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Inventory Analyst – Warsaw – IN

By November 27, 2023May 7th, 2024Careers

Job Description

Responsible for analyzing inventory data, forecasting demand, monitoring inventory levels, and implementing strategies to minimize stockouts and excess inventory. Collaborates with various departments to maintain accurate inventory records and improve inventory management practices.


  • Analyze inventory levels and trends to identify potential risks and opportunities for optimization.
  • Develop and maintain inventory forecasting models to accurately predict demand and prevent stockouts or overstock situations.
  • Monitor inventory turnover rates and aging inventory to identify slow-moving or obsolete items.
  • Collaborate with purchasing and procurement teams to ensure optimal inventory levels while minimizing carrying costs.
  • Conduct regular inventory audits to reconcile physical inventory with recorded inventory levels.
  • Generate reports and provide insights on inventory performance, including stock levels, turnover rates, and inventory accuracy.
  • Identify and implement process improvements to enhance inventory management efficiency and accuracy.
  • Coordinate with warehouse and logistics teams to ensure timely receipt, storage, and distribution of inventory.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of inventory control policies and procedures.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including sales, finance, and operations, to align inventory strategies with business goals.
  • Provide support during inventory planning and budgeting processes.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and best practices in inventory management.


  • BA/BS in supply chain management, logistics, business administration, related field or more than 3 years of experience at the company working directly to the related activities of this position.
  • Proven experience in inventory analysis or supply chain management.
  • Proficiency in inventory management software and Microsoft Excel for data analysis and reporting.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex data and generate actionable insights.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to collaborate across departments.
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy and precision in inventory data management.
  • Knowledge of inventory control principles, including ABC analysis, EOQ, and safety stock.
  • Experience with inventory optimization techniques, such as demand forecasting and inventory replenishment.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and handle multiple projects simultaneously.


Analytical Skills: Ability to analyze large datasets, identify trends, and interpret complex information to make data-driven decisions regarding inventory management.

Attention to Detail: Strong attention to detail is essential for accurately tracking inventory levels, identifying discrepancies, and ensuring data integrity.

Inventory Management Knowledge: Comprehensive understanding of inventory management principles, including inventory control techniques, inventory valuation methods, and inventory optimization strategies.

Technical Proficiency: Proficiency in using inventory management software, ERP systems, and other relevant tools to monitor inventory levels, track inventory movements, and generate inventory reports.

Forecasting and Planning: Ability to forecast demand, anticipate inventory requirements, and develop inventory replenishment strategies to ensure optimal inventory levels while minimizing excess inventory and stockouts.

Communication Skills: Effective communication skills are essential for collaborating with cross-functional teams, communicating inventory-related issues or recommendations, and providing timely updates on inventory status.

Problem-Solving Skills: Strong problem-solving skills to identify root causes of inventory discrepancies, develop corrective actions, and implement process improvements to enhance inventory accuracy and efficiency.

Organizational Skills: Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritize workload effectively, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Adaptability: Ability to adapt to changing business needs, market conditions, and inventory requirements, and quickly adjust inventory management strategies accordingly.

Financial Acumen: Understanding of financial concepts related to inventory management, such as inventory turnover, carrying costs, and inventory valuation methods, to optimize inventory investment and minimize costs.

Teamwork: Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams, including purchasing, logistics, sales, and finance departments, to align inventory management strategies with overall business objectives.

Continuous Improvement Mindset: Commitment to continuous learning and improvement, seeking opportunities to streamline processes, optimize inventory performance, and enhance overall efficiency and effectiveness in inventory management.

Vision & Values: Supports values and daily actions and decisions, communicates vision and values to others, generates enthusiasm, and incorporates vision when planning.


The physical demands described here represent those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this position successfully. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or listen.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods.

The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee encounters while performing this job’s essential functions.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work in both air-conditioned office environments, non-air-conditioned plant environments
  • Promotes mutual respect, keeps the workplace clean and safe, and supports safety programs.
  • Must be able to move freely and navigate through the production floor.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required (for the majority of the working day) to sit and make coordinated movements of the fingers using a keyboard.
  • Combination of general office & regular shop assembly/distribution center environment
  • Requires occasional travel to other company facilities.
  • Benefits include 401(K) with 3% company match, medical, dental, vision, STD/LTD 10 paid holidays and more.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to modification to accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.