• Business Analyst (Business) - jr

    Job Location(s) US-PA-East Whiteland Township
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    Business Analyst
    Position Type
    Contract (Full-Time)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    ** Operations Planning and Business Analyst ** 

    Support the initiatives of a manufacturing business unit through production planning and financial analysis activities. 
    Provide financially sound insight and guidance to operations leadership to help drive improvement performance. 



    • Prepare spending and inventory forecasts. 
    • Coordinate the annual budgeting process. 
    • Analyze and explain variance between actual and budgeted/forecasted activity; recommend and direct management’s attention to corrective action. 
    • Support the business unit's quality objectives. 
    • Establish and maintain a sound internal control environment. 
    • Establish and maintain Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). 
    • Perform other financial analyses. (NA Malvern) 
    • Identify and execute cost reduction activities. 
    • Lead all inventory planning activities (e.g., planning model ownership, PO issuance, liaison with A/P, etc.). 
    • Act as primary interface with and negotiate with suppliers on all relevant matters (e.g., returned goods, contract administration, dispute resolution, etc.). (NA Malvern) 
    • Ensure integrity regarding inventory controls (e.g., receiving/inspection, cycle count accuracy). 
    • Develop proactive reporting tools that enable informed decisions. 
    • Present data/information to various levels within Global Operations from non-exempt up through cell leadership. 
    Malvern Only: 
    • Post/process international sales orders in the ERP system. 
    • Coordinate sequence and release of back orders according to stock availability. 
    • Provide feedback and suggestions to improve service levels, internal processes and customer support methodology 
    • Support selling divisions by providing answers to questions generated by telephone and or e-mails. 
    • Support and participate in cycle counting process.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain. Prefer APICs certification, not CPA 
    • Prefer background in planning and/or forecasting 

    • 2 - 5 years manufacturing/operational Accounting experience. . 
    • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word & PowerPoint, Access, & large ERP platforms (Oracle/SAP). 
    • Demonstrated verbal and written communication, customer service, analytical and presentation skills. 
    • Demonstrated time management, organizational and detail oriented skills. 
    • Demonstrated influence skills. Must be able to diplomatically persuade others and effectively drive continuous improvement/change. 
    • Demonstrated risk and financial modeling skills. 
    • Ability to interpret and utilize key financial data. 
    • Demonstrated quantitative and analytical abilities. 
    • Ability to clearly communicate financial concepts, both orally and written, to a broad spectrum of internal users. 
    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment. 
    • Demonstrated ability to work in and be challenged by a team-based environment which places a high degree of emphasis on accountability for quality/GMP compliance, customer service levels, inventory management and cost reduction. 
    • Demonstrated negotiation and influence skills. 


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