International Supply Chain Inventory Analyst in Huntersville, NC at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 1/13/2020

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Job Description

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Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD’s coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies. 

Position Description: 

The primary responsibility of the Inventory Analyst is analyzing DC inventory positions and supporting companywide initiatives as it relates to product and DC transitions. Position is a partner with Senior Vice Presidents/Regional Market Specialists/Vendor Relationship Directors personnel to provide appropriate product screens and inventory levels to meet local market and vendor needs. The job also has responsibility for recommendations to strategically liquidate obsolete inventories. Along with companywide initiatives, there are regional projects the Inventory Analyst will review and analyze data to assist and execute activities surrounding consolidation opportunities for vendor buybacks and forward buy-plans to support growth incentives programs. Presentations are given from the Inventory Analyst to Executive Management on findings and opportunities, which can/will turn into execution plans for the Analyst as well.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Analyze DC level inventory for opportunities to capture missed sales, improve in-stock performance, etc. through making/recommending changes to planning system settings e.g. unblocks, lead times, SS levels
  • Partner with DC management, buyers, vendor brand directors and supply chain personnel to make/recommend planning system changes to achieve specific management objectives.  Select specific focus areas –
    • Strategic Vendor Buys (buy forward)
    • Line transition (exit strategy and timing)
    • Seasonal items
    • Customer missed sales analysis
    • Periodic product screen reviews
  • Monitor overstock positions and report/recommend actions to take in order to leverage inventory in the best possible way
  • Troubleshoot inventory issues, identify/solve root cause and recommend adjustments to systems as needed
  • Cross train with other Planning associates in Supply Chain as required
  • Create processes that result in improved inventory optimization
  • Perform other duties as assigned – generally in the form of special projects
  • Improve availability of stocked inventory to meet customer needs at assigned Distribution Centers
  • Recommend customizations to product screens to capture desirable sales while managing inventory levels
  • Effective inventory and capacity management at assigned mixing centers
  • DR&I inventory management – analysis and recommendations on moves
  • Responsibility for supporting ATD and NTD businesses

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  • Education:  4 year accredited college degree preferably in Business, Supply Chain, Finance or Technical area.  Business experience preferably in inventory/purchasing with exposure to forecasting and replenishment concepts/systems/processes and data analysis a plus.
  • Experience:  Strong analytical background preferably in inventory/purchasing with exposure to forecasting and replenishment concepts/systems/processes. Experience and success working in team environment. Industry and product exposure helpful.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the company, in its discretion, may find appropriate and acceptable.


  • Excellent analytical and process thinking skills
  • Ability to extract information from systems and analyze clearly and efficiently - Excel power user and Oracle Discoverer (or similar database query tool) intermediate user
  • Good procurement and inventory management concept/process understanding
  • Good understanding of Oracle Demand Planning (DP) and Advanced Supply Chain Planning (ASCP) concepts and functional processes a plus.
  • MS Outlook – intermediate user
  • Close adherence to policies and procedures
  • Attention to detail, thoroughness and follow through
  • Professional and effective verbal and written business communication
  • Think strategically and innovatively:  Identify and act on ideas which further the Company’s strategic goals and business plan.
  • Plan and Execute for Success:  Identify and address root causes when solving problems.  Work collaboratively with other departments and functional teams to coordinate effective solutions.
  • Act Collaboratively:  Communicate effectively across teams, functions and departments.
  • Communicate Effectively:  Communicate clearly and concisely and adjust communication style to improve performance
  • Demonstrate Respect:  Handle all business matters ethically and in full compliance with American Tire Distributors “Code of Conduct”
  • Be Accountable for Results:  Assume full responsibility for the consequences of one’s behaviors, decisions and results.

Physical Demands/Work Environment/Travel Requirements

  • Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear, taste and/or smell; the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 150 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations.  Nothing in this job description creates a contract of employment in any way for any person.   All employees hired by American Tire Distributors, Inc. are employees at will and the company reserves the right to terminate employees at any time for any reason or no reason at all.

Build a challenging and rewarding career with us!

American Tire Distributors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace

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Job ID: R11122