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Senior Inventory Analyst

Location Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota Date posted 07/27/2022

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world.  We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world.  Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.


CHS Inc. is looking for an Inventory Analyst to join our team.


Inventory Control Processes and Procedures

Develop and utilize standard processes and procedures to ensure timely elimination of non-productive inventory, effective warehouse/elevator/terminal capacity utilization, and master data accuracy
Accurately maintain inventory categorization, while coordinating with Production Planning, Production, and marketing to reduce / avoid inventory.
Lead weekly and monthly inventory meetings as a component of S&OP process with the goal of inventory optimization
Work in conjunction with the S&OP Team to develop best in class Process and Procedures to control and manage inventory levels
Function as key member of the S&OP process by developing and presenting inventory optimization opportunities
Provide leadership to team responsible for the capturing and reporting of inventory as per internal needs and external compliance
Utilize automation tools to reduce amount of manual entry required to capture and report inventory data

Financial Management and Leadership

Work to minimize inventory dollar liability for the company through non-productive inventory management and provide support to the company’s S&OP process.
Support the S&OP Team with continuous improvement and cost reduction efforts associated with the third-party storage providers
Develop measurements and monthly reports designed to identify costs, planning performance and provide guidance for logistics and operational planning
Utilize financial and business analyses metrics & models to optimize storage located within the company warehouse network

Business Information Management/Metrics

Drive adherence to inventory planning, processes and standards through comprehensive, systematic analysis
Utilize source systems data to generate action-oriented and executive facing reports for Inventory Control and Planning.
Support strategic projects with spot analytics pertaining to inventory changes throughout network
Lead migration of metrics to powerful analytical tools such as PowerBI , Tableau, etc.
Support future system upgrade to Sap S4 HANA
SME for Inventory Management

Supervision & Talent Development

Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of assigned team (direct reports) to meet business goals
Develop key talent in the Demand Planning Team to expand organizational capability and initiate succession planning

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • • 4+ years in Supply Chain/Inventory
  • High School Diploma or GED

Highly Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, STEM, Economics, Agri-business, Finance or Business or at least 7 years of experience in corporate roles.
    • Solid understanding of data sourcing and management techniques
    • Ability to balance strategic and tactical thought and action
    • Knowledge of IT tools including ERP systems
    • Proven analytical and creative problem-solving skills
    • Drive Realtime operations to resolution
    • Ability to balance multiple priorities and manage time appropriately
    • Communicate effectively and build relationships with representatives of partner organizations
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to work cohesively with multiple teams
    • Attention to detail with an analytical and business acumen
    • Strong skills in MS office suite of products
    • At least 3 years of experience in Supply Chain, Finance or Operations roles
    • 1-2 years leading individuals (either directly or in teams)
    • Experience working with other supply chain functions (i.e. Transportation, Distribution Centers, Procurement)Proficient in MS Office suite, including working database knowledge

Additional Qualifications

  • Deep knowledge of inventory control or operations
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Pre-employment screening is based on the job requirements and industry guidelines and may or may not be required for the position. If required, selected candidates must pass pre-employment screenings to include all or a combination of drug, criminal, motor vehicle check, physical requirements and FMSCA Clearinghouse.

CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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