1A Auto Junior WMS Analyst in Olathe, Kansas

Junior WMS Analyst

Location:

Olathe, KS

Job Id:

447

of Openings:

1

Junior WMS Analyst

About 1A Auto

1A Auto is a high growth e-commerce company and we pride ourselves on employing the best talent. Each team member brings a unique skill set to the table and collectively have a track record of accomplishing the most challenging of goals. We are an online aftermarket auto parts retailer headquartered northwest of Boston. We are a leader in our market and are positioned for further growth. We offer a great “can-do” culture, a casual work environment, and the opportunity to apply your skills in a rewarding situation.

We embrace our purpose which is to be passionate about empowering people to do their own auto repairs. Our company’s mission is to make your car projects go smoothly and to become your trusted source for auto parts. We treat our customers like family. And our niche is to provide great value, exceptional customer service and education to make customers confident in their decision to do their own repairs.

Overview

The WMS Analyst is responsible for Warehouse Management System (WMS) configuration, process development/enhancement and tactical support to the operations team to ensure that the WMS and subsystems (i.e. Connectship) deliver the performance and functionality necessary for the operations team to achieve their business objectives. The candidate is a key liaison between Fulfillment Center (FC) management/personnel and technical teams to analyze and evaluate WMS functionality to meet business needs. They are also responsible for ensuring the warehouse business requirements are identified and achieved through proper functional design, while providing excellent customer service to internal and external customers.

This position will implement new functionality and enhancements of existing applications based on specific business needs. The position will be measured by its effective use of technology and process development to support movement of goods throughout the fulfillment process to reduce costs, increase accuracy and reduce the cycle time to deliver products to our customers.

Responsibilities

Support Fulfillment Center (FC) Operations in Driving Increased Efficiencies:

  • Partner with FC Operations to identify process changes that support business objectives.

  • Identify, analyze and test WMS configuration and system changes to support new processes, close process gaps and implement process improvements.

  • Functional Specification Documentation preparation

  • Coordinate systems changes with IT, vendors or other departments

  • Support the development of User Acceptance Test (UAT) plans and coordinate UAT testing

  • Support the development of training procedures and provide training when needed

  • Ensure consistency across all FC operations

Provide ongoing support:

  • Troubleshoot issues and identify root causes

  • Provide site support for FC processes, ad-hoc reporting, progress tracking, and drive issues to resolution

  • Performs all functions in accordance with IT and 1A business practices and procedures

  • Mentors associates

  • Serve as WMS business super user in configuration, troubleshooting, future development, and enhancements

  • Manage continuous process improvement program as it relates to WMS operation

Other Functions:

  • Performs other duties as required.

  • Travel to remote facilities as needed.

Qualifications

Education/Certification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of intellectual instruction and work experience.

Required Knowledge:

  • Experience in supply chain management, warehousing, and fulfillment.

  • Experience in configuring and supporting all functional area within the WMS.

  • Experience with data flows in the supply chain

  • Experience in employee interaction and change management.

Experience Required:

  • 1-2 years’ experience as an Analyst, or operational supervisor/manager in a fulfillment or distribution center.

  • 3-5 years of WMS support and project experience

  • Experience with Warehouse Management Systems, Warehouse Control Systems, Pick-to-light, and other supply chain execution systems.

  • Experience with WMS

  • Experience with WMS implementations.

Skill and Ability:

  • Good organization and follow-up skills.

  • Excellent computer skills with Microsoft Office

  • Punctual, accountable and professional

  • Strong communication skill set; be able to manage, influence, partner negotiate and deliver presentations.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

Please note: This job description is not all inclusive, but rather is intended to capture the majority of the job functions.