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Inventory Analyst

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  • ID: 488554
  • Posted: 7/21/2021
  • Location: Buffalo, NY
  • Category: LI - General Labor
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: 6 - 9 Months

Description

Acara Solutions is seeking an Inventory Analyst for our client in the downtown Buffalo, NY area!

The Inventory Analyst is responsible to reconcile finished goods inventory between the company and third party warehouses, including quantities and statuses (Good/Blocked/QA), as well as audit source documentation and EDI (electronic data interchange) transactions to ensure accuracy and timeliness of inventory transaction posting. The inventory team also plays an integral role in product withdrawals, recalls and track n trace to our customers. Food safety is a high priority; the inventory analyst plays a key role in the corporate QA hold process which ensures product safety. 

Pay rate: $18/hour
Job type: Long-term Contract
Schedule: Monday to Friday 8:30am-5pm

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for processing corporate holds of finished goods with third party warehouses, ensuring product is secure and not available for customer shipments. The inventory analyst serves as the central point of contact for the warehouses regarding product holds which includes tracing product that shipped out to customers and communicating this to all levels within the organization.
  • Safety issues can occur at any time, prioritizing this accountability is critical to the success in the role.
  • Hold requirements are communicated to the warehouse for product placed on hold, take confirmation of product hold and provide instructions to warehouses regarding disposition of hold product. 
  • Execute disposition of hold and destroyed products process within disposable costs parameters and according to Company guidelines including documentation, coordination with departments, and reconciliation of accounts. 
  • Provide track and trace reports to account for all cases produced within a given time-frame. 
  • Post shipments, receipts, and adjustments in SAP 
  • Resolve EDI errors and work with our EDI team to identify and resolve EDI gaps. 
  • Audit electronic and manual warehouse transactional activities. 
  • Investigate and resolve orders that have not been shipped/ received in system to ensure customer invoices are accurate and posted timely. 
  • Maintain inventory accuracy of third-party warehouses. 
  • Complete inventory reconciliation within appropriate timeline - Daily, weekly, monthly. 
  • Identify and resolve inventory discrepancies within SAP and the 3PL website. 
  • Lead efforts to minimize error rates of orders/ shipments, minimize error rate through analysis. 
  • Conduct audit analysis by type, frequency and magnitude and make recommendations to improve performance.
  • Ability to articulate issues with clarity, in both written and verbal format, in communications with third party warehouse support contacts as well as other functional areas. 
  • Special projects as needed. 
  • Perform all accountabilities within the policies, procedures, and code of ethics.
 
Job Requirements

 
Required Skills / Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree required
  • 1 + year business experience with customer service
  • Strong PC proficiency to include Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint 

Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills 
  • Ability use analytical skills to solve problems 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment 
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to support a flexible work schedule, when required 
  • SAP or related systems experience preferred 
  • Experience in reconciliation preferred


Aleron companies (Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, TalentRise, Viaduct, and Aleron's strategic partner, SDI) are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. The Aleron companies welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Applicants for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position does not meet the employment requirements for individuals with F-1 OPT STEM work authorization status.
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