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Sr. Analyst- Inventory Control

Company: Kraft-Heinz
Location: Chicago
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

General information

All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 11 - Logistics

Date Published: 31-Jan-2024

Ref #: R-78964

Description & Requirements

Primary Responsibilities

  • Traceability and Hold and Release Owner
    • Communicate and ensure the execution of all finished good quality hold and release orders for product outside of plant control.
    • Coordinate with collective team to ensure all tasks and communication of hold is completed and aligned with quality.
    • Working with Plant and BU Quality and the distribution network, perform distribution product reconciliation of affected inventory.
    • Become SME in Traceability data, tools, and procedures.
    • Ensure compliance by all 3PLs for timely and accurate coding and communication of blocked stock.
    • Physical Inventory
      • Manage 3rd party handling of $1.3B of finished-goods inventory. Facilitate end-to-end process to minimize traceability gaps.
      • Communicate inventory loss metrics across 100+ distribution centers. Assess warehouse performance and coordinate/lead remediation plans.
      • Support managing and minimizing the warehouse controlled SCL (supply chain losses).
      • Administrator of cycle count policy and procedures at all warehouses, collection of counts, ensure adherence to policy, and remediation for sites that fall below threshold.
      • Own reporting and root cause analysis of inventory counting losses, drive accountability across all Kraft Heinz Plants, Buffers, and Mixing Centers.
      • Continuous development of reporting tools and metrics to effectively control processes, mitigate inventory losses, and drive greater visibility to 3PLs and KHC.
      • Inventory Accuracy
        • Assist in monitoring and communication of inventory accuracy between warehouse management systems (WMS) and systems of record.
        • Assisting warehouses with processing and root cause analysis of SAP IDocs and inventory variances
        • Drive accountability and ownership of inventory accuracy to 3PLs and warehouses through ownership of daily ownership of KPI's and other metric reporting.
          • Support 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) and Warehouse Management System (WMS) startups
            • Provide testing support, on-site cut over assistance, and hyper-care trouble shooting.
            • Conduct training of new INSIDERS on-site, preparing them to support the site independently by the end of the hyper care period.
            • Communication of timelines, resources, expectations, and the importance of inventory accuracy with leadership, management, and end users prior to cutover


              • BS/BA level degree preferred; preferably in Logistics, Accounting, Engineering or Computer Science, or related
              • 3-5 years of Supply Chain experience (Distribution, Product Supply, and/or Quality preferred)
              • Financial knowledge/experience a plus
              • At least 3-5 years of experience with Excel, analytics skills, and presentation skills
              • Up to 30 % travel potential
              • Must be very adept with computer software applications, such as Excel, Access, Power Point, Word
              • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
              • Cross functional Supply Chain knowledge and connectivity
              • Flexibility, Adaptability, Personal Drive and Leadership
              • Proficient in data analysis, problem solving
              • Ability to prioritize work and work under pressure
              • Ethics and Integrity
              • Experience working with 3rd Party Logistics providers preferred; understanding of warehouse floor operations preferred
              • Experience with SQL preferred
              • Experience with Systems - Warehouse Management Systems, InSite/Trace, SAP

                About Us

                Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We're on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

                Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We're proud of where we've been - and even more thrilled about where we're headed - as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

                Why Us

                We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures - as we work together to lead the future of food.

                Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we're growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

                Office Collaboration & Hybrid Work Environment

                We believe our office environment fuels our collaboration, connection & community as an organization and allows our employees to grow toward greatness. We also believe providing a more flexible and agile model is essential in today's workplace. A majority of our office-based employees will be able to work remotely for up to two days each week. Additionally, employees who are subject to this hybrid model will be eligible to work from anywhere for up to six weeks in a rolling 12-month period (in maximum two-week increments and according to benefits and tax guidelines). Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in office depending on the role's responsibilities and requirements.

                Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact

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