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Inventory Analyst

Posted on Dec 13, 2018 by Rockwell Automation

Ayer, MA 01432
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Position Summary:
The Inventory Analyst is directly responsible to develop and provide weekly inventory management reports to ensure Supply Chain and Operations leadership team visibility on current plant's inventory performance. The position works with management to ensure that the proper controls are in place to maintain accurate inventory balances. The expectation is that you will use proven leadership and change management skills to drive improvements in business performance related to inventory investment and control.
The following activities fall under the Inventory Analyst's responsibility and are a main focus in this position.

  • Plan, create and maintain plant-wide cycle count program. Use internal ERP system (SAP) to create and maintain program schedules.
  • Assist Operations in problem-solving and executing appropriate process changes to improve inventory management.
  • Identify and communicate concerns and issues with potential production issues. Ability to make recommendations to manufacturing team on how inventory transaction errors can be minimized. Relay information to team members and possibly management.
  • Monitor impact of inventory discrepancies and work with appropriate groups to resolve issues stopping production or procurement of materials.
  • When necessary, work with accounts payable to ensure timely resolution of invoice problems related to quantity issues.
  • Resolve routine and unique problems related to materials usage and availability by pro-actively identifying problems and taking a lead in driving resolution.
  • Know and use Key Performance Indicators in order to evaluate performance gaps and recommend actions required to achieve Inventory Objectives.



  • Identify and resolve any discrepancies, problems or questions related to inventory process
  • Drive inventory management programs ensuring proper accountability of inventory investments through weekly cycle counts and annual physical inventories.
  • Tracking, analyzing and reporting the pertinent Key Performance Indicators, as well as, suggest and implement plant-specific improvement activities (i.e. Must monitor actual inventory accuracy and provide a summary of root cause and actions to put in place to improve.)


  • Adapts to change by identifying implications of change for Rockwell Automation and own job and adjusting as needed and working with others as appropriate to implement change initiatives.
  • Takes responsibility for continuous development and performance; provides and asks for performance feedback.
  • Apply metrics to measure and ensure that process improvement initiatives deliver "value".
  • Conducts tasks in accordance with applicable health, safety, quality and environmental regulations (state/federal laws, ISO9001, ISO14000, etc.) as well as Rockwell Automation policies and procedures.


  • Individual must be a team player and have a positive attitude.
  • Must be able to develop presentations, documentation, and training on complex subjects to a variety of audiences.
  • Provide clear and concise written communications.
  • Ability to work in an environment prone to deadlines and shifting priorities.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of the business from both a local and global viewpoint.
  • Develops effective working relationships with others. Willingly contributes ideas within and across work groups, and teams with others to complete varied work assignments. Leverages own expertise by sharing lessons learned, documenting processes, conducting team de-briefings, etc. Understands the importance of working toward common goals.
  • Ability to interact with various levels of management.

EOE, M/F/Disabled, Vet

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Legal authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree preferably in Logistics, Finance, Business or related field or demonstrated inventory management, production, logistics, or related experience.

  • Working knowledge of ERP systems is desired, preferably SAP

  • Experience in material control/production planning environment.

  • Advanced manufacturing systems planning knowledge

  • Good problem solving ability and strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.

This is a summary of the position's responsibilities and does not reflect the entire scope of work expectations.

Requisition Number:

Business Group:
Operations & Engineering Services

Job Category:
Supply Chain and Operations

Relocation Eligible:

Position Type:
Full Time

No. of Positions:

Work State/City:
Devens - Massachusetts

Company Overview:
Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley(R) and Rockwell Software(R) product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.

When you choose Rockwell Automation, you join countless talented employees who have helped us establish our leadership position in the automation industry over the past century.

You join a diverse, inclusive and global community with a passion for innovation. A place where you can partner with great minds and inspiring people. And a corporation backed by the financial strength that drives growth - and career opportunities.

As much as we focus on our customers, we know our employees are key to our success and future. Helping you develop a rewarding career is a top priority. Because when you succeed, we succeed.

EEO Statement:
Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, email our Talent Acquisition representative at (see application details).

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Reference: 599333063