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Job Title:  Inventory Analyst

Req ID:  14248
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations
Country:  US
State:  AL
City:  montgomery
Zip:  36109

At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

The Inventory Analyst is responsible for the initiation and maintenance of standard work and other departmental procedures in order to achieve inventory integrity while also improving the Materials Group overall Quality, Cost, and Delivery objectives. This is accomplished through the use of Lean Tools in order to identify problems, recommend solutions and drive implementation through the use of continues improvement activities.


  1. Using Lean Tools; identify, participate, and implement continues improvement activities to impact departments overall quality, cost, and delivery initiatives within the Materials Group.
  2. Develops and maintains standard work documentation and other AMI procedures to ensure compliance.
  3. Perform 5S, Standard Work, Stand-in-Circle, and Inventory audits to identify opportunities of improvement.
  4. Perform extensive root cause analysis using our 8 Step Problem Solving Tools and implement corrective action measures.
  5. Assist area supervisor(s) in maintaining and data gathering of information with area(s) SQCD Boards.
  6. Assist area supervisor(s) in implementation of visual management tools.
  7. Assist area supervisor(s) in management and identification of T-Card (5s) Audit Boards.
  8. Participates and facilitate the implementation of Safety and Ergonomic improvements.
  9. Participate and facilitate the implementation of area supervisors(s) Idea Generation System.
  10. Provide job specific training to new and existing employees where applicable.
  11. Monitor and maintenance of over 8,500 active part numbers; approximately 7,500 shop orders alone with variance reporting and analysis.
  12. Maintain, evaluate, recommend, and implement improvements in material requirements to drive down inventory levels.
  13. Management of daily cyclical program and performs root cause analysis of inventory discrepancies.
  14. Manage and maintain inventory location integrity, assigned admin work centers, unplanned inventory transfers, and sub inventory interface reconciliation between AS400 and Oracle.
  15. Responsible for creating, measuring, disseminating and presenting statistical data and variance reporting and analysis.
  16. Coordinates Engineering Change Requests (ECN’s) to ensure stock balancing activities occur properly to eliminate slow moving/obsolete inventory and results in timely cut in of such changes.
  17. Participate in the reduction and disposition of excess and obsolete inventory.
  18. Manage the transition of EEP inventory to SSI Inventory through identification, submission, approval authorization, and SSI website initiation.
  19. The above statements reflect the general details of the job and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all duties inherent in the job.

Required Experience

  1. College degree in Business or related field preferred, or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  2. Strong computer skills to include Microsoft EXCEL, Microsoft WORD, and a working knowledge of Shop Floor Control and AS400 system and Oracle preferred.  Direct hands on experience in an MRP systems environment preferred.
  3. Key competencies include sound business judgment, decision making, and negotiating skills. Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
  4. Ability to work in a team environment. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team environment; establishes and maintains constructive working relationships; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
  5. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  6. Adapts to changes in work environment; ability to deal with frequent change, delay, or unexpected events.
  7. Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments to reach goals; completes tasks on time.
  8. Volunteers readily; seek increased responsibility; asks for and offers help when needed.
  9. Prior Materials Management experienced preferred.
  10. Ability to read and comprehend instructions.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  11. Ability to work independently under general guidelines and supervision.
  12. Ability to prioritize and schedule tasks to ensure timely completion of job responsibilities.
  13. Requires effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with all employees at all levels of management.
  14. Self starter, someone who is proactive and who can lead by example.
  15. Demonstrated ability to think out of the box and help drive change.
  16. Lean manufacturing knowledge and experience preferred.
  17. Willingness to work overtime if required.


STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

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