Inventory Planning Analyst
Company: HD Supply
Posted on: April 3, 2021
Company Overview HD Supply (www.hdsupply.com) is one of the largest
industrial distributors in North America. The company provides a
broad range of products and value-add services to approximately
300,000 customers with leadership positions in maintenance, repair
and operations. Through 44 distribution centers, in the U.S. and
Canada, the company's approximately 5,500 associates provide
localized, customer-driven services including will call,
direct-ship options, diversified logistics and innovative solutions
that contribute to its customers' success. With an active
commitment to the communities in which we operate, HD Supply
associates are part of a thriving organization that supports the
virtues of wellness, diversity and inclusion - all of which are top
priorities for the company. Equally as important is empowering our
associates to grow professionally while providing competitive
benefits and compensation. If you're ready to find a rewarding
career and achieve your full potential with a growing industry
leader, HD Supply is ready for you! Job Description &
Qualifications Job Summary Responsible for category inventory
management across the enterprise. Responsible for creating
replenishment strategies, executing SKU transitions, maintaining
network balance through parameters, and collaborating with internal
and external cross functional partners. Major Tasks,
Responsibilities, and Key Accountabilities
- Leverages SAP and other systems to execute -day to day-
inventory control, in order to consistently achieve fill rates
while minimizing Inventory days on hand across the global supply
chain. Identifies and prioritizes root causes of fill rate issues
and excess inventory, and drives corrective actions and control
mechanisms across cross-functional teams.
- Utilizes and monitors exception reports and daily analytics for
all business metrics; taking appropriate and timely action to
prevent stock outs, minimize DOH, and expedite delivery to fill
- Develops and executes inventory strategy for new SKU
introductions, discontinued SKU reductions and dispositions,
customer-specific inventory positions, direct import SKU sets, and
seasonal inventory requirements. Audits product master data (e.g.,
UoM, vendor SKU number, case quantity) to ensure accuracy.
- Partners with Inventory Analytics and Merchandising teams to
proactively identify fill rate and excess inventory issues, and
execute respective corrective actions as needed.
- Partners with Demand Management to align inventory system
controls (EOQ, min/max, safety stock, velocity rankings) with
business objectives. Analyzes and communicates impact of proposed
- Manages supplier relations and partners with supplier to
address fill rate, lead time, damaged in-transit issues and
supplier return process. Creates import orders based on
- Collaborates with Merchandising, Sales, Marketing, Inventory,
and Finance to incorporate the on-boarding of new products,
retirement of old products, customer-specific inventory
requirements, regulatory changes, and promotions into the demand
planning process and recommendations.
- Supports and executes aged, obsolete and excess inventory
reduction strategies - RTV, -fire sale-, contests, transfers,
scrap, liquidation, donation, etc. Analyzes forward buys to reduce
exposure to excess inventory on hand. Nature and Scope
- Demonstrates skill in data analysis techniques by resolving
missing/incomplete information and inconsistencies/anomalies in
more complex research/data.
- Nature of work requires increasing independence; receives
guidance only on unusual, complex problems or issues. Work review
typically involves periodic review of output by a supervisor and/or
direct customers of the process.
- May provide general guidance/direction to or train junior level
support or professional personnel. Work Environment
- Typically located in a comfortable indoor area. There may be
regular exposure to mild physical discomfort from factors, such as
dust, fumes or odors, temperature extremes, loud noise, strong
drafts, or bright lights.
- Most of the time is spent sitting in the same position or
standing/walking and/or there is some requirement to lift or handle
material or equipment of moderate weight (8-20 pounds).
- Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
Education and Experience
- Typically requires BS/BA in a related discipline. Generally 2-5
years of experience in a related field OR MS/MA and generally 2-4
years of experience in a related field. Certification is required
in some areas. Preferred Qualifications & Job Specific Details
- 1-3 years experience in inventory or operations.
- Bachelor's degree in Logistics, Industrial Engineering,
Information Systems, Supply Chain Management or Transportation
- Demonstrated work experience performing inventory control
- Demonstrated capabilities working on large scale inventory
initiatives. PRID PRID142 Job Locations US-GA-Marietta Job ID
2021-42207 Business Unit Facilities Maintenance Functional Area
Manufacturing Remote Position? No Position Type Full-Time Posting
Location : Postal Code 30062 HD Supply is an Equal Opportunity
Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veteran and
Affirmative Action Employer. HD Supply considers for employment and
hires qualified candidates without regard to age, race, religion,
color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national
origin, ancestry, citizenship, protected veteran or disability
status or any factor prohibited by law.
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