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Business Analyst - Menards On Site Analyst - Eau Claire, WI

Location:  Eau Claire, WI, US, 54703
Company:  Oldcastle Architectural


Job ID:  123547


Oldcastle Lawn & Garden, a division of Oldcastle, is one of the largest manufacturers of bagged and bulk decorative mulch, soil, stone, and limestone products in the nation with over 40 production facilities.  We take pride in serving a diverse group of customers including independent garden centers, mass retailers, landscapers, contractors, and homeowners.


Job Description


Oldcastle Lawn and Garden Division is searching for an experienced Business Analyst to provide analytical and application support for specific areas in order to deliver results that improve sales and supply chain performance.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Responsible for collecting and analyzing data for sales trends and forecasting purposes
  • Perform category or program analysis to improve business results
  • Participate in weekly meetings with Menards inventory analyst to identify issues and strategies. Coordinate with the demand planning team to improve forecast visibility & accuracy using POS data.
  •  Providing detailed inventory analysis, identifying problem forecasts or in-stock issues and proactively communicating issues with corrective actions to ensure meeting customer in-stock target at store level minimizing out-of-stocks.
  • Works directly with the demand planner, customer and sales account team to align forecasts and receive important promotion or event information that will impact the supply chain.
  • Drive improvements of Menards monthly vendor scorecard metrics. Communicates progress on key customer scorecard measures; including onsite vendor auto report, out of stocks, and Ad tracker, to all internal and customer stakeholders. Accountable for recommendations and action plans for improvements
  • Collaborative Planning process - Provides input and recommendations for the planning process integrating customer specific data for sales trends, new items, mix changes and promotional item performance including tracking to ensure stores have sufficient inventory coverage and product on order
  • Utilize software packages such as Space Planning to analyze plan-o-gram performance and create strategies for growth
  • Supply category assistance such as Modular/Prospace Planning, Line Review Analysis, and Promotional Analysis


Requirements / Education Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution or equivalent in training, experience, and education
  • 2 years’ experience relating to logistics or supply chain, planning, scheduling, and logistics concepts within DIY / Hardware / Home Improvement Industry
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends as required  
  • Experience and understanding of the retail marketplace is desired 
  • Advanced analytical experience to identify market trends, gap analysis, and space to sales 
  • Advanced computer skills (Excel, Prospace, PowerPoint, Access) 
  • Strong project management and multi-tasking skills with the ability to drive competing priorities
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, project planning and leadership skills


What Oldcastle Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About Oldcastle


Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Oldcastle is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the Oldcastle family!


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Lawn and Garden is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Nearest Major Market: Eau Claire

Job Segment: Supply, Demand Planner, Supply Chain, Technical Support, Project Manager, Operations, Technology

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