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Inventory Planning Manager

Piqua, OH 45356

Posted: 09/11/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Technical - Engineering Job Number: 11167

Job Description


Inventory Planning Manager
Become an integral part of our mission to provide the highest parts availability and service levels within organizational standards.
Why you should work here:
  • Competitive pay
  • Great insurance options with low premiums
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • 401K with company match
  • Extensive on-the-job, online, and classroom training
  • Service vehicle, uniforms, and safety equipment provided
  • Safety-conscious work environment
Responsibilities include:
  • Responsible for all service parts inventory.
  • Direct master scheduling activities for finished goods and accessories.
  • Establish and manage a KANBAN based replenishment system for kits and purchased parts where appropriate.
  • Set inventory objectives and develop Operating Plans for all parts and kits produced, purchased, and distributed.
  • Monitor, measure, and oversee implementation of engineering changes to ensure timely and appropriate changes with regard to assembled kits and purchased materials.
  • Lead, develop, and mentor the inventory team and assist with projects as needed.
  • Lead the cross-functional effort of the purchasing and strategic sourcing teams in inventory analysis as well as risk assessment.
  • Plan for and identify root causes of inventory deviation through cause and effect analysis.
  • Partners with purchasing to manage and execute SKU reduction based upon sales, cost analysis, and substitutions.
  • Responsible for meeting financial goals related to inventory and grading reserve.
  • Follow up to ensure compliance and consistency for policies and procedures surrounding Materials Management.
  • Interface and act as the liaison between inventory management efforts between different locations.
  • Educate, train, coach, and mentor functional and field operational managers and parts coordinators/administrators in the applications, use, and implementation of inventory management concepts and tools.
  • Partners with field organization (parts and operational management) to ensure parts inventory is optimized (right place, right time) to support organizational goals.
  • Design and execute the group’s strategic Inventory Management initiatives, including supply market analysis, strategy development, management of new parts introductions, and requests for adjustments to inventory management processes.
  • Implement and maintain a “Branch Inventory Scorecard” to assist in the management of Branch and Truck inventory levels.
  • Other duties as assigned.
What you need to succeed:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in supply management, finance, accounting, business administration, or related field, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in procurement, inventory management, or distribution.
  • Desired Education/Experience: Master’s in business administration (MBA) is preferred, but not required.
  • Certificates and Licenses: APICS certification is preferred, but not required.
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