Inventory Analyst - Men's Online

Banana Republic Novato, CA 2019-05-22

About the role

The role of the Inventory Management team is to maximize sales, margin, and inventory optimization across all customer channels from pre-season through to in-season.

This work requires strong analytical and story-telling skills, the ability to build close partnerships with other functions, and a focus on executing best in class customer experience while delivering/exceeding financial targets. The Inventory Analyst will support in the category’s pre-and in-season planning through business recapping, in-season pricing execution, and pre-season sizing strategies while helping to create strategic pre-season alignment across functional teams, markets, and channels.

What you'll do

  • Provide data and recommendations to influence the development of category level plans

  • Manage strategic positioning of inventory’s size investments and distribution-center splits

  • Complete monthly receipt reconciliation to ensure pre-season investments are flowing through correctly to in-season timeframe.

  • Support creation of comprehensive hindsight on weekly and quarterly basis.

  • Collaborate with merchant teams to develop comprehensive strategies to support in-season pricing that aligns with pre-season plan.

  • Execute in-season price strategies, store level exceptions, and new store allocations

  • Support in-season management of category level plans including ongoing assessments and updates

Who you are

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

  • 1-2 years work experience, preferred

  • Analytic Skills: Ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data

  • Financial and Business Acumen: Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results; proficiency in retail math

  • Problem Solving: Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions

  • Systems and Tools Acumen: Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, aptitude to learn technical applications quickly

  • Collaboration: Able to build constructive and effective relationships with a diverse group of business partners

  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills

  • Demonstrate strong listening, written and oral communication skills

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