Inventory Analyst

Xylem Inc. Charlotte , NC 28201

Posted 3 weeks ago

Xylem |zlm|

  1. The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

  2. a leading global water technology company.

Xylem is the leading global provider of efficient and sustainable water technologies and our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world's water challenges.

We are committed to social responsibility and corporate citizenship through our Xylem Watermark program, where colleagues volunteer their time and talent to provide and protect safe water resources for communities around the world, deliver disaster response, educate children, and raise global awareness about critical water issues. Innovation, diversity and inclusion are also key to our culture.

Our products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment, in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. We develop and provide technologies that improve the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at

The Role: The Inventory Analyst will assist with all activities involved with inventory management: forecasting, demand planning, sales patterns, and stocking strategies. This position will be responsible for analyzing and maintaining the inventory parameters to maximize financial performance with inventory turns and working capital, while ensuring proper levels to maintain customer satisfaction and lead-times for CDC and Branch Inventories.

Essential Duties/Principal

  • Assist with planning and control of Water Utility and Dewatering inventory investment. Establish inventory budgets, forecasts and analyses for all stock keeping locations. Review and analyze actual performance to inventory budgets. Take necessary action to bring actual performance in line with budget.

  • Monitor Excess & Obsolete inventory, direct and implement corrective action to minimize levels.

  • Develop tools and metrics to simplify inventory reporting and analysis and aid the improvement of inventory performance.

  • Assist with development, documentation and implementation of inventory control processes, and procedures as assigned

  • Oversee the coordination, review and approve all inventory return related activities for all branch locations. Review and approval all customer returns. Prepare and complete excess stock returns to suppliers.

  • Assist with maintenance of control system for inventoried items for all stock keeping locations. Implement inventory planning and control methods/procedures for all stock keeping locations. Develop and document inventory control processes in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. Maintain guidelines for stock levels and status decisions.

  • Coordinate inventory control activities with other company functions impacting inventory control problems and develop solutions to maintain targeted inventory accuracy. ITR's and customer service levels.

  • Research ERP system inaccuracies and correct as needed.

  • Prepare month end inventory analysis reports, forecasts as directed by manager.

  • Prepare inventory budgets, forecasts, and analysis reports per corporate requirements for all stock keeping locations.

  • Replenish inventory for assigned product categories

  • Monitor and lead improvement projects related to OTD performance for all direct shipment, CDC, and Branch shipments

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification

Required Qualifications:

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to develop analytical reports and correspondence, with the understanding of production needs and planning

  • Strong analytical ability and problem solving skills

  • Superior communication, organizational, management, leadership and technical skills

  • Previous experience managing a function and/ or people

  • Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Project, MSAccess, Excel, Word, Power Point, SQL Database and ERP systems

  • Ability and interest in driving change related to integration

  • An in-depth understanding of STEEB and iScala order entry system and the ability to navigate the system effectively and efficiently

  • Good math, communication (both written and verbal), and customer service skills

  • Great attention to detail and problem solving skills

  • Demonstrated ability and desire to grow in the organization to the next level

Education & Experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree (Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Technology, Industrial Technology, or Operations) with a minimum of 5+ years of experience in inventory management, purchasing, production control, and/or demand planning.
  • APICS PICS certifications a plus. Proficiency in PC based software, Microsoft suite applications and in depth knowledge of Microsoft Access.

Specialized Knowledge Required - Including any required certificates, licenses, and registrations

  • Working knowledge of US Customs Import Regulatory law desirable.

  • Greenbelt or Leanbelt certified

Physical Demands

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Medium lifting (up to 35 pounds)

Work Environment

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.

  • Intermittent exposure to all outdoors weather conditions; intermittent exposure to shop and jobsite noise (to maximums of 95 decibels).

  • Travel: As required to fulfill the duties listed above. Other travel as needed or required by the company.

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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Inventory Analyst

Xylem Inc.