Come join our global team of dedicated professionals who through their extraordinary efforts demonstrate every day their commitment to our mission of improving the lives of patients. At Orthofix our culture is built around Integrity and the core beliefs we live by: Exceed Expectations, Work Together, Be Respectful, Get Lean and Have Fun! As an Orthofix employee, you will become an integral part of our culture by continually demonstrating the highest level of integrity and our beliefs while making an impact to our vision “To be a highly respected global orthopedic and spine company that delivers exceptional value to our patients, customers, team members, partners and shareholders."
Field Inventory Analyst
How you’ll make a difference?
This position is responsible for the accuracy and utilization of consigned and loaner inventory, which includes instrument and implant assets, residing in field locations. This includes managing and scheduling field inventory counts, performing reconciliations, and booking appropriate entries as required. The Analyst is also responsible for optimizing the utilization of assets within their assigned region and business unit, which will require working with Sales Leadership, Supply Chain and Customer Service functions. The position requires strong analytical skills, ability to do complex research activities, as well the ability to communicate effectively between various departments and off site distributors.
What will be your Duties and Responsibilities?
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
- External Audits & Physical Counts – Manage all aspects of the annual inventory field counts, which includes scheduling, counting, reconciling and booking entries. Also provide documentation and support to internal and external auditors as necessary.
- Partner with Distributors and Sales Leadership – To improve the utilization of consigned and loaner inventory within their designated region. Identify under-utilized inventory and work cross functionally to have inventory returned or moved to another location.
- Reconciliation of Field Inventory - Ability to research, analyze and solve inventory and sales order transaction issues using internal data/databases. Propose adjustments with justified financial impact to Finance.
- Aged Inventory / Inactive Inventory– Through reports and communication ensure products in Field locations are maintained active, not idle / revenue generating; based on Management defined parameters.
- Resigned / Terminated Reps or Distributors – Manage the reconciliation of Field inventory for resigned / terminated associates or distributorships.
- Maintain and develop positive business relationships with various functional groups (Customer Service, Finance, and Sales Administration) involved in or directly relevant to a logistics activity.
- Review inventory utilization against targets and benchmarks and address with Distributors.
- Develop and implement technical project management tools such as plans, audit schedules, and compliance matrices.
- Explain proposed solutions to customers, management, or other interested parties through written proposals and oral presentations; report progress and results.
- Ability to travel to Field locations to perform onsite inventory audits with a high level of professionalism.
- Regular attendance required
What skills you’ll need?
- 0-2 years of experience in supply chain logistics, inventory control management, or field inventory.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
- Must demonstrate a professional demeanor at all times.
- Must be able to interact professionally with a multitude of functional groups.
- Ability to multi-task and follow-through to completion.
- Must be able to follow directions, work within a team and with limited supervision.
- Mathematical Skills: add, subtract, multiply, divide; compute ratios and percentages.
- Must be computer literate and knowledgeable with Microsoft applications (Email, Excel and Word, etc.).
- Able to create, design and modify spreadsheets and generate various reports (Excel).
- Ability to exercise good judgment, tact and diplomacy.
- Analyze operational or management reports or records.
- Collect statistical data and information from individuals.
- Apply project management techniques.
- Apply math principles to identify or analyze problems.
- Develop policies, procedures, methods, or standards.
- Compile numerical or statistical data.
- Apply cost benefit analysis techniques.
NONESSENTIAL SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS (not necessary but preferred):
- College Degree or equivalent experience.
- Experience in Medical Industry.
- Knowledge of inventory management and supply chain logistics.
- Knowledge of accounting and budgeting concepts as it relates to inventory.
- Knowledge of ORACLE, Key File, & Cognos.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK CONDITIONS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Regularly required to sit for extended periods of time; frequently required to stand, walk and use business equipment daily such as P.C., copier, fax, telephone, etc.; occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 40 lbs.
- Eyesight and hearing must be correctable to standard level.
- Frequent bending, stooping, and standing, during the day.
- Travel may be required up to 75%.
Orthofix complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. Orthofix makes its employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by law. In addition to federal law requirements, Orthofix complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.