Category Analyst- Replenishment
PetSmart - Phoenix, AZ

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Our people make the difference in our success. Our vision is to provide Total Lifetime care to every pet, every parent, every time. We can't achieve this vision without the right people - they make the difference in our business and our success. Every associate plays a role in achieving our success by focusing on our three strategic priorities - delighting our customers, growing pet services and operating excellence. Here at the Store Support Group, you could play a key role in supporting these strategic initiatives.

Today, PetSmart has over 1200 store locations, with many more scheduled to open soon. We continue to grow at our Corporate Headquarters which means great opportunities for a professional such as you!

Benefits of working with PetSmart
In addition to a competitive salary, PetSmart associates are eligible for health benefits, 401K options, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, paid time off, training and development, and an associate discount at all PetSmart stores!

PetSmart is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce, sustaining an inclusive and supportive work environment, and prohibiting harassment and discrimination in all aspects of employment. PetSmart participates in background, drug and E-Verify screenings as appropriate under Company policies and applicable law.

This position is responsible for ensuring that our seasonal and promotional merchandise is in the right stores at the right time in order to maximize sales and instocks while optimizing inventory buys. This position will develop and co-own the unit forecast and inventory levels, with the Vendor Replenishment Team, for approximately $250-500M in annual sales volume.

Analyze upcoming promotional and seasonal events with Merchant partners to determine incremental inventory needs to support and drive sales for each event
•Derive event inventory flow plans with Replenishment, the Vendors, Transportation, and Distribution, to order and deliver product on time to our stores
•Identify opportunities to develop and apply seasonal inventory build strategies (e.g. seasonal profiles) to specific products and/or locations to drive improvement in sales and instocks
•Actively communicate event strategies and details to required parties including Merchandising, Supply Chain, Store Operations, etc to drive strong execution
•Provide detail inventory volume visibility to our business partners for each event. This will drive increased accuracy and efficiency in planning and budgeting Supply Chain and Store labor
•Drive continued process and reporting improvements for planning and delivery of promotional/seasonal events
•Responsible for creating and updating weekly status reports for all assigned demand planning events. Reports to include metrics for Event Sell Though, Event Instocks, Event Inventory, etc.
•Manage a number of system audits and databases to ensure replenishment parameters are accurately setup and maintained
Experience/Education Required
Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, or Retail required
•1- 2 years of retail replenishment/planning and/or supply chain management experience is preferred
•Experience actively using replenishment/planning systems (e.g. DPR, SAP, E3, Retek, etc.) required preferred
Strong analytical and problem solving skills to drive creative business solutions
•Solid leadership abilities to drive and develop strategies with cross functional teams
•Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
•Must be a self-starter with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
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PetSmart, Inc. is a specialty provider of products, services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The Company has identified a...