Posted on: May 7, 2019 | Job#: 280165

Analyst, Inventory Strategy & Analytics

Full-time | Two Folsom, San Francisco, CA, US 94105

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About Banana Republic

Banana Republic was founded with an explorer’s spirit and a desire to venture to new places, beyond the boundaries of the everyday. Our clothing is designed for a life with no boundaries.

We travel near and far in search of the finest materials and fabric innovations to infuse style with substance, because we believe that what you wear should open a world of possibilities. And the people that make up Banana Republic share the same qualities as our brand: curious, connected, undaunted by boundaries. Sound like you? Join us for the adventure of what’s next. 

About the role

The Inventory Strategy group designs, creates, and implements inventory optimization capabilities that enable Banana Republic to manage business in a localized manner throughout the product lifecycle. Projects are designed to create sustainable competitive advantages that generate significant financial return and enhance the consumer experience. The Analyst is primarily responsible for providing research, analysis, and support for identifying, evaluating, and capturing strategic opportunities.

He or she will own and manage small projects or parts of larger initiatives, including identification of key issues, work planning, analysis, development of conclusions, and presentation of findings.

What you'll do

  • Assist in the development and implementation of inventory management / supply chain initiatives that support overall company and brand goals.

  • Support inventory management planners by managing key system inputs, identifying areas for improvement, and collaborating on adjustments to support business strategies

  • Examine organizational decision behavior, efficiency and outcomes relative to the initial strategies and apply learnings.

  • Provide research, analysis and support for identifying, evaluating and resolving strategic opportunities.

  • Proactively surface and communicate business issues to develop best practices and requirements for inventory management processes.

  • Prepare presentation materials and assist in presenting findings to all levels of management.

Who you are

  • Minimum 1 year of experience, preferably with retail industry.

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with exceptional ability to create structured analyses from disparate sources of information.

  • Strong oral, written and formal presentation skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas in simple ways to all levels of the organization.

  • Experience with strategic and quantitative analysis – ability to gather and interpret data.

  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills.

  • Capable of navigating through ambiguous projects with limited guidance.

  • Execution and results focused, with emphasis on on-time delivery.

  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with teams.

  • Ability to drive results across simultaneous projects under tight time pressures.

  • Experience with Essbase data management system, SQL, Python, Microsoft Excel & VBA/Macros a plus

  • BA/BS with emphasis on business administration, economics, research/management science or related field.

Benefits at Banana Republic

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
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*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. In 2016, Gap Inc. was named one of the Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign for the thirteeth consecutive year and was the sole winner of the Catalyst award for equality in the workplace in 2016.

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