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Inventory Control Specialist

Date: Sep 27, 2022

Location: Edmonton, AB, CA, T6B 2X4

Company: Sonepar

We like to say that we find solutions for the everyday stuff. We’re problem solvers. We’re an engaged team that works together, and for those that work here they say we’re also like family.
Vallen is a leading provider of indirect industrial supplies – all those materials that are not part of the products our customers manufacture, and our goal is to make our customers operations run smoothly so they can focus on the core of their business.
Vallen is a member of Vallen North America and is one of Canada’s leading industrial distribution companies headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta.


The Inventory Planner is responsible for the planning and management of inventory for the CDCs and Branches. The planner ensures an adequate supply of product to service customer needs while minimizing working inventory investment by assessing demand activity. The planner will reflect demand changes in our planning systems to ensure high accuracy of forecast needs and ensure accuracy in inventory records, item usage history, and forecasting files.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Internal Replenishment
  • Inventory Management
  • Demand Management
  • Inventory & Purchasing Master Data Management
    • Scheduling and Execution of Replenishment (WT RARR) from CDC to Branch Network and On-site/Shutdown Trailers
  • Surplus Stock Analysis, Realignment (to CDC) and return (Branches, CDC, and Regions) – sent to Category Manager
  • Review and update ordering controls where necessary
  • Maintain system Usage Fields:
  • Achieve service level targets – adjusting usage rates and ordering controls where necessary
  • Perform Inventory Risk Assessment for:
    • Flyer/Product Promotions
    • New Product Launch
    • Quantity Break Buys
    • Large Discount Buys
    • Seasonal Product Booking Buys
  • ERP Master Data is Maintained and Accurate for:
  • Resolve Unit of Measure Issues
  • Schedule Inventory/Purchasing Reports are On-time and Exceptions Reviewed

Experience and Education

  • 3 - 5 years’ experience with demand planning and/or inventory management
  • College degree preferred but not required

What’s it like working at Vallen? Upon joining our team, you will become part of a supportive, family-oriented culture where you will be led by a president who fully believes in having an open-door policy. Your suggestions will be heard, and your hard work will be rewarded.

Vallen is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing diversity in our workforce. We welcome applications from qualified persons in underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups and from people with disabilities.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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