Analyst, Logistics Planning

Jo-Ann Fabrics Cleveland , OH 44114

Posted 2 months ago


Execute Logistics Planning processes resulting in effective planning and efficient product flow through the JOANN Supply Chain network. Analyze, re-fine, and develop new processes and production methods that afford the Logistics Planning Team time to expand output in the areas of forecasting, analysis, CMT engagement and Supply Chain optimization.

The primary role of the Logistics Planning team at JOANN is to produce and analyze a weekly outbound warehouse pick forecast and various business reporting tools for all DCs in assigned areas. In this role the team member will also support, execute, and manage various business initiatives involving the warehouses. Supply Chain support will be provided to various cross-functional JOANN teams, including the CMTs.


  • Produce an Outbound Forecast for use in financial analysis, warehouse capacity and manpower requirements, and outbound transportation and store labor planning. Execute the various Logistics Planning functions and develop the forecast through the use of the following:

    Buy Plans, JDA Demand & Fulfillment, actual and planned product allocations, sales trends, store and warehouse inventory levels, advertising, warehouse productivity and staffing levels. Team member will embrace problem solving with persistence, and have an organized, logical and sequential approach to completing tasks while interpreting ambiguity.

  • Reporting and Analysis: Utilize existing reporting, adjust or develop new reporting to meet the needs of the business and as needed to perform analysis.

    Help drive business decisions by analyzing metrics. Communicate findings to the team and provide suggestions based on findings. Team member will be driven by an ongoing desire to learn thru research, by asking questions and through a systematic approach to troubleshooting and trying new things.

  • Support and manage initiatives including warehouse transfers, store returns to warehouse, warehouse to store handbill requests, warehouse price changes, vendor pack and case changes, product return to vendor initiatives, product inquiries (discrepancies/quality issues/re-label projects), misc. warehouse projects, vendor drop ship to store or warehouse conversions, new article and vendor setup. Team member will possess excellent time management and administrative skills.

  • Provide Supply Chain support to cross-functional teams including JOANN and 3rd party warehouses, Supply Chain, Inventory Management, Merchandising, Store Operations, Product Development, Sourcing, Quality Control, Data Integrity and Inventory Finance. Understand, facilitate and improve communication and interaction between the teams through close coordination of warehouse operational and support processes.

    Develop and maintain lines of communication in order to support and execute various Supply Chain functions. Team member will possess the ability to communicate effectively with a positive attitude, and a have a passion for working with people.

  • Be a champion of process improvement within the Logistics Planning functions. Analyze current processes and outline where there is room for measurable improvements.

    Identify and analyze operational bottlenecks by minimizing steps involved in processes to improve productivity. Team member will possess an analytical mind, an eye for detail and the ability to spot potential problems and time wasters.


  • Minumum: Bachelors of Science/Administration Degree in related area (Business, Analytics, Supply Chain) Other Computer Science

  • Required: 2-4 years Experience in logistics planning, inventory replenishment, merchandise planning, supply chain, distribution operations or related environment. Strong Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and VBA programming skills.

  • Preferred: Logistics Planning / Warehouse / Supply Chain / experience.

    Demonstrated ability to generate results in a high-volume service driven organization. Experience in SAP, SAP EWM or other retail ERP / logistics packages. Proven ability in logistics planning, technical, system, project management, and cross-functional areas of logistics support.

    Exposure to other industries such as 3PL, consulting. Strong Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and VBA programming skills.

This position will be located at:

5555 Darrow Road Hudson, OH 44236

JOANN is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. This job summary is intended to be brief and does not list all duties for this position.

Nothing in this job description should be construed as an express or implied contract of employment. JOANN is an at-will employer, which means that your employment may be terminated by JOANN or yourself with or without notice or cause unless the at-will arrangement is modified by a written agreement signed by both you and and authorized representative of JOANN.

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