Supply Chain Inventory Planner

Title:  Inventory Planner
Reports To:  Supply Chain Manager


Responsible for managing inventory levels, turns and fill rates to support the sales forecast for each business unit of Fortress Building Products.


·         Responsible for finished goods inventory levels, reorder points, recommending and managing lot sizes, classify ABC codes and adjust based on seasonality and trends.

·         Collaborate with suppliers, product managers, and colleagues within supply chain, sales, marketing, and purchasing are critical to achieving these objectives. 

·         Develop and manage the weekly / monthly inventory plans to support the demand plan

·         Communicate inventory availability to customer service and sales team for shortages to orders.

·          Meet on time customer fill rate while maintaining inventory levels & turns.  Actively manage slow
moving inventory.

·         Proactively resolve issues that may result in short or excess supply.

·         Prepare, publish and communicate inventory metrics through reports.

·         Collaborate with demand planner, product managers and general managers to meet business unit monthly, quarterly and annual inventory objectives.

·         Identify root causes of any misses on key performance indicators


·          Facilitate process improvements: analyze data to identify trends, root causes, areas for
improvement using various software tools such as Excel, Access, GP Dynamics, Deposco WMS System, Demand Works and Jet Reports

·         Work with Business Units and Procurement specialist to improve Vendor shipping performance and reliability

·         Utilize Max Load software to optimize space and weight in import shipping containers.

·         Support implementation and maintenance of the Inventory Planning module of Demand Work

·         Perform ad hoc analysis as needed to support supply chain projects & communication and coordination of all components of assigned project


·         Bachelor’s degree in business related field is required, Supply Chain management degree strongly preferred.

·          2-5 years related experience in inventory planning is strongly preferred

·         Candidates should possess excellent problem solving and data analytical skills

·         Candidates should have strong communication skills and promote and embrace a team atmosphere

·         Proficient in Microsoft Excel including Vlookup, Macros, Pivot tables, as well as solid
Access skills, PowerPoint and Word.

·         Knowledge of inventory planning, performance metrics, demand planning and product life cycle strongly preferred

Fortress Building Products is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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