Senior Supply Operations Analyst

Posted Date: Apr-12-2017

Job ID: 7017

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Product Design/Development

City: Kent

State: Washington

What's cool about this job

This position contributes to REI’s success by optimizing Private Brands’ replenishment strategy, supply plan accuracy, data accuracy, and precise execution to drive flexibility and speed to market across the REI brand assortment.This role is accountable for maximizing style size/color order flexibility to positively impact full price sell through. Key metrics this role will manage include:  on time shipping, PO fill rate, supply plan forecast accuracy, and in-season PO lead time.

The Sr. Supply Operations Analyst is central to the execution of REI Private Brands’ replenishment. This position ensures optimal inventory levels are on hand at the vendor through development and maintenance of strategic system parameters and tools. The Sr. Supply Operations Analyst will help identify, quantify, and communicate forecast change risks and opportunities to internal and external stakeholders. Additionally, the position will assist in optimizing Private Brands’ forecasting, modeling, and reporting capabilities. Prioritizing work and establishing consistent processes for cross-divisional and external partners is critical to the success of this role.

Leading the Way

  • Model leadership amongst peers and cross functional teams
  • Drive the implementation of company and division programs, procedures, methods and best practices to promote REI key messages.
  • Create and lead training and development across teams and divisions
  • Lead and inspire others to maximize business results

Strategy and Goals

  • Utilize a collaborative approach with Product and Planning teams to obtain and ensure current, accurate information
  • Summarize and present seasonal analysis to cross-functional teams and external partners
  • Develop supply planning models which support sales and inventory goals

In Season Management

  • Utilize multiple data sources, or create new data sources, to provide insights into performance and the impacts to REI’s on hand inventory and product planning
  • Identify and recommend performance opportunities
  • Analyze and act upon product trends and performance
  • Coordinate vendor Work-in-Process information with anticipated business trends

Business Acumen

  • Work proactively with Product Strategy, Operations, and Merchandising to anticipate and plan for shifts in Private Brands’ style allocation
  • Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant forecast to order variances and refine the forecast model for improved future results

Production Management and Planning

  • Collaboration with team to align and clearly communicate strategy and direction
  • Provide style/color level insight and anticipated volume direction to cross divisional partners
  • Monitor and communicate timeline deviations to support production start dates
  • Maintain Enovia and established systems of records
  • Create and manage replenishment and testing models, identify appropriate styles for inclusion

Bring your passion and expertise

  • 6+ years sourcing related experience.
  • Understanding of the product development sampling and manufacturing processes.
  • Understanding of soft/hard goods construction.
  • Experience with product inventory analysis, acquisition, allocation and management for multiple stores and direct sales.
  • Understanding and effective execution of merchandising trend analysis: industry, product, regional, seasonal, fashion, technical.
  • Understanding and effective execution of merchandising math principles: initial mark-up, gross margin, markdowns, shrink, damages, inventory turnover, open-to-buy.
  • Strong analysis skills: ability to recognize trends and execute adjustments with internal and external partners, capitalizing on both strategic and tactical opportunities.
  • Proficient in MS Office including Excel formula and VBA coding, and aptitude for mastering proprietary systems. I.E. Enovia, SAP. 
  • Bachelor degree preferred.

Why you'll love it here

We are a team of creative, passionate people who love the outdoors. We bring our love of the outdoors into our daily work to create amazing products and brand experiences exclusively for REI’s customers.

We’re passionate about delivering compelling, meaningful products in the market. Whether it’s heading out for a weekend of backpacking, a long bike ride or just a walk in the rain. We are guided by our values of authenticity, quality, services, respect, integrity and balance. By joining the REI Private Brands team, you have the opportunity to make a difference, be challenged to create excellence and enrich our creative community.

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that has been recognized on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since the award's inception – 20 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 140 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 12,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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