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Senior Analyst, Inventory Planning Strategy

Boston, MA
Supply Chain & Logistics - CastleGate

Job Description

Senior Analyst, Inventory Planning Strategy


Wayfair is looking for a driven analyst with strong attention-to-detail, a strategic mindset, and effective communication skills to join the Inventory Planning function. This team is at the forefront of building an innovative, scalable business strategy for Wayfair to support business growth of 3-4x. You will be part of a team that partners with suppliers to grow their business with Wayfair. You will develop insights to influence their product assortment, production, supply chain and operations. Other focus areas include financial analysis and decision-making related to inventory purchasing, managing excess inventory, promotional buys and improving overall inventory efficiency. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and execute strategies to optimize sales, turns, in-stock rates, and network balance
  • Create replenishment orders reflective of supplier goals
  • Communicate with suppliers to ensure follow-through on replenishment orders and inventory commitments and to develop sustainable, long-term strategies to grow the business
  • Monitor key performance indicators and drive corrective action
  • Manage efficient inbound inventory flows and health, including forecasting, purchasing, and removing aged inventory
  • Drive root cause analysis/reporting on operational issues, developing action plans and project managing improvements
  • Conduct ad hoc analyses and build advanced reporting using SQL and Excel to drive decisions
  • Align Wayfair teams (Operations, Promotions, Category Management, etc.) to ensure strong supplier execution and to understand and manage the demand drivers that impact growth
  • Support initiatives to drive improvements in the Inventory Planning systems, data, and processes



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or a Supply Chain/Operations discipline
  • 1-3 years of experience in operations, retail, engineering, consulting, strategy or finance
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Office required
  • Proficiency with SQL (or a system of equal complexity) required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • High attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously

About Wayfair:

Wayfair Inc. offers an extensive selection of home furnishings and décor across all styles and price points. The Wayfair family of sites includes:

  • Wayfair, an online destination for all things home
  • Joss & Main, where beautiful furniture and finds meet irresistible savings
  • AllModern, unbelievable prices on everything modern
  • Birch Lane, a collection of classic furnishings and timeless home décor
  • Perigold, unparalleled access to the finest home décor and furnishings

Wayfair generated $4.3 billion in net revenue for the twelve months ended September 30, 2017. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 6,800 people.

Interested in learning more? Please visit our official CastleGate website! http://www.castlegatefulfillment.com/partner_services.php

And for more information, check out this video showcasing the inner workings of our CastleGate Fulfillment network!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/4ChIwUySYhs  Tag: SCL-CG
Requisition ID: 19849