Inventory Analyst: United Hardware Distributing in Plymouth, MN is seeking a full-time Inventory Analyst for our Replenishment Department.
United Hardware Distributing Co. is a full-line wholesale hardware distributor providing products, retail programs and support services to independent retailers. Headquartered in Plymouth, MN,
United Hardware services dealers from its 400,000 square foot distribution center in Milbank, SD and delivers to locations in 18 states.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Replenish warehouse stock to maximize company profitability and minimize total inventory investment
Working knowledge of: economic order quantity (EOQ), demand forecasting, lead time, safety stock, target stock, reorder point, order policy, service level, replenishment, special order analysis and order validity analysis
Create replenishment purchase orders on a daily basis utilizing and leveraging the forecasting and replenishment software system. Expedite purchase orders
Maintain data integrity by performing purchase order, vendor, item and other general maintenance in a timely manner
Work closely with Merchandising to maximize profits via vendor and item special deals or investment buys, disposing of distressed merchandise and problem solving
Generate and analyze various vendor and item reports
Respond to customer inquiries regarding merchandise availability
Work with vendors and/or Merchandising to obtain Return Goods Authorizations (RGA’s) for overstocks, defectives, miss-shipments and expired date-sensitive merchandise
Work closely with Accounts Payable and Operations departments to manage receiving discrepancies in a timely manner
Participate in group planning activities for the betterment of the company
Backup for import ordering process
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Four-year degree in Business Administration or equivalent experience.
3-5 years of Forecasting/Demand Planning experience required.
Ability to use office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copier, scanner and fax machine.
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
Strong troubleshooting or problem solving aptitude
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines
Flexible Spending Accounts
Employee Purchase Program
Company Paid Time Off (PTO) & Paid Holidays
Qualified candidates interested in working in a team environment should apply online by clicking on the following link: http://newsite.unitedhardware.com/Content/CareersCorp
No phone calls please. EOE.
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