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Inventory Analyst

Company: Kelly
Location: Elgin
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Kelly Services is currently recruiting for a Jr. Inventory Planning Specialist ; Supply Chain Planner opening in Elgin for a manufacturing company

This is an entry level supply chain role
Interested in the the Supply Chain Planner / Buyer opening? Apply now, and send your updated resume to ANGP465@kellyservices.com

Our customer is open to speaking with candidates who have recently graduated with a Supply Chain / OMIS / Operations Management background who have an interest in this area - preference for candidates with internships in supply chain / purchasing / inventory planning/ inventory management or 1-2 years experience in these areas

Position : Inventory Analyst / Buyer - Reports to Supply Chain Manager
Duration: Direct hire, permanent role
Salary: $50,000 - $57,000 depending on experience
Perks: Bonus eligible ; company pays for 100% of employee benefit premium
Location: Elgin, IL

Position function for the Inventory Planning Specialist ; Supply Chain Planner / Buyer: Reporting to the Supply Chain Supervisor, the individual will be responsible to maintain high levels of customer service and fill rates by establishing and monitoring inventory levels, releasing purchase orders to suppliers and coordinating all required logistics services.

Scope for the the Inventory Planning Specialist ; Supply Chain Planner: The Replenishment Specialist will utilize the MRP system within AX to review, plan and execute purchase orders to ensure item min/max levels are adhered too for high turn inventory and place purchase orders for customer and production needs as required. This position requires a high level of coordination within the Replenishment Team, internal departments such as Customer Care, Production, Logistics service providers, Suppliers and Customers to ensure replenishment activities consistently meet customer needs.

MAJOR TASKS AND DUTIES for the Inventory Planning Specialist ; Supply Chain Planner:
Must be familiar with processes and procedures for the replenishment of inventory to meet inventory and customer service goals including high order fill rates, high inventory turns and an overall low days of inventory for the company.
Execute MRP activities within AX for assigned items and vendors and determine items and quantities required to be reordered.
Execute purchase orders to vendors, coordinate logistics requirements and monitor the status of PO's to ensure on time arrival.
Support rush requests to meet customer requirements.
Communicate confirmed purchase orders for delivery with logistics carriers, validating and processing related documentation.
Manage issues and exceptions with vendors and logistics service providers such as delivery discrepancies, damages, demurrage and other surcharges, pricing discrepancies, etc.
Process receipts for third party warehouses and B2B drop shipments.
Maintain MRP data as business and supplier changes occur, regularly evaluate inventory min/max settings to ensure alignment with business needs and execute updates for floor stocking agreements with customers
Submit change controls as required to maintain system master data.
Approve invoices to accounting for payment, addressing discrepancies and claims as required.
Assist with investigation and support in customer complaints and supplier NCR's. Help to provide solutions to eliminate the potential for future
Support Buyers to maintain professional relationships with suppliers/vendors and third party logistics carriers
Complete all other duties as assigned by the Inventory Planning and Replenishment Supervisor
Ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations, GMP's and HACCP requirements

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE for the Inventory Planning Specialist ; Supply Chain Planner:
Inventory Planning experience
MRP - Highly requested by not required
Logistics experience
Post-Secondary Education, Supply Chain or Logistics is preferred.
Minimum 2 years of experience in inventory planning, additional logistics experience an asset OR BS Degree in Supply Chain or OMIS with relevant internship
MRP Microsoft AX experience or similar ERP experience (SAP, etc)
Must have intermediate + computer skills (Excel, Outlook)

Additional relevant job titles:
Inventory Planning Specialist ; Inventory planner ; Supply Chain Planner ; Inventory Planning Analyst ; Inventory Planner ; Replenishment Analyst ; Demand Planner ; Demand Planning Analyst ; buyer ; purchasing specialist ; supply chain analyst ; Inventory analyst ; supply chain analyst ; supply chain specialist ; operations management role ;

Best,

Angela Hernandez (Painter)
Specialty Recruiter
Kelly Services

Keywords: Kelly, Elgin , Inventory Analyst, Professions , Elgin, Illinois

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