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W.W. Grainger, Inc

Reporting Analyst

W.W. Grainger, Inc - Northbrook, IL

Primary Function

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

This position is an individual contributor and has no direct reports

Produces standard reports for internal and external business partners on a scheduled basis for their use in making informed decisions to effectively manage supplier’s performance.

Collaborates with end-users to answer questions and provide additional insight about specific reports at the appropriate level of detail.

Maintains and reviews standard reporting processes and identifies areas for continuous improvement.

Simplify, enhance, engineer, and re-engineer basic reporting processes.

Develop working knowledge of industry available tools for information and reporting design.

Demonstrated ability to leverage both business acumen and technical skills to deliver results.

Demonstrated ability to collect, analyze and convey end-user feedback enabling prioritization of enhancements to standard reports.

Demonstrated ability to analyze and translate raw data, and then prepare recommendations to solve ambiguous and complex issues.

Demonstrated general understanding of key business strategies and how tools and reports support them.

Serve as liaison between end users in Grainger’s Product Management department and Grainger’s Enterprise Systems organization.

Coach and mentor end users on reporting techniques and systems usage.

Participate on cross-functional teams and projects where appropriate to ensure Product Management processes, concerns, and business issues are properly addressed for increased productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction/service.

Preferred Education and Experience

3-5 years of experience in related field preferred.

Bachelor’s Degree with Supply Chain and/or Information Systems focus.

Must have an working knowledge of the concepts and be advanced in the use of computerized data management systems including SAP, Business Objects, Teradata, Business Warehouse, SQL Server and SharePoint.

Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access as well as VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) and other reporting tools and interfaces.

Strong Business, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Identify problems and determine corrective action. Unique situations and concerns must be identified and sound and reasonable solution conveyed to appropriate parties in effective and efficient means.

Excellent interpersonal skills including a professional demeanor at all times

Ability to foster, manage and leverage relationships with team members and end users.

Ability to work cross-functionally in a team environment.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Self-directed with accountability to make sound business decisions while demonstrating effective time-management and multi-tasking skills.


This position will be responsible for identifying, understanding, and initiating resolution to the problems impacting the systems, tools, and reporting within Product Management. It also will work directly with Product Management to identify areas in which standardized reporting and analytics will reduce cycle and decision making time for the entire department.

Working Relationships

External Partners:

May interact with Suppliers

May interact with Customers

Internal Partners:

Product Management



Inventory Planning




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9 days 21 hours ago

W.W. Grainger, Inc


Reporting Analyst W.W. Grainger, Inc - Northbrook, IL, United States


Location: Northbrook, IL

Company Profile:
Grainger’s mission is to help professionals keep their operations running and their people safe while providing an environment where hard-working and talented team members thrive. Every day our 23,700 team members get it done for our customers, suppliers and communities. Their global spirit of service fuels the company’s commitment to making a positive difference everywhere we operate