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Inventory Planning Analyst

Company: Carvana
Location: Tempe
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

About CarvanaAt Carvana, we sell cars, but we are not salespeople. We have made it our mission to create a hassle-free way for people to buy and sell cars. We saw a huge problem with how much of a headache it is to buy a car the traditional way, so we committed ourselves to put customer satisfaction at the core of our business, we have built a no-pressure, no-haggle online car buying experience that saves our customers time and money. Customers can search through thousands of vehicles online, see full 360-degree views of both the interior and exterior of the vehicles before deciding to go through the purchasing process. For more information on Carvana and our mission, sneak a peek at our company introduction video.About the positionThis individual contributor position will use their analytic expertise to advise on inventory management and pricing of Carvana's vast inventory of vehicles. This position conducts comparative analysis of internal and external performance reports and provides the insights and action plans to ensure the vehicle categories support projected sales and margin forecasts.What you'll be doing

  • Conduct macro-level intelligence analyses (e.g., mix, pricing, strategy, new models/features) to evaluate Carvana's competitive position and identify potential areas for growth.
  • Forecast expected Retail GPU for future years, quarters, and months and monitor current month performance to provide guidance on strategy
  • Improve upon our existing margin modeling by developing a more nuanced understanding of how to forecast specific cost and revenue drivers.
  • Develop reports that augment our current processes and decision making, particularly in support of the Category Analysts.
  • Work closely with the Senior Manager of Inventory Planning and Analytics to identify areas of opportunity and partner cross-functionally to drive change.
  • Ensure Segment diversity and mix on Carvana.com, and recommend changes to purchasing, pricing, and merchandising to match our online mix to customers' preferences.
  • Recommend additional changes across the business that improve overall performance in line with financial / operational forecasts and Carvana strategies.
  • Consistently exercise independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance. What the Job RequiresTo be able to do your job at Carvana, there are some basic requirements we want to share with you.
    • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in Statistics, Business Management, Market Research, Finance or Economics.
    • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in category and inventory management, preferably in an eCommerce or digitally-oriented organization.
    • Strong analytical skills. Proficiency in SQL preferred, but not required.
    • Ability to work cross-functionally with engineering, data science, and business teams and communicate across them in a clear and concise manner understood by all.
    • Ability to synthesize complex data from multiple sources into insights and recommendations.
    • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to work in an office environment, with extensive use of computers.
    • Ability to sit for up to eight hours per day. This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.What we'll offer in return
      • Full-Time Salary Position.
      • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits.
      • 401K with company match.
      • A multitude of perks including student loan payments, discounts on vehicles, benefits for your pets, and much more.
      • A great wellness program to keep you healthy and happy both physically and mentally.
      • Access to opportunities to expand your skill set and share your knowledge with others across the organization.
      • A company culture of promotions from within, with a start-up atmosphere allowing for varied and rapid career development.
      • A seat in one of the fastest-growing companies in the country.Other requirementsTo be able to do your job at Carvana, there are some basic requirements we want to share with you.
        • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English.Of course, we'll make any reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their jobs. Legal stuffHiring is contingent upon passing a complete background check. This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship.Carvana is an equal employment opportunity employer. All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Carvana also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Keywords: Carvana, Tempe , Inventory Planning Analyst, Professions , Tempe, Arizona

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