Inspire | Sr. Supply Chain Analyst - Technical.ly

Sr. Supply Chain Analyst

  • Location

    Philadelphia

  • Category

    Ops / PM

About Us

Inspire makes it simple for everyone to have a smart home. The company’s groundbreaking subscription is the first to seamlessly combine smart home control and clean energy for home. Powered by a proprietary analytics engine, the Inspire Smart Home app allows members to create and control a completely personal home experience. Inspire empowers people to live more purposefully and sustainably everyday, moving us all towards a brighter energy future.

Launched in January 2014, Inspire homes have used the clean power production equivalent of 121 wind turbines since inception. Driven by a team of mission-driven Avengers in the great city of Philadelphia and sunny Santa Monica, Inspire prides itself on a culture of ownership, teamwork and stalwart obsession with “crushing it!”

Position Summary

The Senior Supply Chain Analyst will be responsible for developing and scaling Inspire’s purchasing, inventory management and distribution logistics for our smart home energy products. This role will evolve existing and spearhead new processes in order to build out a best in class supply chain function. You’ll need to be passionate about technology, operations and analytical problem solving. Building productive relationships with internal stakeholders and external partners, leveraging data to drive decision making and an effective prioritization of resources to meet the needs of our members.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Ownership of purchasing and maintaining inventory levels
  • Implement best practices for Inventory Management from Warehouse to ERP system
  • Work closely with suppliers to create a reliable and effective supply chain
  • Drive improvements and automation for direct to consumer shipping
  • Ability to identify and implement process improvements and cost savings
  • Effectively communicate with peers, external contacts and senior leaders
  • Implement reporting suite to drive system health and KPIs
  • Become a subject matter expert on key business processes
  • Document processes, present pertinent information and conduct trainings
  • Manage vendors, maintain SLAs and support key initiatives across the business

Skills & Qualifications

  • You have 3-5 years of Operations and Supply Chain work experience
  • You have a BA or BS from a college or university
  • You are detail-oriented, highly analytical, avid problem solver
  • You have the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and tasks with urgency
  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • You have the ability to collaborate, a true team player
  • You are tech savvy, naturally curious and obsessed with resolving issues

The Perks

  • Unlimited vacation
  • Equity plan
  • 401(k) plan
  • Dog-friendly workplace
  • Lots of cupcakes

About Us

When people join Inspire, they’re not just another employee; they’re an Avenger. It has a lot more to do with protecting our planet than it does with a love for high-budget blockbusters. Inspire’s mission is to drive massive progress towards a brighter energy future. The company believes simplifying consumer adoption of clean energy and smart home technologies is the vehicle best-equipped to get us there.

Inspire is developing technology products that empower people to live smarter, and connect to power fit for the 21st century. The company’s flagship product is a Netflix-style subscription to wind power. Its proprietary operating system creates custom subscriptions for each home by analyzing data like energy use, occupancy, weather history and real estate trends. This model represents a fundamental shift in the traditional payment mechanism for energy. Many local Avengers become Inspire members, and every Inspire technologist tests new products before they’re released.

The company is in rapid growth mode, with approximately half of the team in its Center City, Philadelphia office and the other half in Santa Monica, California. Despite the distance, silos don’t exist at Inspire. Bi-coastal team members collaborate closely with company-wide Slack channels and both offices have live video streams to encourage interactions throughout the day. When the member support team (known internally as “member support Avengers”) said their CRM software was lackluster, the product and development teams fixed it by building an entirely new platform customized to their needs.  

Team members in Philadelphia have the opportunity to spend time working in Santa Monica, and vice versa. Santa Monica employees might have the luxury of working in beautiful Southern California, but Philadelphia-based staff are afforded an incredible view of City Hall from Inspire’s lofty perch across the street. All Inspire employees, however, share a passion for the environment and a perpetual thirst for learning — especially on the job. Just ask Inspire’s developers, who learned Angular 2 to build the company’s consumer technology platform.

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