Job Number: 20022049

Location: Dublin, OH

Date Posted: 10-21-2017

Job Title: Sr Analyst, Supply Chain Inventory/Purchasing

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Inventory Management is accountable for the design and execution of demand planning and customer forecasting systems, supply planning, product deployment and expediting processes and the development and implementation of a stocking optimization model to minimize costs and inventory while delivering on service requirements.


  • Comprehensive ownership and efficient management of the purchase order life cycle (PO creation to receipt). Resolves failures throughout the lifecycle of the purchase order.
  • Creates daily purchase orders for assigned supplier portfolio and reviews order exceptions (ex. Large order quantities) consistent with stocking strategies
  • Manages supplier portfolio to key metrics (DIOH, service level, lead time, etc.).
  • Efficient demand forecasting and incorporates customer/market insights for Consumer
  • Maintain purchasing systems parameters for assigned supplier portfolio such as order minimums, order days, lead time, order cycle, etc.
  • Serve as the primary inventory contact for the supplier.
  • Collaborate/negotiate effectively with suppliers and stakeholders to manage issues, gather relevant data, review performance and drive improvements (ex. Advance Ship Notice and Purchase Orders via EDI).
  • Proactively analyze service failures to mitigate future issues which may include the placement of emergency purchase orders.
  • Managing the release of backordered products into the supply channel.
  • Assist in the execution of OTC launches, item replacements (UPC changes), new manufactures
  • Effectively manage manufacturer days inventory on hand (overstocked products, manual minimums, inventory order point adjustments)
  • Participate and/or leads projects and independently manage project milestones to completion to improve department workflow.
  • Create and maintain product availability messaging via manufacturer backorder reports


  • Bachelor degree prefered, or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies working knowledge in the application of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks
  • Works on projects of moderate scope and complexity
  • Identifies possible solutions to a variety of technical problems and takes actions to resolve
  • Applies judgment within defined parameters
  • Receives general guidance may receive more detailed instruction on new projects
  • Work reviewed for sound reasoning and accuracy

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Meet Mo

I enjoy playing an integral role in ensuring that our customers are receiving the right product in a timely and orderly fashion. I also like the friendly atmosphere at our facility and I appreciate the balance between work and personal time that Cardinal Health gives its employees.
Mo, Senior Associate, Shipping Control Coordinator