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Title:  Sr. IBE Analyst


Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company:  Univar Solutions USA Inc
Requisition ID:  24662

As a valued Univar Solutions employee, you understand that we are more than a distribution company – we’re a leading, global partner dedicated to improving quality of life for our customers through the products, expertise, and relationships that serve the world’s most essential industries.


Creating great chemistry is not just about the innovative products and services we safely deliver to customers around the world. It also takes people – people like you – and today, our worldwide team of more than 10,000 employees is helping build a company where the best people want to work. We’re thrilled that you are exploring opportunities where your actions will make a positive difference every day.  We look forward to building a strong future together.



The Sr. IBE Analyst is responsible for executing the optimized supply network for their respective product(s) and oversight of the inventory replenishment process. They will work to guide the MPU buyers to maintain inventory levels between the control limits such that we will be able to retain a high service factor to our customers, while minimizing additional inventory holding costs like demurrage.



• Analyze IBE model output for opportunities to optimize the network and reduce cost.

• Analyze supply/demand balance and provide oversight & guidance to MPU for inventory replenishment for assigned products.

• Collaborate with product management to maintain an inbound sourcing plan for all product locations.

• Provide MPU oversight on railcar demurrage management.

• Act as single point of contact and place all railcar orders with suppliers for terminal and customer shipments.

• Present inventory projection, demurrage, and off-plan shipments on weekly business meeting.

• Proactively communicate railcar shipment delays to MPU and CSRs and escalate delays to product management when necessary to manage expectations with suppliers.

• Proactively communicate with suppliers, provide demand forecasts when necessary.

• Ensure than we have an active rail freight rate for any rail movements that Univar is the payer of freight prior to shipment.

• Ensure that the rail freight is correct on all POs in UVX for which Univar is the payer of freight.

• Invoice customers for railcar demurrage.

• Analyze complex reports such as BCT, DARCi, SOSA, etc. and evaluate alerts and take necessary action. Skills:



• Strong Excel skills, must be able to format data, construct pivot tables, use conditional formatting, understand complex formulas/references, build complex multiple worksheet files, and use as supply chain tools.

• Knowledge of integrated planning software is preferred.

• Experience with various ERP systems within a production environment.

• Excellent communication and team building skills.

• Strong customer orientation.

• Candidate must possess very strong analytical skills, be detailed oriented, and extremely accurate.

• Ability to deal with complexity and manage ambiguity.

• Demonstrated project management skills.

• Collaborative skills in resolving long and short positions in inventory. Characteristics:

• Able to lead, persuade, teach, guide and manage a team through change/continuous improvement.

• Energetic and persistent focus on timely delivery.

• Confidence to challenge conventional wisdom and breaking the mold in an engaging way across the region.

• A thoughtful listener with a straightforward, honest and direct communications style

• Reliable, resilient and flexible.



• BS degree in Industrial Engineering or equivalent, MS preferred.

• Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) a plus.


Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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