Inventory Control Analyst Level 2 in Middleton, WI at Volt

Date Posted: 2/25/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Middleton, WI
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  • Duration:
    48 weeks
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    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Job Title: Inventory Control Analyst


Volt is looking for an Inventory Control Analyst for one of the World’s largest Automation Industrial Company located in Middleton, WI


The Inventory Analyst will lead/coordinate projects and process improvements within the Plant Materials Management activities including production planning, procurement, logistics and inventory control. As an individual contributor, the expectation is that you will use proven leadership and change management skills to drive improvements in business performance related to inventory investment, capacity utilization and customer service initiatives for the plant. Business process performance improvements will be primarily driven through relevant data acquisition and detailed transactional analysis. The Analyst will also develop collaborative working relationships with Buyers, Production Control Analysts, Finished Goods Planners, and Master Schedulers to monitor and evaluate performance and to recommend, prioritize and initiate actions to attain business goals and objectives.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Production Control Analysts to plan/coordinate the monthly inventory planning parameter review process to establish appropriate customer service driven safety stock/reorder point levels for components and/or finished goods based on processes specified in the materials planning playbook.
  • Tracking and managing the effectiveness of the planning parameters to rationally adjust safety stock levels and to continuously improve the overall planning parameter process. Ensuring all health check review cadences are performed and addressed as needed.
  • Tracking, analyzing and reporting the pertinent KPIs, as well as, suggesting and implementing plant-specific improvement activities (i.e. Must monitor actual customer service performance against the inventory position, and provide a summary of operation results for management).
  • Identifying trends and working with PCAs and Master Schedulers to proactively address supply chain constraints and assure timely delivery from all shipping sites of plant product.
  • Providing relevant experience for all affected Business Unit strategic and operational planning activities. Develop, implement & maintain appropriate processes to ensure a productive planning process and well-considered and implementable strategic plans.
  • Identifying gaps in performance or opportunities for improvement by production line or plant segment for service and other KPIs such as cycle time, STO compliance, reschedules and schedule attainment.
  • Generating targeted analysis to drive reduction of E and O inventory and lead PCAs in determining best disposition and develop process to prevent further excess.
  • Determining monthly and annual inventory forecast, monitor and track actual to plan and initiate actions to drive towards entitlement or optimal levels.
  • Researching situations and obtain input from others to ensure fact-based solutions and answers to technical and operational problems.
  • Possibly leading annual physical inventory and providing inventory metrics segmentation and reporting, evaluation and disposition of excess inventory, including preparation of scrap requests, projecting strategic and last time buys, refining the inventory planning processes.

Education/Experience requirements:

  • BA in Operations/Materials/Business preferred OR
  • A minimum of two years production planning experience or equivalent in manufacturing environment utilizing MRP.
  • Extensive use of SAP or ERP system functionality and parameters.
  • Excellent analytical skills. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Functional knowledge of Microsoft Word and Power point,

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with databases, query/reporting tools preferred.
  • Master’s Degree, MBA or other related advanced degree.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of lean/six sigma or manufacturing continuous improvement techniques.
  • Scheduling experience in discreet, job shop and/or flow manufacturing environment.
  • APICS Certification CPIM/CIRM.
  • Ability to plan and organize work to effectively perform assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, independent problem resolution and the ability to manage the requirement of others not directly supervised.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively across multiple disciplines.
  • Must have APICS certification

This is an estimated 12 Months Temporary position, and it is offered through Volt Workforce Solutions. Volt is a world-class leader in the staffing services marketplace. Volt provides Contingent Staffing, Contingent-to-Hire, and Managed Service Programs to a variety of companies, including the Fortune 1000.  Volt supplies workforce design solutions in Engineering, Information Technology, Scientific, Technical/Professional and other disciplines.

As a Volt employee, you can expect the highest level of support.  We have a long standing tradition of developing lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with our employees.  Contact a Volt representative by applying to this posting online for immediate consideration. Submit your resume today!

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Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.