Travel Demand & Inventory Planning Analyst - REI Adventures

Posted Date: Apr-10-2019

Job ID: 13302

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Travel & Adventure

City: Bellevue

State: Washington

Store: Eastgate Headquarters

What's cool about this job

In this role, you will contribute to REI's success by developing demand, customer and inventory plans to optimize fill rates and minimize lost sales.  Responsible for developing demand curves at total, regional and format level, as well as TOCA (Traffic, Orders, Conversion, Average Order Value) plans to inform marketing strategy and developing inventory levels for REI Experiences using historical performance, sales trends, and other relevant data to forecast space needed on a per trip basis.  

You will support operations for REI Experiences by assisting in planning volume of departures for future operating seasons, by analyzing sell-through on trip space and recommending appropriate inventory level adjustments in anticipation of demand, and by identifying optimal periods of program demand to maximize sales and profitability. Responsible for regular reporting on key measures of availability to inform appropriate action on the part of program team members.

The Demand and Inventory Analyst will also foster a work environment that focuses on serving our customers through ensuring space is available on top selling programs. He/she supports the inventory management and planning functions of the program team including monitoring trip status, waitlists, fill rate monitoring and more. He/she works closely with the Program Coordinator team to adjust inventory levels appropriately as well as Marketing and Digital to establish targets for channel sales..Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission. 

Demand & Inventory Planning

  • Develops demand plans for total, region, and format to support inventory planning and channel plans.
  • Analyze inventory levels on trips based on historical performance and sales trends.
  • Report on required inventory levels to meet demand and meet or exceed goal.
  • Provide insight to the program team to anticipate needed inventory levels for planning future operating seasons.
  •  Provide analysis on key selling windows and periods of highest demand.
  • Provide analysis on prime operating dates for adventure travel programs based on seasonality, holidays, etc.
  • Analyze competitor offerings to inform planning.
  • Aligns demand/inventory curve with strategic initiatives, promotional adjustments and new business development.

Inventory Analysis and Management Support

  • Continuously monitors fill rate and sell-through to anticipate additional space needed for trips.
  • Continuously monitors sold out and wait list reports to identify trips that have maxed out.
  • Report on inventory levels and recommend adjustments to maximize sales and profitability.
  • Work with leaders to develop and implement ongoing, innovative ways to continually improve our inventory management practice and processes.
  • Proficient in the use of all program team software programs and systems.

Bring your passion and expertise

  • Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain, Business or equivalent and 3+ years experience analyzing demand/inventory in a fast-paced growth oriented business 
  • Experience in the adventure travel, wholesale travel, tourism, or outdoor education industry preferred.
  • Proven inventory management skills; ability to analyze sales data, project demand, and provide accurate data to inform business decision-making
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in formal and informal situations
  • Strong identification with REI's customer service philosophy, ability to effectively resolve difficult customer issues.

Why you'll love it here

RealAliveConnected. These are a few words that describe life at REI. Whether it’s in our careers or in the great outdoors, we aspire to adventure in all ways! At REI we value our customers; we work hard to earn our reputation for quality and integrity every day. Our commitment remains the same as when we started out in 1938: to inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure. Join a passionate community of people who believe in one simple truth: an outdoor life is a life well-lived. Get ready to harness your creativity, customer focus and enthusiasm for living life outdoors—we can’t wait to meet you!

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 – 22 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 150 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 13,000 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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