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Merchandise Planning Analyst (Swig Life)

Location: Richmond
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Swig Life is a woman owned and operated lifestyle brand based out of Richmond Virginia. We design and produce premium insulated drinkware and coolers with women in mind. We believe that your water bottle, travel tumbler and insulated cooler are each a reflection of your personal style, and this inspires us to produce premium products in designs women love, whether for themselves or for a gift.

Swig Life believes that our people are our strength, and we are looking for ambitious individuals that bring fresh and innovative thinking to our team. Swig Life--- is on a rapid growth trajectory and it is truly an exciting time to be a part in this journey. As the business grows, we are seeking smart, creative, and experienced individuals to join our talented team! Key attributes and qualities we are looking for in candidates for all open roles: embrace an entrepreneurial spirit, innovative and solution-oriented, adaptable and resilient, best-practices methodology, team oriented with a lean-in attitude, highest standards for execution, and a high level of accountability.

The MERCHANDISE PLANNING ANALYST will be responsible for the management of all master data and tracking for all inventory items, ensuring item details are accurate across all locations and systems. Our products are sold through independent retailers, our Swig Life retail site ( and wholesale website (, and other online retail partners. The position is a key support role within the company that will work closely with the leaders of our planning, supply chain, finance, and product teams to help improve operations, better leverage inventory, and improve the decision-making process using data and information. This position requires an individual that is well-organized, detail-oriented, and process-driven to setup and manage inventory across multiple locations within our ERP system to meet the needs of our internal teams and ultimately our customers

Own setting up all inventory items across multiple systems, ensuring all necessary details are collected from cross functional teams and maintained accurately
Maintain the company sku file that houses all item level details including cost, price, and production specifications.
Update, maintain, and share a daily inventory tracking document that accounts for available inventory in all locations.
Analyze and communicate sku level ETAs of inbound inventory to the necessary internal teams
Highlight areas of concern or opportunity for leadership team based on changes to inventory in transit, customer orders, etc.
Responsible for reviewing, analyzing & adjusting inventory daily across multiple systems.
Allocate and transfer inventory between NetSuite locations daily depending on business needs
Reconcile and report month-end inventory with warehouse system, investigating all inventory differences and highlighting areas of opportunity to improve inventory tracking and management
Act as main point of contact for all inventory related transactions in NetSuite ERP system.

4-year degree preferred, preferably in business operations or supply chain management
3-5 years' experience in inventory management, warehousing, supply chain planning, or related analytical role
Expert proficiency in Excel required - lookups, pivot tables, complex formulas, robust document creation and maintenance
Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills with a strong attention to detail
Working knowledge of ERP and data warehouse tools
NetSuite highly desired
Experience with tracking Inventory KPIs
Strong project management skills in support of cross-functional team activities
Ability to independently problem solve and present recommendations

Keywords: EMERGING BLUE, Richmond , Merchandise Planning Analyst (Swig Life), Professions , Richmond, Virginia

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