Senior Analyst, Supply Chain Inventory and Purchasing

in Remote Location

Senior Analyst, Supply Chain Inventory and Purchasing Job

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What Supply Chain Inventory and Purchasing contributes to Cardinal Health
Operations is responsible for materials handling and product distribution in a distribution or manufacturing environment. Includes warehousing and fulfillment of materials and products, transportation, inventory management as well as demand, supply and manufacturing planning. The Supply Chain Inventory and Purchasing team is responsible for managing supplier relations at a tactical level by executing and expediting purchase orders. Supply Chain Inventory and Purchasing ensures the right quantity of products arrive in the right place, at the right time and cost. Assists in negotiating product and supply chain costs. Utilize terms and conditions of supplier contracts, work with internal customers to improve processes, and evaluate supplier performance that ultimately improves the supply chain.

Job Summary
The Senior Analyst, Supply Chain Inventory and Purchasing performs analysis of the inventory and over the counter products. The analyses include maintaining optimal inventory levels and minimizing loss risk for products. This job also communicates with suppliers to address inventory issues including products substitutions. This job supports sales by placing purchase orders as requested and communicates any potential supply and demand variations based on complex forecast analysis conducted.


Comprehensive ownership and efficient management of the purchase order life cycle (Review order exceptions, create POs and ensure receipt).Manage Supplier portfolio to meet key metrics (Days Inventory On Hand, Service Level, Lead Time, etc.).This position is on the Brand Purchasing team which manages a portfolio of 499 active suppliers accounting for 93K+ SKU’s. Responsible for $5.4B+ in on hand inventory and 2.5K/week of Purchasing orders.This team also manages a Brokerage model which services CVS and Kroger. Which manages 115 active suppliers accounting for 1,700 SKU’s. Responsible for over $1B in on hand inventory and placing 370/week of purchase orders.Efficient item level demand forecasting while incorporating customer/market insights.Maintain purchasing system parameters for assigned Supplier portfolio (order minimums, order days, lead time, order cycle, etc.).Serve as primary Inventory/Purchasing contact for the Supplier and develop long term relationships to continually improve supply chain processes and meet our customer needs.Collaborate effectively with Suppliers and other stakeholders to manage issues, gather relevant data, review performance and drive improvements (ex. Advance Ship Notice and purchase orders via EDI).Proactively analyze service failures to mitigate future issues which may include the placement of emergency purchase orders.Create and maintain product availability messaging via Supplier backorder reports and manage the release of back ordered products into the supply chain.Assist in the execution of new product launches, item replacements (NDC changes), and new Supplier onboarding.


Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred, or equivalent work experience 2-4 years of experience preferredUnderstanding of Microsoft Excel and AccessExperience with purchasing systems preferred (SCORE, SAP, etc.)Excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytic skillsOrganizational skills and ability to manage multiple prioritiesStrong understanding of supply chain concepts, financial acumen, and product knowledge

What is expected of you and others at this level

Applies working knowledge in the application of concepts, principles and technical capabilities to perform varied tasksWorks on projects of moderate scope and complexityIdentifies possible solutions to a variety of technical problems and takes action to resolveApplies judgment within defined parametersReceives general guidance and may receive more detailed instruction on new projectsWork reviewed for sound reasoning and accuracy

Anticipated salary range: $53,600 - $76,500

Bonus eligible: No

Benefits: Health insurance, 401k Contributions, Paid Time Off, Vacation, STD/LTD


Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


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