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Regional Inventory Planner - Virtual

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Merchants Metals Houston , TX 77001

Posted 2 months ago

About Merchants Metals:

Join one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of fence systems in the nation. With 38 distribution locations, 4 manufacturing facilities, and a 60-year legacy of providing quality fencing and accessories, Merchants continues to be contractors and architects choice for excellence. Our complete line of products includes perimeter security solutions for industrial, commercial and residential applications.

What We Offer

Be part of a Culture that values growth and development. We understand that to be a market leader we must be committed not only to our products, but also to our people. It is our talent that has help made Merchants Metals the first name in fence solutions.

Job Scope/Purpose:

Primary role is to manage inventory dollars and stock inventory replenishment for our Central US service centers. This will be a remote/virtual role and will need to be closely linked to Purchasing, Suppliers and Branch Managers to ensure we can react quickly to changes in supply and demand. Mins and Maxs will be set to support and develop a forecast using historic inventory levels, production speed/capacity and product demand to estimate needs. The goal of this team will be to tactically manage all aspects of supply chain through development and implementation of forecasts, reviewing orders and system settings for data accuracy, and working with suppliers to mitigate lead times to ensure continuity of supply and maintaining accurate inventory settings to achieve Service Level targets.

Job Description:

  • Responsible for reviewing stock to support sales, responding to changing sales trends and seasonality
  • Develop forecast annually/monthly based on historic trends, seasonality, customer projections and sales forecast
  • Managing strategic program inventory while working closely with branch managers to identify stocking levels
  • Ensure an adequate supply of product to service customer needs while minimizing working inventory investment by assessing demand activity.
  • Lead, support, develop, and implement regional sales & marketing plans
  • Manage excess, slow moving and obsolete inventory to budget/target
  • Enter POs and build to maximize truck
  • Review PO to ensure accurate UOM, cost, LT & order quantities meet supplier minimums.
  • Tactical supplier management
  • Responsible for following up on critical stock purchases to ensure on time delivery and communicate delays internally
  • Expedite POs to ensure no disruption in supply
  • Work with Accounts Payable department to reconcile vendor invoice discrepancies
  • Ensure all UOMs, Costs, Lead Times, and new products are loaded properly
  • New item loads and item maintenance

Communicating projected demand

Report shipment discrepancies and pricing errors with follow up to receive credit or invoice

Provide key suppliers with forecasts quarterly to ensure they can meet demand

Gather supplier market trend information to help support sales projections

Analysis & Reporting

  • Turns by location & PCAT
  • Stock out metrics
  • Shipment frequency on slow, non-moving, and obsolete
  • Excess Inventory & Reduction


  • 5+ years of inventory planning experience
  • Analytical skills: basic Excel, gather and present data skills required; Advanced Excel data manipulation and analysis skills preferred
  • Strong communication
  • Ability to work under pressure and to prioritize workload to meet deadlines


  • 3-5+ years of inventory planning experience
  • Analytical skills
  • Advanced Excel data manipulation and analysis skills required
  • Strong communication
  • Ability to work under pressure and to prioritize workload to meet deadlines


Merchants Metals offers and exceptional benefits program that includes:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Benefits
  • Company Matching 401k Program...and more!
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Regional Inventory Planner - Virtual

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Merchants Metals