carve Designs is a fast-paced dynamic environment. We are looking for candidates who are problem-solvers. You should be a good team player and process-oriented. Successful contributors to our team take accountability for their work, but are not afraid to ask questions. This position will report to the VP of Finance and will partner with the Controller, Production Department, Marketing Department to provide analysis for the business. This role will propose inventory decisions including demand planning, purchasing, and sell-through. This position will also have a project-based focus and support various needs for the finance team. The work completed in this role will influence management decision making by providing timely and accurate financial information. The ability to work across teams effectively is critical to the success of this position.


Items to manage include all but not limited to the below –

• This position will provide support to the Director of Production to analyze inventory and recommend corrective actions including avoiding low stock levels, analyzing product performance, quality issues, and maximizing sales and reducing overstocks.

• Other key tasks related to the movement of inventory such as Inventory In-Transit tracking, and item costing (freight and duty), generate and maintain monthly reports on inventory levels, develop initiatives to reduce slow moving inventory.

• Analyze past inventory performance and plan future inventory purchases.

• Analyze the impact of marketing initiatives on inventory performance.

• Prepare Available-To-Sell reports weekly.

• Provide analysis and assessment of Excess & Obsolete Inventory.

• Develop and partner with department leaders on the preparation of annual budgets.

• Consolidate annual department and administrative budgets and develop balance sheets and cash flows to create the annual budget for leadership review and sign-off.

• Develop and implement the infrastructure to support monthly forecasting and scenario analysis and the department and consolidated levels.

• Develop and track variances against annual budgets, forecasts and KPIs.

• Provide insights that fit Carve Designs’ philosophy, budget, ROI objectives and sustainable long-term growth.

• Lead development & execution of the annual planning process; monthly forecast, variance analysis, balance sheets, cash flow and 3-5 year modeling.

• Conduct ROI analysis and modeling of CAPEX projects.

• Utilize sales reports to update cash forecasts.

• Other Ad Hoc Duties as directed by the VP of Finance.

• This position will also provide support to the Director of Digital Marketing to analyze the Customer Data Platform (CDP) to gain insights for decision making and other KPI analytics.

Job Requirements:

• Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.

• Ability to work in the Company’s Sausalito office at least two days a week.

• Experience with Consumer Products and eCommerce is desired.

• Experience with Inventory, demand planning, life cycle management and logistics

• 3+ years in Financial Analysis or a closely related field.

• Experience with Netsuite, Lexer, Google Analytics is a plus.

• Must have good written and oral communication skills. • Must be able to work with cross-functional counterparts.