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Inventory Analyst

Job Id:  1759

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States

Department:  SCM
Function:  SCM
Employee Type:  Permanent Full Time
Seniority Level:  Not Applicable

About UPL

UPL is a leader in global food systems and with the acquisition of Arysta LifeScience, is now one of the top 5 agricultural solutions companies worldwide. With revenue of US$5 billion, UPL has presence in 130 countries. With market access to 90 percent of world’s food basket and focused on high-growth regions, UPL represents a compelling value proposition for growers, distributors, suppliers and innovation partners in a consolidating market. UPL offers an integrated portfolio of both patented and post-patent agricultural solutions for various arable and specialty crops, ncluding biological, crop protection, seed treatment and post-harvest solutions covering the entire crop value chain.

Job Summary:The Inventory Analyst will take on a wide range of responsibilities, including systematically analyzing the production activities for manufacturing toll and packaging facilities. They will monitor inventory accuracy and reconcile obsolete and aging inventory; verify and reconcile production related invoices, monitor logistical flow in and out of the facilities while closely working with other departments including Purchasing, Logistics, Planning, Accounting, Marketing and Sales. Other responsibilities include contract management and negotiations; physical inventory management; plant variance analysis as well as various month end closing functions, and coordination of additions and changes to the material master and bill of material.


Required Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in SCM
  • 3+ years of experience in a manufacturing capacity required; prefer candidates who have previously held analyst roles in the manufacturing environment and can take initiative in their roles with minimal training and supervision
  • Proficiency in MS Office and ERP systems in a manufacturing environment (SAP experience a plus)
  • In-dept knowledge of MRP, Database Applications and Standard Cost/Inventory Controls.
  • Demonstration of multitasking and responsiveness to pressured situations while maintaining a high level of quality, flexibility and a sense of urgency.
  • Advanced Excel knowledge, including pivot tables and vlookups.



  • Reconcile inventory differences at month end and as needed at UPL and third-party warehouses and tolling sites. 
  • Accountable for controlling non-conforming stock.
  • Manage excellent working relationships with third-party warehouse and tollers.
  • Provide inventory aging and reserve analysis.
  • Work with all areas of the Supply Chain, Finance, Marketing and Sales Departments.
  • Conduct and update physical inventories.
  • Provide information for management review.
  • Submit requests for new material codes and changes to exisint material master and bill of material data. 
  • Manage and negotiate warehouse contracts.
  • Responsible for reviewing storage invoices for accuracy, coding and submitting to Finance.
  • Adhere to UPL NA’s corporate policies.


*This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.  Employee will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor, consistent with their skills and experience.



Job Knowledge: Possesses necessary technical job knowledge and applies it to identifying issues and resolving problems.  

Technical Expertise: Understand basic manufacturing process and potential effects on UPL NA products.  

Teamwork:  Works toward common goals by supporting, encouraging and sharing information with colleagues.  

Initative:  Recognizes needs and takes action to accomplishes results as situation requires. 

Communication- Speaks, writes, listens and presents information in a logical and articulate manner appropriate for the audience.  

We are one team, for maximum impact. One team with shared goals. We all play for the team and no-one plays against team. We have a laser-like focus on what our customers need and want, on anticipating their future needs and how we can create innovative solutions and experiences for them.