An inventory planner is responsible for creating effective strategies to boost the profitability of an organization. It is expected of an inventory planner to track records of shipments of goods and ensure that databases are updated in the organization's inventory system to avoid discrepancies.
It is also your duty as an inventory planner to predict future inventory needs and construct pre-season plans that will ensure the free flow of goods based on requirements. You will be required to work with the sales and marketing department to take in monthly sales inventory and also share information with team members.
Employers require an inventory planner to have a bachelor's degree in finances, accounting, and other related fields. For this role, you need to have effective communication skills, ability to monitor individuals and organization activities at a go. Adequate planning skills and knowledge of how to use inventory management software are also necessary. An inventory planner earns an average salary of $61,000 in a year.