Title:  VMI Analyst


Title: Inventory Analyst

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Status: Full-time

Department: Supply Chain

Location: Smithfield, RI

Job Purpose:

The Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Analyst will be responsible for generating customer replenishment orders to improve retailer sales and achieve inventory goals. The Analyst will perform extensive analysis and engage in external and internal customer collaboration to achieve these objectives.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Generate daily and/or weekly replenishment orders using the FGX VMI replenishment system.
  • Ensure there are no POS data integrity issues prior to generating VMI orders.
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of all VMI parameters, calculations and data feeds as they pertain to the accurate generation of replenishment orders.
  • Publish and distribute VMI in-stock percentages, weeks of supply, percent to fixture and other metrics which track the status of VMI performance.
  • Recommend system enhancements to achieve on-going improvements to the overall VMI process.
  • Work in partnership with Demand and Supply Planning to implement store volume group and item changes to model stock quantities.
  • Analyze and establish seasonal store volume groups for managing replenishment. Ensure VMI store volume groups are closely aligned with the service frequency schedule where applicable.
  • Identify underperforming stores and coordinate a remedy based on gathering a status of the store from the field service organization.
  • Identify inventory integrity issues with every store item combination and resolve by coordinating an update to the stores on-hands.
  • Monitor each account's ship-to-POS ratio by item summary and by store summary and reconcile against current on-hands being reported.
  • Provide analysis and reports in support of daily business needs on an ad-hoc basis.

The role is 100% remote, and you'll work from 8 AM to 4:30 PM. Initially there will be no travel but there may be occasional travel in the future.



  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 0 - 2 years of professional experience in a related field, such as inventory management or replenishment. Co-op or internship experience is helpful.
  • Strong analytical and financial acumen.
  • Demonstrated professionalism and the ability to interact with internal and external customers across all levels of an organization.
  • Must possess the ability to prepare, analyze and interpret operational reports.
  • Proficient with MS Office programs with intermediate Excel knowledge.

Additional Competencies:

  • Organizing - Can marshal resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner.
  • Action Oriented - Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others.
  • Technical Skills - Picks up on technical things quickly; can learn new skills and knowledge; is good at learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge; does well in technical courses and seminars.


Ability to demonstrate, uphold, support, and model the Essilor Values:

  • Working Together
  • Innovation
  • Respect & Trust
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Diversity

About Us

FGX International Inc., the world’s leading designer and marketer of non-prescription reading glasses and value priced sunglasses is a wholly owned subsidiary of Essilor. The company is headquartered in Smithfield, Rhode Island with approximately 800 full-time and 3,500 part-time employees. FGX has built a portfolio of highly-recognized, well-known eyewear brands including Foster Grant®, Magnivision®, Gargoyles®, Anarchy®, Corinne McCormack®, SolarShield® and SolarComfort®. We also hold licenses for legendary brands such as Ironman, Body Glove, Field & Stream™ and Rawlings®.


Essilor is the world leader in ophthalmic optics with products distributed in more than 100 countries. The Group designs, manufactures and markets an extensive range of vision care solutions that help to correct, protect and prevent risks to the visual health. The Group's human and societal commitment to making better vision accessible to all is what drives the 61,000 Essilor people every day. Its flagship brands are Varilux®, Crizal®, EyezenTM, Transitions®, Definity®, Xperio®, Optifog™, Foster Grant®, Bolon® and Costa®.



Nearest Major Market: Providence
Nearest Secondary Market: Rhode Island