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Distribution Center Analyst (Lake Forest, IL)

Date: Jan 1, 2018

Location: Lake Forest, IL, US, 60045

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 Requirements:

The DC Analyst uses strong analytics and a core understanding of Distribution Operations to provide data driven reporting and support for the distribution network.  As a member of the DC Operations Business Analytics Team, the DC Analyst will work with multiple business partners to gather inputs and develop reporting tools. Through their work, the DC Analyst will provide analysis to drive smart decision making that focuses on optimizing customer service, while minimizing cost, and providing a safe environment in our facilities. The DC Analyst is engaged with team members across the US Distribution Network often participating in project teams to address performance opportunities.

The chosen candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, Statistics, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or related field
  • 1-2 years of analytics and forecasting experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel and Access
  • SQL or other database experience preferred
  • Ability to interpret data with visualizations for problem solving
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrated teamwork and communication skills
  • Strong time management
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, Statistics, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or related field
  • 1-2 years of analytics and forecasting experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel and Access
  • SQL or other database experience preferred
  • Ability to interpret data with visualizations for problem solving
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrated teamwork and communication skills
  • Strong time management

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.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Distribution, Supply Chain Manager, Database, SQL, Supply, Operations, Technology

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