Inventory Control Manager - Mt. Juliet, TN

Ceva Logistics U.S., Inc. Mount Juliet , TN 37122

Posted 3 months ago

CEVA Logistics, one of the world's leading supply chain companies, designs and implements industry leading solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies. Approximately 42,000 employees in nearly 170 countries are dedicated to delivering effective and robust supply chain solutions across a variety of sectors where CEVA applies its operational expertise to provide best-in-class services across its integrated network. For the year ending 31 December, 2014, the Company and its subsidiaries reported revenues of $7.9 billion. We operate nationally throughout the U.S. with opportunities throughout the nation. Our North American headquarters are located in Houston, TX.

CEVA offers competitive incentive packages, exceptional benefits and an exceptional culture for career building. Start your career with CEVA and build on our Foundations: Unity, Growth and Excellence. CEVA people are passionate about supply chain management.

Job Summary

Accountable for managing the integrity of the inventory within a facility and reporting inventory results to the client and the operation's management team. Ensures compliance with company policies and procedures, ISO guidelines, Sarbanes Oxley and other regulatory requirements. Provides leadership, guidance, direction and training to the Inventory Control staff. May also serve as Super User for SAP or other WMS supporting Inventory Control, shipping and receiving controls in some locations. Models and acts in accordance with our guiding principles and core values.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee and manage the Inventory Control departments of multiple accounts to ensure the integrity of the inventory, and that all procedures and processes are followed and completed in a timely manner and in accordance with client requirements, system requirements, company policy, ISO guidelines, Sarbanes Oxley and other regulatory requirements.

  • Plan, execute and reconcile physical inventories.

  • Oversee daily cycle counts, audits and reconciliation of activities between systems in accordance with contractual commitments.

  • Ensure timely reporting and communication to the appropriate staff.

  • Ensure that customer requirements are accurately and timely reported according to customer specifications and contractual obligations.

  • Resolve discrepancies and high-value variances through established investigative processes and in accordance with contractual obligations.

  • Organize data and provide results for management review and actions.

  • Resolve production issues related to systems applications within the warehouse environment using technical/trouble shooting skills.

  • Identify and/or solve operational and WMS issues within the work group to provide productive and quality results.

  • Serve as the primary contact between the company and the client's Inventory Control team.

  • Work collaboratively with the management team to provide recommendations and solutions to improve inventory accuracy.

  • Identify and recommend enhancements to improve management and integrity of the inventory WMS system.

  • Create; implement and update inventory operational Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Develop process and procedures for vendor compliance when applicable.

  • Support the client with all reporting and queries needed.

  • Balance with customer to all month end buckets and reports.

  • Utilize superior communications skills to motivate staff and develop effective working relationships with peers, executives and customers.

  • Develop and maintain staff and organizational development programs that provide adequate levels of training, succession planning, skill enhancement, and overall department efficiency and capability.

  • Conduct annual performance reviews for all staff within department.

  • Address all employee performance problems promptly and directly in accordance with personnel policies of the Company.

  • Keep abreast of emerging technology changes and innovations through formal or informal study, reading business and professional publications, networking, and participation in professional organizations.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain or related discipline preferred.

  • Minimum five years related experience.

  • Minimum five years industry experience preferred.

  • Minimum three years supervisory or managerial experience required.

  • Minimum three years industry experience preferred.

Certifications and Licenses

  • Valid state issued Driver's License.

  • Forklift Driver Certification.

  • Other professional certifications may be required.

Languages and Communication Skills

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.

  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with people from multi-functional and diverse backgrounds.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, employees and customers.

Computer Skills

  • Computer literate

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, internet, web-based and job specific software applications including Access or similar database software.

  • Minimum five years experience in SAP utilization, user proficiency and training, troubleshooting and resolution with programmers.

Other Skills/Experience

  • Indepth experience and knowledge in using computer systems, mainframe and work station for management of inventory reconciliation, performance measurement and reporting (including WMS -Warehouse Management Systems).

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of warehouse operations and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

  • In-depth experience in inventory control, cycle counting and quality assurance, (Lean, Six Sigma and ISO).

  • Advanced skill in creating Excel Spreadsheets for analysis in the use of macros, pivot tables, v-lookup, formulas for calculating results and reporting variances.

  • High degree of accuracy, attention to detail and a demonstrated ability to analyze complex transactional processes.

  • Proficient in the use of analytical techniques such as statistical probability distribution, correlation, data sampling and relating sets of numbers.

  • Ability to develop and document processes, procedures, and write policies.

  • Excellent planning, time management, collaboration, decision making, organization, presentation and negotiating skills.

  • Ability to manage the financial aspects of a department (purchasing, budget preparations and review, financial reporting and monitoring expenses).

  • Demonstrated ability in making customers and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; develop and sustain productive relationships.

  • Ability to plan, organize and manage multiple projects and set priorities.

  • Develop and use collaborative relationships to accomplish work goals; develop individual relationships by listening, sharing ideas and appreciating others' efforts.

  • Ability to maintain stable performance under pressure or opposition; handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and the organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to use appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to build a cohesive team and facilitate the completion of team goals.

  • Capable of operating standard warehouse equipment.

Travel Requirements

Some travel may be required in this position in the domestic United States.

Working Conditions

Work is generally performed within an office, stockroom and/or warehouse environment with standard office equipment available. Warehouse environment includes daily exposure to high noise environment, regular exposure to moving machinery and/or vehicles, exposure to dust, and working alone or closely with others. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate.

CEVA operates in a multicultural, global environment and is a richly diverse organization operating seamlessly as one company. We aim to attract, motivate and retain the best people in our industry, whatever their background. We share the same passion to deliver world-class solutions to our customers. We have the best supply chain professionals in the industry and develop this talent in an inspiring work environment.

CEVA Logistics is proud to be an equal opportunity work place and an affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.


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