Inventory Control Analyst (3543)

Supply Chain Management White Bear Lake, Minnesota


Position at Taymark, Inc.

Taymark Inc. is seeking a Inventory Control Analyst in our Purchasing Department. This position is responsible for examining inventory levels, speed of production, and demand for product to ascertain optimal production levels and potential future sales. Research historical data, recognize, follow and analyze trends in the market as well as identify new and developing trends and sales opportunities in the market. Prepare and present reports detailing market factors.


Shift Available

  • Shift is Monday – Friday between 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Additional hours will be required.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Accurately provide product and category level forecasts through research and analysis of sale trends, business strategies, key events, and seasonal profiles
  • Main interface between departments affecting change for information coordination
  • Proactively identify and resolve backorders with communication of appropriate substitutions and expediting purchase orders
  • Work cross-functionally with merchant teams, creative, compliance and operations departments to develop and execute inventory strategies by developing and adhering to timelines
  • Negotiate pricing and volume discounts, payment and shipment terms and inventory return/credit policies
  • Work closely with other Buyers providing input on product forecasts based on previous demand, outlook, vendor consistency and replenishment history
  • Execute purchase orders and follow product from purchase to payment
  • Research and recommend new sourcing methods and vendors for existing and new products
  • Prepare reports
  • Flexibility in managing competing priorities and changing expectations while achieving results


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Supply Chain, Marketing or Business Administration
  • 2 + years’ experience in Forecasting and Analysis
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, advanced Excel knowledge
  • Strong technical data management
  • Professional verbal and written skills
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and multi-task and be able to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment, and manage several tasks / projects at one time
  • Strong analytical skills in order to evaluate opportunities


About Our Company

Our Total Rewards package of benefits and compensation reflects our bold commitment to creating opportunity and security for employees.


We offer a competitive base salary, and an attractive benefit package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401K, incentive compensation plan, PTO (paid time off) and Holiday pay.


Taymark Inc. located in White Bear Lake MN, provides a full range of products and services to recognize the achievements of school aged children and the celebration marking milestones in their lives. We will respond with products for schools, teachers, parents, advisors and coaches to help develop children’s pride and confidence in their achievements and provide lasting memories of celebrations of significant events in their formative years.  Taymark also provides Business Communication products such as; Letterhead, Stationery, Brochures, Post Cards, Holiday cards, Recognition certificates and jackets etc. Business units within Taymark include: Elementary & Middle School, High School & Prom, PaperDirect, Idea Art, Current Labels, Artistic Labels, Party, Costumes, and Fulfillment (Pick & Pack and Wide-Format Digital Print)