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Planning Analyst

Date: Apr 18, 2019

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 600455202

Company: Grainger

Company Overview

Grainger is a broad line, business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. More than 3.2 million businesses and institutions worldwide rely on Grainger for products such as safety gloves, ladders, motors and janitorial supplies, along with services like inventory management and technical support. These customers represent a broad collection of industries including commercial, government, healthcare and manufacturing. They place orders online, on mobile devices, through sales representatives, over the phone and at local branches. Approximately 5,000 suppliers provide Grainger with more than 1.6 million products stocked in Grainger’s distribution centers and branches worldwide.


Position Description

This position will be responsible for administering system updates, oversee the simulation environment, and support continuous improvement goals.  The role has ownership of some of the 6 specific activities to ensure the successful system execution of corporate policies and business procedures.

The Inventory Systems Planning Analyst will be accountable for the daily execution of specific business policies and procedures, as assigned, with the following areas:

  • Demand Capture
  • Demand Management
  • Forecast
  • EOQ / Safety Stock
  • DPR / Deployment
  • Fixed Requirements


Based on assigned process ownership, the analyst will:

  • Ensure lost demand is correctly accounted for in the demand history
  • Maintain item level data and categorization of items as eligible for stocking/non-stocking
  • Execute the process to transition items between stock and non-stock inventory positions
  • Ensure discretionary  investments are properly recorded and managed
  • Perform system maintenance and maintain master data within planning areas and processes.


Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Mgmt, Business  or related field
  • 2-4 years experience in supply chain or logistics
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Strong analytic fundamentals, familiar with large data sets
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Project management, continuous improvement, and experience working cross functionally

EEOC Statement

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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