Inventory Analyst


Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain

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Providence/Cranston, RI - (USA) 1375 Park Avenue Suite 3 RI Cranston , RI 02920

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Job Description

Responsible as subject matter expert for warehouse SOPs, monitoring inventory transactions, correcting and reporting inventory discrepancies, and reporting inventory accuracy levels. Lead root cause analysis and process mapping/improvement events, new item setups and implements slotting changes. Trains team members on WMS/LMS systems, proactively assesses performance through quantitative performance analysis and recommends process improvements. Act as liaison between peers and site management.

Essential Job Duties

* Provides inventory management analysis and recommendations as it relates to new item integration, new item validation and materials, verify new item setups and accuracy of data against item master.

* Works with Inventory, Management, and Cost Accounting teams on recommended changes to item master.

* Acts as a subject matter expert and team trainer in WMS/LMS systems. Train and assist team members in the concepts of inventory control. Serves as a technical resource to others in resolving complex inventory problems, and review the work of site associates.

* Recommends systems and process analysis with coordination of cross-functional departments to implement process improvement initiatives.

* Acts in a leadership role to facilitate groups in process mapping/improvement projects to address process opportunities.

* Executes storage slotting for existing and new inventory items.

* Audits warehouse/ production SOPs related to WMS/LMS.

* Analyzes published reports to communicate inventory accuracy to site, including current gaps and opportunities for improvement to include WMS/LMS, service levels, damages, aged inventory and space utilization.

* Facilitates inventory accuracy in accordance with financial and regulatory guidance by monitoring and enforcing SOPs.

* Performs daily cycle counts according to schedule and in accordance with prescribed directives.

* May perform other duties as required.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

* Research and analyze complex inventory problems, identify root cause, and drive institutional corrections to prevent recurring issues.

* Ability to understand and follow appropriate handling, storage, and safety requirements of stored products.

* Effective communication skills required (this role requires communicating with many different team members and departments)

* Strong proven mathematical aptitude

* Ability to foster strong working relationships with peers, work teams and site leadership.

* Ability to type and enter data via personal computers

* Must have a valid driver's license.

* Maintaining organized and accurate records of inventory data and information.

Education and Experience

High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of 3 years of warehousing experience with WMS/LMS systems (JDA/Red Prairie preferred); proficiency in using Microsoft Office Excel required.

Associate's Degree in Business or related field with experience in finance/accounting preferred and familiarity with ERP systems preferred.