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Inventory Planner

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

Job Description:

GIW Industries
REPORTS TO: Inventory Control Manager PURPOSE OF POSITION: To assist in the management of inventories (supplies, materials, and products) to ensure that GIW employees have access to the materials they need and customers demand is satisfied with minimum investment. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES SELF-PERFORMED:

  • 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.
  • Monitors inventory levels for all stockyard locations and requests changes as needed.
  • Responsible for all plants stock level reports, deeply analyzing the data and suggesting changes to improve overall inventory health. Maintain additional strategic inventory reports as needed.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of Supply Chain / Inventory Management initiatives that support overall company objectives.
  • Responsible for the review of defined product groups for all stock yards and makes suggestions to production and purchasing on materials needed.
  • Maintains a close working relationship with Product Management on new product roll out and disposition of excess inventory.
  • Submits material requests to purchasing for vendor returns.
  • Identifies potential areas for inventory discrepancies and reports to Inventory Control Manager.
  • Dispositions of excess project stock by monitoring with production scheduling through the OCM process.
  • Responsible for writing, keeping and updating inventory related work instructions.
  • Suggest innovative ideas for Digitalization of inventory and warehousing functions.
  • Makes suggestions about new warehousing and receiving process improvements.
  • Responsible for maintaining SAP Material Master Data.
  • Responsible developing and maintaining KANBAN requirements.
  • Works closely with purchasing department for any inventory related concerns.
  • Assists in the analysis of inventory categories (raw materials, stock room materials, WIP, and finished goods) for all GIW stock keeping locations. The results of this monthly analyses include but are not limited to demand and usage patterns, on hand levels, aging inventory measured by last ship year, early warning indicators for potential stock outs, inventory turns and days sales inventory (DSI), aging inventory to identify slow moving and obsolete inventory.
  • In-depth understanding of the inventory and replenishment strategy.
  • Collaborates closely with the Inventory Control Manager and assists in conducting weekly inventory cycle counts with Grovetown Warehouse Manager, evaluates cycle count results, and develops action plans to improve inventory accuracy and maintain defined Goals and Objectives. Communicates those with Inventory Control Manager and Warehouse Manager.
  • Assists in Planning and coordinating of the annual physical inventory count of all finished, WIP, and raw materials, plus stock at individual warehouses at least yearly.
  • Assists in the execution of the Physical Inventory Prep plan across all plants.
  • Demonstrates knowledge on all aspects of SAP directly related to developing and managing inventory levels.
  • Travel maybe required up to 20% of the time.
  • Other duties as assigned. AUTHORITY: Access to all information needed to carry out assigned duties. Assists in changing all stock levels in SAP including creating, changing, and deleting stock levels with guidance from the Inventory Control Manager. Access to all needed master data requirements to perform job duties. EDUCATION: Minimum Associates degree or equivalent from an accredited two year college, Business bachelors degree preferred CREDENTIALS: SAP certification, APICS certification, e.g. CPIM preferred KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE: Minimum 3 to 5 years plus of stable work history in a mid-size Supply Chain/Manufacturing department in a high tech, custom manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of SAP ERP / ECC 6.0 desired, particularly PP, WM and IM
  • Strong production planning and inventory control theory
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • High communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of MS tools, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio
  • Must be able to strive in a fast paced, demanding environment 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. PI201108231

Keywords: GIW Industries, Inc, Augusta , Inventory Planner, Professions , Grovetown, Georgia

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