HD Supply Senior Inventory Planning Analyst in Norcross, Georgia

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 500,000 customers with leadership positions in maintenance, repair and operations, water infrastructure and residential and non-residential construction sectors. Through approximately 500 locations across 48 states and six Canadian provinces, the company's approximately 13,000 associates provide localized, customer-driven services including jobsite delivery, will call or 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 managingand analyzinginventorylevelsforthebusinessunit to ensure optimum levels and maximizing fill rate performance. Mentor junior team members.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities

  • Leverages SAP and other systems to execute “tactical inventory control with a goal to maintain excellent customer service while efficiently managing inventory.

  • Partners with Inventory Analytics and Merchandising to proactively identify and address fill rate issues and excess inventory.

  • Utilizes and monitors exception reports and daily analytics for key business metrics.

  • Develops and executes strategy for SKU transitions seasonal trends, and customer-specific positions.

  • Works to align inventory system controls (EOQ, min/max, safety stock, velocity rankings) with business objectives. Analyzes and communicates impact of proposed changes.

  • Managessupplierrelationsandpartners with supplier to address fill rate, lead time, damaged in-transit issues andsupplier return.

  • Drives additional process improvement initiatives to introduce streamlined strategies across business network.

  • Develops and demonstrates best practice techniques to guide junior associates.

Nature and Scope

  • Identifies key barriers/core problems and applies problem solving skills in order to deal creatively with complex situations. Troubleshoots and resolves complex problems. Makes decisions under conditions of uncertainty, sometimes with incomplete information, that produce effective end results.

  • Independently performs assignments with instruction limited to results expected. Determines and develops approach to solutions. Receives technical guidance only on unusual or complex problems or issues.

  • May oversee the completion of projects and assignments, including planning, assigning, monitoring and reviewing progress and accuracy of work, evaluating results, etc. Contributes to employees professional development but does not have hiring or firing authority. Work Environment

  • Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

  • Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

  • Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time. Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be eighteen years of age

  • Must pass the Drug Test

  • Must pass the Background Check

  • Must pass pre-employment tests if applicable Education and Experience

  • Typically requires BS/BA in related discipline. Generally 5-8 years of experience in related field; certification is required in some areas OR MS/MA and generally 3-5 years of experience in related field. Certification is required in some areas.

Preferred Qualifications & Job Specific Details:

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years experience in Inventory Management and / or Category Management / Merchandising

  • Advanced knowledge of the Oracle ERP platform

  • Significant experience in utilizing business intelligence applications (OBIEE, Tableau, Hyperon, Microstrategy, etc.)

  • Proven ability to work cross functionally in a matrix organization

  • Experience in overseeing large scale inventory projects and initiatives, with a heavy focus on projects related to aged inventory management

  • Experience in developing promotional inventory purchasing processes and reporting

  • Experience in developing merchandisable product sets



Job ID 2016-20305

Business Unit Construction Industrial WC

Posted Date 11/21/2016

Functional Area Finance/Treasury

Job Locations US - GA - Norcross

Remote Position? No

Position Type Full-Time