• Inventory Analyst

    Requisition ID
    2018-5163
    Job Locations
    US-TN-Brentwood
  • Overview

    Tractor Supply Company (TSCO), the largest retail chain of rural lifestyle products in the United States, is dedicated to enhancing our strong company culture built on our team members’ commitment to our Mission and Values.  With over 1,700 stores in 49 states and an innovative e-commerce platform, Tractor Supply ranks in the Fortune 400 with revenues of $7 billion and growing! Come grow your career with us as we serve those who live “Life out Here”!

     

    Job Purpose

     

    The Inventory Analyst is responsible for the overall inventory productivity for selected categories of merchandise to ensure service levels are maintained.   Primary responsibilities include the overall order fulfillment for TSC Feed programs, and managing the day-to-day activities of inventory replenishment for specific categories utilizing an automated replenishment system.

    Responsibilities

    • Implements the replenishment and inventory strategy to support assortment and merchandise plans while achieving service level targets. Manages the inventory levels for assigned product categories through analysis of trends, exceptions, rate of sale, minimum order quantities and minimum presentation quantities.  Plans and executes article-site replenishment at stores for all replenished products. 
    • Executes purchase orders to suppliers based on store worksheets, and works with stores to resolve worksheet discrepancies. Serves as key contact for PO expediting and Logistic issues, and assists with ship schedule changes.
    • Evaluates and plans all basic and seasonal forecasts and profiles based on demand history, statistical analysis, store activity, assortment changes and current trends, which facilitate replenishment of product to the stores. Maintains E3 and SAP system settings to ensure appropriate inventory levels are maintained at the DC and store article/site level.  Utilizes exception based reporting and analysis to react to articles that are exceeding or falling below anticipated performance levels.
    • Serves as key contact for store operations replenishment issues.
    • Executes replenishment plans for all new articles, based on the article forecast and profile, and “plans and events” for promotional activities on articles.
    • Initiates and communicates replenishment recommendations in respect to inventory and trends, to Inventory Management, Buying, and Logistics personnel
    • Provides vendor forecasts/projections for replenished inventory.
    • May perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Experience  

    • 0-2 years’ experience in forecasting or replenishment, preferably in a retail environment
    • Relevant experience in Supply Chain, Merchandising, Field Operations, Logistics or Store Planning in a retail environment a plus  

    Education 

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred (supply chain management, logistics, finance, business, statistics, or related field) or equivalent experience 

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Training/Systems 

    • Excellent office computer skills (Excel, Word, etc.) and prefer experience with SAP applications.
    • Detail oriented and aptitude for analysis.
    • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
    • Self-starting team player with strong communication skills and attention to detail.

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