Inventory Analyst

| Chicago
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Company Overview:

At the Catch Company, our purpose is to rescue people from the indoors and connect them one of America’s largest sporting industries: fishing. Our approach is built on five pillars:

  1. Delight the customer
  2. Digital first
  3. Brand matters (a lot)
  4. Go vertical (we make many of the products we feature)
  5. Data, data, data

Using these pillars, we’re building the premier digital shopping experience that introduces anglers to the best new gear and lifestyle apparel and we are looking for exceptionally talented people to help make that vision a reality. In addition to being talented, our team members are honest, curious, take action and always seek to leave things better than they found them. If that sounds like you, we would love to meet you.

Position Overview:

The Inventory Analyst role is a great new opportunity at Catch Company that is integral to support our main businesses. The Analyst will work closely with operations, customer support, business development and brand teams and will be critical to our mission to provide customers with the best shopping experience in the fishing industry.

What you will do:

  • Analyze and reconcile inventory needs across our three businesses (Mystery Tackle Box, Karl’s Bait & Tackle, brand)
    • Develop a demand planning system that will capture all forecasts from businesses and allocate inventory accordingly
    • Monitor incoming inventory and report and resolve product shortages
    • Actualize and investigate inventory status changes
  • Track and manage key inventory performance indicators
  • Own project management of external vendor onboardings and being the point of contact for vendor issues
  • Assist in developing processes, procedures and training to ensure inventory and planning systems are consistent

What makes this a special opportunity:

  • We are a dynamic early-stage startup with tons of momentum (ranked #435 on the 2017 Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies)
  • We place a premium on building a great culture made up of great people
  • You will work with and learn from experienced leaders who have a track record of building successful companies
  • We are based in Chicago’s West Loop (one of the best restaurant neighborhoods in the world), with easy access to all major public transportation systems

What experience you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-3 years of data, ecommerce, B2B and/or inventory management experience
  • Analytical, comfort with large datasets and challenging assumptions
  • Experience in Excel required (able to analyze large datasets, use index-match and pivot tables)
  • Track record of being very organized, detail oriented, and balancing multiple priorities
  • Experience working with multiple teams and being able to communicate effectively
  • Strong ability to problem solve independently

What will make you successful:

  • Curiosity: Always seeking to understand “why". Always looking to make things better
  • Passion: You are driven by a love for what you do
  • Optimism: The ability to bounce back quickly when something doesn’t work
  • Action: Knowing when to shift from planning to doing
  • Honesty: Transparency with customers, partners and teammates
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Data-driven mindset


  • "Take what you need" PTO Policy
  • 4 additional paid days off specifically to enjoy the outdoors
  • Flexible working schedule
  • Ability to work from home if there is a need
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance - We cover 85% of your premium and 50% for dependents
  • Health Savings Account
  • 401(K) plan
  • Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits
  • Unlimited fruit snacks

Unfortunately, visa sponsorship is not available at this time.

Catch Co. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other protected status.

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We are located in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood across the street from the French Market and Ogilvie Transportation Center.
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