Supply Chain Assistant (Raw Material)

Kuraray Parkersburg , WV 26101

Posted 2 months ago

Title Supply Chain Assistant (Raw Material)

Location Parkersburg, WV

Who we are:

Voted one of the Nation's Best and Brightest Companies to Work for, Kuraray America, Inc. (KAI) is a global leader in specialty chemical, fiber and resin production. With top-of-the-line research and production facilities and a vast network of supply from around the world, Kuraray leads the industry in specialty dental, fiber, resin, and elastomer products. Kuraray America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuraray Company, Ltd. Based in Tokyo, Japan. Kuraray has operations in 28 countries and employees more than 10,000 employees, including over 750 in the United States.

Why Kuraray:

Kuraray is building a better tomorrow, today. Our team members are dedicated to expanding our business with committed professionals who share essential values such as integrity, excellence, teamwork and accountability.

As a part of Kuraray America, Inc., our team shares the advantages of working for the leader in specialty chemicals, resins and fibers. Our international presence and resources allow us to be a world-leading innovator in the industries we service. Yet, despite our size, our people are more than just a number. As a new team member, you can expect to earn responsibility quickly. Our commitment to our people is visible in our comprehensive benefits package. As a Kuraray team member, you will have the opportunity to enjoy competitive salaries and benefits, incentive opportunities, and an excellent work environment.

Position Summary:

The Supply Chain Assistant is responsible for the planning and execution of all tactical level processes required to secure and manage raw materials, packaging materials, and semi-finished materials, based on a forward looking production plan. This includes scheduling and managing delivery, storage, staging, and movement of materials. Responsible to create and maintain valid plans for the acquisition of parts and material.


  • Determines raw material needs and packaging supplies for Kuraray production at multiple production facilities.

  • Maintains inventory at acceptable levels and audits to ensure SAP and physical inventories match.

  • Manages resin and dry resin orders for consistent supply to internal and external customers

  • Ensures quality specifications are met for incoming material and follows-up with suppliers if material is not within specifications.

  • As Manufacturing SAP Super Key User, responsible for accuracy of SAP system

  • Enters data from sources such as purchase orders, invoices, and requisitions into various computer systems to maintain inventory, purchasing, shipping, or other records.

  • Participates in and provides data for evaluation of supplier service performance and works with sourcing and suppliers to improve performance.

  • Proactively resolves problems with raw material inventory, production, or accounting by working with supply chain, operators, supervision, engineers and warehouse personnel on a daily basis.

  • Leads the continuous improvement of the material planning process.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent plus 2 years of supply chain and/or manufacturing experience

  • Experience working with SAP

  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and databases), SharePoint and Internet Explorer

  • Broad range of computer skills and attitude to learn new systems

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills


  • Communication Ability to communicate clearly and positively, both verbally and in writing. Ability to communicate effectively to peers and management at all levels.

  • Teamwork Achieves results through fulfilling one's role as a leader and a team member

  • Initiative Enthusiastically takes initiative with a strong sense of ownership and responsibility. Troubleshoots and makes necessary changes to solve problems. Willing and capable to learn new skills and technology.

  • Quality-oriented Committed to improving processes; open to new ideas and innovations; creates/contributes to a work environment where people are empowered to make improvements. Consistently produces high quality products/results.

  • Continuous Improvement Seeks to be involved with RIE's, Kaizen events, and other continuous improvement activities. Uses creativity to challenge the status quo and find new solutions that improve results.

  • Demonstrated planning and problem solving skills, along with the ability to self- manage and function as a member of a diverse work team

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes base pay and an annual incentive. This program is designed to reward individual performance and align overall rewards with corporate and team performance.

Our employees enjoy an attractive healthcare benefits package, including wellness reimbursements to promote a healthy lifestyle. We also provide an Educational Reimbursement Plan, helping our employees fulfill their career goals, as well as a competitive 401(k).

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Kuraray America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer AA M/F/disability/protected veteran status

No third party candidates accepted.

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