Inventory Planning Analyst
Curriculum Associates is looking for a talented individual to join our Fulfillment Operations team as an Inventory Analyst. This highly visible position will conduct sales analyses, prepare, and manage forecasts, as well as coordinate reprints with Buyers. Requires ability to work cross functionally with various departments, such as Procurement, Sales Operations, Marketing, Product Development, Customer Service, and Warehouse Operations, to maintain optimal service for our external educators. A successful candidate will be detail-oriented, a strong communicator with advanced excel skills, demonstrate problem-solving and analytical skills, take initiative, and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
The impact you’ll have:
Leverage and analyze data from multiple sources to project inventory needs
Work with Sales to determine sales projections and appropriate inventory levels required to support revenue goals
Work closely with Purchasing team on placement of initial orders and reorders, prioritization of reprints, and assurance of timely delivery and receipt of products
Maintain and develop reporting, models, tools, and dashboards to proactively manage inventory forecasting
Consistently monitor inventory levels of items to ensure stock availability and minimize excesses and backorders
Monitor slow-moving stock and conduct sales analyses to recommend products for destruction or discontinuation
Work with Marketing to ensure all marketing materials are available for sample boxes and standalone sample demand
Serve as product owner for our inventory forecasting system and the central hub of communication for inventory plans and logistics
Advise and support company decision-making by developing an encyclopedic knowledge of our print products and understanding of our business processes and industry trends
Utilize strong problem-solving skills to identify areas to increase efficiency in our supply chain management processes and lead cross-functional improvement initiatives
Develop a strong understanding of the end-to-end supply chain process to streamline communication and data flows
Who we’re looking for:
Passion for data, creating efficiencies, and understanding processes end-to-end
A team player who communicates and works well with a wide range of people
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment while working independently and taking initiative
Demonstrated problem solving and analytical capabilities
Detail-oriented and proven organizational and time management skills
3-5 years of work experience
Advanced Excel skills
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