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Replenishment Analyst

Department: Merchandising
Status: Full Time
Location: Watsonville, CA


The Replenishment Analyst is responsible for five key processes. Promotions including verifying on-time availability of promotional product and stock levels, execution of West Marine’s Store-Level Inventory Management (SLIM) system, purchasing all ad product, and reviewing forecasts. The Replenishment Analyst is responsible for assuring proofing accuracy on all promotional media. Vendor Management including managing monthly and quarterly vendor collaborative calls, preparation for those calls, monitoring vendor compliance for shipping performance, and recommending initiatives for better vendor performance. The Replenishment Analyst provides support to his or her Assistant Category Manager on invoice (AP) reconciliation issues between West Marine and his or her vendors. Manage Assortments by ensuring accurate setup and management of West Marine’s automated replenishment systems, and managing item/store start and stop date execution. Management of product lifecycle by executing plans for product transitions and ensuring accurate setup and management of West Marine’s automated replenishment systems. Inventory management by monitoring and managing order fulfillment from vendors, reviewing forecast variance exception reports to understand trends and changes in the business, and ensuring that service levels are maintained.

  • Planning and executing merchandise availability for promotions
  • Managing suppliers collaboratively to improve vendor shipping and compliance
  • Managing product purchase, accurate forecasts and set up of replenishing items
  • Executing plans for product transitions
  • Managing to trends, forecast exceptions to insure high in stock service levels


A qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in business or related field with experience in a retail buying environment or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience preferred. Candidate must have strong analytical, organizational, communication and negotiation skills. He or she will have knowledge of merchandising and replenishment principles, practices, and procedures. Must be familiar with MS Office products. Experience in E3/JDA preferred.


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