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Inventory Business Analyst in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 4/11/2019

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Job Description


The Inventory Business Analyst provides support for Inventory Management programs and database management, as well as support for new initiatives within a constantly evolving business environment. The Analyst is responsible for translating business requirements into new data and/or tool development and providing reporting and other essential insights to inventory solutions. The Analyst is responsible for assisting with the support and business requirements of the Inventory Team; including ensuring integrity of data within the applications through governance of system inputs, and the coordination, development and management of various systems/processes for forecasting, planning, analysis, and Inventory Management. The Analyst is an integral part of the inventory strategic initiatives by creating value through actionable business data and insight delivered through reporting and development of ad-hoc analysis tools.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Inventory Management Database and Report Development and Administration

Continuously work to create efficiencies and improvements within databases/procedures/scheduling processes

Partner with IT to move developed data capabilities to enterprise solutions as needed


Inventory Project Management

Lead medium to large cross-functional and cross-departmental projects with high complexity and cross-system impacts


Reporting, Analysis, Scorecard and Presentation Development

Partner with leadership to prepare various projects, reports, analysis, presentations, and scorecards

Partner with the business team members to develop performance management activities

Partner with EDW Business Intelligence team on new EDW reporting and/or data needs


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experienced in the use of Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Visio, Excel

Experience with AWR/ASR/RMS/CMS

Experience preferred with Procomm, ADIS, Oracle GPI, Monarch, Demantra, Exploris, APS, EBS,

Understanding of SQL and relational databases

Experience with Microsoft SQL Server (t-SQL)

Familiar with metrics-based reports

Project management/process improvement experience

Knowledge of general replenishment and merchandising systems

Strong attention to detail

Strong analytical skills

Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to present information and interact effectively across all levels of the organization; ability to cultivate relationships across functions to achieve business objectives and drive strategic change


Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 year¿ experience in relevant fields (retail preferred); or equivalent combination of education and experience