Visionworks Inventory Planner in San Antonio, Texas

Job Description:

HVHC Inc. is a privately-held, for-profit holding company for a portfolio of vision companies which includes, among other companies, Davis Vision, Inc., and Visionworks of America, Inc. Together the vertically integrated company is the third largest provider of managed vision care products and services, and the third largest operators of specialty optical retail stores in the United States. It is also the second largest designer and distributor of eyewear in the United States and seventh largest global distributor of eyewear.

HVHC currently has an opening for a top notch individual to office in San Antonio, Texas for the position of Inventory Planner. The Planner is responsible for developing and monitoring annual inventory plans and maintaining dynamic open-to-buy calculations for Visionworks and Davis Vision. Plays a key role in helping Inventory Management Team achieve annual team goals.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop annual inventory plans in dollars and units, consistent with the turnover objectives of

  • Visionworks and Davis Vision.

  • Maintain dynamic monitoring and reporting of actual performance to plan in dollars and units, and communicate open-to-buy with Inventory Managers and Product Managers.

  • Maintain current knowledge of the technological opportunities in the Island Pacific Merchandising, Analytics, and Planning systems, and routinely share with others on the team. Includes a lead business role in any systems upgrade.

  • Collaborate with Merchandising and Distribution to ensure effective flow and goods.

  • Create OTB for respective division and work with Inventory Managers to achieve Receipt and EOP goals.

  • Participate in quarterly review to understand and plan the Non-model Inventory in order to meet team goals.


  • Preferred Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent combination or experience and education

Experience & Background:

  • Three (3) plus years of forecasting or planning experience

  • Retail Inventory experience preferred

  • Advanced skill in all Office products and Access Database

Language Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Mathematical Skills:

  • Basic understanding of statistical models

Reasoning Ability

  • Strong Analytical skills with strong trend and pattern recognition

  • Able to create, maintain and interpret detailed data into a summary analysis and action points

Physical Demands/Work Environment:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the associate is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel, and talk or hear. The associate is frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The associate must frequently lift and/or move up to

20 pounds. Required repetitive motion of sitting and using hands to finger and feel. The noise level in this location is moderate (use of computers, printers and machines).

Behavioral Characteristics:

  • Organized and detail-oriented

  • Able to thrive in fast-pace environment

  • Team-oriented is a must

  • Owns and works within the HVHC values

If you are prohibited from working on a government contract, this may disqualify you from consideration for this position.

HVHC*provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious beliefs, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability or history of disability, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or disabled veteran, or any other status protected by Federal, state or local law. *

Job Requisition ID: LM19790

Job Title: Inventory Planner

Job Type: Full-Time

Location: San Antonio, TX

Post Date: 10/12/2016