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Inventory Analyst

Cambridge, ON, Canada Req #582
Monday, August 28, 2023

About Us

Focused on leading the transition to a sustainable future, Glen Dimplex Americas is enhancing the moments that matter in life with a commitment to delivering the best design and efficiency in the areas of temperature control and comfort creation. With operation throughout North America the success of the Glen Dimplex Americas organization is a testament to the strength of our people and investment in innovation and technology.

Our portfolio of industry recognized brands includes Dimplex, Cadet and Faber. Together these brands provide complete product offerings in the residential and commercial comfort categories, ranging from electric heaters, to fireplaces and controls.

Glen Dimplex Americas is a division of the Glen Dimplex Group - the world's largest manufacturer of electrical heating, which holds significant global market positions in domestic appliances, heating, cooling, ventilation, and renewable energy solutions. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland the Glen Dimplex Group privately owns over 40 brands with operations in 80 countries.

The Opportunity
Reporting to the Director, Supply Chain, the Inventory Analyst will play a critical role in optimizing inventory management practices to ensure customer satisfaction, efficient operations, and overall profitability. Collaborating closely with the procurement, manufacturing, sales, finance, and warehouse teams, your insights, analysis, and recommendations will directly impact inventory controls, cost management, and overall business performance. 

To be successful in the role, the Inventory Analyst must be highly detail oriented, possess strong data analysis skills, and a desire to translate insights into actionable changes.


In this role you will:


  • Drive and develop standard reporting supporting monthly inventory health analysis and reviews. 
  • Support inventory reporting requirements for the Integrated Business Planning process.
  • Produce and maintain projected inventory reports to forecast future inventory positions.
  • Analyze actual realized inventory versus previous projections to bridge difference and identify opportunities to improve projection accuracy.
  • Analyze targeted safety stock levels and out of stock conditions, recommending changes when necessary, and monitor performance against those targets.
  • Monitor excess inventory.  Identify inventory risks and opportunities, and partner with internal teams to quantify, develop and track plans to address them. 
  • Review inventory positioning within our distribution network to ensure the right product is available in the right place to maximize fill rates and minimize overall freight and carrying costs.  Recommend changes as necessary.   
  • Collect and analyze point of sale data from key customers to identify trends that will inform inventory policies and forecasting decisions. 
  • Facilitate the inventory disposal process.
  • Continuously evaluate and recommend improvements to inventory management processes, systems, and policies to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and maximize productivity.
  • Perform ad hoc inventory analyses as required.
  • All other duties as assigned.

What You Need

  • Post-secondary education in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Finance, or a related field.
  • Proven experience as an Inventory Analyst or Planner in a retail, manufacturing, or distribution environment.
  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency in data analysis and reporting tools including Excel and Power BI.
  • Advanced knowledge of inventory management principles, demand forecasting, and supply management.
  • Proficiency in using inventory management software and ERP systems.  SAP experience considered an asset.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to work independently and in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and problem-solving abilities.
  • Knowledge of industry best practices and emerging trends in inventory management.

What We Offer

Core Total Rewards

  • Fully funded Group Benefits (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, dependent life, AD&D, short term disability, & long term disability)
  • Group RRSP with 100% Employer Match up to 4%
  • Portable Benefits, Consult +, and Telus Pharmacy Group
  • 3 Weeks Vacation Immediately
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Workplace Wellness Program
  • Support of professional memberships/certifications

Additional Rewards

  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Smart casual dress atmosphere
  • Summer Fridays
  • Employee Service & Recognition Awards
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • A unique opportunity to be a key player in a growing global organization
  • An innovative fast-paced culture focused on people

Our Values

We Think Customer – we aim to put our customers at the center of everything we do, taking time to understand their needs; creating solutions that meet and exceed their expectations, enhancing everyday moments

We Care About People – we recognize the power of a community with a common purpose; empathizing with others’ point of view and acting with integrity to create a safe and healthy environment

We Value Innovation – we are building a better future day by day; developing innovations that will create quality, consumer-centric, sustainable solutions

We Keep it Simple – we make the complex simple by driving out inefficiencies; which enables us to be agile, responsive and to get the job done

How to Apply

Our team members include people like you: enthusiastic, innovative, motivated and creative. If you are interested in joining our team or learning more about this opportunity, please apply now.  Glen Dimplex Americas offers a competitive total rewards package, and we are continually striving to attract and retain the best talent available, building ongoing success for both our organization and our employees!


Glen Dimplex Americas is committed to fair and accessible employment practices.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Glen Dimplex Americas, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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  • Cambridge, ON, Canada