Merchandise/Inventory Planner


Full-timeEstimated: $52,000 - $67,000 a year

Job Description:

Aetrex Worldwide, Inc. is looking for an Merchandise/Inventory Planner to join their Purchasing team. This position will manage support functions of Planning & Buying through retail analysis, including forecasting, planning and buying finished goods to maintain and control inventory levels to meet customer demands and brand distribution. This position will drive and/or contribute to projects resulting in improved departmental systems and efficiencies.


  • Forecast inventory on a monthly basis to ensure proper inventory levels are maintained by consistently reviewing weeks of supply, sell thru and trends
  • Create and maintain purchase orders
  • Develop and maintain relationships with cross-functional teams, spanning Distribution, Accounting and Product Development
  • Monitor production and shipping schedules to ensure timely shipment and delivery
  • Ongoing cost-cutting initiatives including negotiating with current suppliers and sourcing new suppliers
  • Prepare data for monthly planning/buying meetings. Reports include: inventory on hand, customer demand, in-transit goods and seasonal trends
  • Pro-actively communicate with Product Development and Aetrex China team regarding any quality or production issues with our vendors


This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.


  • Exceptional communication and relationship building skills
  • Ability to understand, analyze and organize historical sales, margin and inventory data
  • Strong problem solving and math skills
  • Must be detail oriented and demonstrate the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and follow through on them


  • 2+ years of planning experience or equivalent in an analytical finance, planning or business development role
  • Footwear / apparel industry experience a plus


Excellent communication skills in English, both written and oral; Proficiency in MS Outlook with advanced Excel skill; Access a plus

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Very competitive salary and bonus
  • Full benefits package including generous Paid Time Off, Health Insurance, Dental/Vision, 401(k) with a company match, Long-term and Short-term Disability, FSA, Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA), Summer Hours and Volunteer Time Off.
  • Opportunity to grow and advance within a fast-growing company

Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

*About us
Founded in 1946, Aetrex is one of the fastest growing companies in the footwear industry and is widely recognized as the global leader in comfort and wellness footwear products. The Aetrex mission is to create the healthiest shoes on the market today. With fashion, function and quality at the forefront, Aetrex designs and manufactures casual, dress, sandal, athletic and therapeutic footwear for both men and women. Originally known for the landmark development of arch supports and medically-oriented footcare products, Aetrex has come a long way to become one of the leading footwear companies in the US and around the world. Today, Aetrex is proud to offer fashion forward styles with innovative features designed to help you feel great on your feet and promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Aetrex is also renowned for its over-the-counter Lynco Orthotics that are recognized as the #1 orthotic system on the market today. Recommended by doctors and pedorthists worldwide, Lynco Orthotics offer unsurpassed comfort, support and proper body alignment. Available in a variety of styles, they provide you with a custom selected solution designed specifically for your foot type and footwear style. Although footwear and orthotics are a major focus for Aetrex, the company has also pioneered an industry-altering digital foot scanner, the iStep. This patented foot scanning technology is designed to accurately measure foot size, arch type and pressure points in a matter of seconds. The technology immediately custom selects the ideal footwear and orthotics for your feet. The New Jersey-based corporation was recently named one of New Jersey’s Top 100 Privately Held Companies for 2010. It has remained privately owned by the Schwartz family for three generations.*

Job Type: Full-time

Job Type: Full-time


  • Excel: 3 years (Preferred)
  • inventory planning: 3 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Teaneck, NJ (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)