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Inventory Analyst 

Location Hickory, NC  
Category Supply Chain  
Scheduled Shift 1st 



The Inventory Analyst manages the cycle count program within their respective plant location responsibility. The IA will ensure counts are done timely and accurately. The IA will perform root cause analysis in an effort to identify and resolve the drivers causing inventory record accuracy issues. This position will be responsible for identifying solutions and providing recommendations to correct the problems driving record accuracy. Additionally, this position will monitor, track and help drive improvements to the Inventory Quality Ratio (IQR).


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    • Designs, implements, and improves inventory status.
    • Manages cycle count program. Ensures counts are done timely and accurately.
    • Performs root cause analysis. Works with all appropriate departments / personnel to identify drivers for IRA issues. Makes recommendations for solutions and assists with procedural changes to improve record accuracy. Audits & tracks for improvements.    
    • Produces inventory accuracy reports.
    • Assists in monitoring, tracking and driving improvements to the Inventory Quality Ratio (IQR). Works with all appropriate departments / personnel to identify drivers for IQR issues. Makes recommendations for solutions and assists with procedural changes to improve IQR. Audits and tracks for improvements. 
    • Posts reports in all appropriate locations.
    • Presents findings in regularly scheduled review meetings.              
    • Assists shift supervisors in correction of inventory errors.
    • Assists in plant physical inventory.
Position Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS¬ To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Strong computer skills: SAP and Microsoft Office (with emphasis in Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Good organizational skills
  • Communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to influence a diverse, cross-functional group.
  • Detail oriented, forward thinker with a ‚ÄúBig Picture‚ÄĚ vision and the ability to understand how all parts make up the whole.
  • Ability to develop and give presentations
  • Ability to work well under stress and deadlines
  • Ability to read gauges and meters¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬
  • Team player



  • Education/Certification Requirements

  • Minimum High school diploma required. Associates degree with emphasis in Business or Finance preferred. Will consider experience in lieu of degree.
  • APICS knowledge preferred



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  • Constantly (2/3 to Full Day)

  • Standing
  • Walking

  • Frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of day)

    • Talking (telephone and/or other employees)

  • Occasionally (1/3 of day)
  • Typing
  • Lift and/or move up to 25 lbs
  • Sitting



Provide a brief description of the physical requirements of the job and the work environment in which the job is performed.


  • Ranges from office to plant floor and includes travel by foot outside between plants within the complex¬
  • Certain areas in plants and warehouse may be uncomfortably hot or cold over the course of the year





Req Number SUP-13-00009  
Open Date 7/1/2013  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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