Production/Inventory Control Manager

Ensure customer satisfaction and effective inventory management by providing appropriate support and leadership in the areas of Production & Inventory Control for Operations activities within the Mequon manufacturing facility. Responsible for production planning and inventory management of raw material, component parts, WIP and finished goods. Provide strategic direction and guide action plans for overall material management within their team. Oversee production planning, and warehouse operations in a dynamic manufacturing environment.
Apply advanced knowledge of materials, production planning and supply chain management to identify and solve complex business problems
Contribute to the development and implementation of strategic plans
Drive productivity by effective scheduling and optimizing assembly line capacity
Implement world-class systems and tools in production planning, inventory control, materials management, and WH management
Maintain service while reducing inventory in a production environment consisting of CTO, ETO, and PCB manufacturing
Pursue corrective actions from suppliers who exhibit quality or delivery problems by partnering with Purchasing and Sourcing
Work with BU to develop forecasts for Mequon products. Understand and manage changes due to new products, series changes, etc. Communicate changes to key stakeholders and plan inventory appropriately for finished goods and components
Directly manage materials and planning functions to implement production schedules. Provide manufacturing schedules to optimize inventory and service
Provide analytics to Purchasing to drive improvements in lot sizes and lead times for all materials
Partner with DMI to develop understanding of channel inventories and provide tools and information to optimize service and manufacturing planning
Manage cycle count program. Determine root cause of errors and initiate corrective action
Work with Finance to disposition excess and obsolete inventory
Develop inventory plans in support of the annual operation plan by working with the BU, Finance, and Materials
Be fluent in various information systems in terms of functionality being used for inventory management and suggest enhancements as needed
Lead and conduct physical inventory on an annual basis
Act as a positive role model and improve processes through training production and inventory control concepts and procedures
Coach/mentor PCAs, Materials Analyst and WH operations leaders
Take a global approach to systemic thinking in solving complex problems in manufacturing
Support risk management to promote a continuous process improvement philosophy
Possess working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing
Demonstrate bias for action and issue resolution via systemic processes to ensure on-time delivery
Promote effective and timely communications within work group. Ensures proper communication of team goals and objectives to direct reports and others within operations
Foster a culture of teamwork
Work with Distribution Centers to establish proper system planning parameters for optimal customer service
Support Strategic Sourcing and Purchasing initiatives
Help set business objectives and provides direction to achieve those objectives
Develop and implements leading and lagging business metrics relevant to area of responsibility to drive performance
Ensures thorough familiarity with company policies and procedures. Appropriately applies policies and procedures in compliance with government laws. Policies and procedures include, but not limited to: Standards of Business Conduct, Ethical Standards, Intellectual Property, Control Environment, Information Protection, ISO 9000 & 14000, government regulations, and functional policies published on the RAIN page.

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