Regional Inventory Analyst - NZAU

Inventory Management Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand

We believe in having more than just a day job – we believe in adventures, every day.  Our customers love icebreaker because they love having adventures in nature, wearing nature.  We need the right products in the right stores at the right time.   Critical to ensure our customers are kitted out for their adventures!

As Regional Inventory Analyst, you will be working with the region’s Inventory, Sales and Marketing teams, providing detailed analysis and making recommendations to improve the overall inventory performance for the region. Under the direction of the Regional Inventory Manager (RIM), you will responsible for creating reporting and making recommendations to support future season planning, managing inventory performance in the current season and participating in post season reviews. The role will control the in-season demand plan, adjusting it as required, to ensure an accurate projection of sell-through performance, driving the achievement of the sales budget and closing stock levels and complete action items as required as part of the Regional Inventory Team. This role based in Auckland, New Zealand reports to the Regional Inventory Manager.  Sounds great and it really is.

Tricks up your sleeve:

  • Equivalent of 5+ years of experience in forecasting, inventory management, or reporting and analysis preferably in the retail apparel industry
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills - Intermediate MS Word & PowerPoint
  • Exposure to mid-tier ERP systems, ideally Microsoft Dynamics AX
  • High level of commercial acumen and sound judgement
  • Excellent organisation and planning ability
  • Great time-management and prioritizing skills and experience delivering to strict deadlines
Stuff you know how to do:
  • Provide strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Use qualitative and quantitative judgement and decision making
  • Build strong relationships through your awesome communication and time management skills
  • Continuously improve processes and practices and implementing process improvements
  • Understand retail levers & tactics
  • Be versatile and adapt to change and successfully work with ambiguity
  • Be consumer-centric using your previous retail industry experience

What you’ll get a kick out of:

  • Showing off your high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Fast-paced, high-pressured environment
  • Multi-tasking and rearrange your daily schedule to tackle new priorities that may come up on a day to day basis.
  • Thinking on your feet and making recommendations for improvement
  • Outstanding customer service standards
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail, you will need to love data and detail.

We are not a big corporate.  We care about our relationships with nature and each other. 

We are a fast moving, nimble business with limited resources – the people on our team are here because they want to make a difference and work hard and creatively to make that happen.  We are not perfect, we have heaps of work to do.  We like people who can think big and strategic and also get their hands dirty.

We’re a world leader in merino clothing and supply our outdoor, performance sport and active lifestyle ranges to more than 5,000 stores across 50 countries. We are headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand with regional offices in Vancouver, BC in Canada, Portland, OR in the United States and Munich in Germany.  We also have smaller satellite offices in Zurich in Switzerland, Annecy in France and Melbourne in Australia.

If this opportunity feels like the type of job you’re passionate about, and it fits with your skills and experience, please click apply below to send us your CV with a covering letter explaining why you'd be right for Icebreaker.

The recruitment of this position is being managed by Philippa Irvine, Talent Scout. For any queries, contact Philly directly on +64 21 564 691 or email