BUNZL Inventory Planner in St. Louis, Missouri

Your career path has many avenues available for you to succeed. Are you looking to advance at a rate that matches your ambition and skill set? At Bunzl, we understand and want to invest in you. With our multi-career options, you’ll not only be able to find the adventure you are looking for today, but can be confident that new opportunities will be there for advancement in your future.

At Bunzl, we know that our employees are our number one asset. We seek to recruit and retain the right people who are passionate about our business and we provide opportunities for our employees so that they may progress within our company based on their talents, experiences, and their aptitude.

The primary role of the inventory planner is to maintain optimal inventory ownership of finished goods by managing current stock levels to support business demand and supply. This person is tasked with managing stock levels and stocking requirements in conjunction with demand planning. This position is a key driver in ensuring that adequate inventory is available to fulfill customer demand and to collaborate with Supply Planners to help balance demand with supply chain optimization. This person is a hands-on worker who will drive the creation of a finished goods inventory forecast for Class C and D SKUs (Item@Location).


  • Manage the item replenishment process for all SKUs by determining what to transfer, how much, and when to transfer inventory to support customer orders and forecast

  • Execute the critical monitoring and communication processes of SKUs that are in short supply

  • Use JDA to proactively manage active, excess, and obsolete inventory

  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels at Bunzl Warehouses

  • Manage communication with Warehouses and Branches for critical customer orders and inventories

  • Monitor products that need critical monitoring when inventory falls below safety stock levels; investigate the status of inventory in JDA

  • Collaborate with both the Supply Planner and the Bunzl Warehouse dock management team to manage receipt of critical inventory

  • Use data insights to establish critical system parameters (ABC and Safety Stock settings, new product launch quantity, etc.).

  • Data gathering and quantitative and qualitative data analysis, including business process metrics and measures linking to business KPIs

  • Translate business goals and metrics into business process outcomes and related business cases for specific projects.

  • Focus on both short-term results and long-term goals


  • Bachelor's degree preferred, but not required

  • 2-5 year's relevant work experience preferred

  • Interested in business results and in group achievements

  • Meet deadlines and works under pressure with limited supervision

  • Well-organized with a high level of attention to detail

  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills

  • Communicate effectively with counterparts in demand planning and supply management

  • Leader in collaboration between demand and supply that will effectively link the needs of both parties and arrive at best practice and continuous alignment

  • Build excellent relationships with key internal and external personnel based on trust and confidence

  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations.

  • Influential and charismatic, especially with decision makers and other teams

  • Hands-on experience with modeling, analysis and simulation tools preferred

  • Information seeking/data gathering a plus

  • Mathematical skills a must

  • Some travel may be required

So, what are you waiting for? A new career awaits you with endless opportunities.

Bunzl is a global leader in the Cleaning & Hygiene, Food Processing, Grocery, Health Care, Non-Food Retail, and Safety industries. We have grown both organically and through acquisitions to sales in excess of $10 billion. Bunzl North America is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Bunzl North America owns and operates more than 100 warehouses and serves all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and parts of the Caribbean and Mexico. With more than 5,000 employees and 400,000 plus supplies, Bunzl is regarded as a leading supplier in North America.

Bunzl Distribution offers competitive salaries, a comfortable work environment, and a full range of benefits including a 401k with a company match.

Bunzl Distribution has a tradition of commitment to equal employment opportunity. It is the established policy to attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex/gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status as provided by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.