Inventory Analyst

    • Vernon Hills, IL

Job Description

As part of our Forecasting team, your focus will be to ensure proper inventory levels at each of our 5 distribution centers to maximize customer service levels while minimizing inventory investment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Analyze current inventory levels at distribution centers and plants, identify deficiencies and inefficiencies, make corrections (Stock Transport Orders (STO)), recommendations, and update appropriate parties.
  • Review production schedules, open purchase orders, and process orders to determine actions to take to improve service and balance inventory.
  • Maintain inventory at distribution centers to maximize service level and achieve a 98.5% Customer Service Level.
  • Communicate with distribution centers and plants to ensure shipments are leaving, arriving, and being unloaded in a timely manner.
  • Communicate on any items that will cause a major impact on customer service.
  • Determine if shipments should move via Rail or Over the Road to maintain service while reducing transportation costs.
  • Work with customer service, distribution centers, and plants. Plan on a regular basis in order to ensure that communication is smooth and flows up and downstream.
  • Review open STOs to ensure that they are not past due.
  • Create reports as necessary to track STOs, measure in-transit times, and any other metrics that are currently in place.

Required Skills

  • BS/BA Degree and/or APICS certification desired.
  • 1 to 3 years experience in inventory analysis and planning in a manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of materials requirements planning systems (MRP), SAP experience desired.
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude and attention to detail.
  • Exhibits pride in getting the job done right the first time.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office).
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to identify root cause problems and recommend effective solutions.

Job Location
Vernon Hills, Illinois, United States
Position Type
Street Address

11 East Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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