Sr Analyst Inventory Planning - Direct Fulfillment
Home Depot - Atlanta, GA

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Position Purpose
The Sr Inventory Analyst works within Supply Chain/Merchandising, and is responsible for partnering with merchants to develop and implement inventory strategies that maximize sales and inventory productivity for a merchandising category. To maximize sales and inventory productivity, it is critical that the Analyst maintain the appropriate in-stock positions and manage inventory in the most effective manner across both stores and SKUs. This Analyst will work closely with merchants, vendors, stores, transportation, distribution, and sourcing to accomplish goals.

The Sr Inventory Analyst is responsible for creating accurate SKU forecasts, developing the inventory and replenishment strategy, managing parameters for each category to execute the replenishment strategy, achieving target in-stock levels and planned inventory turns, and developing recommendations to improve inventory productivity.

The Sr Inventory Analyst also works with our stores and field leadership to execute their category strategies. In addition, this individual participates on strategic process improvement initiatives to improve the overall effectiveness of the tools and processes utilized by the broader Supply Chain Organization.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities
  • Contributes significant participation in cross functional prjects by developing project pplans, timelines, and coordinating teams across areas. Ensures on time, on budget delivery of goals and requirements for inventory management projects and may lead projects.
  • Analyze, identify and implement opportunities and initiatives for improvement
  • Documents business requirements and processes in a standard format; provide ad-hoc business analysis and reporting
  • Model system solutions, scope the proposed systems, and execute test plans with IT
  • Ensure design and development of inventory management process and systems training is completed; including developing the training if necessary
  • Maintain project plans, issues and risks logs, and related documentation

    Nature and Scope
  • Tyrpicaly reports to Manager, Inventory
  • Responsible for helping others and providing on-the-job training or guidance

    Environmental Job Requirements
  • Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
  • Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

    ESSENTIAL SKILLS

    Minimum Qualifications
  • Must be eighteen years of age
  • Must pass the Drug Test
  • Must pass the Background Check
  • Must pass pre-employment tests if applicable

    Education Required
    The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

    Years of Relevant Work Experience
    3 Years

    Physical Job Requirements
    Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • BA/BS Degree required, preferably in finance, accounting, supply chain, business management or engineering.
  • Candidate must have demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to quickly retrieve, manipulate, analyze, and interpret data.
  • Strong quantitative skills through knowledge of statistics and quantitative data analysis and interpretation
  • Ability to translate analysis to audience and communicate recommendations.
  • Critical thinking skills to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions; ability to understand and foresee implications of new information for current and future problem solving.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills. Ability to persuade or influence others.
  • Strong ability to multitask and handle competing priorities at once.
  • Strong self-starter with ability to work with little supervision and ability to work with a team.
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies
  • Solid understanding and use of statistical software to manipulate analyze and interpret data. Statistics / Mathematics / Quantitative analysis - Proficiency in Access, Excel, IBM and SQL / Queries.
  • Teamwork - ability to work well with others from various departments and values the perspective team
    members bring to a project.
  • Critical thinking skills to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions; ability to understand
    and foresee implications of new information for current and future problem solving.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills. Ability to persuade or influence others.
  • Strong ability to multitask and handle competing priorities at once.
  • Strong self starter with ability to work with little supervision.

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