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Working As A Senior Inventory Analyst

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $65,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Inventory Analyst Do

Operations research analysts use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to help organizations solve problems and make better decisions.

Duties

Operations research analysts typically do the following:

  • Identify and solve real-world problems in areas such as business, logistics, healthcare, or other fields
  • Collect and organize information from a variety of sources, such as computer databases, sales histories, and customer feedback
  • Gather input from workers involved in all aspects of a problem or from others who have specialized knowledge, so that they can help solve the problem
  • Examine information to figure out what is relevant to a problem and what methods might be used to analyze it
  • Use statistical analysis, simulations, predictive modeling, or other methods to analyze information and develop practical solutions to business problems
  • Advise managers and other decision makers on the impacts of various courses of action to take in order to address a problem
  • Write memos, reports, and other documents explaining their findings and recommendations for managers, executives, and other officials

Operations research analysts are involved in all aspects of an organization. They help managers decide how to allocate resources, develop production schedules, manage the supply chain, and set prices. For example, they may help decide how to organize products in supermarkets or help companies figure out the most effective way to ship and distribute products.

Analysts must first identify and understand the problem to be solved or the processes to be improved. Analysts typically collect relevant data from the field and interview clients or managers involved in the business processes being examined. Analysts show the implications of pursuing different actions and may assist in achieving a consensus on how to proceed.

Operations research analysts use sophisticated computer software, such as databases and statistical programs, and modeling packages, to analyze and solve problems. Analysts use these mathematical programs to simulate current and future events and evaluate alternative courses of action. Analysts break down problems into their various parts and analyze the effect that different changes and circumstances would have on each of these parts. For example, to help an airline schedule flights and decide what to charge for tickets, analysts may take into account the cities that have to be connected, the amount of fuel required to fly those routes, the expected number of passengers, pilots’ schedules, maintenance costs, and fuel prices.

There is no one way to solve a problem, and analysts must weigh the costs and benefits of alternative solutions or approaches in their recommendations to managers.

Because problems are complex and often require expertise from many disciplines, most analysts work on teams. Once a manager reaches a final decision, these teams may work with others in the organization to ensure that the plan arrived at is successful.

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How To Become A Senior Inventory Analyst

Although applicants may need a master’s degree for most operations research positions, a bachelor’s degree is enough for some entry-level positions. Because few schools offer bachelor’s and advanced degree programs in operations research, analysts typically have degrees in other, related fields.

Education

Although some employers prefer to hire applicants with a master’s degree, many entry-level positions are available for those with a bachelor’s degree. Although some schools offer bachelor’s and advanced degree programs in operations research, some analysts have degrees in other technical or quantitative fields, such as engineering, computer science, analytics, or mathematics.

Because operations research is based on quantitative analysis, students need extensive coursework in mathematics. Courses include statistics, calculus, and linear algebra. Coursework in computer science is important because analysts rely on advanced statistical and database software to analyze and model data. Courses in other areas, such as engineering, economics, and political science, are useful because operations research is a multidisciplinary field with a wide variety of applications.

Continuing education is important for operations research analysts. Keeping up with advances in technology, software tools, and improved analytical methods is vital.

Other Experience

Many operations research analysts who work with the military are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. 

Some positions may require applicants to undergo a background check in order to attain a security clearance. 

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Operations research analysts use a wide range of methods, such as forecasting, data mining, and statistical analysis, to examine and interpret data. They must determine the appropriate software packages and understand computer programming languages to design and develop new techniques and models.

Communication skills. Operations research analysts often present their data and conclusions to managers and other executives. They also need to communicate technical information to people without a technical background.

Critical-thinking skills. Operations research analysts must be able to figure out what information is relevant to their work. They also must be able to evaluate the costs and benefits of alternative solutions before making a recommendation.

Interpersonal skills. Operations research analysts typically work on teams. They also need to be able to convince managers and top executives to accept their recommendations.

Math skills. The models and methods used by operations research analysts are rooted in statistics, calculus, linear algebra, and other advanced mathematical disciplines.

Problem-solving skills. Operations research analysts need to be able to diagnose problems on the basis of information given to them by others. They then analyze relevant information to solve the problems.

Writing skills. Operations research analysts write memos, reports, and other documents explaining their findings and recommendations.

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Senior Inventory Analyst Career Paths

Senior Inventory Analyst
Inventory Manager Operations Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Inventory Manager Operations Manager Supply Chain Manager
Supply Chain Director
14 Yearsyrs
Inventory Manager Office Manager Finance Manager
Manager Finance Planning And Analysis
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer Purchasing Manager
Director Of Purchasing
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer Material Manager Purchasing Manager
Director, Procurement
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer Purchasing Manager Operations Manager
Distribution Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Finance Analyst Accounting Manager
Plant Controller
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Finance Analyst Manager Product Manager
Category Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Finance Analyst
Cost Accounting Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Inventory Control Manager Material Manager Supply Chain Manager
Senior Manager-Supply Chain Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Inventory Control Manager Warehouse Manager Logistics Manager
Planning Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Inventory Control Manager Logistics Manager Planning Manager
Planning Director
10 Yearsyrs
Store Manager Warehouse Supervisor Inventory Control Supervisor
Inventory Control Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Store Manager Production Manager Material Manager
Supply Chain Lead
9 Yearsyrs
Store Manager Shop Manager Quality Control Manager
Production Control Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Planning Manager
Demand Planning Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Planning Manager Finance Manager Manager Finance Planning And Analysis
Pricing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Inventory Control Supervisor Shipping Supervisor Shipping Manager
Fulfillment Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Replenishment Manager Supply Chain Manager Operations Program Manager
Global Operations Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Logistics Analyst Senior Purchasing Agent
Senior Supply Chain Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
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Senior Inventory Analyst Demographics

Gender

Male

54.0%

Female

39.4%

Unknown

6.6%
Ethnicity

White

62.6%

Hispanic or Latino

14.8%

Black or African American

11.6%

Asian

7.7%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

70.8%

French

8.3%

Portuguese

4.2%

Chinese

4.2%

German

4.2%

Japanese

4.2%

Korean

4.2%
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Senior Inventory Analyst Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

20.5%

Northern Illinois University

13.7%

Michigan State University

6.2%

Ohio State University

4.1%

Purdue University

4.1%

University of North Texas

3.4%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.4%

North Carolina State University

3.4%

Arizona State University

3.4%

Pennsylvania State University

3.4%

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

3.4%

Southern Methodist University

3.4%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

3.4%

Auburn University

3.4%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

3.4%

Indiana University Bloomington

3.4%

Strayer University

3.4%

Northeastern University

3.4%

Winona State University

3.4%

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

3.4%
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Majors

Business

39.3%

Accounting

9.5%

Marketing

7.1%

Management

6.8%

Finance

6.8%

Supply Chain Management

6.6%

Economics

3.2%

Psychology

2.4%

Operations Management

1.9%

Project Management

1.8%

General Studies

1.6%

Communication

1.6%

Industrial Engineering

1.6%

Computer Information Systems

1.6%

Mathematics

1.6%

Political Science

1.5%

Specialized Sales And Merchandising

1.3%

Public Relations

1.3%

Sociology

1.3%

English

1.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

56.3%

Masters

20.2%

Other

13.5%

Associate

6.5%

Certificate

2.8%

Doctorate

0.6%

License

0.1%
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Average Yearly Salary
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$41,000
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Highest Paying City
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Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
3.7 years
How much does a Senior Inventory Analyst make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Senior Inventory Analyst in the United States is $65,497 per year or $31 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $41,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $103,000.

Real Senior Inventory Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Analyst, Inventory Management C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Keene, NH Jan 07, 2015 $125,000
SR. Analyst, Inventory Management C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Edison, NJ Apr 06, 2015 $125,000
Senior Inventory Analyst Relypsa, Inc. Redwood City, CA Aug 31, 2015 $105,000
SR. Manager, Inventory Analyst Ikanos Communications, Inc. Fremont, CA Sep 29, 2010 $96,237
North America Senior Inventory Planning Analyst NIKE USA, Inc. Beaverton, OR May 11, 2015 $95,605
Senior Analyst-Inventory Optimization Staples, Inc. Framingham, MA Mar 25, 2013 $90,000
Senior Analyst, Inventory Strategy Ann Taylor, Inc. New York, NY Oct 02, 2015 $83,000
Senior Inventory Analyst Smith & Nephew, Inc. (Endoscopy Division) Andover, MA Oct 01, 2010 $82,500
Senior Analyst Inventory Modeling Staples, Inc. Framingham, MA Mar 08, 2016 $78,000
Senior Analyst, Inventory Solutions Home Depot USA, Inc. Atlanta, GA Oct 31, 2016 $78,000
Senior Analyst Inventory Deployment Staples, Inc. Framingham, MA Dec 23, 2014 $78,000
Inventory Modeling, Senior Analyst Staples, Inc. Framingham, MA Oct 01, 2012 $76,000
Senior Analyst, Inventory Strategy The Gap, Inc. San Francisco, CA May 08, 2011 $71,219 -
$102,000
SR. Inventory Analyst Sears Authorized Hometown Stores, LLC Hoffman Estates, IL Mar 16, 2015 $70,000
Inventory Analyst SR. Baker Hughes Incorporated Houston, TX Sep 05, 2012 $70,000
Senior Analyst, Inventory Management Systems (Saim Sysco Corporation Houston, TX Feb 15, 2012 $70,000 -
$77,030
Senior Inventory Procurement Analyst SONY Electronics, Inc. San Diego, CA Nov 05, 2009 $69,000
Senior Inventory Analyst Zimmer Us, Inc. Warsaw, IN Aug 23, 2014 $67,267
Senior Inventory Analyst Restoration Hardware, Inc. Corte Madera, CA Feb 08, 2016 $65,000
Senior Analyst Inventory Optimization Staples, Inc. Framingham, MA Jun 24, 2014 $65,000

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Top Skills for A Senior Inventory Analyst

  1. Inventory Levels
  2. Purchase Orders
  3. Supply Chain
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  • Communicate closely with Inventory Management, vendors, buyers and analysts to optimize inventory levels for customer satisfaction.
  • Identify and research unresolved and miscellaneous receipts and apply to purchase orders as necessary.
  • Maintained KPI reporting responsibilities and effectively communicated relevant information and concerns to all members of the supply chain organization.
  • Monitor SKU levels and recommend future SKU rationalization initiatives.
  • Recommended improvements and changes in key performance indicators that drive customer service and overall warehouse efficiency.

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