Inventory Planner

Foster and build strong, value-adding relationships with internal customers and key interfacing organizations including Customer Service, Project Engineering, Product Engineering, Manufacturing, and Finance by communicating openly and respectfully to generate dialogue.
Prioritizes based on a clear understanding of the process and work scope.
Review, validate, and execute MRP generated requisitions to meet business and/or customer demand.
Keeps others informed and follows up quickly and consistently.
Develops material usage forecasts and inventory strategies to ensure that on-time delivery and inventory objectives are met. This includes developing, entering, and maintaining forecasted demand, as well as re-order points/safety stock into SAP ERP for all key products.
Work closely with Purchasing to ensure material support of the production and inventory plan.
Work with product engineering to review and disposition excess and obsolete inventory, as well as identify uses across the market for this inventory to minimize losses.
Identify and implement cost reduction and process improvement initiatives consistent with customer, Company, Business Unit, and site goals and objectives.
Use problem-solving and continuous improvement to spark innovation.
Participate on process improvement teams and implement recommendations to optimize functional efficiency through use of SAP and/or related modules.
Identify actions necessary to achieve task completion and to obtain results; able to meet schedules, deadlines, quotas, and performance goals.
Assist in establishing and executing processes that are consistent with Company Guidelines and Business Unit Policies and Procedures, as well as inventory and supply management best practices.
Support key inventory management performance metrics per site, and for Business Unit to attain financial metrics.
Participate in development and/or delivery of training programs on process and associated software tools. Coach personnel in utilizing software tools to implement Westinghouse inventory management processes.
Eliminates error-likely situations by prioritizing safety and Human Performance.
Bachelor?s degree in a business-related discipline (e.g. Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, Finance, Statistics, and Quantitative Business Analysis) or related field. MBA is preferred.
Must have 2 years of related experience.
APICS/CPIM certification is preferred.
Knowledge of discrete and continuous manufacturing processes is preferred.
Must be driven and self-motivated, as well as a quick learner.
Must have good written, verbal, and inter-personal communication skills, which includes giving and receiving feedback.
Must have teamwork, organizational skills, and welcome change.
Must be able to exercise sound planning and decision-making skills in a multi-tasking environment.
Must be computer literate, and have proficiency in Microsoft Office. Must have strong knowledge of MS Excel and MS Access.
SAP or other ERP experience is required, with specific knowledge of MRP, inventory management, forecasting, and/or purchasing. Knowledge of system-based Material Master creation, Bill Of Materials creation, and Workflow is preferred.

Education Level

Years of Experience 2+ Years

Benefits Employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short Term Disability & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401(k) Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of work/life programs such as flextime and a variety of training and development opportunities.

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