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Manager, Inventory Optimization and Advanced Analytics, P.R.

Date: May 20, 2023

Location: CATANO, PR, US, 00962-6774

Company: Grainger Businesses

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.

Position Details:

Grainger's Puerto Rico’s inventory planning team manages over 10 million SKU's and nearly $2 billion in inventory supported across 500 DC's and branches in North America. Reporting to the Manager, Supply Chain & Customer Experience, you will lead a team of analysts to make data-driven decisions on where, when, and how much inventory is needed to satisfy customers’ needs.

You Will:

  • Lead a team of analysts and develop their skillsets within data visualization, advanced analytics, and predictive forecasting
  • Develop new models, planning strategies, and processes that drive improvements to Grainger Puerto Rico’s overall inventory planning
  • Partner with teams throughout Supply Chain to identify projects that drive operational efficiencies, cost savings, and automation of tools/processes
  • Deliver analyses that support the strategic positioning of inventory 2+ years into the future
  • Lead efforts to monitor and document production-based processes/models and develop processes to address errors or inconsistencies in outputs
  • Follow the Grainger Edge and its principles when determining prioritization of work within your team
  • Use a continuous improvement mindset when identifying projects and improvements for your team to work on
  • Incorporate order management process to fulfill customer orders
  • Manage Puerto Rico SURI system
  • Coordinate reverse logistics and supplier returns  

You Have:

  • BA/BS in Supply Chain, material management, Operations Research, Statistics, Mathematics, or related field
  • Proficiency in material management with aptitude to learn new languages/tools
  • Expertise in developing solutions from large datasets, and experience in at least two of the following: forecasting, optimization, machine learning, or simulation
  • Proven success providing results throughout each step of the project management process, from problem identification to implementation
  • Success creating and fostering strong cross-functional partnerships and mutually beneficial solutions
  • Skillset required to influence without authority
  • Strategic and creative approach to problem solving
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Graduate degree (MS or equivalent) in material management, Operations Research, Statistics, Mathematics, or related quantitative field ideal.

Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger.

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage starts day one
  • Paid time off (PTO) days and 6 company holidays per year
  • 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Education assistance, including financial counseling, tuition reimbursement and low-cost degree options
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, and more

DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.