Research Analyst

Whole Foods Austin , TX 78719

Posted 4 months ago

The Exclusive Brands Logistics Analyst will work closely with the Exclusive Brands Senior Coordinator of Logistics and Exclusive Brands Logistics Senior Analyst. Assist with providing oversight and guidance for the inventory of Whole Foods Market's Exclusive Brands products, including projects to track and improve inventory performance. Liaison between central and regional teams, coordinate demand signals and availability among the tiers of our distribution network, including vendors, consolidation warehouses and DCs.

Will do Essential Functions

  • Run and analyze reports to support forecasting for inventory management.

  • Monitor logistics to ensure on time deliveries and identifies and resolves inventory and vendor issues.

  • Work with WFM and third party consolidator's personnel on arrival issues.

  • Provide data and work as a liaison for WFM and UNFI buyers and with Exclusive Brands Teams and sub-teams.

  • Collaborate directly with customer to resolve demand and replenishment exceptions (e.g. stock outs, excess stock, etc).

  • Drive improvement in key performance metrics such as order fill rate, on-time delivery, inventory turns, service levels at shelf, returns, and inventory levels vs. budget.

  • Track and report key metrics on a regular basis.

  • Ensure optimal use of processes and policies to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of the replenishment system.

  • Maintains the Exclusive Brands Cost Catalogue

  • Maintain complete and accurate records of all transactions and projections based on past product movement, record handling, audit protocol and NAFTA documentation.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of supply/demand and general understanding of retail environment including working knowledge of statistics, inventory management, and retail replenishment.

  • Self-starter with the ability to work well in a team environment.

  • Highly organized and able to successfully manage many project deadlines at once in a fast paced and fluid working environment.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent computer skills including MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and SharePoint.

  • 4-5 years Replenishment or Retail Buying/Planning/Analysis experience.

  • Working knowledge of transportation is strongly desired.

Preferred (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities):

  • Has worked with WFM programs such as Microstrategy, People Soft, IRMA, Blue Sky, Prodika, etc.

  • Whole Foods retail and/or distribution experience.

  • Retail, supplier or food broker experience.

  • College degree. (4 year degree)

At Whole Foods Market we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all team members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability. Whole Foods Market hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the position to be filled.


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