Inventory Business Analyst en Raleigh, NC a Advance Auto Parts

Fecha de publicación: 11/12/2019

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Job Description


With focus around providing Strategic Guidance to the business, the Business Analyst, Optimization is responsible for collecting, analyzing, interpreting and reporting data and insights to support operating plans of the business while supporting the inventory and planning processes. Providing training, data and strategic analysis in quantifying financial opportunity and risk, and communicating the results plus supporting the overall inventory financial plan. Additionally, a large component of this role will be centered around training, onboarding, and talent development across the entire Inventory Planning organization, as well as providing support around replenishment systems and processes. 

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

70% Planning & Performance Processes

  • Provide objective and holistic view to all forecasting discussions by challenging assumptions, reviewing across categories, comparing to industry, etc. Identify and interpret short & long-term business trends.
  • Communicate cross-functionally to ensure integrated P&L.
  • Identify & quantify the financial opportunity and risks.
  • Effectively communicate financial data to team.
  • Enforce process timelines and gain stakeholder alignment.
  • Coach & train to create broad understanding of proper processes & procedures.

20% Strategic Initiatives

  • Collect and analyze information to support the strategic and operating plans of the business.
  • Complete what-if scenarios and contingency planning analyses.
  • Provide financial analysis to support 3rd party negotiations.  Provide risk analysis and what-if analyses around potential financial options
  • Provide variance analysis and business driver analysis to support decision-making.  This includes effectively communicating and translating the results into business insights. 
  • Create “Tool Box” queries for team to support business decisions.
  • Provide information to other areas of finance as needed.  Understand business drivers and processes of respective areas to drive results.

10% Testing

  • Provide support in product test design, complete analysis and share results with stakeholders.


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.

  • 3+ years of experience with inventory planning and replenishment systems, especially A-DIS and Oracle APS (Advanced Planning & Scheduling)
  • Experience with one-on-one training, training in a classroom setting, and developing training programs for onboarding and continuous development, especially regarding replenishment systems
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word required, as is the ability to quickly learn and use job specific computer programs & platforms.
  • Strong systems knowledge background to navigate different data sources
  • Strong analytical and communication skills in order to identify and communicate key business trends and how they inter-relate
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to recommend action points from complex issues and analysis
  • High level of integrity and professionalism and be a skilled facilitator.
  • Systems requirements include advanced knowledge in SQL, AS400, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  • 4-6 years of analysis and/or business planning experience.

Language: Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to question from groups of managers, clients, or customers.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Good financial acumen/ ability to manage budgets and understand financial models for internal and external customers. Ability to understand statistical and analytical concepts as well as communicate them to non-technical audiences.

Reasoning/Critical Thinking Ability: Strong analytical skills required. Ability to develop and communicate customer insight findings and recommendations, creating actionable strategies for physical changes to stores. Strong strategic / innovative thinker.

Management Skills:  Demonstrated problem solving capabilities.  Ability to operate in a complex, rapidly changing environment while adhering to tight schedules and budgets. Demonstrated ability to balance multiple projects in varying degrees of implementation.

Interpersonal skills:  Strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact effectively with employees at all levels.  Ability to cultivate relationships with key stakeholders across functions in order to achieve business objectives and drive strategic change.  Proven track record of establishing strong relationships with the field sales and operations and experience in leading complex cross-functional teams.


Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Marketing, Finance, Communications, Statistics, or related field; and 5-7 years business experience and related analyst experience (4 years supervisory experience preferred, 2 years in-store retail experience strongly preferred); or equivalent combination of education and experience.






The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Team Member 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 Team Member is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The Team Member frequently is required to stand and sit.  The Team Member is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  The Team Member must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics are representative of those a Team Member may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.