Job Description

The Inventory Jr. Analyst role is responsible for utilizing a statistical and analytical approach to procurement and inventory management in order to leverage our world-class data processing capabilities and apply them in a variety of creative techniques and methods.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze inventory and sales trends
  • Effectively use forecasting tools and reports for strategic product replenishment
  • Create and maintain purchase orders for regular replenishment, seasonal replenishment, volume orders, and specials
  • Ensure optimal pricing and profitability through margin control
  • Develop and implement merchandising strategies to improve sales and profitability
  • Track major metrics and KPIs on brand and category level
  • Create promotional and seasonal plans to maximize sales and increase Average Order Value (AOV)
  • Implement and manage mail-in rebates, instant rebates, and promotions
  • Assemble and merchandise complimentary product and promotional kits
  • Monitor rankings and web page traffic
  • Perform market research to identify new products and maintain a strong knowledge of the latest product offerings and report on competitive landscape

Qualifications, Skills, and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required; concentration in Economics, Purchasing, Business or Supply Chain is preferred
  • Analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to understand and analyze complex data in order to make informed decisions
  • A sharp mind with an ability to grasp concepts quickly and work out solutions to complex logic problems
  • Experience in MS Office Suite, especially Excel is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic and ability to multi-task is a must
  • Ability to work well under the stress of deadline pressure

Benefits & Office Perks

  • Medical, prescription, dental and vision insurance
  • Employer paid life, AD&D and disability insurance
  • Employer paid employee assistance program
  • Generous FTO (flexible time off)
  • 401k retirement benefits plan with a company match
  • Generous employee discount program
  • Voluntary legal support services & pet insurance
  • Onsite exercise facility and yoga class
  • Rich corporate culture including charitable efforts, social events, and career development opportunities
  • Free premium coffee & tea
  • Ping pong table, pool table, dartboard, pinball machine, Xbox/PS4
  • Onsite gym and yoga classes
  • Friday game club and other company-sponsored events

Location - Northbrook, IL

Ecentria Group, LLC and its subsidiaries (“The Company") are Equal Opportunity Employers. The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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