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Inventory Planning Analyst

Req ID:  962

Working Location: TENNESSEE, BARTLETT 

Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? At Olympus, we help make people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, every day. 
Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

Job Description

The Inventory Planning Analyst is responsible for the planning purchasing and analysis of repair parts inventory. The primary objective of this position is to maintain optimal inventory levels to support the current demand while keeping back orders at a minimum.

Job Duties

* Maintain responsiblity for the organization and accuracy of the material master information between MDM and Oracle system for all new parts introduced into product group


* Maintain Oracle material master with exact and up-to-date information regarding description location order point lead-time obsolescence and supplier sourcing


* Maintain responsibility for creating purchase requisitions on a daily basis for appropriate vendors through Oracle-MRP system and converting requisitions to purchase orders


* Create purchase requisitions for locally sourced materials and provide to the Buyer to place orders with appropriate lead times


* Communicate with vendors regarding order status receipt errors delivery information item notes and pricing issues


* Analyze min/max re-order points for items on a consistent basis reviewing 30 60 90 day volumes


* Analyze trends to ensure ordering of correct quantities maintaining optimum stock levels and optimizing pricing based on purchase quantities for locally purchased materials


* Act as a liaison between vendors production managers customer solutions and warehouse management in order to communicate pertinent information such as delivery dates product delays and urgently need support


*Monitor open purchase orders against requested due dates of delivery to identify critical low stock situations


* Communicate daily weekly on backorders to improve delivery and reduce backorder delays with vendor


* Analyze delivery performance trends for on time performance and backorder issues with each vendor and drive vendor to improve their performance


* Coordinate a smooth transition from older product lines to new product lines by depleting old stock through analysis of Excess & Obsolete reports for non-activity items


* Continuously evaluate the necessity of orders in an effort to minimize the risk of E&O from occurring


* Reviewing inventory in stock over 180 days and the percentage of total stock


* Create return purchase orders as necessary for claim returns by obtaining RMA's; and preparing return shipment documents


* Enter Sales Orders from International business group setting delivery dates based on availability


* Create weekly report to communicate current order statuses. Manage all communication with the business center


* Prepare weekly and monthly reports to demonstrate backorder affects upon repairs and to sales customers

Job Requirements



* Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Business Analytics, SCM, or related field.


* Minimum 2 years related service supply/demand planning experience OR a minimum of 2 years experience in inventory material planning in a manufacturing environment


* Must be well versed in Microsoft office; high skill level required in Word and Excel


* Excellent analytical and organizational skills required




* APICS/ CPIM certification preferred


* Microsoft Excel – Strong Data management & manipulation skills


* Must have experience with Oracle - Inventory management


* Must be detail-oriented


* Strong verbal and written communication skills


* Must work well independently & as a team player with professionalism and integrity

We realize work isn’t just a job to you.

It’s a big part of your life, but not the only part. That’s why we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks — so you can be ready for where life can take you.

Olympus is passionate about the solutions it creates for the medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries, as well as cameras and audio products. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease, furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and capturing images of the world.

Olympus’ Medical business uses innovative capabilities in medical technology, therapeutic intervention, and precision manufacturing to help healthcare professionals deliver diagnostic, therapeutic, and minimally invasive procedures to improve clinical outcomes, reduce overall costs, and enhance the quality of life for patients. Olympus’ Medical portfolio includes endoscopes, laparoscopes, and video imaging systems, as well as surgical energy devices, system integration solutions, medical services, and a wide range of endotherapy instruments for endoscopic and therapeutic applications. For more information, visit

Olympus…True To You. True To Society. True To LIFE.


It is the policy of Olympus to extend equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental) and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or service in the uniformed services, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Tennessee (US-TN) || Bartlett || 



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