Inventory Analyst

  • Illumina
  • Madison, WI, Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
  • Dec 20, 2019
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

    • US - Wisconsin - Madison
  • Position Summary:

    This position is a key role supporting warehouse and manufacturing operations. The ideal candidate will possess the skills and aptitude to manage the operational side of warehouse execution and the cross-functional skills to successfully collaborate with multiple internal and external business partners.



    • Support and drive safe work practices with a safety-first mindset.
    • Recommend, lead, and support process improvement initiatives in warehouse operations and in collaboration with other groups.
    • Identify and help implement safety, quality, and facility improvements.
    • Participate in complex assignments requiring independent action, creative problem-solving, and a high degree of initiative.
    • Oversee warehouse projects and day-to-day execution of department objectives and act acting as a facilitator and team leader
    • Function as a key contributor to business decisions and projects that align with company goals and objectives.
    • Understand and recommend KPIs and productivity metrics.
    • Generate and analyze performance and capacity reports to assist in decision-making.
    • Create, revise, and implement work instructions in collaboration with warehouse leadership and considering global impact.
    • Understand and be able to support all warehouse functions
    • Become ERP/SAP Superuser who can troubleshoot issues.
    • Participate in staff development and training.
    • Complete various physical and administrative duties as required including verifying material accuracy and quality, check for damaged goods, and segregate inventory following standard quality and non-conformance processes.
    • Pack materials according to procedure, including handling of packing supplies, corrugated boxes, coolers, gel packs and dry ice.
    • Fulfill and process multiple orders through ERP system via RF scanner or manual input.
    • Segregate short dated and expired material, and coordinate and execute scrap requests.
    • Identify, investigate and drive resolution for inventory discrepancies.
    • Work with material in ambient, cold, and frozen temperature environments.
    • Operate/work with heavy equipment, such as pallet jacks and forklifts.
    • Maintain organization of work areas through 6S (sort, straighten, standardize, shine, sustain, safety).
    • Involved in the management, maintenance and training on the Site Kan ban Program (or other related material management systems)



    • Minimum of 3-5 years of related work experience, preferably in a life sciences manufacturing environment.
    • Good interpersonal skills, able to interact well with direct and cross-functional team members.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Excellent internal and external customer service.
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment and balance multiple priorities.
    • Strong leadership and organizational skills. 
    • Ability to conduct analysis and resolve problems independently.
    • Good presentation skills.
    • Project management experience.
    • Experience with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Work Instructions (WIs), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and Good Documentation Practices (GDP).
    • Experience in ISO and FDA regulated environments preferred.
    • Experience using an ERP system (SAP preferred, SAP super user a plus).
    • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word).
    • Visio experience a plus.
    • Lean Six Sigma experience and certification preferred.
    • APICS certification a plus.




    HS Diploma or equivalent required, Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred