Date Posted: November 4, 2020

Deadline: April 15, 2008

Organization: Komatsu

City: Newberry

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Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Operations or related field and a minimum of seven (7) years experience in Purchasing and Warehouse/Inventory activities. At least 2 years of supervisory or management experience.
• In-depth knowledge of purchasing and inventory matters. Basic understanding of manufacturing processes.
• Good oral and written communication skills Ability to handle multiple tasks in an organized manner. Patience, persistence and problem solving skills are very important. Accuracy and attention to detail are required.
• Strong management ability.
• Strong computers skills required, specifically MS Excel and/or Access. SAP knowledge is preferred.

Job Description:

• Manages the Inventory Planning and Control functions of the Purchasing department. The inventory control function will involve responsibility for the Purchasing Department ensuring that inventory objectives are met and that material is available, when needed, for production.
• Responsible for all activities involved in managing vendor schedule control to ensure on time delivery, accurate system records and target inventory levels. Establish and maintain a vendor rating system to improve vendor’s performance. Work with problem vendors to improve performance.
• Continuously monitor and establish a freight plan to maintain established monthly targets (OVC reductions). Develop countermeasures to avoid unnecessary air freight charges.
• Continuously monitors and establishes inventory improvement strategies by reducing inventory levels and improving vendor lead times. This includes both component and Finished Goods Inventory.
• Establishes annual budgets for the Purchasing department and maintains the minimum expenditures. Develop process improvements for the department. Develops and implements Purchasing programs, processes and procedures.
• Communicates with various departments and vendors as needed in relation to BOM changes. Resolve outstanding problems or issues by helping to establish correct effective start date for EC changes.
• Work with vendors and various departments to meet the new model production plan. After the IPI is released, work with vendors to make sure new parts arrive in time to meet the production plan. When there are issues, work with various departments to develop appropriate countermeasures.
• Monitor excess and obsolete parts. Work closely with vendors and NMO to run out old parts while meeting the production plan. When necessary, adjust the MRP factors (LT, SS, rounding values etc.) to avoid obsolete parts inventory.
• Continuously monitor and maintain the rejection process. Once parts are rejected, work closely with the vendors to repair/replace parts while meeting production demands.
• Plans and coordinates work, trains and motivates, monitors and evaluates performance of Purchasing employees. Controls labor to achieve high morale, safe and best working environment.

Application Process:
Interested candidates please apply in person at:

Newberry Employment Security Commission
833 Main Street
Newberry, SC 29108