Planning Systems Analyst in Huntersville, NC at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 2/12/2020

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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 Planning Systems Analyst manages/processes Oracle planning system settings and executes various other planning system processes. Has primary responsibility for processing system settings related to ordering and replenishment and testing program enhancements as assigned by Planning System Manager. Has a secondary responsibility to help manage the forecast and perform other data analysis as required.

Primary Responsibilities:                                                         

  • Review and process planning settings mailboxes in accordance with purchasing policies and procedures
  • Maintain blocks mailbox updates sent by DC or internally.
  • Tactfully communicate with DC’s regarding questions or issues
  • Confirm that changes have been made
  • Ensure proper filing and record keeping in the blocks mailbox.
  • Help maintenance the planning mailbox
  • Keep good communication with Demand Plan Manager as tasks will be completed by both in this mailbox
  • Review items for corporate backorder situations and set stocking levels based on Discoverer reports, identify items and set hard coded safety stock levels.
  • Communicate these items and levels to Brand Directors and Directors of Business Development, monitor items for removal and or updates.
  • Review other planning system update processes – Safety stock % overrides, Lead time check, etc.
  • Testing on improvements of above processes as assigned by Planning Systems Manager
  • Review Demand Plan forecast weekly using appropriate judgment
  • Other business data analysis as assigned
  • Back-up other purchasing personnel as needed.
  • Develop and maintain necessary records and filing of planning changes for efficient operation.
  • Help develop tools for procurement and inventory management as assigned.  Mainly through Discoverer and Microsoft Excel.
  • Cross train with Demand Plan Manager and Planning Systems Manager as required.
  • Be observant to computer programs and systems modification or enhancement opportunities that might improve ordering efficiencies and effectiveness

Key Partners (Positions):

  • Regional Market Specialist                           
  • Director – Supply Chain Planning Systems
  • Assistant Planning Systems Manager
  • VP Supply Chain
  • SVP Supply Chain
  • Demand Plan Manager

Experience(s) that Best Prepares You:                                  

  • Education:  Minimum high school diploma or GED; associate or bachelor’s degree from college or university preferred
  • Experience:  Business experience preferably in inventory/purchasing with exposure to forecasting and replenishment concepts/systems/processes and data analysis a plus. Experience working in a team environment.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the company, in its discretion, may find appropriate and acceptable

Key Competencies:

  • Oracle system knowledge related to inventory planning settings
  • Analytical, troubleshooting and problem solving skills related to ordering process, planning settings, stock outs, etc.
  • Ability to extract information from systems and analyze clearly and efficiently - Excel power user and Oracle Discoverer (or similar database query tool) intermediate user
  • Close adherence to policies and procedures
  • Attention to detail, thoroughness and follow through
  • 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.
  • Travel required: 0% of the time.

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

Shift Type: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Job ID: R11378