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Materials Analyst (Mid or Sr. Level)- Castle Dale, UT - #42721

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Date: Mar 5, 2019

Location: Castle Dale, UT, US

Company: PacifiCorp

General Purpose

Conducts analysis through research, gathering and interpretation of data, development of alternatives and recommendations. Presents analysis and recommendations to management and may implement selected alternative. Analyses include, but are not limited to, feasibility studies, cost/benefit analysis, trending/forecasting, financial analysis, budget analysis and reporting.


Responsibilities of the mid-level position include the following:

  • Analyze and review the reorder points and maximum stock levels, ensuring maximum use of cash flow.
  • Analyze, project, and determine if inventory quantities are sufficient for current needs and determine inventory levels base on historical trends and forecasted weather patterns.
  • Develop analysis of order trends to determine JIT orders.
  • Contact suppliers in order to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other moderately complex problems.
  • Create and maintain a source list for materials on contract.
  • Develop inventory analysis and performance reports.
  • Generate requisitions to cover spot buy material requirements.
  • Validate and verify unusual material requirements in the material planning system.
  • Maintain the correct lead time information in the material master for all materials in the warehouse with information provided by Procurement.
  • Participate in the determination of energy levels and maintain those levels in the system.
  • Participate in the Material Transition Review (MTR) process and maintain the reorder system to support the transition of materials.-

In addition to the above, the responsibilities of the Sr. level position include:

  • Oversee the inventory replenishment and requisition generation for material requirements.
  • Manage the overall inventory investment and risks for the entire inventory and the individual materials with inventory requirements.
  • Validate and maintain the reorder information in the system to ensure that it is current and valid.
  • Release reorder system and generated requisitions and manage inventory availability to support the construction and maintenance requirements of the Company.
  • Develop inventory objectives and strategy and the determination of the inventory reserve.
  • Review the requisitions generated by the reorder system by evaluating past usage, the current lead time, and the known requirements for each material, and change the reorder data to maintain the inventory at acceptable levels.
  • Verify inventory to confirm if existing inventory material can satisfy requirements at other locations.
  • Act as focal point for material availability for the warehouses and operations.
  • Act as the subject matter expert and provide guidance to associate and career level material analysts.


The requirements of the mid-level position include the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply and Logistics or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of three years work related experience.
  • Experience with consumption based planning or distribution type inventory management systems.
  • Knowledge of supply chain methodologies, models, and procedures.
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to analyze inventory data and identify issues, risks, and trends.
  • Ability to apply mathematical and analytical skills to inventory materials to identify trends, history and future activities and identify potential solutions and options.
  • Ability to prepare reports and presentations on a variety of inventory related subjects.
  • Knowledge of applicable Company policies and procedures; applicable federal, state, and local governmental laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers including spreadsheet, database, word processing, and presentation applications to gather, analyze, and model information.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to consult with internal and external customers regarding matters/issues which may be sensitive in nature.
  • Ability to work with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds; ability to work as a member of a team. Ability to present alternatives and recommendations.

In addition to the above, the requirements for the Sr. level position include:

  • A minimum of five years work related experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with consumption based planning or distribution type inventory management systems.
  • Strong knowledge of supply chain methodologies, models, and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate concepts and instructions clearly and concisely including presenting data and recommendations to management. • 
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills and ability to work closely with the warehouses, procurement, operations, engineers and project managers while managing the inventory to meet Company objectives.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to work independently to meet individual and group objectives. • Ability to prepare reports and presentations on a variety of inventory related subjects.


  • APICS or equivalent material planning certification.
  • Commitment to pursuing advanced education or training as needed.
  • Knowledge of electric utility structure, policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

Additional Information

Req. ID:  42721

Company Code:  PacifiCorp

Primary Location:   Hunter Plant, Castle Dale, UT

Schedule:   Full-Time - Days

Personnel Subarea:   Exempt

Hiring Range: 52,900 - 81,200


Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.  

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.

Nearest Major Market: Utah

Career Segment: Logistics, Supply, Procurement, Database, Supply Chain, Operations, Technology