BUNZL Inventory Analyst in Morton Grove, Illinois

Requisition Number 17-0411

Post Date 6/26/2017

Title Inventory Analyst

City Morton Grove

State/Province IL


Bunzl Distribution

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Your career path has many avenues available for you to succeed. Are you looking to advance at a rate that matches your ambition and skill set? At Bunzl, we understand and want to invest in you. With our multi-career options, you’ll not only be able to find the adventure you are looking for today, but can be confident that new opportunities will be there for advancement in your future.

With the direction and guidance of the Supervisor, the Inventory Analyst ensures the optimal level of inventory while maintaining required service levels for assigned customer accounts and/or commodity item groups. Special attention must be paid to improving turns, identifying inventory levels that exceed demand and minimizing 120 Day inventory.


  • Inventory management - medium to high level of difficulty

  • Analyzes inventory levels, prepares forecasts and makes purchases to support demand for assigned locations and vendors

  • Processes forecast change requests

  • Manages turns and 120 Day inventory reduction efforts

  • Review and follow up on daily, weekly and month-end inventory reports

  • PO processing

  • Software replenishment maintenance

  • Report generation

  • Assists in line reviews and cost reduction efforts with Supply Chain

  • Identifies and resolves supplier issues

  • Participates in conference calls and meetings as determined

  • Inventory expert (processes, issues, ‘one-off’ information)

  • Enters vendor returns; inventory write-offs and destructions

  • Follow up on open purchase orders and backorders, expedite as needed, update ETA in system

  • Manages inventory levels to meet budget guidelines

  • Responsible for system maintenance on usages and buy multiples

  • Communicates and coordinates usage changes and sales opportunities with supported branches

  • Schedules inbound freight


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or similar field is desired

  • Five or more years working in a distribution warehousing or purchasing environment with hands-on knowledge of inventory management principles and systems

  • Communication, both written and verbal

  • Analytical, with critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Leadership

  • Project and priority management (Organization)

  • Knowledge of contemporary inventory management concepts, practices and procedures

  • PC proficiency including Word and Advanced Excel experience

  • Report generation (Subjective)

  • Service-driven; detail-oriented

So, what are you waiting for? A new career awaits you with endless opportunities.

Bunzl is a global leader in the Cleaning & Hygiene, Food Processing, Grocery, Health Care, Non-Food Retail, and Safety industries. We have grown both organically and through acquisitions to sales in excess of $10 billion. Bunzl North America is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Bunzl North America owns and operates more than 100 warehouses and serves all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and parts of the Caribbean and Mexico. With more than 4,800 employees and 400,000 plus supplies, Bunzl is regarded as a leading supplier in North America.

Bunzl Distribution offers competitive salaries, a comfortable work environment, and a full range of benefits including a 401k with a company match.

Bunzl Distribution has a tradition of commitment to equal employment opportunity. It is the established policy to attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status as provided by law.

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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)