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Inventory Analyst

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Position Summary:

As an Inventory Analyst at Rotex, you will perform analytical activities related to inventory management using Lean principles.  Work with Buyers, Buyer/Planners, Stockroom personnel, and Suppliers to define, develop, and implement continuous improvement projects in all areas of the supply chain.  Projects will include process and/or business changes to reduce inventory levels and DSI through project initiation and tracking.  Conduct project audits to assure objectives and goals are achieved.  Ensure continual improvements in accordance with established Company policies, procedures and objectives.

Who we are:

Rotex pioneered the dry separation industry and grew to become a global manufacturer of industrial separation equipment, becoming a subsidiary of Hillenbrand, Inc. in 2011. Rotex now sets the standards for maximizing yield and minimizing waste for a host of Fortune 500 companies in processing facilities around the world.

The Rotex story of superior separations starts with the people who work here. Our associates are our number-one asset; this fine group of people helped Rotex expand from a regional Cincinnati company to a strong global competitor. And we’re not done yet. We’re always looking for great people to add to our story and to help us write the next chapter in our history.

Rotex is an operating company of Hillenbrand. Hillenbrand (www.Hillenbrand.com) is a global diversified industrial company with businesses that serve a wide variety of industries around the world. We pursue profitable growth and robust cash generation to drive increased value for our shareholders. Hillenbrand's portfolio includes industrial businesses such as Coperion, Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion, and Mold-Masters, in addition to Batesville, a recognized leader in the death care industry in North America. Hillenbrand is publicly traded on the NYSE under "HI."


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Continually identify, evaluate, recommend and implement inventory related processes in order to reduce costs, waste, and lead times while exceeding customers' expectations. Lead analytical studies targeting inventory process improvement.
  • Plan and initiate cycle count programs to ensure and improve inventory accuracy. Conduct analysis to implement improvements in inventory control to ensure accurate levels of inventory in accordance with company goals.
  • Use Lean principles to analyze fact-based performance metrics and data, understand, and apply the numbers while explaining and addressing inventory discrepancies.
  • At the direction of the Inventory Manager, plan and conduct Physical Inventories as established by management. Determine improvements to achieve YOY improvements in inventory accuracy.
  • Determine necessary purchased items required for the completion of customer orders.  Conduct negotiations with suppliers as needed and place purchase orders to obtain the best possible value while meeting appropriate quality and delivery requirements.
  • Establish and lead programs to reduce inventory while maintaining on-time delivery goals.
  • Develop and implement appropriate work instructions, process plans and perform necessary training to support the supply chain emphasizing the role of inventory management within the Supply Chain.
  • Support continuous improvement efforts, identify corrective action and implement appropriate improvements.
  • Recommend, support and implement processes of Inventory Control for Rotex Global sites.
  • Perform other assignments or duties appropriate to the overall responsibility of the position.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

 This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

Business Processes:

Action/Results Oriented: Achieves high level, sustainable performance and results; is bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and encourages others to grasp ownership for achieving timely, quality, agreed upon results; is highly energetic; not fearful of acting with less than complete data and planning; seizes opportunities and acts upon them; displays a sense of urgency.

Customer Orientation: Understands and meets the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets firsthand customer information and uses it to meet customers’ needs by providing the highest quality products and services; acts with customers in mind; develops effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.  Clearly communicates the customer role in developing systems required to meet user needs and the importance of user involvement in the systems development process.

Analysis/Decision Making: Uses logic and insight to solve difficult problems and create effective solutions; uncovers hidden problems; is excellent at analysis; looks beyond the obvious and seeks root cause of problems; makes decisions in a timely manner, under tight deadlines and pressure; able to make tough decisions; supports calculated risk-taking; influences others to build support for decisions; includes others (as appropriate) in decision making.

Change Processes:

Adaptability: Effectively responds to change and is comfortable with ambiguity; manages conflicting priorities; comfortably handles risk and uncertainty; learns quickly when facing new problems; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks.

Lean Business:  Understands the Lean business and utilizes lean processes and tools to continually improve the efficiency of the manufacturing shop floor and work areas.  Develop glass wall metrics to track and improve the operations.  Serve as a model for the rest of the organization on the utilization of Lean.

People Processes:

Communication: Presents ideas in a style that is clear, fluent and to-the-point; keeps the attention of others; clearly articulates the key points of an issue; takes recipients’ perspectives into consideration when communicating; listens to and understands views of others; knows who needs what information and communicates information in a concise, timely and straightforward fashion; not afraid to communicate difficult messages.

Teamwork: Supports team efforts; cooperates and works well with others in the pursuit of team goals; builds group cohesiveness by emphasizing team objectives and reinforcing cooperation; creates strong morale in his/her team and across functions; shares wins and successes; brings a feeling of participation and belonging to the team.


Bachelor’s degree (B.S./B.A.) or equivalent from a college or university in operations management or business preferred; and a minimum of  2-4 years related inventory management experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills:

  • Intermediate to expert Microsoft Office required
  • Intermediate to Advanced Excel required
  • Base knowledge of ERP system
  • Preferred skills; Database Software, Great Plains ERP



Travel is not required.

Physical Demands:

To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to crouch. The employee may occasionally lift items as heavy as 25lbs. Specific vision abilities may include the employee’s ability to see near and far distances.

DISCLAIMER: The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of any employee assigned to this job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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