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Inventory Analyst

Pitt Meadows, BC

A Maker

At Simpson Strong-Tie, we’ve built a workplace where people are connected and engaged in creative thinking from day one throughout their careers.

When you think of the best a family has to offer — support, collaboration and respect — that’s what we value at Simpson Strong-Tie. When there’s a win, we'll cheer you on. When there’s a snag, coworkers step in to help you out. Working on solutions together is just the way we do things here, and that creates an atmosphere that often feels like home.

At Simpson Strong-Tie, you'll find talented, passionate, dedicated, humble and genuinely kind people who are all connected by our shared mission — to provide solutions that help people design and build safer, stronger structures.

It’s this mission and our strong people-focused values that have made Simpson Strong-Tie a unique place to work for more than 60 years — a place where you can connect, create and build your career. We invite you to learn more about our culture and why our employees are our most loyal customers.


You want to be an important member of a strong team of other makers who take pride in their work and support each other. As an Inventory Analyst you will drive the deployment of demand data and strategic initiatives to manage the flow of materials across the supply chain in a way that maximizes on time delivery while minimizing inventory. You will manage multiple complex projects and drive outcomes with optimal results. You will use analytics to create and implement strategies for continuous improvement and inventory optimization. You will be an expert in inventory control procedures within a fully integrated ERP System (SAP) while practicing lean techniques.

If career growth is important to you, we not only know how to help you with that, it’s what we love to do.

What You'll Be Doing

% Time Job Responsibilities
30% Manages centralized inventory processes and demand planning for key product groups and acts as the central point of contact for inventory management issues within specific product groups. Manages company-wide inventory leveling and logistics/truck building analysis to optimize existing inventories. Performs days of supply analysis, exception message analysis, backorder analysis, forecast variance analysis for key product groups.
25% Maintains demand data company-wide to align with defined calculations and governance processes for inventory optimization. Acts as a power user within the SAP Forecasting and Inventory Optimization tools (DCF, DCC, DCO). Identifies opportunities for improved inventory turns. Performs detailed data analysis for inventory optimization and presents data in reports and graphs to management.
15% Manages the onboarding process of demand and inventory for new product launches and special projects by collaborating with key stakeholders. Collaborates with sales, marketing, product management to understand demand patterns during the product life cycles for key product groups.
15% Analysis of requested forecast adjustments as submitted by key stakeholders through the SIOP Process. Gathers data to identify product availability issues, identifies solutions to availability constraints and presents findings to senior management.
15% Analyze and interpret customer provided point-of-sale data and Simpson sales report data for key product groups. Develop insights from sales data and collaborate with Demand Forecast Analysts to ensure Simpson demand forecast reflects trends accordingly.

Desired Skills and Experience

If you can do everything listed above, you’ve got what it takes. Perhaps some of the following would be helpful too:

  • Preferred Undergraduate degree in mathematics or supply chain or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5 years of required experience in inventory and demand planning or supply chain planning.
  • Required experience in SAP or other comparable ERP system.
  • Required experience using and interacting with MRP systems.
  • Required advanced reporting, designing and data analytic skills.
  • Required advanced Microsoft Excel experience.
  • Analysis: Ability to analyze and collect data and make sound business judgments.
  • Self-Management: Display a high level of initiative, effort and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner. Manage multiple projects and completing priorities.
  • Teamwork: Build and sustain cooperative working relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Attention to Detail: Achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task.
  • Problem Solving: Identify options for solving a problem and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses.
  • Speaking: Effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Writing: Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner for the intended audience.

This job requires 10% domestic travel.

This full-time position is located in Pitt Meadows, BC.

Relocation is not available for this position.

This position reports to the Plant Supervisor — Canada.

To apply for this position, please send your resume to: Human Resources hr@strongtie.com

Effective Date: 7/15/2020

In keeping with the Company's commitment to the communities in which it does business, we are an equal opportunity employer. This means that to the fullest extent required by local law, employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, colour, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender (which provincial law may define to include gender identity/expression, transgender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, and gender stereotyping), sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, covered marital status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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