Job Details - Supply Chain Inventory Analyst/Data Specialist

Supply Chain Inventory Analyst/Data Specialist

Marine Atlantic Inc




Marine Atlantic provides a positive and inclusive work culture that is dedicated to creating an environment which promotes employee growth, career development, and job satisfaction.  Come experience the pride of working with a diverse organization with newly constructed and revitalized infrastructure that has positioned itself for future sustainability.

Some benefits of working with Marine Atlantic include

  • competitive salaries
  • defined benefit pension plan
  • comprehensive health and benefit packages
  • extensive professional development and training opportunities

Marine Atlantic is currently looking for a Supply Chain Inventory Analyst / Data Specialist to work with our Supply Chain Management department located in North Sydney, NS. This is a term position that will be up to one year in duration.

The Supply Chain Management department falls under the Division of Finance and provides Purchasing, Contract Management, Inventory and Planning, and Materials & Logistics Management Services for the entire company.

This position cultivates the development of tools, practices and policies to analyze and report on all Marine Atlantic processes as it pertains to maintaining and strengthening data integrity by:

  • Working with departmental staff in the preparation of financial and budget inputs and analysis of reports
  • Developing detailed analysis tools of business and systems processes
  • Developing Material Masters aligned with SAP, demand planning and purchasing requirements
  • Development and maintenance of interactive forms and checklists
  • Continuous improvement of processes and systems within the department

The position involves creating pro-active and responsive solutions to business needs and seizing opportunities for continuous improvement to the business unit and organizational performance.

The position is also responsible for ensuring Inventory Master Data is accurate, harmonized and standardized, and supports all requirements of a demand-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system in accordance with SAP Best Practices. This also encompasses an ongoing commitment for the continual evolution of the tools, practices and policies to ensure that the processes and operations reflect industry best practices.

 Additional Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Provide key inputs into the company's Inventory Management and other committees that oversee the management process.
  • Develops and improves management reporting tools including the creation and maintenance of a tracking mechanism that will allow ease of reporting relative to the status of controls.
  • Troubleshoot inventory issues, identify/solve root cause and recommend adjustments to systems in Purchasing, Inventory and Logistics.
  • Communicate with management teams to determine ways to optimize service levels, inventory levels, obsolescence and maintain supply-chain efficiency and effectiveness policies and processes, and minimize cost.
  • Apply analytic methods or tools to understand, predict, or control supply chain operations or processes such as data mining, data modeling, or cost or benefit analysis.
  • Analyze performance data to identify opportunities for improvement and recommend needed solutions and process changes.

What qualifications do I need to be considered for this opportunity?

Education and Experience

A Bachelor’s Degree or College Diploma in a business field such as Economics, Operations Management, Finance, or Business Administration


3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in Inventory Management, Demand Planning or Supply Chain related occupations


A combination of equivalent education, job-related training, and work experience in a related position.

Additional Qualifications

  • Possess concrete data analytic skills and tools to improve supply chain performance.
  • Ability to mine data, analyze data with the intent to determine benchmarks and improve reporting capabilities.
  • Knowledge and experience with the development and implementation of reporting dashboards, utilizing key performance indicators and metrics and their corresponding operational impact.
  • Critical thinking and ability to complete system analysis and evaluation.
  • Creating partnerships and collaborating with stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated complex problem-solving techniques and background.
  • The ability to communicate with individuals effectively and professionally at all levels of an organization.
  • Using effective facilitation skills to influence individuals and / or groups to build consensus.
  • Providing high-level policy and operational support, analysis and advice to senior management
  • Project and time management, ability to handle multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities.
  • Self-motivated, well organized and able to work independently with minimum supervision.

Assets Qualifications

  • Certification or designation in a materials management or supply chain area of practice, such as: Certified Practitioner in Inventory Management (CPIM), Supply Management Training (SMT), or Supply Chain Management Professional CSCMP)
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, preferably SAP
  • Experience with implementation of Change Management initiatives
  • Marine operating systems and parts product knowledge

The Marine Atlantic Team

Our employees embody our core values; they are diverse, safety-oriented team players who exhibit integrity and commitment, and always strive for excellence. Their understanding and commitment to our values make our employees an invaluable part of our organization.

How do I become a part of the team?

If you meet the listed qualifications, are interested in this opportunity and exemplify our core values, please apply online before 4pm (Atlantic Time) on 15 June 2021.

All applicants must apply online:

                                                                                                          Additional Information

Marine Atlantic is a Federal Crown Corporation that provides a vital ferry service link between Newfoundland and Labrador and mainland Canada.

At Marine Atlantic, we are dedicated to building and fostering an inclusive and diverse environment, where all employees and customers feel welcomed, valued, and respected.

Marine Atlantic invites applications from all qualified candidates and hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principles of equitable employment for all and strongly encourage applications from Women, Indigenous People, Persons with Disabilities, Visible Minorities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.  If you are a member of one of these groups, we invite you to self-identify on your application, cover letter or resume.

To receive this job poster in an alternative format or to discuss alternate ways of completing the online application, please contact the Marine Atlantic Human Resources Department (


Intended Job Posting Audience

This employment opportunity is open for: Canadian, Permanent Residents, and Temporary Residents who are able to work for any employer in Canada (Study Permit and Open work permit holders).

Only applicants who are authorized to work in Canada will be considered.

Location Information
North Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Nova Scotia
Job Information
Marine Atlantic Inc
NOC Code
Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations (1215)
Experience Required
Available Openings
Pay Type
To be Determined
Pay Rate
To be Determined
Estimated Weekly Hours
Start Date
End Date
Language Proficiency Level
Fluent (CLB 10-12)
Posted on
June 1st 2021
June 15th 2021