Inventory & Demand Analyst
la-z-boy
 Monroe, MI
JOB SUMMARY:
Provides analytical support to Inventory Planning and Demand Planning functions. Manages end-of life inventory activities, including promotion development, financial impacts, and final disposition at the plants. Provides weekly outlook on total inventory investment. Calculates SKU level forecasts for non-branded production. Validates that demand plans align with current production plans.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Collaborates with Sales and Merchandising to identify, review and develop plans to promote and sell discontinued and aged cover and parts inventories
• Coordinates financial impacts of inventory adjustments with accounting team
• Coordinates end to end planning for Promotions, Special Projects, and Non-branded production.
• Maintains and communicates cover availability for all hot buy programs.
• Maintains accurate records on Product Life-Cycle for each SKU
• Prepares weekly Supply/Demand report and analyzes monthly variances to plan
• Maintains tools to provide forward forecasts of division cover inventory by class
• Manages distribution processes through alignment of cover inventory between distribution centers and plants along with managing communication of those movements to all stakeholders.
• Prepares and distributes weekly inventory reports, providing insight into key inventory metrics
• Maintains and validates business data and perform ad-hoc data analysis.
• Supports supply chain initiatives with data analysis and reporting.
• Reviews reasons for excess, slow moving and obsolete inventory and put mitigation in place to improve inventory quality.
• Other duties as assigned.

SCOPE & IMPACT:
This position helps to assure that discontinued inventory ($5M-$7M onhand) and aged inventory (~$500K onhand) is identified in a timely manner, promoted and sold. This position validates that demand plans and supply plans remain in balance and alerts key stakeholders when we are not meeting our forecasts.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or Business Management, with 0-2 years of relevant work experience or equivalent.
• Travel Required: None

PREFERED REQUIREMENTS:
• APICS Certification
• Strong analytical, quantitative, data management, and problem solving skills
• Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel. Business Objects, MS Access, and JD Edwards/Oracle experience a plus.
• A high degree of customer service is required for this position.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Office environment/no specific or unusual physical or environmental demands. Subject to inside environmental conditions

CORE ATTRIBUTES:
Communicate Transparently
Lead the Team
Impact and Influence
Deliver Results
Coach and Develop

OTHER DUTIES:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the incumbent for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.