Job Description

Job Title: Inventory Analyst
Job ID: 739821
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Community Provider Svcs
Department: Operations
Location: 215 Beecham Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15205


This position will be moving to Oakdale, PA.

The Inventory Analyst will be responsible for projects related to Inventory Optimization and Demand Planning for all Asset and Par Inventory Locations. The ideal candidate will have well-developed analytical skills, be capable of understanding statistics and other higher mathematical concepts, be detail-oriented, and able to work with a minimal amount of supervision. Additionally, she/he must be able to provide strategic and forwarding-thinking vision to manage inventory.

  • Analyzes current and historical product usage on an ongoing basis to identify trends; predict future inventory needs and provide business intelligence to upper management.
  • Develops and executes plans to meet corporate goals and standards by profiling items in the appropriate warehouse location to achieve picking and replenishment efficiencies.
  • Increases efficiency of processes concerning inventory management to more accurately predict available inventory and minimize under-delivery.
  • Partners closely with various UPMC Supply Chain personnel, UPMC Vendors and Hospital Material Managers to proactively improve the accuracy and effectiveness of Inventory Forecasting and Delivery.
  • Present sourcing and optimization strategies to management.
  • Presents cost savings data with supporting detail of projects for management.
  • Provides Root Cause analysis in the review of inventory problems outlines and manages solutions.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining target inventory levels by SKU to support the business forecast and UPMC Supply Chain Objectives.
  • Utilizes statistical analysis to forecast future inventory availability based on past delivery trends.


  • Degree from a four-year college or university required. 
  • Advanced degree preferred. 
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in inventory planning, supply chain or other related fields. 
  • Advanced Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required experience with Microsoft 
  • Access and PeopleSoft is preferred. 
  • Strong analytical and computer/tech skills. 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Understands the role of inventory and how to plan for sufficient levels of inventory relative to demand variability. 
  • Ability to work independently without supervision. 
  • Professional Certifications (APICS, CPM) a benefit.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $20.60 to $35.57 / hour

Union Position: No

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