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Merchandising and Inventory Support Analyst

  • ... Westlake Village, Capellen, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 86600 per year
  • Posted on: Mar 12, 2024       Expires on: Apr 26, 2024

Merchandising and Inventory Support Analyst   

JOB TITLE:

Merchandising and Inventory Support Analyst

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Westlake Village Capellen United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Full job description

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES


The Merchandising & Inventory Support Analyst is responsible for supporting critical processes that assist the Merchandising and Inventory Management teams.
This position will leverage the applicants strong organizational skills, project management skills, interpersonal skills, and computer skills to broaden their understanding of Merchandising and Inventory Management while assisting over 100 users in practices of Forecasting, Planning, Budgeting, Allocation, Order Management, Product Lifecycle management, and Vendor support agreements.
The applicant will lead graduated responsibilities related to system support and processes such as Open to Buy, Vendor Terms Management, Vendor deductions, accruals, and reconciliation of deal agreements, summarizing and collecting submitted budgets and forecasts, and other general operational support.


Job Responsibilities:

Leadership and People Skills:

  • Works collaboratively with 2-5 support team members, providing expertise to assist fellow team members with training, business process, creating new MS Office reports and tools, coaching, problem solving techniques, and escalating issues for resolution
  • Manage and maintain strong merchant and planning relationships.

Project Management:

  • Will lead reporting projects, publishing a variety of Forecasting, Budgeting, Inventory Management, and Vendor Income reports on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.

Product Knowledge Focus:

  • Will provide support for budgeting, forecasting, ordering, planning, order management, vendor terms & deal collection systems.
  • Will champion UAT efforts for related Inventory Management and Merchandising systems in relation to bug fixes, enhancements, upgrades, and deployments.
  • Utilizes MS Office tools with heavy emphasis on Excel, Access, Word, and Powerpoint to track and enter deals, capture transactions, and provide transactional level detail

Performance Metrics:

  • Partner with Merchandising leadership to collect annual vendor support budgets and collect monthly forecasts
  • Reconciles transactions, discrepancies, and disputes with Finance, Accounting, and Accounts Payable.
  • Executes monthly processes to calculate, process, and collect vendor income transactions for Scanbacks and New Store discounts in a MS Access database tool.
    An emphasis will be placed on transaction reporting integrity, meeting monthly timelines, and minimizing write-offs.
  • Will work collaboratively with other process owners on other vendor income types [Co-Op, MDF, Financing, Rebates, Price Protections] to ensure timely reporting and recognition of income.
  • Maintains a master Vendor Terms repository for the enterprise and ensures all relevant systems are reflective of current vendor support agreements and socializes changes to respective stakeholders with updates provided to budget and forecasting schedules.
  • Develop and maintain documentation of process including deliverables, due dates, and timelines
  • Identifies process gaps, highlights opportunities, and diagnose bugs or issues, escalate, prioritize and log issues for resolution
  • Participate in training and rollout of tools and reports, providing project updates as needed
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Facilitate meeting discussions with category management teams to assist in closing the gaps for any shortfalls or maximizing opportunities.
  • Support the category buyers with training and business process to submit their agreements into system databases so that transactions can be calculated and then processed for payment.

About Guitar Center

The Guitar Center Company embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound.
Our mission is to develop and nurture lifelong musicians and make a difference in the world by enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the joy that comes from creating music.
We believe in putting our customers first, engaging with respect and integrity and fulfilling our mission with passion.

The Guitar Center Company operates through several business divisions.
Guitar Center is the world's largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ, and lighting equipment, with more than 290 stores across the United States.
2014 marked the milestone 50th anniversary of the Guitar Center Company as the organization continues to help people make music from coast to coast.

E-Commerce brands Guitar Center, Musician's Friend and WWBW offer online sales of a broad selection of music products.
The Music & Arts division operates more than 220 stores specializing in band & orchestral instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors, and students since 1952.
AVDG and GCPro headline the enterprise audio-visual integration business, delivering a best-in-class commercial and residential customer experience.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & Requirements:


  • Bachelors Degree (or 4 years of equivalent work experience), preferably in Business Management or related field.
  • 2-5 years of relevant work experience in business administration (in addition to degree or years of previous experience), preferably with experience in operations management and product ownership.
  • Strong computer skills with high proficiency in Excel.
    Possesses strong interest and aptitude to learn more technical skills including advanced Excel formulas, Pivot tables, and trouble-shooting as needed with VBA and SQL
  • Familiarity with finance, accounting, and accounts payable processes and terminology

Pay Rate: $71,200- $86,600 K / salary depending on background and experience.

The job posting is not necessarily reflective of actual compensation that may be earned, nor a promise of any specific pay for any specific employee, which is always dependent on actual experience, education, and other factors.
The pay range(s) listed are provided in compliance with state specific laws.
Pay ranges may be different in other locations

Guitar Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws.
All employment decisions are based on valid jobrelated requirements.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening.
You can request reasonable accommodation by calling 1818-735-8800 ext.
2862 or by sending an email to recruiting@guitarcenter.
com.

Why join us?

With a career at Guitar Center, you become part of the world's largest multichannel musical instrument retailer.
Whether at our Stores, Contact Centers, Distribution Centers, or Support Center, Guitar Center employees have a common goal: to help people find their sound and fill the world with more music.

Love this gig and want to apply?

Send your resume and cover letter today along with salary expectations!

Guitar Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws.
All employment decisions are based on valid jobrelated requirements.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening.
You can request a reasonable accommodation by sending an email to recruiting@guitarcenter.
com
.

Position Details

POSTED:

Mar 12, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

86600 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1710311039-2435b334825f1ad63f809795ee5c1b81

LOCATION:

Capellen United States

CITY:

Westlake Village

Job Origin:

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Full job description

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES


The Merchandising & Inventory Support Analyst is responsible for supporting critical processes that assist the Merchandising and Inventory Management teams. This position will leverage the applicants strong organizational skills, project management skills, interpersonal skills, and computer skills to broaden their understanding of Merchandising and Inventory Management while assisting over 100 users in practices of Forecasting, Planning, Budgeting, Allocation, Order Management, Product Lifecycle management, and Vendor support agreements. The applicant will lead graduated responsibilities related to system support and processes such as Open to Buy, Vendor Terms Management, Vendor deductions, accruals, and reconciliation of deal agreements, summarizing and collecting submitted budgets and forecasts, and other general operational support.


Job Responsibilities:

Leadership and People Skills:

  • Works collaboratively with 2-5 support team members, providing expertise to assist fellow team members with training, business process, creating new MS Office reports and tools, coaching, problem solving techniques, and escalating issues for resolution
  • Manage and maintain strong merchant and planning relationships.

Project Management:

  • Will lead reporting projects, publishing a variety of Forecasting, Budgeting, Inventory Management, and Vendor Income reports on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.

Product Knowledge Focus:

  • Will provide support for budgeting, forecasting, ordering, planning, order management, vendor terms & deal collection systems.
  • Will champion UAT efforts for related Inventory Management and Merchandising systems in relation to bug fixes, enhancements, upgrades, and deployments.
  • Utilizes MS Office tools with heavy emphasis on Excel, Access, Word, and Powerpoint to track and enter deals, capture transactions, and provide transactional level detail

Performance Metrics:

  • Partner with Merchandising leadership to collect annual vendor support budgets and collect monthly forecasts
  • Reconciles transactions, discrepancies, and disputes with Finance, Accounting, and Accounts Payable.
  • Executes monthly processes to calculate, process, and collect vendor income transactions for Scanbacks and New Store discounts in a MS Access database tool. An emphasis will be placed on transaction reporting integrity, meeting monthly timelines, and minimizing write-offs.
  • Will work collaboratively with other process owners on other vendor income types [Co-Op, MDF, Financing, Rebates, Price Protections] to ensure timely reporting and recognition of income.
  • Maintains a master Vendor Terms repository for the enterprise and ensures all relevant systems are reflective of current vendor support agreements and socializes changes to respective stakeholders with updates provided to budget and forecasting schedules.
  • Develop and maintain documentation of process including deliverables, due dates, and timelines
  • Identifies process gaps, highlights opportunities, and diagnose bugs or issues, escalate, prioritize and log issues for resolution
  • Participate in training and rollout of tools and reports, providing project updates as needed
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Facilitate meeting discussions with category management teams to assist in closing the gaps for any shortfalls or maximizing opportunities.
  • Support the category buyers with training and business process to submit their agreements into system databases so that transactions can be calculated and then processed for payment.

About Guitar Center

The Guitar Center Company embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound. Our mission is to develop and nurture lifelong musicians and make a difference in the world by enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the joy that comes from creating music. We believe in putting our customers first, engaging with respect and integrity and fulfilling our mission with passion.

The Guitar Center Company operates through several business divisions. Guitar Center is the world's largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ, and lighting equipment, with more than 290 stores across the United States. 2014 marked the milestone 50th anniversary of the Guitar Center Company as the organization continues to help people make music from coast to coast.

E-Commerce brands Guitar Center, Musician's Friend and WWBW offer online sales of a broad selection of music products. The Music & Arts division operates more than 220 stores specializing in band & orchestral instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors, and students since 1952. AVDG and GCPro headline the enterprise audio-visual integration business, delivering a best-in-class commercial and residential customer experience.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & Requirements:


  • Bachelors Degree (or 4 years of equivalent work experience), preferably in Business Management or related field.
  • 2-5 years of relevant work experience in business administration (in addition to degree or years of previous experience), preferably with experience in operations management and product ownership.
  • Strong computer skills with high proficiency in Excel. Possesses strong interest and aptitude to learn more technical skills including advanced Excel formulas, Pivot tables, and trouble-shooting as needed with VBA and SQL
  • Familiarity with finance, accounting, and accounts payable processes and terminology

Pay Rate: $71,200- $86,600 K / salary depending on background and experience.

The job posting is not necessarily reflective of actual compensation that may be earned, nor a promise of any specific pay for any specific employee, which is always dependent on actual experience, education, and other factors. The pay range(s) listed are provided in compliance with state specific laws. Pay ranges may be different in other locations

Guitar Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid jobrelated requirements.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening. You can request reasonable accommodation by calling 1818-735-8800 ext. 2862 or by sending an email to recruiting@guitarcenter.com.

Why join us?

With a career at Guitar Center, you become part of the world's largest multichannel musical instrument retailer. Whether at our Stores, Contact Centers, Distribution Centers, or Support Center, Guitar Center employees have a common goal: to help people find their sound and fill the world with more music.

Love this gig and want to apply?

Send your resume and cover letter today along with salary expectations!

Guitar Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid jobrelated requirements.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening. You can request a reasonable accommodation by sending an email to recruiting@guitarcenter.com.

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