Lawson Products Inventory Manager in Suwanee, Georgia

Inventory Manager

Location GA - Suwanee

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Lawson Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Manager, Inventory Control and Administration - Suwannee, GA

Purpose:

Responsible for inventory control, purchasing, administrative, and office functions of the distribution center. Also responsible for some functions of packaging.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversees inventory control for distribution center. Responsible for:

  • Cycle Counting and Reconciliation

  • Inventory Profiling

  • Inventory Adjustments to MIGO, PGI, Exacta

  • Oversees customer service for distribution center issues. Responsible for:

  • Customer-facing calls

  • Sales representative inquiries regarding orders and emergency responses

  • Review of daily shipments

  • Oversees Administrative Assistant to ensure:

  • Updates to distribution center record keeping

  • Distribution center activities are performed on a timely basis

  • Oversees limited Purchasing functions including:

  • MRO supplies

  • Inter-company transfer

  • Office Supplies

  • Oversees limited Packaging functions including:

  • Production Planning

  • Building of Lawson Products assortments, repacks

  • Oversees and initiates daily cycle counting through Inventory Control Team, ensuring completeness and accuracy of process.

  • Oversees daily inventory analysis to solve inventory problems.

  • Reconciles inventory variances.

  • Oversees product audits and shipping package audits.

  • Ensures adequate inventory of materials and products in conjunction with Corporate Inventory Team

  • Recommends measures to improve methods, performance and quality of service. Suggests changes in working conditions to increase efficiency.

  • Works to provide internal and external auditors with any information required.

  • Ensures policies and procedures are in place and followed for a safe environment.

  • Responsible for the inbound put-away team to ensure products are put away correctly and timely

  • Possible quarterly travel.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit, reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as effective listening skills

  • Able to lead and influence others to achieve the business objectives. Able to lead meetings to provide feedback, goals and operational updates.

  • Able to think strategically and make fact-based decisions in a timely manner with limited information and a rapid assimilation of the facts.

  • Able to analyze data with an operational understanding to identify, prevent, and solve problems.

  • Able to create and interpret production reports to discover trends.

  • Strong project management skills with competency in developing and executing business plans. Able to multi-task, coordinating multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Detailed oriented with the ability to understand the operational drivers of our business, our products, and the appropriate staffing levels, with a thorough understanding of all distribution operations and packaging kitting activities.

  • Computer skills with a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office. SAP WM/MM highly desired. Warehouse Management System (WMS)/ Transportation Management System (TMS) knowledge a plus.

  • Experience with lean processes or Six Sigma certification preferred.

Qualifications :

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; 7+ years’ experience in warehouse distribution management; knowledge of warehouse functions and budgeting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

SAP, MS Office, and Lean experience preferred.