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BUNZL Inventory Analyst III/Sr. Inventory Analyst (Morton Grove, IL) in Morton Grove, Illinois


Your career path has many avenues available for you to succeed. Are you looking to advance at a rate that matches your ambition and skill set? At Bunzl, we understand and want to invest in you. With our multi-career options, you’ll not only be able to find the adventure you are looking for today, but can be confident that new opportunities will be there for advancement in your future.

At Bunzl, we know that our employees are our number one asset. We seek to recruit and retain the right people who are passionate about our business and we provide opportunities for our employees so that they may progress within our company based on their talents, experiences, and their aptitude.

The Inventory Analyst will ensure the optimal level of inventory while maintaining required service levels for assigned customer accounts and/or commodity item groups. Special attention must be paid to improving turns, identifying inventory levels that exceed demand and minimizing aged inventory.


  • Account management/commodity management - medium to high level of difficulty

  • Analyzes inventory levels, prepares forecasts and makes purchases to support demand

  • Processes forecast change requests

  • Manages turns and aged inventory reduction efforts

  • Prepares forecasts and run out schedules for clients

  • Communicates cost changes and timing to Data Integrity

  • Review and follow up on daily, weekly and month-end inventory reports

  • Investigates and resolves A/P issues via DataServ

  • Purchase Price Variance review and maintenance

  • Prepares and enters monthly transfers

  • PO processing manual and JDA/AWR due orders

  • Manages History Exceptions

  • JDA/AWR maintenance

  • Coordinates new store programs, account launches and program additions

  • Report generation and maintenance

  • New Store Programs, new account launches and program additions

  • Assists in line reviews and cost reduction efforts with Purchasing

  • Identifies and resolves supplier issues

  • Participates in conference calls and meetings with clients and sales, contributing client specific information

  • Inventory expert (processes, issues, ‘one-off’ information) for assigned accounts

  • Enters vendor returns; inventory write-offs and destructions

  • Follow up on open purchase orders and expedite as needed


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

  • Five or more years working in a distribution warehousing or purchasing environment with hands-on knowledge of inventory management principles and systems, or experience in retail supplier business.

  • Certification in JDA/AWR Levels I, II and III preferred

  • Communication, both written and verbal

  • Analytical, with critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Project and priority management (Organization)

  • Knowledge of contemporary inventory management concepts, practices and procedures

  • PC proficiency including Word and Advanced Excel

  • Report generation; JD Edwards experience (AS400 Query, World Writer)

  • Pro Diver experience a plus

  • Service-driven; detail-oriented

  • Moderate travel required

So, what are you waiting for? A new career awaits you with endless opportunities.

Bunzl is a global leader in the Cleaning & Hygiene, Food Processing, Grocery, Health Care, Non-Food Retail, and Safety industries. We have grown both organically and through acquisitions to sales in excess of $10 billion. Bunzl North America is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Bunzl North America owns and operates more than 100 warehouses and serves all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and parts of the Caribbean and Mexico. With more than 5,000 employees and 400,000 plus supplies, Bunzl is regarded as a leading supplier in North America.

Bunzl Distribution offers competitive salaries, a comfortable work environment, and a full range of benefits including a 401k with a company match.

Bunzl Distribution has a tradition of commitment to equal employment opportunity. It is the established policy to attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex/gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status as provided by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)