Inventory Analyst in Huntersville, NC at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 10/22/2018

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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 International Supply Chain (ISC) team is responsible for all aspects of planning, ordering and deployment our proprietary brands and imported product. This includes overseas vendors and domestic vendors who produce product under our proprietary brand labels. ISC has an in-country presence which supports real-time communication with our vendors. ISC collaborates with the Demand Planning, Transportation and Mixing Warehouse (MWH) groups on operational efficiency and inventory flow matters. ISC monitors inventory positions and drives redeployment to support customer needs. ISC also support the domestic sales group with vendor direct orders and the Hercules Tire International on export sales.

The primary and ultimate responsibility of the Inventory Analyst is monitoring/analyzing distribution center (DC) inventory positions and making/recommending planning system adjustments needed to assure appropriate inventory at the DC level. Position is a partner with DC/Procurement/Supply Chain personnel to provide appropriate product screens and inventory levels to meet local market needs. The job also has responsibility for monitoring/analyzing assigned mixing center inventory positions and making/recommending planning system adjustments to ensure these facilities are meeting defined goals and managing capacity constraints.

Primary 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, brand directors and supply chain personnel to make/recommend planning system changes to achieve specific management objectives. 
  • Select specific focus areas:
    • New items
    • Seasonal items
    • Customer missed sales analysis
    • Periodic product screen reviews
  • Monitor overstock positions and report/recommend actions to appropriate management
  • Troubleshoot inventory issues, identify/solve root cause and recommend adjustments to systems as needed
  • Monitor/analyze assigned mixing center inventories to meet management objectives within capacity constraints
  • Cross train with other Planning personnel as required
  • Be observant for opportunities that might improve systems and processes
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Improved availability of stocked inventory to meet customer needs at assigned Distribution Centers
  • More appropriate product screens to capture desirable sales while managing inventory levels
  • Effective inventory and capacity management at assigned mixing centers

Key Partners (Positions)

  • DC General Managers
  • Regional Vice Presidents
  • Buyers
  • Brand Directors
  • Ordering and Replenishment personnel
  • Planning Systems Manager  



  • 1+ year(s) of analytical experience within an inventory/purchasing environment with exposure to forecasting and replenishment concepts/systems/processes
  • Basic Microsoft Excel experience


  • Business experience preferably in inventory/purchasing with exposure to forecasting and replenishment concepts/systems/processes and data analysis a plus
  • Experience and success working in team environment
  • Industry and product exposure helpful
  • Advanced Excel skills (i.e. – advanced formulas, pivot tables, v-lookups, etc.)

Key Competencies

  • Excellent analytical and process thinking skills
  • Ability to extract information from systems and analyze clearly and efficiently
  • 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.
  • 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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