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Inventory Analyst / Buyer in Jackson, MS at Irby

Date Posted: 7/7/2018

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Inventory Analyst/Buyer

Irby is one of the largest electrical distribution companies in the United States, with nearly $1 Billion in annual sales and over 900 employees across more than 60 branches in 25 states.  Irby is also part of the Sonepar family of operating companies, consisting of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors throughout the United States.  Sonepar is the world leader in electrical distribution.


This position performs analytical and technical duties involving the ordering, processing and distribution of electrical materials. 


  • Coordinates, facilitates and maintains data integrity within the Utility Supply Chain
  • Maintains inventory data integrity and tracks accuracy of inventory
  • Researches root cause of systematic issues resulting in low available inventories, inventory stock outs and customer service levels
  • Establish and maintain necessary stocking levels based on inventory item demand and trends
  • Engage with Suppliers, Operations and sales team on inventory forecasting and future trending
  • Performs extensive analysis of inventory data, reports and makes appropriate recommendations regarding inventories
  • Profile branch inventories and review with branch and sales team
  • Coordinate Utility Hub & Spoke purchasing
  • Monitor transfers and take appropriate actions for modifications and enhancements to inventory levels
  • Coordinates utility supply chain activity with I/S department as it relates to inventory
  • Communicate regularly with Branch Managers and Purchasing Agents on purchasing issues, problems and/or successes
  • Ensures accurate, complete records are kept regarding consumption, cost, selling price, stock levels and other data
  • Analyze and research problems, obstacles, trends, changes and recommend appropriate modifications/changes to enhance or improve system integrity
  • Recommends and develops strategies related to utility inventory integrity
  • Responsible for the supplier procurement functions and management of line


  • Knowledge of the standard methods, practices and procedures employed in the acquisition of inventory items
  • Knowledge of inventory maintenance and control
  • Knowledge of purchasing and requisitioning practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of records keeping as employed in an inventory operation
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office suite
  • Ability to effectively communicate and follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to formulate and present recommendations and implement methods
  • Ability to prepare and present oral and written reports
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; and at least four years related experience and /or training; or equivalent combination or education and experience


We offer a competitive salary; outstanding benefits package and the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development and recognized your achievements.



Business Unit:Irby