MSC Industrial Supply Co. Supply Chain Opt Lead Analyst in Davidson, Oklahoma

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Serving customer and community starts with the very best people doing their very best work. That is precisely what we have at MSC Industrial Supply Co., a leading North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products and services.

Requisition ID : 2059

Employment Type : Full Time

Job Category : Supply Chain Operations

Work Location : Davidson, NC (CSC)

State or Province : North Carolina (US-NC)

Potential Work Location : United States : North Carolina : Davidson


The Lead Analyst, Supply Chain Optimization will work directly with MSC’s Large Accounts team to qualify customers and profile sales history to identify profit enhancing actions in the customer supply chain. Leveraging reporting tools and analytics, the Lead will develop opportunities for our Specialists to apply SKU Optimization, Category Consolidation and Product Lifecycle processes, enhancing customer value while improving MSC’s profitability. The Lead will coordinate all communication with our NAM’s and OSA’s to ensure alignment prior to presenting the recommendations.


  • Managers all customer facing projects including the qualification and prioritization of accounts

  • Coordinates all communication with National Account Managers (NAM’s) and Branch Sales Managers (BSM’s) for prospective customer improvement plans

  • Creates strategy for individual customer projects and provides direction for Specialist’s to follow when making recommendations

  • Provides QA and approves recommendations to ensure alignment with strategy & margin guidelines

  • Coordinates measurement of project results with Supply Chain Reporting & Analytics team

  • Manages the sample process and ensure adequate follow-up from MSC sales team to maximize “read-through” of recommended improvements

  • Collaborate with Manager, Customer Last Mile to ensure alignment with project plans & margin goals

  • Using product specifications, web searches and supplier data, the Specialist will analyze historic customer purchases and recommend alternative SKU’s to reduce Purchase Price (PPV)

  • Analyze customer sales history to identify opportunities to consolidate spend to fewer SKU’s or Brands, streamlining the Supply Chain and reducing operational costs of maintaining multiple sets of data and inventory locations

  • Able to train and perform all aspects of the Specialist, Supply Chain Optimization position

·Fosters the MSC Culture in the department and throughout the company to ensure unity of purpose and fulfillment of MSC’s mission.·Participates in special projects and performs additional duties as required.


  • Associates Degree or five years of experience in manufacturing or distribution with emphasis in supply chain, sales, or product management function is required


  • Advanced MS-Excel is required.

  • Working knowledge of MS-Access or related database tools

  • Strong organizational and time management skills are required.

  • Excellent analytical skills and problem solving ability is required.

  • Ability to prioritize multiple requests/projects and manage workload to meet deadlines is required.

  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills are required


People. Collaboration. Insight. That’s how you build something that works.

Built on a foundation of trust, MSC works side by side with our customers to help them drive business results. With more than one million product offerings and 75+ years of experience across industries, MSC strives to help our customers achieve greater productivity, profitability, and growth through inventory management and other innovative supply chain solutions.

As one of America’s Best Large Employers (named in 2017 by Forbes magazine), we care about our associates and have programs in place to help our 6,000+ team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future.

If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build a better career at MSC.

Equal Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.