The Demand Forecaster/Deployment Analyst is an individual contributor responsible for producing store level unit forecasts, establishing unique store-level size curves for all planned choices and deploying finished goods from distribution center to stores for a specific book of business. The D&D Analyst will also be a liaison between stores, logistics and other cross functional partners. They will utilize several business applications including, but not limited to: JDA Allocation, Manugistics Demand, SPARK and MicroStrategy.
Deliver budgeted sales and margin by ensuring inventory levels align with store customer preferences enabling plan sell-thru
Forecast basic and/or fashion PINK apparel or intimate apparel at the store level.
Formulate inventory deployment strategy, taking into account constraints and inputs, such as inventory levels by store cluster (tiering), timing of merchandise delivery, minimum presentation and distribution of sizes to support merchandise sales plans
Develop and articulate fact-based analytical approach to forecast decisions, monitor results and action necessary forecasting and deployment adjustments with exceptional change agility
Perform size level analysis and create size curves for each planned choice
Work with Logistics partners to resolve external constraints that impact inventory flow to distribution centers and stores
Collaborate with the Merchandise Planner and Merchant partners to prioritize flow of product in light of inventory constraints
Work collaboratively across multiple functions and departments within the organization.
Support and execute to testing strategies, category specific initiatives and ad-hoc analysis.
Support inventory management between digital and store channels
2-4 years of inventory management and/or store analysis experience
Experience in high volume, fast paced, specialty/big box retail environment or equivalent.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities and interact collaboratively, working with multiple partners to resolve exceptions and collaborate on best alternatives
Strong analytical skills ability to analyze and understand quantitative data
Moderate technical skill proficiency (PC-based) using advanced functions in Excel and Access; demonstrated ability to learn and apply new software technology. Systems used: JDA Allocation, Manugistics Demand, SAP, SPARK and MicroStrategy
Ability to be a team player and to foster a commitment to teamwork among other associates.
Please Note: This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills and due to the changing nature of the job is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice.
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