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Senior Planning Analyst - Inventory Systems

Date: Jan 15, 2023

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

About Grainger:


Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations 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 multiple 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:


You will provide functional expertise and guidance for daily execution of select system functionality of the inventory planning system by ensuring the system applies our inventory strategies correctly, such as: Demand Management, Forecasting, EOQ/Safety Stock Planning, and DRP/Deployment. You will also improve internal processes, ensure the accurate delivery of inventory plan updates, manage all systems updates and access permissions, support continuous improvement goals, and ensure documentation of systems procedures. You will report to the Manager, Inventory Systems.


You Will:


  • Aide in developing supply chain strategies to meet customer service programs and inventory performance targets.
  • Participate in discussions with representatives to adapt the planning system to accommodate department needs.
  • Identify and recommend enhancements to supply chain systems.
  • Work with Supply Chain partners to gain agreement on policies and system functionality to implement those policies.
  • Perform system maintenance and maintain master data integrity.
  • Analyze planning data to prepare reports for management review.
  • Meet with Grainger Technology Group and partners to communicate requirements, help determine system options, and process improvements.


You Have:


  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering, Statistics or related field
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in analysis with an emphasis in inventory planning
  • Proficiency in reporting tools and interfaces (e.g. SQL, Teradata, and SAP Supply Chain Suite)


Rewards and Benefits:


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


  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs


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.