Position title
Inventory Analyst/Demand Planner
Employee Classification: Exempt, Full-time, Non-union
Reports To: VP of Supply Chain
Job Summary

The Inventory Analyst/Demand Planner is responsible to evaluate, plan, and monitor specific inventory levels for both domestic and import product lines in coordination with demand forecast, sales objectives, and financial goals.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Analyzes, manages, and maintains inventory levels in alignment with desired days of inventory on hand.
  • Updates demand forecast spreadsheets with latest sales information daily.
  • Identifies any potential inventory issues daily and works with Procurement.
  • Collaborates with the Sr. Sales Analyst monthly to review and adjust forecast for major accounts.
  • Enters and updates all forecasts into QAD as they are developed.
  • Creates forecast spreadsheets for smaller accounts annually by collaborating with upper management.
  • Analyzing data forecasts year over year for trends, insights, etc. to align to updated forecasts with current goals.
  • Reviews safety stock levels for both domestic and import items quarterly and updates as needed.
  • Establishes and maintains work instructions for Supply Chain Department.
  • Assists the Sr. Sales Analyst in leading the weekly major account planning meetings.
  • Utilizes major account data to generate customer scorecard and presents to applicable departments regularly.
  • Utilizes customer specific software to assist in forecast and demand analysis.
  • Coordinates with the Assistant Manager Import Procurement on monthly demand and cost analysis to meet customer orders.
  • Recommends solutions to satisfy the monthly import budget requirements to management.
  • Is responsible for making recommendations and suggestions for process improvement.
  • Is reliable and punctual in reporting for work as scheduled.
  • Maintains professionalism at all times.
  • Performs other duties and/or projects as assigned.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills, with keen attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 as well as ERP software (QAD, SAP, JD Edwards or similar systems)
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel
  • Understanding of mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions in demand analysis
  • Self-motivated and solid work ethic
Education & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field
  • At least three years of Supply Chain experience
  • Experience with QAD or ERP preferred
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. unassisted
  • Continuous sitting, bending, pushing/pulling

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a complete listing of competencies, duties or responsibilities required for this job. Job requirements may change at any time. Employee signature below constitutes employee’s understanding of the requirements and essential functions of the position.

Job Location
Cleveland, OH
Date posted
May 13, 2022
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