Title:  Analyst - Vendor Managed Inventory


Analyst - Vendor Managed Inventory



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 in an effort to achieve these objectives.



Department: Supply Chain

Reporting to: VMI Manager



Smithfield, RI



  • 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 percents, 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 accounts 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.



  • All employees have a responsibility to contribute to the Group’s sustainability and in doing so ensure that we can continue to fulfill our mission of improving lives by improving sight.
  • All business decisions and actions must serve and be in line with the Group’s sustainability goals and mission



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 0 - 2 years of professional experience in a related field. 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.




  • 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

Nearest Major Market: Providence
Nearest Secondary Market: Rhode Island