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Inventory Analyst for Kids Apparel & Infant Hard Lines in Hoffman Estates, IL at Sears Holdings Corporation

Date Posted: 5/14/2019

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Job Description

Req/Job ID: 974894BR
Employing Entity: Sears Holdings Management Corporation
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
Job Function: Inventory Management
Store ID: 58491: Sears Holdings Management Corp

The Inventory Analyst is responsible for planning, managing and maintaining replenishment for Kids Apparel (including basic boys & girls across all seasons, denim, underwear & infant hard lines). As an IA you are responsible for monitoring and adjusting variables to meet the needs of the stores. Ultimately you are held accountable to effectively manage the placement and/or replenishment of the designated product category to maintain an in stock standard while achieving planned turnover and revenue growth.

This is an excellent opportunity for a new graduate or someone returning to the workforce. Individuals with a positive mental attitude, commitment to excellence and the willingness to learn is exactly who we're looking for!

Job Requirements

  • Utilizes the appropriate tools and levers to optimize in-stock and minimize unproductive inventories
  • Provides promotional merchandise in the correct quantities to stores in support advertised promotions
  • Maintains collaborative partnership with stores to maintain proper inventory levels to support profitable sales and communicates key strategies and initiatives to store partners
  • Leads others to adapt processes, solutions, successes, ideas and participates in continuous teaching about system capabilities and supply chain processes
  • Leads local market tailoring and records assortment needs through discussion and makes quality inventory and purchase recommendations to Buyers
  • Analyzes sales and stock levels to ensure that reorder recommendations made by the replenishment system reflect the sales trend, presentations standards and turnover goals
  • Recommends new/remodel store assortments and promotional/new product forecasts by reviewing and updating sales estimates and history
  • Creates superior order allotments and makes adjustments prior to receipt of goods as warranted by sales trend
  • Ensures needed factor file and annual rate corrections are entered into Sears Advantage Merchandising System (SAMS)

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Familiar with MS Excel
  • IDRP or any replenishment tool
  • Extraordinary prioritization and time management skills
  • Superior communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Collaborative, proactive and detail oriented