Tracy Barnes


Creative, strategic and accomplished leader with extensive experience in Retail Planning & Allocation and merchandising. Seeking a leadership opportunity that allows me to drive the development of merchandise and inventory plans and the execution of allocation and/or replenishment strategies while building and developing high performing teams that contribute to category revenue and overall business growth and innovation. Omni-channel Retail planning and allocation Merchandise allocation strategy Demand planning and forecasting Inventory control management Quantitative analysis and reporting Process and technology implantation Strategic business partner Employee mentoring and coaching Key Career Contributions • Inventory Control-Proposed and implemented a strategy to reduce overall inventory by 4.5% by identifying stores where inventory was driven by space and not sales. Analyzed data to class level to ensure that we were not sacrificing sales but right-sizing inventory to improve turn and profit. This became a companywide initiative. • Merchandise Allocation-Removed 11.2% of the women's apparel receipts from the initial set to flow. This allowed a smaller set quantity and additional flow units for the allocation team to react to sales. Initial set percentage went from 63.1% to 57.4%. Average flow went from 3.5 flows per item to 4.7% (+33.9%). • Merchandise Innovation-Implemented additional sizes in women's apparel, XS & XXL. Guided inventory planning team to determine the percentage these sizes should represent by store cluster and which stores should carry these additional sizes. As a direct result, these sizes went on to represent 12% of sales in 2017.