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Merchandise Distribution Analyst

FIND YOUR FIT with Payless ShoeSource as a Merchandise Distribution Analyst.

You know who you are. And you know what moves you. That's why your chosen career should fit you as well as your favorite pair of shoes, every step of the way. And that's what makes a career with Payless ShoeSource the perfect fit for you.

NOTE: This position is available for June 2018

The major portion of the Merchandise Distribution Analyst's responsibility is to ensure productive levels of inventory across unique store groupings. The analyst will work closely with the Merchandise Planning teams to execute departmental strategies. The analyst will be assigned to a specific product category (such as Athletics, Dress, Casuals, Boots/Sandals or Accessories) and will be responsible for monitoring inventory levels for

In addition, the Merchandise Distribution Analyst participates in an organization of 3-6 associates to:
  • Create an environment to spur analytical curiosity of the performance and trend of product
  • Drive continuous self-improvement to better meet the needs of our customers
Job Responsibilities:
  • Determine where product is allocated based on inventory availability, sales trend and store capacity.

  • Analyze sales patterns by lot and size to adjust current store inventory flow and provide recommendations for future size buys

  • Review inventory by size in the Distribution Center and on order to ensure appropriate inventory flow

  • Monitors key strategy initiatives including, superstores, Elite stores, and other inventory reserves daily to ensure adequate inventory levels - quantity and size. Maintains reserves and plans future reserves.

  • Monitors sales and manage appropriate inventory levels for key stores on a weekly basis

  • Track promotional/feature items and specific purchase orders to insure inventory in store to drive promotional sales

  • Initiate and provide business analysis to maximize sales, inventory and margin

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field (Major GPA of 3.2 or above)

  • Previous retail experience preferred

  • Strong sense of urgency and attention to detail

  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced ever changing work environment as well as a collaborative team atmosphere.

  • Combination of strong analytical and communication skills

  • Technical skills including Microsoft Excel and Access
Payless ShoeSource is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This business uses E-Verify in its hiring practices to achieve a lawful workforce.

Payless ShoeSource is the 2nd largest specialty family footwear retailer in the Western Hemisphere, offering a wide range of shoes and accessory items at affordable prices for every member of the family. The company’s mission is simple: Become the first choice for style and value in footwear and accessories for our customers. Payless has more than 2,500 stores in more than 30 countries and was founded in 1956 in Topeka, KS. where its global headquarters remains today.

Being located in Topeka, KS, facilitates easy travel to all parts of the country. And, Topeka enjoys close proximity to Kansas City and Lawrence, home of the University of Kansas, providing our Associates with multiple communities in which to reside.