Business Analyst, Supply Chain

Posting Date 2 weeks ago(5/13/2022 10:42 AM)
Requisition ID
Job Location(s)
Bloomington IN United States
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Inc.
Purchasing/Supply Chain


The Business Analyst will analyze supply chain data within the "Systems and Quality" team, as part of the Manufacturing Supply Chain and Materials Management (MSCMM) group, to improve supply chain processes and systems at Cook. They are expected to leverage existing tools and identify gaps in our systems to optimize inventory, minimize cost, and achieve customer service goals. This role would assist the MSCMM group in developing and improving business processes such as forecasting, capacity planning, SIOP, and monitoring results.


- Support the Systems & Quality Team mission of "ensuring that MSCMM and the manufacturing teams have the right systems, tools, data, metrics, and business processes in place to execute Cook Inc's end-to-end supply chain functions."
- Collaborate cross-functionally and with team members to develop recommendations on business process improvements.
- In systems and tools, identify opportunities to eliminate gaps, ensure data integrity, and reduce manual intervention in business processes.
- Complete complex spreadsheet analysis during issue resolution or scenario planning and develop risk analysis and offer recommendations to management. Prepare team-wide or external presentations as required.
- Manage (or assist) product phase-outs such that obsolete inventory is minimized.
- Analyze, establish, and modify safety stock targets.
- Leverage Lean or Six Sigma tools for process improvement in order to increase service and optimize inventory. Review and recommend capacity loading on assigned production lines and forecast.
- Conduct analysis and recommend solutions for inventory allocation where worldwide service is maximized. Query databases for information required for decision-making.
- As part of the S&OP process, assist managers in ensuring schedule adherence, service levels and inventory targets are met. Communicate risks, elevate issues and recommend solutions that require management involvement.
- Must maintain all training requirements for the position, while seeking out opportunities for continuous development and growth.
- Adhere to the Quality Management System and its processes to meet FDA 21 CFR 820, ISO 13485, and other applicable regulatory requirements.

- Must work and interact effectively and professionally with and for others throughout various levels of the global organization.
- Must strictly adhere to safety requirements.
- Maintain regular and punctual attendance.
- Must maintain company quality and quantity standards.
- Must have effective communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative and independent work situations and environments with minimal supervision.
- Ability to remain calm and receptive in fast paced situations.


- BS/BA degree required; preferably in Business, Operations, Statistics, Finance or other related field or equivalent experience  
- Thorough understanding of supply planning, material resource planning (MRP), and inventory management principles.
- 2 years+ experience in a business function requiring mathematical/statistical analysis, and preferably the concepts of manufacturing and inventory planning.
- Experience working as part of a team to solve problems, implement solutions, and document lessons-learned/improved processes.
- Computer proficiency, experience with Microsoft products (Word, Outlook, Excel).
- Knowledge of SAP and/or Business Objects or other data warehousing tools is a significant plus.


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