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Position Summary: The person in this position is primarily responsible for the purchasing and inventory management functions at the plant level. With functional direction from senior management, the Operations Manager will manage and carry out our purchasing, inventory, shipping and receiving operations. The Operations Manager will play a key roll in establishing our order fulfillment standard operating procedures. Responsible for continually evaluating production material and packaging inventory levels against current and forecast demand; issues purchase orders for supplies, production material and packaging components as needed to alleviate shortages in support of production schedules. Establishes lead times, re-order points, and safety stock levels for production material and packaging items and insure ERP software master data accurately reflects these parameters. Responsible for researching and correcting any issues related to purchase orders and receiving documentation of production material, packaging material and supplies such as price variances and vendor quality problems Identifies vendors from whom to purchase supplies, raw materials and packaging (in conjunction with Engineering, Technical Leads and/or Product Development). Leads contract negotiations and matters related to lower costs. Maintains thorough understanding of the corporate order fulfillment strategy; proposes and leads projects that optimize processes, availability, cost and space. Works cross-functionally with all other departments to insure that order fulfillment strategy is understood and processes are respected and followed. Drives process improvements where possible through the full use of ERP software functionality. Develops and publishes production schedules identifying jobs and required labor. Schedules will be built and manipulated around availability of production material and vehicles in support of customer required dates. Interfaces with the Corporate Financial Department Supplemental Duties: Maintains the inventory in the ERP software database to insure accuracy against physical counts; updates material costing as needed to insure accurate inventory valuation. Enters, maintains and manages sales orders in the ERP software database to insure that inventories are properly relieved and customers are invoiced promptly and accurately. Process sales orders for shipment/invoicing and ensures the accuracy of all shipping documents. Gathers and maintains all data and records relative to shipping activities, schedule inbound and outbound freight. Prepares and submit quotations to customers for systems and/or service parts as requested; calculate sale pricing as needed in alignment with company pricing policies and procedures. Enters and maintains all Bills of Material insuring accuracy of product structure and costing. Enters, maintains and posts all production work orders/jobs through the ERP software system; insures proper record retention of work orders and related documents. Reports key monthly metrics as required by the business and/or Corporate personnel. Develops new metrics as needed in support of the business. Uses and interprets metric data in support of daily business operations and long term business goals and objectives. Develops and submits preliminary budget data to senior management specifically for COGS, plant overhead and related plant buildout and expansion. Participate in monthly financial review meetings with company senior management and Corporate personnel. Develop processes and procedures as needed to support business operations and position specific goals and objectives. Support day to day business operations as needed including purchasing office supplies as well as maintenance materials, parts and equipment. General Supply Chain Administrative duties including issuing PO???s; receiving POs in the ERP system, proper retention of hard copy documents; ensures the accuracy of all received merchandise, gathers and matches forms (PO, packing slip, computer printout) relative to receiving activities and enters receipt into ERP software. (May assist in unloading trucks, placing incoming merchandise into inventory) Lead and/or support special projects as determined by company management and/or business conditions. Support sister company in procuring necessary parts/components/services to support current projects and objectives.
Relocation costs may be covered.
Four year degree in Business/Supply Chain or Operations and/or equivalent work experience will be considered. Minimum 2 ??? 5 years experience in purchasing and inventory management In-depth knowledge of the manufacturing/assembly processes as well as each area of functional discipline required Experience with ERP software a must; including an understanding of the inventory control systems and Material Requirements Planning in ERP software. Good written and verbal skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability interact well with management, employees, customers, and suppliers are a must. Occasional lifting of 40 lbs or less may be required
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