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Store Inventory Planner in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

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Career Description

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class:

SUMMARY
The Store Inventory Planner will partner with the merchant teams to develop and execute inventory strategies that drive incremental sales and profit for Advance Auto Parts. Heshe will be responsible for ensuring the attainment of in stock goals while helping maintain inventory efficiency. The Store Inventory Planner must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize in accordance of a rapidly changing environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Other duties may be assigned. Replenishment System Allocation Management Optimize the automated replenishment system parameters based on rate of sales, lead times, and order frequency to ensure meeting our inventory levels and in stock goals Monitor product flow from domestic and import vendors to distribution centers and to stores; replenish and allocate product as needed Adhere to OTB spend while achieving planned turnover and revenue growth Planning Analysis Perform analysis and review upcoming promotional forecasts and seasonal activity based on sales, inventory, and in stock expectations (minimum presentation standards) Actively supports the category business plan and line review process with data and analysis, providing recommendations and insights as necessary Analyze and review non-productive inventory; create and monitor action plans to minimize inventory liability Assist in development of annual budget at category level to support company financial targets, including Cost of Goods Sold, Receipts, Base Inventory Levels, and Future Transitions Communication Merchant Relationships Develop relationships with merchant team through active involvement in business decisions Maintain collaborative partnerships with vendors, distribution centers, and stores to ensure the rapid and efficient movement of goods through the supply chain Communicate with store teams and respond to individual store issues as needed Process Improvement Drive change in company best methods and be a resource for inventory system process enhancements.

QUALIFICATIONS
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, andor ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Career Requirements

Minimum Requirements
Advanced PC skills and Microsoft Office.
Demonstrated analytical ability and problem solving skills
Strong attention to detail, planning, and organizational skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong computer skills, systems aptitude, and experience
Retail experience
Demonstrated leadership skills
Ability to work independently and with a high level of energy and initiative
Ability to interface with all levels of management

Preferred Requirements
Financial analysis and/or forecasting experience
Advance Auto Parts systems aptitude and experience

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelors of Science degree in Business, Marketing, Economics, Math, or Statistics from an accredited four year college or university or equivalent business experience; and 2+ years business experience (Inventory, Merchandising, Merchandise Planning, or Retail experience preferred); or equivalent combination of education and experience.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS None

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift andor move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift andor move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.