Job Description

We are currently seeking a Distribution Analyst in the Pointe-Claire area. The chosen candidate will main tasks will be to coordinate inventory control activities for Canadian warehouses and Third-Part Logistics facilities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Data Analysis and Inventory Transactions (55%)

  • Maintain Distribution department’s data accuracy in NAV and other external reports
  • Assist, when required, Inventory Departments on day to day operations.
  • Review warehouses and 3PL Suspense bin as per schedule and communicate with management on required investigation.
  • Perform weekly inventory reconciliation with all 3PL warehouses
  • Review item velocity (ABC classification) based on quarterly outbound volume and update slotting. Provide slotting change recommendation to the Warehouse Management team.
  • Maintain and update status transfers as per pre-determined schedule. Communicate monthly status transfer data by status transfer code and warehouse to upper management team
  • Identify expired and short-dated inventory. Update Status Transfers accordingly and advise warehouses for inventory relocation to designated zones.
  • Track weekly variances between status transfer and request validation for negative and positive variances above threshold
  • Review deadstock inventory list by warehouse and liaise with Quality Department for monthly action plan. Communicate and follow up on action plan with respective warehouses.

Reports and action plans (40%)

  • Implement automation tools and reports to facilitate warehousing operations
  • Communicate daily inbound / outbound volume by warehouse.
  • Update Customer First Report weekly as per warehousing operations
  • Prepare presentations of key inventory performance indicators for senior management.
  • Investigate monthly Inventory Record Accuracy (IRA) and report finding to Distribution Management team.
  • Track weekly variances between status transfer and request validation for negative and positive variances above threshold
  • Populate and publish KPI dashboard as per schedule by warehouse. Generate raw data and update reports accordingly. Communicate with Distribution Management team variances in KPIs versus Corporate objectives.
  • Identify improvements KPI leads when out of scope of objective. Data crunching of raw data and communicate improvement leads to Distribution Management team.

Projects (5%)

  • Participate in departmental and cross-functional project
  • Participle in the annual physical inventory.

REQUIREMENTS / KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of 1 year related to warehousing, inventory control, distribution and or related fields
  • Excellent analytical acumen
  • Minimum DEC certificate or APICS Certificate/ GOL Certificate
  • Knowledge of automated environment including knowledge of ERPs, RF bar-coding and inventory management software is a definite asset
  • Knowledge of and experience in Lean and/or Six Sigma methodology & principles
  • Excellent analytical skills and proactive thinking.
  • Ability to evaluate, prioritize and problem solve a variety of tasks, projects and mandates to ensure their timely and accurate completion.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to communicate equally well with Management team and employees.
  • Proven execution skills with the ability to meet firm deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to influence and collaborate across functions.
  • Demonstrated energy, drive and passion to achieve goals.
  • Excellent process improvement skills.
  • Strong work ethic and sense of personal integrity.
  • Ability to adapt well to a changing environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

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