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Demand and Deployment Analyst
Reynoldsburg, Ohio  |  Remote, Hybrid
Contract Position
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Applied on October 21, 2021
Job Id #49684 Posted August 9, 2021

Position Summary:
  • The Demand and Deployment Analyst role is responsible for store level analytics, sales forecasting and deployment strategy leading to finished goods allocation from distribution center to stores for a specific book of business. 
  • Ensures optimum inventory levels to maximize sales and margin to achieve targeted levels of inventory productivity, in support of overall product and company profitability. 
  • The D&D Analyst will be a liaison between stores, logistics and other cross functional partners. 
  • They will utilize several business applications including, but not limited to: JDA Allocation, SAP and MicroStrategy.


  • Develop and articulate a fact-based analytical approach to store sales and inventory strategy, monitor results, and action necessary adjustments with exceptional change agility; all with the goal of delivering budgeted sales and margin and planned sell through expectations
  • Formulate inventory deployment strategy (pre-season & in-season), accounting for constraints and inputs, such as inventory levels by store cluster (tiering), timing of merchandise delivery, minimum presentation, and distribution of sizes to support merchandise sales plans
  • Execute daily/weekly deployment of product to stores to improve inventory levels, maximizing sales plans/trend
  • Be an advocate for the field and participate in occasional store travel. Spark cross-functional action that improves the complexion of store level inventory
  • Participate in category and cross functional meetings – leverage analytics to influence decision making
  • Consistently demonstrate analytical curiosity and socialize thoughts to drive action
  • Work with Logistics and production partners to resolve external constraints that impact inventory flow to distribution center and stores
  • Support and execute to testing strategies, category specific initiatives and ad-hoc analysis.
  • Support inventory management between digital and store channels


  • 1-3 years of inventory management and/or store analysis experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in business-related discipline preferred
  • Experience in high volume, fast paced, specialty/big box retail environment or equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities effectively
  • Ability to work collaboratively and influence multiple partners on business decisions and able to troubleshoot issues for best possible resolution
  • Strong analytical skills – ability to analyze and understand quantitative data
  • Intermediate technical skill proficiency (PC-based) using functions in Excel; demonstrated ability to learn and apply new software technology.  
  • Strong communication and presentation skills: concisely presents complex information/ recommendations in terms meaningful to various audiences

Must Have

  • Advanced excel and office & inventory management experiences

Nice To Have

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