Inventory Analyst (SO2)

Finance And Back Office Taguig City, National Capital Region


Description

Role Summary:

The Inventory Analyst is responsible for optimising product availability across all stores to maximise Sales and manage our Stock

Main Functions:

  • Plan and execute timely and accurate Allocation and Replenishment (A&R) of products to Stores considering relevant historical trends and current / future strategies
  • Maintain Article / Site Target Stocks, frequently reviewing and updating these in line with fluctuating Sales
  • ‘Tune’ Article / Site Target Stocks to ensure Stores have enough Stock for Promotional Sales periods
  • Support the Project Store stock-up process as required
  • Monitor and manage DC stock including clearing Articles with low stock units and maintaining 180+ day Stock at zero
  • Provide feedback and suggestions to the Department and other key stakeholders on inventory risks and opportunities
  • Work collaboratively to drive consensus decisions with the Planner and the Buyer
  • Regularly interact with Departments, Supply Chain and Suppliers
  • Conduct Store Visits to ensure an understanding of the range as well as store and customers issues
  • Answer Store queries including Weekly Talkback as needed
  • Create and collate both routine and ad hoc information used for A&R and to identify Stock issues
  • Assist the Planner with ad hoc analysis as needed
  • Produce and distribute weekly Stock Management reports as required
  • Contribute to the ongoing improvement and refinement of the Allocation & Replenishment process and systems

 

Key Skills:

  • Background in Allocation (or equivalent) within a large organisation, preferably Retail
  • Numerical, analytical, organised and inquisitive
  • Forward thinker and problem solver
  • Good communication skills, able to succinctly articulate the problem & build consensus for the solution
  • Self-starter with string ability to prioritise and high attention to detail
  • Good commercial / retail acumen
  • Proactive, collaborative approach
  • Ability to build strong working relationships, but also able to work independently
  • Resilient when challenged
  • Background with SAP useful; advanced Excel (inc v-lookups & pivot tables) an advantage, but not essential