Inventory Control Analyst

Job Description

AutoNation Shared Service Center

Effective Date: 3/4/2020

Business Title: Inventory Control Analyst

Division/Business Unit: ACP AutoParts

Reports To: Manager Inventory Control

Work Location: Irving, TX


Position Summary:

Design, develop and manage inventory control and accounting processes in order to support efficient operations, accurate inventory valuation and proper recording within the general ledger.

Organizational Relationships:

Interacts with internal and External customers at various levels, peers, supervisor and management.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead Inventory Control processes in areas which include the following:


  • Inventory Reconciliations


  • Cycle Counts Processes


  • Physical Inventories


  • Weekly Inventory resync


  • Inventory Adjustments


  • Data Integrity


  • Develop and manage processes for the accurate and timely recording and reporting of inventory transactions (In-transit, on hand and inter-company).


  • Manage processes to run the day to day ACP business successfully in multiple systems.


  • Analyze inventory variances and work with various process owners to reduce the financial impact of variances and adjustments.


  • Play a key role in assisting Company inventory cycle operations to achieve an appropriate balance between often-conflicting objectives regarding:


  • Order Fulfillment


  • Inventory turns


  • Inventory Accuracy


  • Distribution Throughput


  • Product Costs


  • Build strong alliances with operational and support departments within the company in order to better synchronize processes and systems





  • 3-5 years of Supply Chain experience in inventory control analysis in the distribution, retail, or manufacturing sectors.


  • Bachelor’s degree in logistics, supply chain, accounting, engineering or related field.


  • Must be able to analyze and develop procedures.


  • Have Procure to Pay process experience.


  • Requires accurate and efficient record keeping and verification of inventory changes.


  • Has broad knowledge of typical inventory processes and procedures.


  • Must have the ability to train and direct the work of others.


  • Must have strong understanding of the relationship between inventory transactions/balances and their impact of the financial statements.


  • Self-motivated and hands on.


  • Strong analytical, negotiation, project management and presentations skills. Acute attention to detail and accuracy in performance of documentation and data preparation.


  • Dynamic ability to get things done, but be able to get along with, and gain the respect of, a wide variety of people.




Next Possible Position:

Senior Inventory Control Analyst


Physical Requirements:

This is a largely sedentary role with extended period looking at computer monitors and using a keyboard and mouse.