Replenishment Analyst - General Merchandise

at Follett Higher Education Group Inc in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Join the Follett Team where employees are valued, respected and offered career paths throughout its many campus locations.

Follett serves over half of the students in the United States, and works with 80,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. We're higher education's largest campus retailer and a hub for school spirit and community as we operate nearly 1,200 local campus stores and over 1,600 virtual stores across the continent. We take pride in the fact that for more than 140 years, we have been helping to improve people's lives by supporting a lifetime of learning and education.

We are looking for a results-driven Replenishment Analyst - General Merchandise  to join the Follett team.

Position Overview:
Replenishment Analysts have an essential role in maximizing profits and minimizing out of stocks by optimizing inventory supply and financial objectives through item placement and product replenishment. They work in a team-focused environment to support the merchandising team by managing store inventory and making decisions to ensure inventory levels are sufficient to support sales and financial objectives.
Supply Chain careers at Follett offer continuous opportunities for professional growth, and the Replenishment Analyst position provides a strong foundation for future growth within the company. Analytically minded, curious analysts have the opportunity to shape their futures while contributing to the continued growth and success of Follett.
Ensure assigned categories meet or exceed in-stock targets while maximizing the return on inventory investment.
Optimize the replenishment system's rules and settings to minimize manual intervention.
Drive collaborative planning between vendors, merchants, and store operations to ensure timely shipment of purchase orders.
Provide analytical support to maximize the return on inventory investment, maximize the effectiveness of preseason sets and ensure that customer demand is met.
Support new initiatives arising from the merchandise team's needs related to larger scope projects and/or assignments, such as placing seasonal buys for key items that are not included as part of their daily tasks and responsibilities.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Bachelor's degree is required; academic background in business or a related field required similar experience.
Inventory management, supply chain, finance, merchandise buying, or planning experience is a plus.
Intermediate to advanced skills in MS Excel.
Experience with JDA Merchandise Management System (MMS) or similar system preferred.
Strong analytical ability to gather information, interpret findings and make recommendations.
Must be curious and comfortable with change.
Ability to prioritize multiple projects or various degrees of difficulty to meet deadlines.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong organizational abilities and attention to detail.
Solid capability to multi-task, meet deadlines and adapt to a dynamic work environment.
Proven track record of ability to analyze and manipulate data to drive informed business decisions.
Ability to engage in up to 10% travel.
Work Location - Chicagoland area - Hybrid (this is not a virtual role)

Equal opportunity employer.  This company considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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Job Posting: 11301407

Posted On: Sep 21, 2023

Updated On: Oct 21, 2023

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