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Supply Chain Analyst

Job Description

Position Title:Supply Chain Analyst
Reports To:Director of Materials
Location:Farmington Hills, MI

Company Description

Established in 1907, Gabriel North America designs, manufactures and distributes suspension products for the automotive aftermarket and other specialty vehicles. The company is the current market leader in suspension systems products. Gabriel NA currently employs more than 1,400 salaried and hourly employees at several locations in the US and Mexico. The company has two manufacturing facilities; one domestic US and one in Mexico. Revenues for the company are approximately $210MM.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Assist in inventory management of the company.
  • Analyze the life cycle of raw materials, semi-finished, and finished goods from introduction of new parts through obsolescence in order to identify under and over stock conditions and promote sound inventory management.
  • Investigate causes of excess & obsolete inventory by part number and develop a unique action plan for each.
  • Proactively communicate identified issues and risks to co-workers from various departments (e.g. operations, sales, product marketing, program management, purchasing, materials) and assist in collaborative development of actions to resolve these concerns; escalate as needed.
  • Implement plan to identify correct safety stock levels and maintain those levels going forward.
  • During monthly Excess & Obsolete (E&O) Inventory reviews, present current metrics and action plans to company executives.
  • Assist in Safety Stock calculations and recommend additions or deletions.
  • Work in unison with the Materials Manager and Demand Planning Manager to achieve department goals and objectives.


  • Must have a strong sense of urgency and critical thinking skills
  • Proven ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Capability to prioritize and plan work activities; sets goals and objectives and develop realistic action plans
  • Strong organizational and motivational skills with the demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at the same time with competitive needs and deadlines and drive those concurrent projects to completion
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and looks for ways to improve and promote quality; attention to detail
  • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process and makes timely decisions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to summarize complex data sets appropriately given the audience


  • BS/BA degree in supply chain, mathematics or finance required
  • Two to four years of proven experience as a Supply Chain analyst or related role (data mining, analysis and reporting)
  • Automotive experience a plus
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, relational databases and ERP systems (SAP highly desirable)
  • Project Management experience a plus

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