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Inventory Analyst in Morton Grove, IL at Bunzl Distribution

Date Posted: 10/30/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

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. 

At Bunzl, we know that our employees are our number one asset. We seek to recruit and retain the right people who are passionate about our business and we provide opportunities for our employees so that they may progress within our company based on their talents, experiences, and their aptitude.    

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)
  • Enter vendor returns; inventory write-offs and destructions
  • Follow up on open purchase orders and back-orders, 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 5,000 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, sex/gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status as provided by law.