Inventory Administrator (Reno, NV, US)

Mars Reno , NV 89510

Posted 3 weeks ago

A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions.

And realize there's more to being in business than just making a profit. That's the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates.

An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet. What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it's never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It's about how you can grab everything that's within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain.

It's about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we'll all be a little better off.

It's that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world's best-loved brands:

M&M's, SNICKERS, TWIX, MILKY WAY, DOVE, PEDIGREE, ROYAL CANIN, WHISKAS, EXTRA, ORBIT, 5, SKITTLES, UNCLE BEN'S, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl, VCA and Pet Partners. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

Inventory Administrators are functional experts of parts and materials stocked in the stockroom. This position is in support of Maintenance and Operations by facilitating part availability at the right time, the right place, and at the lowest cost possible.

This is accomplished through the use of standard operating procedures for inventory control, parts receiving and inspection, parts reduction, parts kitting, staging and delivery, proper material storage, parts preventive maintenance, metrics and other activities critical to world-class storeroom operations. This job requires Strong Communication, ManMan inventory management software, MIS software, Excel spreadsheet capabilities, and good interpersonal and Team Building skills to support site objectives.


Coordinate and analyze data necessary to catalogue spare parts within plant standards

As a team member, the individual has direct responsibility and accountability for performance of the stockroom, to include inventory control and management, shipping and receiving, metrics, cycle counts, standard operating procedures, and benchmarking.

Lead effort to reduce inventory stock value and report on a period basis the progress.

Be a resource to plant associates in researching, sourcing and solving problems when searching for specialized parts/equipment which are required for a particular use or machine.

Ensure that complete bills of materials are entered in to the CMMS system so that information concerning work histories, parts usage, and accurate descriptions can be retrieved.

Provide proper inventory controls through established methods such as cycle counting and physical inventories. Assist in implementing continuous improvement stockroom strategies that will bring the greatest return on investment, improve competitive position, and achieve site objectives for the stockroom.

Training resource to increase the knowledge base of operators, maintenance, and team members on existing equipment parts.

Resource for sourcing failed parts from alternate vendors.

Able to operate a forklift.

Able to operate a computer and utilize the basic standard desktop systems (LSS, PSL, MIS, SQCIS, ManMan, etc.).

Understands principles of inventory control.

Has knowledge of the plant's products and goals.

Has general knowledge of Mars & the systems used by the business.

Limit access to secure stockroom areas to ensure parts availability and proper inventory control practices.

As a contributing resource, perform job kitting, staging and delivery to increase maintenance group efficiencies.

Use the 5S activities of Visual Workplace to ensure superb housekeeping activities.

Perform cost and inventory analysis to reduce inventory costs but maintain equipment reliability.

Anticipate and recognize suspected shortages (i.e., shutdown and Capital Project requirements) and actively communicate potential problems to leadership.

Utilize MANMAN computer system to update and maintain item history, vendors and quality information.

Assure all parts meet most current specifications, assure systems are in place to maintain quality parts in stock, assure correct parts are received in accordance with Purchase orders.

Resolve discrepancies with Purchase Orders among Receiving, Accounting and Vendors.

Lead effort to cross reference parts in stock room to equipment.

Review MANMAN & AIDC computer systems for errors and take corrective action.

Arrange for emergency pick-up and delivery for urgently needed items.

Advise the appropriate plant associate of unusually high usage of parts and supplies in order to identify potential equipment problems and/or stock-outs.

Utilize computer system to update and maintain item history, vendors and quality information.

Resolve discrepancies of all inventory items to obtain maximum inventory accuracy.

Advise the appropriate plant associate of unusually high usage of parts and supplies in order to identify potential equipment problems and/or stock-outs.


Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment, taking initiative with team along with other team members to train, motivate and solve problems.

Demonstrated ability for communication, verbally and written, along with good listening and organizing skills.

Participates in and supports the team with a "pro-team" attitude. Works well with others and has good team skills.

Shows initiative in self and team development, is reliable, uses time wisely and is willing to accept change.


Identification of parts for deletion from stockroom.

Identification of vendors for assembly repairs

Identification of part suppliers


Self-Development - Ability to learn additional skills and develop in role with additional responsibilities.

Conflict Management: Can handle tough situations and equitably resolve conflict with colleageues

Dealing w/ Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change and comfortably handle risk & uncertainity

Integrity & Trust: Is widely trusted by colleagues

Applies some advanced skills to the position or specialization.

Resolves most questions and problems, and refers only the most complex issues to higher levels.

Works under minimal supervision. May assist in orienting and training lower level employees.

Consistently perform without supervision, all MRO parts transactions in MANMAN, MIS, and AIDC systems in accordance with Mars Mfg. Best Practices

Ability to maintain stockroom security and safeguard inventory accuracy

Basic understanding of a parts catalog and their use in locating parts by performing adhoc queries using the computer


High school degree or equivalent; In-house training required. Completion of certification program may be required.

3+ years as a manufacturing associate


Lifting 25 kg.

Possessbasic computer skills, knowledge of simple programs such as Excel and Word


Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

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