Inventory Strategist

  • Atlanta, Georgia, 30339


The Inventory Strategist works within Supply Chain and is responsible for partnering with merchandising and store operations to develop, implement and execute inventory strategies that maximize sales and inventory productivity for Floor & Decor. In order to maximize sales and inventory productivity, it is critical that the Strategist maintain appropriate in-stock positions in both the stores and distribution centers for all SKUs. The Strategist will work closely with merchants, stores, vendors, logistics, distribution, and the Asian souring office (ASO) to accomplish team goals.

The Strategist is responsible for creating and maintaining accurate SKU forecasts, developing the inventory & replenishment strategy, managing replenishment parameters for each SKU & location to execute the strategy, achieving targeted in-stock levels & planned inventory turns and developing recommendations to improve inventory productivity.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent preferred
  • Critical thinking skills to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions
  • Strong self-starter with ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be detail-oriented and organized
  • Action-oriented and accountable for responsibilities
  • Ability to adapt well in a dynamic retail corporate environment
  • Proficient in MS Office applications especially Excel
  • E3 forecasting and replenishment solution knowledge is a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management
  • Possess excellent customer service skills and work well under pressure
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills

Essential Functions

  • Develop the inventory and replenishment strategy for assigned SKUs and locations
  • Participate in product line reviews and partner with merchandising and stores teams to     influence the product assortment to maximize in-stocks and inventory turns
  • Recommend opportunities to both merchandising and regional merchandising to adjust visual presentation settings and job size parameters to maximize inventory turns and sales
  • Focus on maintaining higher in stock for Top SKUs in area of responsibility
  • Keep Running Line Program SKUs in stock at each store while minimizing inventory investment in order to maximize inventory productivity
  • Generate sales forecasts for new and existing items, improving accuracy over time.
  • Identify root cause drivers of poor in-stocks and turnover and provide actions steps to improve results
  • Partner with stores on forecast and replenishment settings as well as manual order needs.
  • Produce necessary allocations and own purchase order responsibility from domestic and import vendors to keep both the distribution centers and stores in stock
  • Collaborate with vendors to improve on-time and complete shipments
  • Reduce discontinued inventory investment to <10% for their area of responsibility through collaboration with both merchandising and regional merchandising
  • Recommend strategies to minimize inventory investment to improve Turns and ensure compliance to the company's "Open to Buy" constraints.

Working Conditions (travel, hours, environment)

  • Limited local travel may be required.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to a warehouse environment and moving vehicles.  The noise level in the work environment is typically moderate.

Physical/Sensory Requirements

Sedentary Work – Ability to exert 10 - 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.

Note:  Floor & Decor considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital or familial status, veteran status, or based on any other class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  Floor & Decor also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local law.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer at its sole discretion.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Floor & Decor is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equal opportunity for all associates and applicants.  F&D recruits, hires, trains, promotes, compensates and administers all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law.

This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, testing, screening, hiring, selection for training, upgrading, transfer, demotion, layoff, discipline, termination, compensation, benefits and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.  This policy and the law prohibit employment discrimination against any associate or applicant on the basis of any legally protected status outlined above.

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Benefits & Rewards

  • Bonus opportunities at every level
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Relocation opportunities across the country
  • 401k with discretionary company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Corporate Discount Programs
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and other Insurance Plans (subject to eligibility criteria)

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