JBT Corporation

  • Inventory Analyst

    Job Locations US-FL-Orlando
    Posted Date 4 months ago(9/26/2018 3:03 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Manufacturing Support & Management
  • Overview

    John Bean Technologies Corporation and its predecessor companies have a long history of technical innovation. JBT traces its roots to 1884 when inventor John Bean developed a new type of spray pump to combat San Jose scale in California's orchards.

    Today, JBT Corporation’s AeroTech Division is a world leader in the supply of airport equipment and services focused on the future.  At our Orlando, Florida facility we manufacture airport ground support equipment, including aircraft deicers, aircraft tow tractors, cargo loaders and transporters.  


    The Inventory Analyst reports within the Materials Management Department. The Inventory Analyst is responsible for collaborating with cross functional teams including business planning, master scheduling, production line managers, warehouse supervisor, material planners, procurement, sourcing, finance, the plant manager, and others to effectively manage site inventory and inventory reporting. The role is focused on maximizing inventory investment returns, improving planning efficiency through improved analytical toolsets and reports, and driving margin improvement through lean initiatives.

    Specific duties include:

    • Develops and maintains an inventory budget that balances the needs of the production schedule and company working capital goals
    • Establishes quarterly and year-end inventory targets by inventory category
    • Manages parts segmentations and supermarket calculations on defined time schedule to optimize inventory, procurement and on-time delivery of parts to the production floor
    • Develops the quarterly inventory estimates with clear explanations for variances to budget
    • Reports inventory on a monthly and quarterly basis and provide explanations where targets were unmet
    • Escalates critical inventory opportunities that are found immediately as needed to the Materials Manager
    • Sets inventory targets/goals and establish metrics to track progress throughout the year
    • Develops reporting tools for site materials team’s leadership to track inventory trends by product classification
    • Enhances designated RAW/WIP inventory reporting tools that measure and report Buffer Inventory, Cycle Stock / Working Inventory, Planned Excess Inventory, and Unplanned Excess Inventory
    • Involvement in the cycle counting process for determining inventory accuracy
    • Input into determining how best to package parts and/or present them to the production lines
    • Designs standard reports for plant part shortages and works with Corporate and Site teams to identify supply chain and operational improvement opportunities to prevent reoccurrence
    • Supports schedule change requests by analyzing potential part shortages and working with Purchasing & Production Planning to determine if expedite options exist
    • Develops and identifies opportunities for continuous improvement projects to improve systems, reporting and forecasting to ensure rapid business decisions as it relates to inventory management.
    • Manages ECN process to better utilize inventory and phase in new revisions
    • Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the company’s discretion.


    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor degree in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, or Statistics preferred.
    • Minimum of 3 years related supply chain planning and/or inventory management experience
    • APICS-CPIM Certification desired
    • Supply chain planning, exposure to multiple sites/practices and project management experience desirable
    • Demonstrated skills with ERP systems such as SAP (APO, SNP, ECC) experience is desirable. Syteline MRP (JBT’s system) experience highly desired
    • Strong and practical leader with proven track record of achievement in implementing change
    • Excellent analytical skills, including strategic thinking, ability to frame problems and opportunities using supporting data, problem solving and measuring impact
    • Demonstrated leadership skills, ability to lead change and influence without direct authority
    • Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills with the ability to share at all levels of the organization
    • Must be highly capable in Microsoft Office programs; specifically Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word
    • Report writing based from data warehouse system preferred
    • Use of BI tools such as Power Query, Power BI, Tableau, SAS, etc. is highly desired

    Specialized Knowledge, Equipment, and Applications:

    • Understanding of financial principles


    • Individual must be self-guided, process driven and extremely good at working in a team environment.
    • Must possess the ability to understand the effect of certain actions throughout the production process (vendors, manufacturing, office etc.) while implementing the solutions, and how those actions are related.

    Training Requirements (licenses, programs, or certificates):

    Additional Training:

    • APICS-CPIM Certification desired



    Special Information (Travel required, physical requirements, work environment, supervisor responsibilities, safety and so on)

    Work Environment- Job will consist of 90% duties in an office environment with the remainder on the production floor working with materials or operations teams or supplier. Some travel to suppliers may be required, both domestic and internationally.

    Physical Demands- Frequent sitting and operating computer. Exposure to high noise levels and an increased awareness of congested work spaces and the exposure to potentially hazardous work environments normally associated with heavy duty manufacturing activities. May be required to occasionally climb ladders. May be required to work on machines at heights other than ground level. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

    The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Supervisor Responsibilities- No Direct Reports. However, must possess ability to lead and facilitate teams and work with them to guide the decision making process.

    Type of Supervision Position works under: (close, moderate, minimal) – moderate; Must be able to work under JBT processes and procedures and use critical thinking skills to understand and communicate the big picture.

    Relationship Responsibilities- Daily interaction with supply chain, shop floor management and team members to drive projects focused on inventory optimization.   Interact daily with other business functions including master scheduling / planning, purchasing, sourcing, design, cost accounting, and IT.

    This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform. All employees of JBT AeroTech are expected to perform tasks as assigned by supervisory personnel, regardless of job title or routine job duties.


    We believe that work should be fun as well as challenging. That's why the company offers the best of both worlds - the growth potential of a company with a developing technology that is unique in its field, plus frequent company-sponsored events and a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage + a 401K plan.   



    It is the policy of JBT Corporation to provide equal opportunity for qualified persons and not to discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law at the JBT Corporation location to which this application is submitted.  In addition, as a Federal Government contractor, JBT Corporation is an affirmative action employer. EOE-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    If you have a disability or impairment that prevents you from completing the online application, please seek the assistance of your local employment services agency. JBT maintains active relationships with local employment services agencies, and they have pledged their support in assisting any applicant needing help in applying. To find information on agencies throughout the United States, please go to www.careeronestop.org

    You may also call Megan Meagrow at 844-286-4524 if your disability or impairment prevents you from applying online. NOTE: Do not use this number unless you need assistance because of a disability or impairment. The personnel attending this phone line will not be able to give you a status update regarding your application and will not be the individuals making a decision regarding your employment.




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