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Assistant Inventory Analyst

Date:  Nov 19, 2020

Port Washington, NY, US, 11050

Global Industrial, a Systemax Company

Corporate Overview

Systemax has a 70-year track record of market-leading innovation. Founded in 1949 as a small material handling company, we’ve grown to be an industry leader with over 1.7 million products in 21 industrial and commercial categories.  Global Industrial is a subsidiary of Systemax and represents the largest part of the Systemax family.


The keys to our continued success include the collaborative spirit we cultivate in our associates, our customers, and our vendor partners. Our esteemed customer base includes members of the Fortune 500, small-to-medium size business, and direct to consumer.  Conducting business across a wide spectrum of industry verticals, we supply our customers with the industrial equipment and supplies they need to run their business effectively, efficiently, and safely.

Our culture starts with our leadership team.  United, they uphold a commitment to transparency and clear communication, creating loyalty and a high level of engagement amongst associates.  By joining Global Industrial, a Systemax Company, you are a part of a dynamic organization that rewards high performance as well as an environment of continuous learning with upward mobility through training and development, stretch assignments, and internal mobility.  

At our core, we believe in embracing new ideas, teamwork, accountability, and treating our associates the way we want them to treat our customers. We are active listeners – to our employees and to our customers – so that our actions result in a truly delightful associate and customer experience alike.  By celebrating our differences and rewarding innovation at all levels of the business, we nurture a culture of belonging and unity to drive change.

Key Responsibilities

80% of Role – PO Expediting
•    Utilizes available reporting to identify late purchase orders (drop ship or stock) and contacts vendors to expedite purchase orders
•    Utilizes available reporting to identify items that project to run out of stock before they deliver and contacts vendors to expedite purchase orders
•    Escalates any major vendor delays that would cause negative impact to customer experience to Purchasing and Product Management leadership
•    Assists vendors in navigating the Global Vendor Portal including routing freight for purchase orders, updating delivery dates, billing drop ship POs, and creating logons for additional vendor contacts
•    Works with warehouse and AP teams to process receiving and inventory exceptions according to established time and process guidelines and avoid inventory discrepancies/loss
20% of Role - Buying
•    Manages a small portfolio of vendors and items and reviews and places purchase orders to the distribution centers for assigned suppliers based on the recommendations of the purchasing system
o    Makes decisions to positively impact profitability including rebalancing overstock vs. ordering from the vendor, taking advantage of lower pricing for higher quantities, and weighing the cost of inventory against free freight minimums
•    Utilizes analytics to identify profit leaks such as excess inventory and supply shortages and takes appropriate action to reduce excess and minimize service gaps including:
o    Initiating supplier returns and/or working cross-functionally (Product Management, Sales) on promotions
o    Expediting POs with suppliers and partnering with product management on possible substitutions to resolve backorders in a timely manner
o    Proactively communicating future stock-outs and working with Product Management and Sales on alternative solutions
•    Meets or exceeds established customer service level goals for assigned items/suppliers

Competencies and skills

•    Excellent organizational and planning skills are required – need strong follow up
•    Excellent verbal and written communications skills required Bachelor’s degree in Business (Supply Chain, Finance, Operations, Engineering) is preferred but not required
•    Computer literacy and proficiency in MS Office (high functioning in Excel) is required

EEO/AA Statement

Global Industrial, a Systemax Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Nearest Major Market: Long Island
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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