Inventory Analyst

Operations | Morton Grove, IL, United States
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Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots.

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at​.

The Role: The Inventory Analyst conducts cycle counts, analyzes inventory discrepancy, and provides root cause via ERP investigation. The Analyst will also review inventory planning and data for production and warehouses.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Conduct, track and analyze cycle count & inventory data to identify trends, root cause, and participate in corrective action.
  • Identify root cause of material issues through data collection and analysis, drive corrective actions and process improvements to ensure inventory accuracy and efficient material flow throughout entire material planning and handling processes.
  • Review Inventory planning and storage data, accuracy, and movement, in and between all focus factories and warehouses including external warehouses.
  • Work with operations, purchasing, receiving, manufacturing, and engineering.
  • Learn, understand, validate, and improve inventory practices throughout the organization.
  • Measure and track inventory management key performance indicators. 
  • Analyze inventory parameters to improve inventory system settings.
  • Track raw material, finished goods, purchase passthrough and E&O inventories for shortages, overages, and waste.
  • Help develop data metrics to drive improvements and cost savings opportunities.
  • Help reduce E&O through cross-functional review.
  • Provide reports and results of data analysis to senior management.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.
  •  Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in manufacturing OR 4 years equivalent work experience
  • Relevant work experience proven through tangible deliverables will be considered.
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) experience required.
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent communication skills.
  • Strong Excel skills, ability to work with large data files using complex formulas.
  • Problem solving skills:  must have the ability to collect and analyze data, identify trends, and prepare/present methods to solve them.
  • Ability to work under pressure and still maintain ideal disposition towards work.
  • Ability to work well with a cross functional team of all levels, and the open mindedness to recognize there’s something to learn from every one of them.
  • Must be confident and comfortable to work from a titular position while driving change and or improvements.

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Hispanic Origin & Latin Affinity, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

(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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Office: Standard office equipment; 20% of work usually performed in an office. Time between office and warehouse will alter in accordance with department needs.
  • Warehouse: 80% of the work week will be spent in the warehouse and manufacturing areas. PPE such as steel toe footwear, safety glasses and other PPE are required. Time between office and warehouse will alter in accordance with department needs.
  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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