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Replenishment Analyst

Want to be a part of something awesome? Be part of a team working in one of the most innovative, exciting retail spaces in the country. JOANN has become more than a place where people buy fabric and crafts; it's a place where people come together to celebrate making things with their hands, hearts, and minds. Every day, we strive to inspire creativity in ourselves and our customers. Join us in having courage, cleverness and passion as we help people find their happy place.
Summary
The Replenishment Analyst is tasked with maintaining high in-stock levels on selected categories across our three DCs and 850+ stores, while optimizing inventory levels, driving sales and GMROI. Partners internally with Planners, Buyers and Supply Chain ? and externally with vendors to ensure that plans and actions support the company's financial targets and objectives. The ideal candidate has robust analytical skills and good business acumen. This candidate combines a collaborative style of engagement with a logical and analytic approach to learning and executing replenishment and allocation techniques.
Scope
Ensure in-stock goals are consistently achieved (both in DCs and stores.
Manage inventory levels within planned amount.
Facilitate communication flow between merchants, distribution, store operations, and store merchandising to ensure optimal product flow.
Facilitate communication flow between merchants, distribution, store operations, and store merchandising to ensure optimal product flow.
Provide ad hoc analytical support and financial impact projections to merchandising leadership for proposed alternative courses of action.
Forecast basic article demand including updating baseline forecasts, determining promotional lifts and providing projections for new articles.
Review system-generated recommended purchase orders and convert assigned purchase order requisitions in a timely manner. Adjust replenishment parameters to meet the business needs such as minimum presentation, lead times, safety stock and coverage duration.
Collaboratively plan with vendors to ensure they fulfill future purchase order requirements. Work with Logistics to manage pack changes, vendor discrepancies and discontinued merchandise.
Create fashion purchase orders and work with cross-functional partners to support sell-thru goals.
Education Requirements
Minimum: Bachelor's degree in business or related field.
Preferred: Advanced and/or technical degree (i.e. MBA, Industrial Engineering, etc.).
Experience
Minimum: None.
Preferred: Some prior work experience in replenishment and/or retail.
Other Skills
Experience with MS Office Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint and with retail business systems: SAP Retail, Business Warehouse, JDA Demand and Fulfillment. Other desirable skills include: working knowledge of retail industry, analytical tools, financial acumen and independent decision-making.
Our company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. This job summary is intended to be brief and does not list all the duties for this position. Nothing in this job description should be construed as an express or implied contract of employment. Jo-Ann Stores, LLC. is an at-will employer, which means that your employment may be terminated by the Company or yourself with or without notice or cause unless the at-will arrangement is modified by a written agreement signed by both you and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.



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