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Warehouse and Inventory Control Manager

Job Introduction

Position Summary:

Manages the safe, efficient, and timely flow and warehousing of goods; actively implements and controls the overall distribution concept and strategy.

Role Responsibility

Duties and Responsibilities:

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons

Monitor and control receiving, movement, and shipping of parts and products throughout multiple locations

Monitor and control of material handling of rejects, proper handling and movement of parts internally and externally

Oversee incoming and outgoing material to ensure accuracy and completeness and to ensure all operational procedures for material movement inside and between plants are followed

Owner of Kanban systems, setting up, removing and monitoring levels of Kanban

Management of missing/misplaced parts: Monitor, elevate and take actions to achieve metrics

Coordinate activities of departments to deliver efficient material movement to drive costs/inventory investment down while improving accuracy and response time to customers

Manage the supply chain at the plant level, interfacing with vendors, third-party providers, and the materials/supply chain system

Support plant business units’ quality, safety, productivity, and customer service goals

Oversee production and packaging operations, procurement of materials, inventory control, and the effective utilization of personnel within the material handling group

Manage the domestic transportation logistics including cost and quality audits

Work closely with various shipping carriers and 3PL providers to assure standards are being met

Audit logistics carriers / 3PL invoices and approval.

Provide Continuous Improvement Processes and work closely with the IT team to develop these projects from inception to completion including implementation and training

Work closely with plant warehouse, packaging, and procurement operations; provide necessary product quantities, correct orders, and on-time deliveries through proper daily production scheduling of packaging and processing materials

Review, analyze, modify, and implement efficient and effective department processes, policies and procedures for all receiving, shipping and material handling operations

Develop, implement and monitor the department budget; manage expenses within approved budget constraints

Identify, document and implement opportunities for continuous improvement

Hire, train, supervise, motivate, lead and develop material handling/logistics staff; manage schedules and workflow

Assign duties and monitor quality of staff work; assure staff conforms to organizational policies and procedures and government regulations

Provide day-to-day guidance and oversight of subordinates; actively work to promote and recognize performance

Monitor overall activities of the team, identifying problem areas and taking corrective actions

Arrange and optimize material flow of the factory for productivity and safety

Maintain metrics and analyze data to assess performance of personnel and implement improvements

Review, develop, and implement warehouse location management processes including location optimization and reduction of touch time

Develop and maintain metrics to track Picking, Receiving, Cycle Counts, inventory adjustments, and other warehousing activities

Perform other duties as assigned by manager


Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervise Shipping, Receiving, Material Handling and Domestic Transportation

The Ideal Candidate


Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in related field or equivalent work experience

Five - six years related experience, in a manufacturing environment REQUIRED

Demonstrated proficiency in supervising and motivating subordinates

Commitment to excellence and high standards

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Basic understanding of subordinates’ duties and responsibilities

Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills

Ability to manage priorities and workflow

Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm

Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees

Proficient in Fourth Shift or other ERP/MRP

Proven leadership and business acumen skills

Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines with strong sense of urgency

Strong interpersonal skills

Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels

Demonstrated sound judgement with the ability to make timely and sound decisions

Bilingual skills a plus

Ability to understand all safety requirements and cautions

Ability to perform the physical labor necessary, as needed

Ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels and from various backgrounds

Package Description

Our employees enjoy a full complement of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Company Paid and Voluntary Life Insurance, Disability coverage, 401(k) with a generous match, and the opportunity to participate in our ESOP. Paid Time Off (PTO) 10 Paid Holidays and more!

Education Assistance

Our employees are encouraged to further their educations with our Tuition Assistance Programs, Apprenticeships and our on-site English As a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship classes.

On-Site Training

We offer best manufacturing practices training, Six Sigma classes led by our own Black Belts, supervisory and management development courses and basic computer skills classes

About the Company

Our employees enjoy a fast-paced and challenging work environment that provides them with daily opportunities to Power Forward their careers. Through interaction with our global network of employees and customers, our employees provide products and solutions that have a global impact. For almost 35 years, HydraForce has been producing the most innovative electro-hydraulic control solutions for the mobile machinery and industrial equipment markets.

Throughout the world, you can find our products in a broad range of applications:

Agricultural and Turf Care Machinery

Construction and Road-Building Equipment

Material Handling and Personnel-Lift Equipment

Transmission, Engine and Powertrain Controls

Forestry and Resource Management Equipment

Refuse and Waste Handling Equipment

Injection Molding and Press Machinery

Other Specialized Mobile and Industrial Applications



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