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Vendor Managed Inventory Spcl (Gaffney, SC)

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Group: Fluid Connector Grp N. America
: MOORESVILLE, NC, United States
Job Family : Support
Job ID: 19137-1A
PayGrade: 07

Job Description

With annual sales of $14.3 billion in fiscal year 2019, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 63 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.

Location - Position located in Gaffney, SC.

Basic Function: Responsible for the execution of value added activity at the customer’s site, meeting customer requirements and internal measures. Position Summary: On-site customer inventory management position (This position is not a traditional buyer/planner). Ensures Parker product is stocked in required locations to meet customer production needs. Plans, prepares, controls, & orders all material requirements to ensure controlled flow of materials timed to meet production requirements. Manage customer & company objectives for customer service, inventory levels, & delivery performance. Scope/Supervision and Interaction: Position will report to the Value Stream Manager and interact intra-divisionally with materials planning, logistics and procurement. Essential Functions: 1. Identifies part number requirements for production from engineering, MRP, & production schedules. Ensures accurate customer item master file & bill of material. 2. Advises customer, PSC, and VMI team of the status of work in progress, product availability, and potential production shortage/problems to ensure that the customer can plan accordingly. Recommends changes and/or options to avoid production shortages and improve throughput. 3. Evaluates and confirms materials supply is available to meet demand with divisions or fulfillment center. Places necessary orders for production to support a master production schedule, shop load, and inventory requirements. Coordinates material movements if needed between internal customer stocking locations and storage areas and/or Parker locations to ensure materials are available when needed. 4. Scans, manages, & stocks all product on the VMI program for each customer facility. 5. May be required to operate a forklift & other material handling equipment and lift/handle up to 35 lbs. regularly while stocking inbound product at customer facility. 6. Assist sales team in day to day sales functions. This could include but not limited to part identification, inventory availability, assist with discrete orders, general quality functions, & overall Parker support. 7. Advises and assists management in resolving problems concerning over shipments, shortages, engineering changes, & cancellation of orders. 8. Coordinates cross-functional activities with Field Sales, PSC’s, Divisions, & Quality Assurance to ensure a smooth flow of materials through the production process and consistent information about status and priorities. 9. Applies continuous improvement techniques and methods to internal & customer processes to increase efficiency and reduce costs. This includes making recommendations to improve overall VMI program, material flow, and/or storage of product. 10. Ensure all day to day functions meet Parker & customer safety standards and safe work environment.

- Minimum of 1 to 3 years’ experience in warehousing. Expericne in inventory and production control, preferred. - High school graduate or equivalent, 4-year college degree preferred, in business, engineering, or materials management with certification in supply chain management. - Possess analytical and technical skills required to understand business practices and recommend proper automation opportunities. - Must have intermediate to advanced computer skills and be able to understand of electronic processing. - Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills for effective interface with all internal and external contacts. - Must be an innovator and embrace lean enterprises principles and practices. - Must be able to lift/handle up to 35lbs on a daily basis. Additional Comments: The essential functions have been provided as examples of the type of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. The Company reserves the right to modify the work assignments and/or to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions. The job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. It is intended to describe the general nature of the position.

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