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Inventory Control Manager

Company: GIW Industries
Location: Grovetown
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

GIW Industries

REPORTS TO: Senior Manager, Inventory Management
To manage inventories (supplies, materials, and products) to ensure that GIW employees have access to the materials they need and for customer satisfaction, production need and minimum investment. To develop, communicate and implement inventory policies and identify opportunities for inventory operation improvements in accordance with company objectives and policies.

Understands GIW products, services, material and inventory classifications, applications, valuations, and business transactions from the reception to shipment and obsolescence of goods.
Remain current with the latest inventory management and material handling tools, technology, and procedures
Supports SAP IM and WM modules within all aspects of shipping, receiving and assembly supply areas regarding inventory issues and discrepancies
Manages customer returns and submits for approval if needed. Track all customer returns and reports as needed
Submits material requests to purchasing for vendor returns.
Identifies potential areas for inventory discrepancies and reports to management.
Dispositions excess project stock by monitoring with production scheduling through the order change management (OCM) process.
Responsible for keeping inventory related work instructions and reports up to date.
Develops and updates new inventory management policies and procedures as needed.
Tracks stocking level requests for new install and current install business.
Works closely with sales engineers to develop forecast as an input for stocking levels by pump application as needed.
Supports all GIW locations with training regarding continuous process improvement and inventory management to lead to better inventory accuracy
Responsible for implementing a stockyard cycle count process and plan, as well as training on how to conduct.
Responsible for developing and facilitating quarterly work in process audits to ensure inventory accuracy.
Maintains optimum inventory levels to ensure on-time deliveries meeting customer requirements while minimizing carrying costs and transportation charges using the SAP P14 ERP system
Collaborates closely with Grovetown Receiving & Shipping Manager and conducts bi-weekly inventory cycle counts with Grovetown Receiving & Shipping Manager, evaluates cycle count results, and develops action plans to improve inventory accuracy and communicates those with Grovetown Receiving & Shipping Manager
Initiates programs with Product Management, Engineering, and Accounting to dispose slow moving inventory by either selling the product as is, repurposing the product for a different application, or, as a last resort, writing off the product. Ensures that Accounting writes off inventory before actually scraping inventory
Plans, coordinates, and leads the physical inventory count of all finished, WIP, and raw materials, plus stock at individual warehouses yearly. In collaboration with Accounting, develops the counting process along with the required associated paperwork and owns the execution of the process from start of the physical counting to the final reconciliation and balancing in the SAP systems. The responsibility includes to gather, document lessons learned, and recommend policy changes and staff training.
Demonstrates knowledge on all aspects of SAP directly related to developing and managing inventory levels.
Prepares presentation documents and assists in presenting findings to the Inventory Management team.
Travel up to 25% of the time.
Other duties as assigned.

Access to all information needed to carry out assigned duties. Approves stock levels in SAP including creating, changing and removing all stock levels in SAP. Recommends policies and procedure changes in the shipping and receiving areas of all shipping and stock locations. Recommends staffing levels for physical inventory counts.
Minimum -Bachelor's degree in Business Management or equivalent from an accredited four year college; post-bachelor degree such as an MBA is preferred.
Apics certification, SAP certification is preferred.
Minimum - at least 3 to 5 years of related work history in a mid-size Supply Chain/Manufacturing department in a high tech, custom manufacturing environment.
Knowledge of SAP ERP / ECC 6.0 required, particularly MM-IM and MM-WM / EWM
Strong mathematical skills
Strong understanding of inventory performance on financial performance
High communicative skills
Strong knowledge of MS tools, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio
Seek and apply feedback to improve performance; take initiative to develop self & others

GIW Industries, Inc. (A KSB Company) is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. GIW Industries, Inc. (A KSB Company) makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.


Keywords: GIW Industries, Augusta , Inventory Control Manager, Professions , Grovetown, Georgia

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