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Inventory Control Analyst

Company: Aptar
Location: Cary
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Notice of Job Opportunity Inventory Control Analyst Reports to: Director, Production Planning & Scheduling Location: fully onsite* in Cary, IL or Eatontown, NJ * position will be fully remote until COVID restrictions lifted (International relocation not available for this position; all candidates must be authorized to work in the US) Job Summary The Inventory Control Analyst is responsible to identify and implement an optimized inventory plan that meets working capital goals while continually improving service levels. This role will work closely with Supply Chain, Operations, Purchasing, and Finance teams to identify annual targets, develop inventory forecast, deploy best practices, and act as a SME for inventory analysis and optimization. Key Responsibilities * Evaluate the end-to-end supply chain to determine the optimal positioning of inventory - ie, finished goods, in process, raw material, supplier inventory etc. (DDMRP methodology) * Quantify inventory buckets throughout the chain. * Monitor and track weighted average lead times for factory to customer. Incorporate lead time changes into safety stock calculations. * Identify inventory reduction opportunities and partner with demand planning and procurement to achieve improved forecast accuracy and/or reduced supplier lead times to reduce buffer inventory for target families and items. * Lead project teams, as needed, to implement inventory programs. * Actively participate in SKU life cycle management and SKU transitions and ensure SKU rationalization initiatives are operationally executed. * Analyze inventory levels using multiple inputs such as S&OP * Develop and publish inventory KPIs to measure the effectiveness of the inventory management operations. * Maintain monthly reports on inventory levels. * Conduct monthly E&O action reviews and support teams to develop preventative actions. * Document work processes. Required Qualifications Education * Bachelor's degree * DDMRP or APICS certification strongly desired. Experience * 7+ years of experience in inventory management, analysis, or supply chain planning. * Demonstrated understanding of key drivers with the end-to-end supply chain and the influence factors effecting inventory performance. * Data mining experience using BI tools across ERP platforms. * Demonstrated understanding of cost control and variance analysis * Proven track record of leading projects and teams that successfully achieve milestones and deliverables, exhibiting a continuous growth mindset overall. Skills * Ability to effectively communicate, work and relate with people at all levels of the organization. * Proficiency in SAP and Excel. * Ability to solve complex problems independently. Driving down to root cause and implementing corrective actions. * Ability to formulate recovery plans. * Ensures accountability - holding self and other's accountable to meet commitments * Demonstrated ability to achieve results in a fast paced and competitive environment * Advanced skills in Excel and Power BI * Advanced knowledge and practical experience with SAP, sales order management, planning and inventory management. * Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills in a clear and concise manner. * Problem solving and analytical capabilities * Team player able to interact in a positive, constructive manner with people at all levels of the organization. * Excellent problem solving skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize multiple assignments to meet deadline and goals despite unexpected setbacks, obstacles or time constraints. * Proven conflict resolution experience with the ability to handle stress, conflicting priorities, ambiguous information. * Must possess strong analytical skills and ability to manage multiple priorities in fast paced environment * Detail oriented and strong organizational capabilities Travel * Minimal, dependent upon customer needs Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Keywords: Aptar, Elgin , Inventory Control Analyst, Professions , Cary, Illinois

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