Grinnell Chamber

Supply Planning Analyst

Full time
Posted: 03/01/2023
Grinnell, IA
Human Resources


The purpose of the position is to work directly with the department’s senior leadership. The Supply Planning Analyst will manage and drive key business KPI’s that support overall goals of Sales, Profit, Inventory Turns and product availability. The Supply Planning Analyst will work on projects assigned to them by senior management that will support continuous improvement throughout the supply chain. This is an entry level position.


Adventure Summary

At Brownells we’re seeking team members with an adventurous mindset who have a strong desire to help us connect people to their outdoor passions. As Supply Planning Analyst, you will manage and drive business KPI’s that support overall goals of sales, profit, inventory turns and product availability. You will execute tactical buying, working closely with suppliers to procure products and resolve issues. Collaboration with other members of the supply chain, marketing, and product teams will be critical to success in managing inventory. Our Supply Planning Analyst will have an incredible opportunity to impact the business, as an integral member of our Supply Chain team. If you’re a creative problem solver looking for an opportunity to join a data-driven, customer focused, digital company, come start your next great adventure with us!


Benefits You Will Enjoy

  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Health, Dental, and Vision packages to fit your needs
  • Additional voluntary supplemental insurance plans
  • Fully-vested 401(k) company match
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Career Pathing Program
  • Generous employee discount
  • Full range access at our Big Springs Shooting Complex
  • Opportunity to work alongside people who are passionate about adventure and the outdoors!


What You Will Do

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Tactical buying of Key suppliers inside of assigned product categories
  • Works with cross-functional teams (across marketing, product and supply chain) to execute initiatives to optimize category performance
  • Assists as required in resolving problems related to pricing, shortages, overages, damaged product, etc.
  • Conducts regular analysis of category performance, identifying key trends and improvement opportunities
  • Monitor open purchase order commitments and aligns with inventory plan and product availability expectations
  • Manages inventory availability and inventory turns performance by category and sub-category, while maintaining appropriate levels of customer service
  • Advises Demand Planning Manager of any needed adjustments to the forecast



What You Will Need

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required
  • 4-year degree in business or related discipline OR 5+ years of supply chain experience


Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to make informed, timely decisions
  • Ability to plan and organize communications and build strategic relationships
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Excel
  • General Knowledge of distribution and warehouse management theories
  • Understanding of basic supply chain terminology and planning processes
  • Materials management fundamentals
  • Sourcing and purchasing
  • Business management


Physical Demands

Sedentary work. Sedentary work involves lifting no more than 10 pounds at a time and occasionally lifting or carrying articles like docket files, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required occasionally, and other sedentary criteria are met.


Physical Hazards – Health and Safety Concerns

  • General office environments
  • Ergonomics


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