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Inventory Control Analyst in Disputanta, VA at Standard Motor Products

Date Posted: 1/17/2023

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Job Description

Established in 1919 and traded on the NYSE, Standard Motor Products, Inc., (SMP) is a leading independent manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of replacement parts for motor vehicles in the automotive aftermarket industry, with a complementary focus on heavy duty, industrial equipment and original equipment markets.

We are organized into two operating segments. Each segment focuses on providing our customers with full-line coverage of its products, and a full suite of complementary services that are tailored to our customers’ business needs and driving end-user demand for our products. Our Engine Management Segment manufactures and distributes a full line of critical components for the ignition, electrical, emissions, fuel and safety-related systems of motor vehicles. Our Temperature Control Segment manufactures and distributes a full line of critical components for the temperature control (air conditioning and heating) systems, engine cooling systems, power window accessories and windshield washer systems of motor vehicles.

We sell our products primarily to automotive aftermarket retailers, program distribution groups, warehouse distributors, original equipment manufacturers and original equipment service part operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Mexico and other Latin American countries.

We employ approximately 4,300 people in North America, Europe and Asia.

Overall Scope


The Inventory Control Analyst assists in maintenance of inventory controls, policies, standard procedures, and systems to achieve accurate financial inventory information. This is accomplished through a comprehensive analysis of inventory transactions to identify problems, recommend solutions, and drive the implementation of improved practices, tools, and policies.

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED plus related experience; Associates degree in a business or technical field, preferred
  • Knowledge of AS400 (JD Edwards, preferred) and WMS systems
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate solutions and resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Ability to interact across departments and employee levels
  • Ability to react to change productively and handle other tasks, as required
  • Experience in a distribution environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to read and analyze data
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical skills, including addition, subtraction, multiplication
  • Proficient in MS Office; advanced knowledge of Excel and Access preferred
Responsibilities and Duties
  • Observe and monitor operations transactions to ensure Company policy and SOX adherence
  • Investigate inventory variance discrepancies, and suggest and implement resolutions in an accurate and timely manner
  • Provide oversight in partnership with Inventory Control Supervisor and Operations
  • Monitor daily Operational adjustments; research and correct, as necessary
  • Generate reports, perform root cause analysis, and rectify as necessary for the following:
    • Integrity Reports
    • Transactions
    • JD Edwards to Stock Locator
    • JD Edwards to WMS
    • Other areas, as needed
  • Perform daily and monthly-end reconciliations
  • Identify areas of improvement for inventory availability to the customer
  • Assist in Cycle Counts and physical inventory audits, as needed
  • Assist in systems testing, as needed
  • Other duties, as assigned by Supervisor

Ergonomic Focus

  • Walking, standing, and sitting during an 8-hour shift
  • Ability to look up, stoop, and use ladders to reach height
  • Ability to lift 10-40 lbs from ground level to waist high
  • Ability to type and use computer and telephone equipment

Standard Motor Products is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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