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Supply Chain Analyst


Posted by Gear Aid Inc on 03/13/2023

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Manufacturing

Company Type: Accessories

State: WA

City: Bellingham

Country: United States

Required Experience: 3 - 5 years

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: $52,000 to $62,000

Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: Yes

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within: 25 miles

Job Description & Requirements

Position: Supply Chain Analyst

Working as a Supply Chain Analyst you will be responsible for collaborating with the Planning, Product Development, Production Operations and Finance teams to ensure accuracy of master data in ERP and Shop Floor Control Systems. Validate and maintain accurate product, labor and inbound shipping cost factors for all GEAR AID finished products and raw materials. Critically analyze planning, production, and costing processes for efficiency and quality improvements.  Subject matter expert for ERP system.


Key Accountabilities

Style Master Set Up:

Set up and maintain all finished goods and raw material information in ERP including: Size / color SKU detail, vendor, purchase cost, landed standard cost, product category dimensions, UPC codes, tariff codes / duty rates, production lead-time, order minimum requirements, and weights / dimensions for outbound shipping.

Labor Routings / Work Center Set Up:  Input and maintain accurate labor capacity and labor times for all work centers and production routings. 

ERP Subject Matter Expert:  Subject matter expert for all product and shipping related data in the ERP and Shop Floor Control system. Directly support future ERP upgrades/implementations.

Variance Analysis / Reporting:   Support the Supply Chain Planning / Production / Product Development / Finance teams with exception reporting and variance tracking related to finished goods and raw material standard cost components. Serve as the point person for the seasonal standard cost update process.

Inbound Freight / Customs Brokerage:  Assist with international / domestic shipping for the Supply Chain team.  Coordinate inbound consolidations with international freight forwarding agents and domestic carriers.  Confirm tariffs classifications with USA customs.  Serve as the point person for all binding rulings and duty draw back claims with US customs.  

Inventory Status Reporting: Issue weekly inventory summaries to update the Customer Service and Sales teams on delivery timing status of back ordered / oversold SKU’s. Coordinate with Production Scheduler to prioritize SKUs in the production cue to maximize customer order fulfillment. 

Obsolete Inventory:  Assist Supply Chain Planning Manager in minimizing obsolete inventory and potential write-offs. Work with the Finance team to identify inventory reserves for discontinued finished goods or raw materials.  Coordinate with Material Handling on cycle counts and disposal plans for inventory items to be written off.  

Other projects as directed by the Supply Chain Manager or Vice President of Finance


Work Experience

Required  Minimum 3 years prior work experience in Inventory Planning, Production, or work with customs broker. 

Preferred – Prior experience in - Outdoor / sporting goods industry or consumer product manufacturing, distribution.   ERP system implementation upgrade process.  Manufacturing or product distribution using a standard cost accounting system.



Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Accident, 401K/Employer Match, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Flexible Work Schedule.

The pay range for this position is $52,000 - $62,000.

Our headquarters is in Bellingham, Washington, located 52 miles south of Vancouver, Canada and 90 miles north of Seattle. Bellingham is a small town with big outdoor opportunities. Hiking the coast of Bellingham Bay, fishing at North Puget Sound, snowboarding down the white-capped Cascade mountains, and sailing around the San Juan islands are all a possibility right in our own backyard. The Pacific Northwest is the perfect testing environment for all of our products. It’s where we can try out just how much rain our waterproofing tools can handle (about 36 inches annually!) and see how well our patches and seams can stand up to the unpredictable elements of the hiking trails.

GEAR AID is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

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About Gear Aid Inc

At GEAR AID, we champion renewal in the places where we live, work and play. We seek unsolved problems, care for gear and have fun. We help people buy less, make gear last longer, and find connection in the outdoors. Founded in 1981 with a small line of repair adhesives, we expanded to sealants, repair tapes, water repellents, cleaners and adventure tools. With 100+ products that share the same tenacity, quality and utility, people rely on us for products that last. Because we believe gear should last. For anyone who enjoys playing and working in the outdoors, GEAR AID designs essential camp tools and effective products that fix and restore gear. Whether you're climbing a mountain, diving the deep blue sea, fishing in the rain, or camping, we make tools for any adventure.