Inventory Analyst for Men's Traditional & Athletic Footwear in Hoffman Estates, IL at Sears Holdings Corporation

Date Posted: 2/8/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    3333 Beverly Road
    Hoffman Estates, IL
  • Date Posted:
    2/8/2018
  • Job ID:
    871779BR

Job Description

Req/Job ID: 871779BR
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 exclusively for Sears’ Footwear category focusing on Men’s traditional & athletic styles (350 different styles).

In this role you will be responsible for monitoring and adjusting variables to meet the needs of the stores across North America. As the Inventory Analyst you will effectively manage the placement and/or replenishment of a designated product category to maintain and in stock standard while achieving planned turnover and revenue growth.

Job Requirements

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • 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 and maintains proper inventory levels in all stores to support profitable sales
  • Maintains collaborative partnership with Stores and proactively communicates key strategies and initiatives to store partners
  • Keeps the Inventory Manager updated on current projects and problems
  • Participates in continuous teaching about system capabilities and supply chain processes and leads others to adapt processes, solutions, successes, ideas
  • Leads local market tailoring and records assortment needs through discussion with the buying team and makes quality inventory and purchase recommendations to Buyers and documents (with Buyer) menu of attributes relevant to a class
  • 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 promotional/new product forecasts by reviewing and updating sales estimates and history and recommends new/ remodel store assortments
  • 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)

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor's degree in a Supply Chain Related Field
  • 0-1 years of professional experience in a similar role

REQUIRED SKILLS:
  • Proficiency in the use of desktop applications and Windows-based programs (specifically MS Excel)
  • Undivided attention to detail coupled with the ability to prioritize and ultimately hit the deadline
  • Superior communication skills and ability to work harmoniously in a team environment
  • Proven track record of making sound business decisions based on quantitative data analysis
  • Basic knowledge of financial planning systems (ex. iPlan); Intermediate knowledge/certification on Supply Chain/Inventory
  • Systems (ex. Allocation, Retail Inventory Management (RIM), Inventory Forecasting and Replenishment Module (INFOREM) )
  • Market Knowledge
  • Flexibility, ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have knowledge of Net Sales - National Division Plan, Gross Profit rate with Subsidy National Line Plan, Overall In-stock, National Line Actual, Advertising In-stock National Line Actual, and Inventory Turnover - Total Supply Chain at Cost


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