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Supply Planning Analyst 

About the Organization Brownells, A 2nd Adventure Group Company
At Brownells, we Empower the Spirit of Independence and Adventure. Our passion is connecting gunsmiths, firearm enthusiasts, collectors, hunters, competitors, and protectors with products that outfit and enhance their spirit of independence and adventure.

Brownells is the preeminent all-things-firearms company in the world. Founded in 1939 in Montezuma, IA, Brownells' storied history of connecting firearm and firearm accessory manufacturers with freedom-loving customers is unrivaled.

We believe the spirit of independence and adventure is a mindset - in the office, on the range, in the field or with your family. It is the foundation - and reason - for everything we do.

Our values:
• R.I.C.H. (Respect, Integrity, Courage, Honesty)
• Power of the Platform (collectively leveraging our unique brands)
• Purpose Driven Performance
• Relentless Creativity & Innovation
By joining Brownells, you will help us inspire, educate, and outfit adventure-minded, freedom-lovers across the world with products that outfit their passion.

Why Adventure With Us
Put simply, our adventure is fun! If working in a fast-paced, hobby-based business where growth and exploring new frontiers every day excites you, then WE WANT YOU!

Our team is diverse, inclusive, and obsessed with new ideas. We put our customers and employees and their families at the forefront. As a third-generation, family-owned business, we understand the need for a great benefits package, professional develop opportunities, adventure incentives and most importantly, flexibility in schedules to allow for the most time possible with your loved ones.
Division Brownells  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Adventure Summary

The purpose of the position is to work directly with the department’s senior leadership. The Supply Planning Analyst will manage and drive key business KPI’s that support overall goals of Sales, Profit, Inventory Turns and product availability. The Supply Planning Analyst will work on projects assigned to them by senior management that will support continuous improvement throughout the supply chain. This is an entry level position.


What You Will Do

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conducts performance reviews for suppliers and market reviews.
  • Provides issue resolution for supplier service and quality issues.
  • Assists marketing and Merchandising teams with developing product promotions and implements merchandising initiatives.
  • Conducts regular analysis of category performance, identifying key trends and improvement opportunities.
  • Works with cross-functional teams (across marketing, product and supply chain) to execute initiatives to optimize category performance.
  • Tactical buying of Key suppliers inside of assigned product categories.
  • Monitor open purchase order commitments and aligns with inventory plan and product availability expectations.
  • Assists as required in resolving problems related to pricing, shortages, overages, damaged product, etc.
  • Responsible for compiling, updating and generating monthly scorecards for each assigned Category
  • Monitors the daily order plans for assigned categories to ensure that the buy recommendations are reasonable and will support the current plan.
  • Establishes item master and order plan parameters that ensures sufficient inventory is purchased to support the sales/demand plan while meeting our asset performance expectations.
  • Manage inventory availability and inventory turns performance by category and sub-category, while maintaining appropriate levels of customer service.
  • Advises Demand Planning Manager of any needed adjustments to the forecast.
  • Analyzes inventory levels and identifies opportunities to increase inventory turns while minimizing Excess inventory exposure.
  • Assist in preparing and presenting monthly KPI’s for the assigned product lines.
  • Support projects with direct guidance from senior management and level II Supply Planning Managers.
Position Requirements

What You Will Need

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required
  • BA/BS degree required in Supply Chain, Accounting, Finance or Business Adm.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to make informed, timely decisions.
  • Ability to plan and organize communications and build strategic relationships.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Excel.
  • General Knowledge of distribution and warehouse management theories.
  • Understanding of basic supply chain terminology and planning processes.
  • Risk management
  • Project Time Management
  • Supporting and training staff
  • Materials management fundamentals
  • Supplier knowledge
  • Supply chain synchronization
  • Sourcing and purchasing
  • Process improvement
  • Lean management
  • Sustainability
  • Business management

Leadership Competencies

  • Customer Focus (L3)
  • Creativity and Innovation (L2)
  • Teamwork and Collaboration (L3)
  • Communication and Interpersonal Effectiveness (L3)
  • Drive for Results (L3)
  • Negotiation (L3)
  • Planning and Results Orientation (L3)

Physical Demands

Sedentary work. Sedentary work involves lifting no more than 10 pounds at a time and occasionally lifting or carrying articles like docket files, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Physical Hazards – Health and Safety Concerns

  • General office environments
  • Ergonomics

Where You’ll Be Located

Grinnell, Iowa


Live Your Adventure!

Brownells is a subsidiary of 2nd Adventure Group. At 2nd Adventure Group, our mission is to provide a platform to connect people with their passions. Our brands are aligned to empower people to be inspired, educated, and outfitted for a lifetime of enjoying and sharing the spirit of adventure. Our sister companies include: Crow Shooting Supply, Sinclair International,, W.L. Baumler Co. and Big Springs Range Complex.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, the employer may consider whether the individual applying for or holding the position is qualified. There are two steps involved in this determination. The first concerns whether the applicant or current employee satisfies the prerequisites for the position. The second step involves whether or not the person can perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

EOE Statement Brownells, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic or status protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement.  

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