Inventory Analyst - Temporary

Position Details

Location: Calgary, Alberta
Job Family: Supply Management and Contracts


The Inventory Analyst is responsible for managing inventory controls, master data, systems and processes for multiple operating areas within the company. Working alongside business units, buyers, warehouse personnel and systems support teams the Inventory Analyst is responsible for creation and validation of master data, identification and tracking of inventory, identification of inventory items for purchase and reorder, development of reporting on key metrics and process accuracy and effectiveness analysis.

This position is based in Calgary, Alberta and may require Fly-In/Fly-Out to Fort McMurray, Alberta:
 • Company Sponsored Fly-In/Fly-Out and Accommodations Program with charter flights from Calgary would be provided.

**Please note this is a contract position for a period of 1 year**

 • Understand, create, manage and analyze supply chain master data, including item master, vendor master, inventory ledger and transactions, warehouse operations records, spend and assets information
 • Identify business process gaps and requirements to develop and manage reporting
 • Identify/manage data inconsistencies and evaluate standardization opportunities
 • Apply supply chain management knowledge in creation, management and enrichment of master data
 • Understand and coordinate with customers to meet service level expectations and on time delivery metrics for material needs
 • Identify and develop opportunities for network distribution and process improvements
 • Develop, evaluate and implement opportunities for improvement in collaboration with stakeholders
 • Develop and maintain demand and supply planning and procedures
 • Collaborate to manage inventory forecast and demand management
 • Monitor inventory levels, including obsolete and aging inventory, stock outs, commodity strategies and availability
 • Identify and execute opportunities for optimized inventory levels (increasing service, mitigating risk, reducing holding cost)
 • Collaborate with materials management leadership to incorporate policy and procedural changes into work practices

 • Typically 5+ years of direct experience in master data management, business analysis, planning, inventory management or inventory control in a supply chain context.  Applicable skills in systems and data management, supply/demand management is highly desired
 • Solid experience with:
    o ERP systems (JD Edwards, Maximo, SAP)
    o Data management
    o Supply chain operations processes 
    o Customer order and demand management, procurement processes, warehouse and distribution operations processes
    o Reporting and data visualization tools (Tableau, Spotfire, OBIEE, etc)
    o Data analysis using queries in SQL, Java etc.
    o Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint at an advanced level
    o Qualification as a supply management professional, operation management degree or other equivalent experience is considered a strong asset
    o Demonstrated ability to learn about the end to end supply chain processes and understand business requirements relating to supply chain on time delivery
    o No oil and gas experience required

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