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Inventory Analyst


Cleveland, OH, US, 44115

Company:  1100-Applied Industrial Technologies

Join one of the best companies to work for in Northeast Ohio! Applied Industrial Technologies is a 15-time winner of the NorthCoast 99 best places to work in Cleveland. Headquartered in Midtown Cleveland, we are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: AIT) and, with $2.7 billion in annual sales, are one of the largest industrial distributors worldwide


We offer free secured parking, subsidized benefits including health care, vision & dental, onsite fitness center and cafeteria, tuition reimbursement, and career development opportunities.


Inventory Analyst

The individual in this position is responsible for Materials Resource Planning (MRP), data consistency, analyzing data trends, and through statistical analysis developing strategies and processes to enhance purchasing and asset management activities.    This would include the management of company inventory policies.  The individual will also be responsible for establishing and meeting department metrics including working capital, forecasting accuracy, procurement requirements, and service levels.  Work with the Purchasing and Inventory Asset Management team to drive supply chain cost.

Essential Job Functions 

  • Analyze and develop standard reports related to SAP data consistency.
  • Support the Returns Process.
  • Determine appropriate inventory levels.
  • Support the supplier evaluation process through statistical analysis. Prepare and analyze reports to determine requirements for continuous improvement of inventory turns, suppliers' delivery performance, and customer service levels.
  • Assist SC’s and DC’s with inventory management projects that fulfill customer service requirements while maximizing inventory returns.
  • Assist Logistics Department in projects that will improve efficiencies within the supply chain.
  • Analyze service center inventories and MRP settings for opportunities to optimize inventory returns.
  • Provide Product Managers data to assist in vendor evaluation.
  • Active involvement in the Company’s Lean processes to drive continuous improvement of processes directed toward reducing costs, improving cycle time, increasing sales / gross profit, and customer satisfaction.
  • Determine optimized sourcing for materials stocked at the SC’s and DC’s.
  • Develop forecasting models for existing products balancing service and inventory.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree – Computer Science, Supply Chain, Engineering or Equivalent
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access
  • Basic statistics knowledge
  • SAP experience a plus, purchasing experience preferred
  • Lean or Six Sigma certification a plus
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively influence and impact across workforce and at all levels in the organization
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to understand clients’ needs and help them resolve benefit related issue
  • Ability to use critical thinking. Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT)  is a leading industrial distributor that offers more than 6.5 million parts to serve the needs of MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry. In addition, Applied® provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid power shop services. Applied also offers storeroom services and inventory management solutions that provide added value to our customers.


We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an email to or call 216-426-4389 to let us know the nature of your request.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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