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Inventory Specialist

Posted on Oct 11, 2020 by CareFusion

St. Louis, MO
Retail Trade
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Job Description SummaryThe positions major responsibilities are counting, reconciliation and reporting results of the cycle counting process for all raw material codes in the St. Louis perpetual inventory locations. Additionally, the position will be responsible for coordinating and making necessary preparations for annual physical inventory counts. At the conclusion of all counts, analyst will provide detailed summary reports of the results achieved and make recommendations for follow-up actions as necessary. The Inventory Analyst also conducts duties related to obsolete inventory, revision of negative inventory, calculation of conversion factors, and unplanned issue transactions for training and validation. Also, performs analysis of and coordinates day-to-day management of inventory reserve balance.

Job Description
General Functions, Specific Responsibilities, and Authority:

- Assists in performing daily counts as required by the process.

- Identifies the causes of discrepancies between the records and actual counts on a daily basis.

- Makes recommendations for action plans to correct discrepancies and prevent future discrepancies.

- Summarizes count results using Excel to create graphs, charts, pivot tables, etc.

- Prepares monthly reports on inventory accuracy results for Management Team.

- Ensures that inventory lot control process/practices and cGMPs are being followed. The Inventory Analyst provides the necessary assistance and support to the areas where the counts are performed.

- Executes the appropriate reports weekly and clears all negative balances withing the system. These amounts are reported on a monthly basis.

- Enters daily counts in the ERP system.

- Enters on a daily basis in SAP all transactions related to requisitions for validation, qualifications, and training material.

- Coordinates and makes preparations for annual physical inventories, which includes:
- Working together with the Manufacturing Supervisors, Warehouse Managers, and Material Teams on the PI pre-planning including pre-counts and requisitioning necessary supplies.

- Working with Warehouse and Manufacturing teams on conducting effective PI pre-counts on all manufacturing lines, Inspection areas by providing the coaching and direction to all material handlers and warehouse associates.

- Preparing and validating the PI headcount list with the Manufacturing Supervisors.

- Preparing the PI activity schedule for counting, work order reconciliation, cut-offs, receiving and shipping activities.

- Managing together with Materials and Warehouse the inventory process and analysis.

- Analyzing Inventory Reserve Balance

- Tracking and communicating all slow moving and obsolete materials to ensure they are removed/acted upon in a timely manner.

- Ensure status changes are performed in SAP for obsoleted materials to prevent potential usage by manufacturing teams

- Identifies reserved material eligible for deviation in order to generate savings.

- Assist in coordination of BOM changes driven by ECRs/DCNs involving revision level changes to raw material/components.

- Ensures safe working conditions and practices in the department.

- Ensures good housekeeping is maintained in the work areas.

- Supports the BD problem solving initiative by identifying, evaluating, and resolving problems.

- Complete task specific training before performing any task.

- Uses the required clothes, personal and securing protective equipment according to the requirements of its operation.

- Complies with the cGMPs, quality standards and established policies and/or procedures.

- Executes other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Knowledge, Education, and Skills Required

- Technical field with at least 5-7 years of experience in inventory control and management

- Basic computer skills and use of software applications.

- Must know how to analyze data and provide Excel graphs, charts, and pivot tables.

- Must have a thorough understanding of all transactions related to inventory in SAP.

- Must have excellent interpersonal skills.

- Must be teamwork oriented.

- Must have good analytical and mathematical skills.

- Must have good communication skills, both oral and written.

- Must have a continuous improvement mentality and customer service focus.

- Able to work under pressure, handle multiple tasks, and adjust to changing priorities.


- Bachelors in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management

- Associates Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management with at least 5-7 years of experience in inventory control and management

- APICS certification

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

Primary Work LocationUSA MO - St Louis

Additional Locations

Work Shift

Reference: 27807411

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