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 Material Analyst - Richland Center, Wisconsin, United States

Job information
Posted by: Rockwell Automation 
Hiring entity type: Manufacturing 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Engineering - Industrial
Operations - Logistics
Operations - Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2467975 / Latpro-3530839 
Date posted: Feb-23-2017
State, Zip: Wisconsin, 53581


Position Summary:

To assume a leadership role in planning, implementing and directing Inventory Control activities as it relates to Inventory Management. Ensures security and accountability of inventory through transaction documentation, process and procedure verification, and system review.  Conducts physical inventories and leads cycle count analysis and when able corrects cycle count discrepancies.  Performs health checks and generates health checks for the PCA team to ensure system health and overall inventory data is accurate and up to date.

  1. Manage inventories to optimize current assets, utilizing forecasting and planning manufacturing system tools as well as functional inputs from Engineering, Marketing, Manufacturing and Management.

  2. Perform statistical analysis on shortages, looking for root cause and applying corrective action to avoid outages in the future.

  3. Minimize inventory investment by systematically reviewing items with excess/obsolete inventory, look for root cause and use preventative action to prevent this reoccurring in the future.  Make disposition on this stock.

  4. Develop and measure inventory goals, which support the Business Units' objectives.  Segregate and control inventory in manageable segments through the use of different product categories, safety stock, analysis codes and family group codes.

  5. Process and monitor stock controls and new product introduction through frequent forecast reviews.  Adjust as needed.

  6. Perform comparisons between lead times and product needs - alert buyers on lead-time requirements - follow up and make recommendations on standard vs. class "R" stocking levels.

  7. Perform special analyses and related duties as required by Management.

  8. Perform various support activities as required by Manager/Supervisor.

  9. Control work efforts by establishing performance goals, measurements and evaluations for the benefit of the division and the personal growth and development of the individual. 

  10. Assist Supervisor/Manager in assuring that MRP system data, pertaining to all parts, is current and reflects divisional objectives.

  11. Generate materials reports such as Health Checks, Monthly Inventory Review files, Orphan Material data, and E&O material data.

  12. Forecast facility metrics through the use of SAP, historical data, and COGS forecasts.

  13. Update ABC classifications as necessary.


  • Conducts tasks in accordance with applicable health, safety, quality, and environmental regulations (state/federal laws, ISO9001, ISO14000, etc.) as well as Rockwell Automation policies and procedures.


  • Ensures thorough familiarity with company policies and procedures.  Appropriately applies policies and procedures in compliance with government laws.  Policies and procedures include, but not limited to: Standard of Business Conduct, Intellectual Property, Control Environment, Information Protection, ISO9000 & 14000, governmental regulations (e.g. health, safety, quality and environmental), and functional policies published on the Rockwell Automation Information Network.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree required; preferably in supply chain or engineering.

  • Must have proven knowledge of inventory management techniques.  

  • Ability to discover better ways to control inventory and to bring to light problems and recommend solutions.
  • Intermediate computer skills in Excel, Access, Internet applications. 
  • Analytical skills with experience in problem solving.
  • Rockwell Automation will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment will be conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Qualifications:

  • APICS and/or CSCP certification preferred.
  • ERP/MRP experience preferred.

  • Ability to communicate and work with a wide variety of departments.

  • Advanced Excel skills preferred (Pivots, VLookup, and Nesting Functions)

Requisition Number:

Business Group:
Operations & Engineering Services

Job Category:
Supply Chain and Operations

Relocation Eligible:

Position Type:
Full Time

No. of Positions:

Work State/City:
Richland Center - Wisconsin

Company Overview:
Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.

When you choose Rockwell Automation, you join countless talented employees who have helped us establish our leadership position in the automation industry over the past century.

You join a diverse, inclusive and global community with a passion for innovation. A place where you can partner with great minds and inspiring people. And a corporation backed by the financial strength that drives growth - and career opportunities.

As much as we focus on our customers, we know our employees are key to our success and future. Helping you develop a rewarding career is a top priority. Because when you succeed, we succeed.

EEO Statement:
Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, email our Talent Acquisition representative at (see application details).

Download the EEO is the Law poster and the supplement for more information.


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