Inventory Data Analyst

GENERAL PURPOSE:


The Inventory Data Analyst is responsible for leading all inventory planning for the Store Operations Fixture Purchasing team across all Ross and dd’s stores. These responsibilities include the development of fixture inventory forecasts across all Store Operations fixture projects and rollouts, ongoing communication of on hand inventory levels and recommendations for mitigating shortages and obsolescence. Analyst will make recommendations for saving costs and optimizing the fixture and fixture vendor portfolio. Analyst will also be responsible for creating all fixture commitments for import vendors, ensuring adequate lead time for executive review/approval, production, and shipping. Analyst will support ad hoc data requests to support the Fixture Purchasing and Store Operations team.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Inventory Planning and Management

  • Forecasts fixture inventory needs across all store operations business, including New Stores, Remodels, Special Projects, Field discretionary accounts (RVP discretionary and Small Fixture requests), and fixture rollouts (i.e., Store Refresh program).

  • Owns development, calendaring, and execution of domestic and import inventory commitments that meet all project execution timelines.

  • Maintains and routinely communicates on-hand inventory levels and makes recommendations to avoid shortages and mitigate liability from slow moving and/or obsolete inventory (i.e., SMOI).

  • Identifies opportunities to save costs and simplify the overall fixture portfolio by rationalizing sku’s across Ross and dd’s and analyzing usage against cost.

  • Partner with Strategic Sourcing to ensure proper allocation between Direct Import Vendors is maintained.

Process Management

  • Owns development and documentation of all fixture inventory processes. Routinely assesses execution of fixture inventory, designs feedback loops to identify process gaps and opportunities, develops and implements recommendation in partnership with supervisor.

  • Maintain data integrity of all fixture items to ensure system has up to date pricing, specifications, lead time, and descriptions.

  • Manage the accuracy of fixture list and descriptions entered in PeopleSoft. Consistently checks and cleans up PeopleSoft system by deleting old/obsolete fixture part numbers.

Inventory Tools
  • Lead the creation and maintenance of Inventory Management tools to optimize cost, freight, and availability.

  • Manage inventory quantities for all import vendors and ensure that commitments are made in a timely manner.

Fixture Purchasing

  • Support the Fixture Purchasing team by assisting in Purchase Order creation where needed (i.e., New Store Windows, Merchandising Rollouts, etc.)

  • Accurately updates master part list (MPL) and communicate changes to peers in a timely manner. MPL should always reflect all prototype changes and updates.

  • Ad hoc fixture pricing, summary project pricing, and quarterly purchase obligations.

Vendor Management

  • Develop relationships with vendors to collaborate on fixture forecasts and inventory needs.

  • Lead quarterly calls with fixture vendors to review inventory levels and forecasts.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Planning and Organizing

  • Communication

  • Problem Solving

  • Drive for Results

  • Business Acumen

  • Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Time Management

  • Analysis and Judgment

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • 3-5 years’ directly related work experience required.

  • Bachelor’s degree required (preferably in an analytical field)

  • A clear understanding of basic financial and statistical concepts

  • Excellent organizational skills - must be able to manage to and meet multiple daily, weekly and monthly deadlines.

  • Strong technical skills, particularly in Microsoft Excel, Access, and Tableau as well as ability to learn new business process software applications (PeopleSoft, Coupa)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group – executives, managers, and subject matter experts within and outside of the department.

  • Must be able to build effective working relationships within and outside the Store Planning and Design team.

  • Detail oriented, self-sufficient, dependable, and timely

  • Effectively function in a high paced environment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:


Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.

Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.

Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.

Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:


N/A

DISCLAIMER


This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management’s discretion.


Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company’s overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.

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