Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform to ignite and harness the passions of fans and maximize the presence and reach for hundreds of partners globally. Optimizing these long-standing partnerships, a database of more than 80 million global consumers and a trusted, recognizable brand name, Fanatics is expanding beyond its position as a global leader for licensed sports merchandise to now becoming a next-gen digital sports platform, featuring an array of offerings for fans across the sports ecosystem.
The Fanatics family of companies currently includes Fanatics Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today’s 24/7 mobile-first economy; Candy Digital, a digital collectibles company that is partnering with prominent sports properties, including MLB and MLBPA, to build an official NFT ecosystem; Fanatics Collectibles, through Topps as a cornerstone of the business, building a new model for the collectibles and trading cards hobby with top leagues and players association partners; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform. Fanatics’ partners include all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA) and hundreds of collegiate and professional teams, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs.
As a market leader with more than 9,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.
At Fanatics, we’re a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride and passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate and support. We recognize that diversity helps drive and foster innovation, and through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality and advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools and resources to feel connected and engaged in who they are and what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.
The Inventory Analyst provides direct support to the Canadian business, working closely with Sales, Production, Vendors, Transportation and Operations group. The role has exposure across many of our internal teams located in the US such as Supply Chain, Sales, Operations, Logistics, Transportation, IT and Finance.
Execute weekly warehouse replenishment based on sales and inventory needs across the Canadian supply chain (Finished Goods and Raw Materials)
Execute purchase orders and track inbound shipments, with providing weekly visibility and exceptions
Review backorders daily and develop action plans to fulfill demand
Maintain consistent and reliable reporting and communication to the field, cross-functional teams and direct reports
Propose unique solutions to complex inventory issues with minimal direction
Analyze historical data and current trends in order to identify risks and opportunities
Provide timely and accurate reporting and summaries including ad hoc requests
Execute weekly and monthly inventory reports
Liaise with sourcing and production teams to ensure orders are executed and delivered on time
Identifies system enhancements, works daily with IT on inventory reconciliations between systems
Monitors weekly, monthly in-bound receipts to ensure alignment with financial targets
Provide pre-post event analysis (buy quantities, sales, sell-through, etc.)
Assist with developing a forecast and plan for all supply chain capacity planning
Provide directions to all Vendors with production scheduling and priorities
Identify and react to fast / slow sellers and develop action plans to optimize inventory levels
Strong business and financial acumen, analytical and problem solving skills
Above average proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other data warehouse / business intelligence tools
3-5 years’ experience within variations of; buying, planning, supply chain-operations.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, team player and solution driven
Ability to stay focused, prioritize, and be results driven in a fast-paced environment
+2 years preferred experience with a large footwear, apparel, sporting goods or consumer products organization with increasing degree of responsibility
University or college degree preferably within business, commerce
Passion for sports, business and people
Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.
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Fanatics is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of Fanatics’ fair labor practices.
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