Kettle Cuisine

Inventory Control Specialist

  • Location:   Lynn, MA
  • Position Type:   Full Time

JOB SUMMARY

  • Maintain and improve overall inventory control of spare and replacement parts for use by maintenance and production departments.
  • Manage processes for parts ordering, tracking, storage and retrieval to improve maintenance efficiency, accountability and accuracy.
  • Develop, track and drive improvement in key storeroom metrics.
  • Ensure high vendor delivery performance and negotiate fair pricing for goods and services.
  • Primary function is accomplished in office / stock room environment
  • Manufacturing environment, Conditions can be wet and cold
  • Must be willing to work all shifts, weekends and some holidays
  • Metrics / Individual Performance Objectives
  • Inventory Accuracy
  • Service Level
  • Cost of Stockouts
  • Vendor Delivery Performance

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs inventory transactions using the CMMS system to support parts receipts, issues and adjustments.
  • Ensures parts delivery dates are met and expedites orders as required.
  • Ensures all rebuildable spares are tracked and sent off for rebuilds.
  • Performs cycle counts on a regular basis to ensure accuracy of stated on hand inventory values.
  • Analyze and manage inventory stocking levels and ordering rules to minimize material costs while maintaining sufficient stock to minimize equipment down time.
  • Monitors record integrity to ensure accurate vendor, specification and cost information is maintained.
  • Kits together parts for technicians as part of the preparation process for planned work.
  • Generates inventory related reports as required.
  • Manages the Equipment Disposal Order (EDO) process and coordinate elimination of obsolete parts.
  • Receives, stocks, and stores parts received in the storeroom and other storage areas as appropriate.
  • Maintains a safe stock room area with reasonable access to all parts.
  • Develops and implements parts delivery metrics and enforces standards to ensure high vendor delivery performance.
  • Negotiates with suppliers and service providers to obtain competitively priced quotes for needed parts and maintenance services as necessary.
  • Ensures maintenance department metrics and goals are achieved.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 5+ years of maintenance/facilities inventory control management
  • Food manufacturing experience preferred Or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Computer skills, basic knowledge of computer programs and ability to learn maintenance management systems required
  • 2+ years of CMMS experience strongly preferred
  • Forklift Certified or ability to obtain forklift certification

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Ability to train employees
  • Ability to prioritize and follow-through to achieve results
  • High level of personal initiative, self-driven, action and results oriented
  • Thrives in a challenging, entrepreneurial atmosphere; open to change and creating change
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong organization skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team player, generates enthusiasm, builds effective working relationships at all levels
  • Ability to negotiate and coordinate quality services from suppliers and contractors

REQUIRED ATTRIBUTES

  • Computer activities on a daily basis
  • Extensive walking and standing
  • Vision/hearing
  • Talking
  • Repetitive motion (hands/wrists)
  • Climb and balance
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs.

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