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Inventory Analyst

Chicago, IL

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people. Dyson launched in the US in 2002, and since then operations have grown exponentially. Our US headquarters is based in Chicago's Fulton Market neighborhood. We also have employees working in field sales, our service centers, and in our growing number of Dyson Demo Stores across the country. 


The candidate will support the inventory team in achieving and maintaining accurate inventory levels, including transaction recording, analysis of variances, development of reconciliations, and reporting. Qualified candidate will be a critical thinker who can identify issues, propose solutions, and see them through to resolution. The ability to respond to continuous change and challenges within a fast-paced environment is essential.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare daily reconciliations of inventory balances between Dyson and 3rd party warehouses
  • Identify and solve all reconciliation issues, analyzing third party warehouse management systems and Dyson SAP activity; find the root cause and implement corrective action where needed
  • Process and troubleshoot EDI-enabled and manual inventory transactions in SAP
  • Develop and enhance departmental reporting, trend analysis, and dashboards
  • Identify opportunities to automate or streamline processes and see through to implementation
  • Support the month end close process by completing various inventory reports and analyses
  • Attend and participate in the annual physical inventory counts, assisting the Inventory Control Manager in analyzing results and providing feedback for operations improvement
  • Continuously challenge the way we report various inventory information and identify opportunities for improvement


Drive Effective Business Partnerships to Support Internal Processes:

  • Build and maintain a strong relationship with the third party warehouses, including establishing or refining processes with them to drive improvement in inventory reconciliation and reporting
  • Develop and recommend improvements to current operating procedures, including identification of cross functional opportunities


Fulfill Other Duties as Necessary:

  • Be detail oriented, demonstrating the importance of transactional accuracy
  • Be an analytical & critical thinker who can thrive in a fast-paced environment and drive sustainability
  • Be agile; maintain a “one-team” attitude to pivot and help where necessary
  • Be adaptable and relish the opportunity to pick up new activities, special projects, and ad hoc analyses that fall broadly in the purpose of the role


About You:

  • Bachelor’s degree required: Supply Chain, Operations Management, or Accounting major preferred
  • 4+ years’ experience in a supply chain role required, consumer goods organization experience preferred
  • SAP experience strongly preferred
  • Prior experience working with third party logistics providers (3PLs) strongly preferred
  • Prior experience in month end close strongly preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of Supply Chain processes and systems
  • Proven experience analyzing and resolving inventory related issues
  • Advanced knowledge/proficiency in Microsoft Excel required
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to dissect large amounts of data
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • High level of aptitude for business math, numerical reasoning, and creative problem solving
  • Strong knowledge of the end-to-end product flow inside a warehouse
  • Adaptable/flexible – able to multi-task and manage competing priorities effectively
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrate follow-through capabilities
  • Sense of urgency and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Self motivated with the ability to work independently
  • Team player
  • Ability to deliver projects in full, on time and to the highest quality


Benefits:

At Dyson, how we reward you is linked to our high-performance culture. But it’s about more than salary and bonus. Through a package of financial, lifestyle and health benefits, we support whatever stage of life you’re in and the moments that matter.


Financial Benefits:

  • 401K with up to a 4% match
  • Company paid Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Flexible Savings Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA)


Lifestyle Benefits:

  • Competitive Paid Time Off Benefits including Separate Holiday, Sick, and Vacation Time
  • Pre-tax Commuter Benefits (applicable areas only)
  • Generous Child Care Leave Program
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous Dyson Product Discounts


Health Benefits:

  • Multi-Level Healthcare Coverage Options
  • Vision & Dental Coverage
  • Company paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability


Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.

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