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Senior Inventory Analyst - Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Optum is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) -Seeking a talented individual to establish our Fulfillment Operations team as an Inventory Analyst. This highly visible position will conduct sales analyses, prepare, and manage forecasts, as well as coordinate purchases with Buyers. Requires ability to work cross functionally with various departments, such as Procurement, Merchandising, Marketing, Ecom Operations, Customer Service, and Warehouse Operations, to maintain optimal service levels. A successful candidate will be detail-oriented, a strong communicator with advanced excel skills, demonstrate problem-solving and analytical skills, take initiative, and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leverage and analyze data from multiple sources to project inventory needs
  • Work with Merchandising to determine sales projections and appropriate inventory levels required to support revenue goals
  • Work closely with Purchasing team on placement of initial orders and reorders, prioritization of key products, and assurance of timely delivery and receipt of products
  • Maintain and develop reporting, models, tools, and dashboards to proactively manage inventory forecasting
  • Consistently monitor inventory levels of items to ensure stock availability and minimize excesses and stock outs
  • Monitor slow-moving stock and conduct sales analyses to recommend products for end of life
  • Serve as product owner for developing inventory forecasting system and the central hub of communication for inventory plans and logistics
  • Advise and support company decision-making by developing an encyclopedic knowledge of our print products and understanding of our business processes and industry trends
  • Utilize strong problem-solving skills to identify areas to increase efficiency in our supply chain management processes and lead cross-functional improvement initiatives
  • Develop a solid understanding of the end-to-end supply chain process to streamline communication and data flowsWho we're looking for:
    • Passion for data, creating efficiencies, and understanding processes end-to-end
    • A team player who communicates and works well with a wide range of people
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment while working independently and taking initiative to navigate grey areas
    • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical capabilities
    • Detail-oriented and proven organizational and time management skillsYou'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in. -Required Qualifications:
      • 3+ years of work experience in merchandising operations or inventory management
      • 3+ years with product selection, pricing, managing, and maintaining an open-to-buy for a national retailer or national drug store chain
      • Ecommerce or retail within CPG / Health / Wellness categories -
      • Fluent in MS Office
      • Advanced level proficiency in Excel
      • Ability to manage large data sets and interpret data
      • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodationTo protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employmentCareers with OptumRx. We're one of the largest and most innovative pharmacy benefits managers in the US, serving more than 12 million people nationwide. Here you'll fill far more than prescriptions. As a member of one of our pharmacy teams, you're empowered to be your best and do whatever it takes to help each customer. You'll find unrivaled support and training as well as a wealth of growth and development opportunities driven by your performance and limited only by your imagination. Join us. There's no better place to help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $66,100 to $118,300. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $72,800 to $129,900. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you -*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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