• Food Lion, LLC
  • Scarborough , ME
  • Retail
  • Full-Time
  • 5 Foley Farm Rd

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Analyst II Replenishment - Retail Business Services
Positions Available
Operating Company
Retail Business Services
Full/Part Time Status
FLSA Status
Exempt (Salary)
145 Pleasant Hill Rd
Retail Business Services, LLC, is the services company of Ahold
Delhaize USA, currently providing services to six East Coast grocery
brands, including Food Lion, Giant Food, GIANT/MARTIN'S, Hannaford and
Stop & Shop, as well as the country s largest online grocery retailer,
Retail Business Services leverages the scale of the local brands to
drive synergies and provides industry-leading expertise, insights and
analytics to local brands to support their strategies with services
including Commercial Services and Strategy, Operations, Information
Technology, Financial Services, Legal Services, Communications, Supply
Chain and People Systems and Services.
Job Title: Analyst II Replenishment
Job Location: Scarborough, ME
Position Summary: Primary responsibilities include attaining vendor to
warehouse fill rate goals (VFR) and warehouse to retail service level
targets (WSL). This role also has direct responsibility of managing
inventory days of supply objectives (DOS), achieving obsolete
inventory (OBI) and on shelf availability (OSA) targets, for Non
Perishable warehoused products for the assigned Brand(s) at the vendor
level. This role is the primary interface to 3rd Party and CPG Supply
Chain partners.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage daily inventory levels across multiple product categories
(branded and private label), multiple distribution centers and Brands
to ensure product availability (warehouse to store service level) at
best net cost for turn, seasonal and promotion, company established
turnover and working capital targets. This also includes timely new
item fulfillment and end of life inventory run down on both everyday
items and in & out products (e.g. shippers/pallet mods/seasonal
Monitor and ensure timely execution of all planned product
allocations as needed.
Analyzes shipment forecasts to develop purchase orders to insure
best pricing across inventory demands.
Balance pricing, delivery and holding costs to develop product
purchase orders that achieve optimal ordering quantity.
Analyze inventory logistic opportunities, identifying and
implementing strategies to reduce inbound sorting, and staging
transportation costs.
Interface with Third Party distributors and suppliers to achieve
targeted inventory turns and freshness goals.
Address issues resulting in non movement of inventory, process
return to vendor on overstocks and discontinued items.
Work with merchandising group to develop a plan to address
overstocks and left over sale excess inventory.
Work with suppliers, quality control, supply chain operations, store
divisional operations, and Risk Management to address product
availability, freshness, and product transition issues, as well as
recalls and market withdrawals.
Focus on new vendors by reviewing expectations on procedures,
communication and performance.
Analyze vendor delivery on-time and fill rate performance
opportunities. Improve performance by working with the vendor,
category, and Logistics. Recommend strategies to internal Category and
Logistics teams for holding vendor accountable for failure to meet
Evaluate and execute forward buys and other price protection
Stay informed on commodity or other supplier issues that impact
category sales. Anticipate and act on supplier issues, seasonal
changes, natural disasters, crop conditions, and manufacturing issues
ensuring efficient order quantities.
Build and maintain positive relationships with internal (Category,
Brand, Distribution Centers, Logistics, Trucking, Retail, Private
Brand) and external (vendors, brokers) customers.
Provide timely communication to necessary parties related to
inventory transactions, resolving issues, short-term out of stocks,
and responding to questions via phone, email, and online applications.
Collaborate with Forecast Analysts to explain and identify forecast
variance and provide additional information around marketing
strategies, special promotions, and anticipated influences to sales
that are not likely to be identified through system-driven exception
Determine root cause of supply continuity issues and lead efforts
for resolution.
Communicate ongoing supplier and 3rd party supply issues to
merchandising and Brands as needed.
Serve as the primary point of contact to address and resolve
replenishment supply chain issues impacting distribution,
merchandising, suppliers, transportation and the stores. Research and
resolve product availability issues, late deliveries, purchase order
discrepancies, freshness issues, etc.
Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills, both written
and verbal.
Highly self-motivated, goal oriented, and works well under pressure.
Ability to independently identify problems and propose solutions
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with excellent
follow-up and attention to detail
Able to apply critical thinking when solving problems and making
Able to operate in a fast-paced environment
Customer focused
Solid understanding of supply chain networks
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Associated topics: inventory, merchandise, merchandiser, merchandising, procurement, retail merchandiser, stocking, supply chain, warehouse, warehouse associate

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