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Inventory Specialist

Job ID: 16591
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Westlake Village, CA
Date Posted: Jan 29, 2024

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Job Description

Position Summary: Inventory Specialist

Responsible for providing analytics, tracking performance, fulfillment tracking, training, and developing tools and reports that assist Inventory Management and Merchandising teams.

Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Support Inventory Management team sharing knowledge, documentation of best practices, and providing training of Demand Planning, Assortment Planning, Allocation, Category Planning/Forecasting, Fulfilment, and Replenishment systems and process.
  • Collaborate with Category Management and Inventory Management teams to maintain, edit, and publish reports using Excel and MS Access.
  • Create ad hoc and exception reports to support executive requests, providing analytics using KPIs and executive summaries that highlight underperforming/underperforming areas.
  • Document business process and create supportive training materials
  • Champion testing efforts, performing UAT prior to deployment of data fixes, enhancements, and new product releases.
  • Escalate system issues, raising tickets with the appropriate team, providing business ranking and priority.
  • Support inventory management activities to plan, forecast, and track orders to maximize inventory in-stock rates and fill rates for both DCs and stores.
  • Meet deadlines to coordinate system setup for new stores, providing fulfillment tracking of actively ranged SKUs, and provide data entry as needed to coordinate MITs, RTVs, and other transfers.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

About Guitar Center

The Guitar Center Company embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound. Our mission is to develop and nurture lifelong musicians and make a difference in the world by enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the joy that comes from creating music. We believe in putting our customers first, engaging with respect and integrity and fulfilling our mission with passion.

The Guitar Center Company operates through several business divisions. Guitar Center is the world's largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ, and lighting equipment, with more than 290 stores across the United States.  2014 marked the milestone 50th anniversary of the Guitar Center Company as the organization continues to help people make music from coast to coast.   

E-Commerce brands Guitar Center, Musician's Friend and WWBW offer online sales of a broad selection of music products. The Music & Arts division operates more than 220 stores specializing in band & orchestral instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors, and students since 1952. AVDG and GCPro headline the enterprise audio-visual integration business, delivering a best-in-class commercial and residential customer experience.

To join our band, you'll need the following experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree (or 4 years of relevant work experience), preferably in Business, 4 years of relevant work experience in inventory management or similar
  • Skilled proficiency modeling and building complex reports in Excel and Access
  • Skilled proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word and Outlook
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with a focus on organization skills to meet deadlines
  • Fundamental understanding of Business Intelligence and graphical reporting tools, including Microstrategy and Tableau, data mining functions, advanced Excel formulas, Excel pivot tables, and data queries of external databases.

Pay Rate: $66,200- $73,600 K / salary depending on background and experience.

The job posting is not necessarily reflective of actual compensation that may be earned, nor a promise of any specific pay for any specific employee, which is always dependent on actual experience, education, and other factors. The pay range(s) listed are provided in compliance with state specific laws. Pay ranges may be different in other locations

Guitar Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid job‐related requirements.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening. You can request reasonable accommodation by calling 1‐818-735-8800 ext. 2862 or by sending an email to [email protected].

Why join us?

With a career at Guitar Center, you become part of the world's largest multichannel musical instrument retailer. Whether at our Stores, Contact Centers, Distribution Centers, or Support Center, Guitar Center employees have a common goal: to help people find their sound and fill the world with more music.

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Send your resume and cover letter today along with salary expectations!

Guitar Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid jobrelated requirements.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening. You can request a reasonable accommodation by sending an email to [email protected].

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