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Supply Chain Analyst, Zoro

Date: Aug 23, 2019

Location: BUFFALO GROVE, IL, US, 60089-4525

Company: ZORO

Company Summary: 

In the past seven years, Zoro has grown from a group of 6 people working out of a 2,000 square foot building, offering fewer than 100,000 products to a group of 300+ working out of a 60,000+ square foot building, offering more than 2,300,000 unique products.


Imagine what you could help us achieve as a Supply Chain Analyst!


Primary Function:


We are looking for a Supply Chain Analyst to conduct data analysis to improve our supply chain operations. Your job will help us increase efficiency and reduce costs.  

In this role, you should have an analytical mind and strong business acumen. Problem-solving skills and attention to detail are essential. If you also have experience in logistics and supply chain processes, we’d like to meet you.

You will work with Grainger Supply Chain partners, especially with the Distribution Centers, to execute order and fulfillment activity in a manner that enhances the customer experience and the company’s inventory/logistics objectives.

Also, you will partner with third party logistics firms that provide fulfillment services for products that drop ship directly from the manufacturer to Zoro’s customers.

Your goal will be to help our supply chain run as smoothly and profitably as possible.


Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Create processes and methods to gather supply chain data
  • Analyze data to identify problematic areas and suggest improvements
  • Plan and implement supply chain optimization projects 
  • Develop requirements and standards 
  • Oversee inventory procedures
  • Discover the most cost-effective shipping modes and schedules
  • Evaluate vendor operations (e.g. freight forwarders) according to quality standards
  • Help foster trusting relationships with business partners
  • Collaborate with IT professionals to implement effective systems
  • Track KPIs and report on supply chain’s performance
  • Provide coverage for warehouse duties as needed



  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or equivalent experience in operations and/or inventory management
  • Experience in data mining, analysis and reporting
  • Familiarity with supply chain processes (e.g.inventory planning, warehouse management)
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, relational databases and ERP systems (e.g. SAP)
  • Analytical mind with business acumen
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Outstanding organizational ability
  • Demonstrated ability to embrace change, demonstrate agility in relation to change
  • Domestic travel required approximately 10% of the time




Zoro 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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