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Supply Chain Analyst

Company: Gast Manufacturing
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

If you're looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you've found it. Whether you're an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

Who is GAST Manufacturing?

As a business unit of IDEX Corporation, GAST Manufacturing has a long history of being the leader in design and manufacturing of quality air-moving products. We specialize in offering cost effective solutions for a wide variety of industries including industrial manufacturing, healthcare, and environmental applications.

Scope of Role: This role is intended to help coordinate and manage the relationship with the European warehouse, freight forwarder, and customer service team to ensure timely delivery to customers. This position will use analytics, following the 80/20 process, to work with distribution partners, plan logistics, and ensure the supply chain is running smoothly.


  • Manage relationship with freight forwarder and warehouse
  • Use 80/20 in analytics to best service the customer
  • Coordinate with Customer Service on delivery and logistical issues
  • Plan shipment and goods movement from both GAST and IDEX, working closely with material planners on production.
  • Place orders for production
  • Supply Chain Analytics - SIOP, Inventory, Build vs Stock, ect...
  • Manage the international inventory - EOZ

    • 30% Manage relationship with freight forwarder and warehouse - This position would setup and manage the relationship with the freight forwarder; ensuring no disruptions in the supply chain. They would also work closely with the warehouse team to ensure shipments are received and shipped on-time, in full, and assist in fixing any inventory issues.
    • 30% Coordinate with customer service - To fulfill customer demand, this position will place purchase orders, maintain clear communication with the customer service team, and maintain dates based on the most up to date shipping information.
    • 40% Manage inventory and distribution stock levels using 80/20 - This position will be the GAST supply chain 80/20 champion. Using 80/20, they will work with the sales and customer service team to set and review stocking levels ensuring top customer satisfaction. Using analytics, this position will also coordinate with the GBH planning team and the 80/20 manager to make proposals for actions to deliver the best performance to the customer, including, but not limited to making recommendations for stocking levels at Distributors to maintain high on time delivery.
    • Perform other assignments as directed by the Supply Chain Manager
      Measures of Performance

      • Minimal EOZ on quarterly review basis
      • 15% Premium freight reduction
      • Optimizing inventory levels for maximum customer satisfaction
      • 95% OTD to European markets



        • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management or equivalent field
        • 3-5 years of experience managing inventory and supply chain activities internationally
        • Integrity, trust, and interpersonal savvy
        • Ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural environment
        • Strong analytical skills: ability to assess situations and make sound decisions with incomplete information
        • Ability to manage by influence in a matrix-managed organization
        • Ability to prioritize activities and drive to achieve goals

          GAST Manufacturing, a Unit of IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity

          The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented.

          Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

          IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

          Attention Applicants: If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please let us know. Likewise, if you are limited in the ability to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, we will determine an alternate way for you to apply. Please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at for assistance with an accommodation. These contact tools may be used only by individuals with a disability for accommodation requests. Do not inquire as to the status of an application.

Keywords: Gast Manufacturing, Ann Arbor , Supply Chain Analyst, Professions , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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