Materials Management Analyst in Northlake, IL at Empire Today

Date Posted: 7/2/2021

Opportunity Snapshot

Opportunity Description


Empire Today has been a leading provider of installed home improvements for 60 years. Empire offers the largest in-stock selection of flooring in the United States. Convenience, quality, and selection make Empire stand. With Empire Today, homeowners and business customers can get quality Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate, Tile, Vinyl Flooring, and Window Treatments from top brands they know and trust. And because Empire warehouses thousands of products, customers can get the right product, professionally installed when they need it, as soon as the next day.

Empire was founded in 1959 and provides service to more than 70 metropolitan areas in the United States. With more than three million satisfied customers, Empire Today is dedicated to its mission of Making Beautiful New Floors Easy.

Business Area

Empire Today s materials management team is responsible for reviewing inventory reports to aid in replenishing materials in facilities, ensures effective logistics, and monitors supplier performance. This team is in charge of the planning, directing, controlling and co-ordination of all activities concerned with material and inventory requirements, from the point of their inception through delivery.


The Materials Management Analyst will be primarily responsible for replenishment of their designated markets and maintenance of appropriate stock levels to support organizational service levels and inventory plans. The analyst will manage all replenishment activities associated with the assortment/facilities and will report to the materials management supervisor.

The position will drive optimal inventory levels by utilizing metrics, forecasted demand and ERP and/or replenishment systems.

  • Placement and management of purchase orders
  • Understand and maintain the required reorder points, safety stock and projected inventory
  • Analyze sales and stock levels to ensure replenishment supports sales trends
  • Analyze seasonality of product
  • Follow up on aged purchase orders and back ordered materials
  • Perform other functions as necessary or as assigned.


The successful candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor s Degree in Supply Chain, Business Management or related field preferred
  • At least two years of inventory replenishment experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in purchasing and inventory management practices
  • Critical thinking skills required to analyze data with ability to define root cause, and define corrective action
  • Strong sense of urgency and customer service
  • The ability to effectively communicate in both verbal and written forms with various levels of management.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.


Employees are eligible for numerous benefits including:

  • Quick enrollment into our benefit plans. Eligibility is first of the month following just two weeks of employment.
  • 401K Investment Plan
  • Medical Insurance with several plan options and a Health Savings Account to meet you and your family s health needs.
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental Insurance Twice a year visits at no cost.
  • Vision Insurance with materials coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical & Dependent Care
  • Wellness Program A best in class program offering substantial awards payable right on your paycheck
  • Basic Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Short Term Disability Coverage
  • Long Term Disability Coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays including Floating Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) that grows with years of service
  • Empire Perks An employee discount purchasing program offering you great savings on the things you want.

The company conducts a background check and drug screen for all new hires.

Empire Today is an equal opportunity employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills.

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