Inventory Planner

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

When we launched the little white reader, we invented mobile, ubiquitous payments and enabled anyone to start, run, and grow a business. Ten years and billions of transactions later we’re reimagining commerce for businesses of all types and sizes—we’re enabling the independent electrician to send invoices, helping the beauty salon pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

As an Inventory Planner, you will be responsible for analyzing, refining and optimizing retail inventory requirements, with collaboration from both internal and external partners.  This individual will also manage inventory for our third party products (peripherals sold with Square's own payment devices) . The Inventory Planner will act as the focal point in development, communication, and execution of product inventory needs.

You possess a passion for innovative analysis, processes that scale, and the wherewithal to develop findings and recommendations that transcend the numbers. Ideally, you have a background in retail inventory/allocation planning. The ideal candidate is effective in communication and influencing in a variety of group settings.

You will:

  • Analyze current inventory levels, lead times, demand forecasts, & WOS inventory goals to recommend ordering levels 

  • Execute strategies to optimize stock and ensure that we do not go on back order

  • Closely monitor inventory levels to ensure seamless execution for new product launches and in-store display initiatives 

  • Conduct ad hoc analyses and build reporting to monitor inventory

  • Communicate with suppliers to ensure follow-through on replenishment orders and previously forecasted inventory commitments 

  • Build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of external business partners

  • Highlight supply risks and develop strategies to mitigate supply risks


You have:

  • A minimum of 3 years experience in inventory/merchandise planning, allocation, or distribution analysis

  • Data driven mindset with strong attention to detail and ability to successfully balance quantitative and qualitative information

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and retail math (you should be prepared for an Excel test)

  • Ability to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions even in the face of ambiguous data points

  • Possesses a sense of urgency and comfortable flagging concerns/risks 

  • High level of comfort presenting in a variety of settings

  • Ability to respond to challenges, confidently field and ask thought-provoking questions with cross functional business partners

  • Proven track record of developing relationships with external stakeholders

  • Ability to translate data into actionable information to drive results

  • Able to think strategically and execute tactically

  • A persistent attention to detail and a high level of comfort in analyzing numbers

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, operations, or other relevant field

Additional Information

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible. Perks At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes: Healthcare coverage, Retirement Plans, Employee Stock Purchase Program, Meal reimbursements, Wellness perks, Paid parental leave, Flexible time off, Learning and Development resources