• Inventory Analyst, Vendor Partner

    Requisition ID
    2018-8581
    Requisition Post Information* : Post End Date
    Full-Time
  • 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, Vendor Partner is responsible for supporting and enhancing the joint business of a key vendor through management of inventory productivity. This includes maximizing the investment by effectively forecasting, purchasing, flowing, and allocating product. The Senior Analyst leverages the power of data and tools to produce supply chain insights and opportunities at the shelf. The Senior Analyst is diligent in the pursuit of joint business opportunities and maintains superior inventory metrics. The individual will drive both tactical and strategic supply chain initiatives between companies.

    Responsibilities

    • Inventory Management: Plan and execute inventory management functions, including product fulfillment, forecasting (including a longer-term forecast of the joint business for both companies and predicting future demand to the SKU level), and replenishment for a key vendor’s business. Support new item entrance and exit strategies, analysis and execution.
    • Inventory Productivity: Maximize inventory productivity at Distribution Centers and Stores for the vendor’s business. Evaluate replenishment level opportunities and conduct analysis on service level targets, in-stock and inventory turn targets. Collaborate with key cross-functional teams (IM, merchandising, planning, transportation, and DC Operations) to ensure inventory levels align with financial goals. Identify opportunities for process improvement and recommend solutions to problems.
    • Transportation: Serve as transportation liaison between TSC and vendor. Forecast trailer pool requirements based on the future demand projections along with PO tracking and communication.
    • Reporting and Analysis: Monitor and report on key performance indicators (KPIs) for the vendor. Leverage data sets and tools to produce reports and analysis including vendor and item performance.
    • Relationship Management: Build strategic relationship with vendor partner to ensure shared execution of goals. Communicate the collaborative vision and strategy with internal team.
    • Some travel required to Vendor facilities and to TSC Distribution Centers and stores. Estimated 10% of time

    Qualifications

     

    Experience:

    • 3-4 years’ experience in forecasting / replenishment, supply chain analysis, demand planning, logistics or transportation, preferably in a retail environment (preferred).
    • Track record of consistent performance and ability to influence cross functionally
    • Any suitable combination of education and experience will be considered.

    Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, logistics, finance, business, statistics or related field.
    • MBA or advanced degree is a plus

    NOTE:  Any suitable combination of education and experience will be considered.

     

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Training/Systems

     

    • Excellent office computer skills (Excel, Word, etc) and prefer experience with replenishment/forecasting systems (SAP, E3, Inforem, Intactix, etc)
    • Data Mining, proven command of data warehouses
    • Detail oriented and aptitude for analysis.
    • Sound understanding of supply chain principles

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