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Inventory Control Manager

Company: Weld-On
Location: Gardena
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title : Inventory Control Manager
Job Location: Gardena, CA.
Reports to : Director of Supply Chain

About the Company:
IPS Corporation is a global, market-leading provider of solvent cements, adhesives and specialized plumbing products. Founded in 1955 in Los Angeles, CA, IPS began by producing clear cements for laminating acrylic sheet for aircraft canopies. Today, IPS, with its three operating companies, has various manufacturing plants and distribution centers supporting sales to a diverse set of international markets.

Weld-On Adhesives, the largest subsidiary of IPS Corporation, is the pioneer and leading manufacturer of WeldOn - solvent cements, primers and cleaners for PVC, CPVC, ABS and other plastic piping systems. Weld-On products are globally recognized as the premium products for joining plastic pipes and fittings and are used by professional installers around the world in a variety of applications such as, but not limited to, construction (residential & commercial), industrial (chemical process, water treatment, mining, etc.), irrigation (landscaping & agricultural) and others. Headquartered in California, Weld-On has state-of-the-art operations throughout the United States, as well as China, and a worldwide network of sales representatives and distributors.

About the Role:
The Inventory Control Manager is an essential role in the Operations team for Weld On. Through analytics, the role will be accountable for maintaining minimum and maximum direct material levels to ensure optimal manufacturing operations. Additionally, the role will be responsible for identifying material gaps and recommend solutions. Strong analytical skills combined with lean experience in a complex manufacturing environment will be required for successful execution of this position.

The Inventory Control Manager must be a hands-on leader, one who can develop and deploy inventory control procedures, train direct reports and team members, ensure material level accuracy as well as sustainment of the material management process. Additionally, as a potential successor to other leadership roles in the organization, the Inventory Control Manager must be promotable to the next level in his or her career.

Responsible for effectively leading inventory teams, designs effective work teams.
Conducts daily inventory analysis to solve inventory discrepancies and problems.
Develops strategic inventory management plans.
Documents inventory processes, updates documents as required.
Acts as the main contact for audits
Responsible for perpetual inventory balances and ensures finished goods inventory availability.
Reconciles inventory discrepancies among different systems, locations, categories, and classes.
Analyzes and addresses root cause for inventory transaction errors
Manage all Cycle Count and Physical Inventory activities for Operations
Provides daily direction and leadership to the cycle count team members
Conducts regular one on one and helps drafts performance objectives and development plans
Coach and develop team members on proper processes, methodology, tools, etc.
Create and apply visual Gemba evidence and standard work for inventory discrepancy tracking and status for core team and decision-makers
Analyze complex inventory issues involving real-time inventory levels
Teams with Finance to lead internal & external Inventory audits
Subject Matter Expert (SME) to address all escalated Inventory Control request for research, validation, and special projects
Defines requirements for and lead the implementation of inventory system improvements, develops new strategies to make inventory transactions more efficient.
Manage the collection and presentation of Inventory metrics and KPIs utilizing Daily Management fundamentals and collaborate with Global Inventory Control team Monitors KPI's, evaluates performance and service levels, drives improvements for critical measurements such as cycle count accuracy, overall inventory accuracy, and weeks-on-hand
Leads inventory control projects and process improvements


Education or Experience:

Bachelor's degree with 5 to 7 years of inventory management experience including 2 years in a leadership role.

Knowledge and skills:
Thorough understanding of Material Handling, Supply Chain and Logistics processes
In-depth knowledge and experience with MRP systems preferably JDE E1 and cycle count execution
Comprehensive knowledge of Inventory Control industry best practices
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as high ethical standards
Ability to manage multiple priorities, organize complex requests, and resolve issues creatively
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to coordinate and implement team projects
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) skills are required, Advanced Excel skills preferred

APICS certification
Familiarity of Danaher Business Tools

Keywords: Weld-On, Gardena , Inventory Control Manager, Professions , Gardena, California

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