Inventory Analyst


Cleveland, OH, US, 44115

Company:  1100-Applied Industrial Technologies

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.
  • Determine best forecasting models for existing products to balance service and inventory.


Basic Qualifications 

  • 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

Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT)  is a leading value-added distributor and technical solutions provider of industrial motion, fluid power, flow control, automation technologies, and related maintenance supplies. Our leading brands, specialized services, and comprehensive knowledge serve MRO and OEM end users in virtually all industrial markets through our multi-channel capabilities that provide choice, convenience, and expertise.


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, gender identity, 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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