Manager Inventory Optimization in Mechanicsville, VA at Owens & Minor, Inc.

Date Posted: 7/12/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Manages the development and ongoing maintenance of a supply chain model that optimizes the positions of inventory of all SKUs (owned and un-owned) within the O&M network to ensure O&M is operating at the lowest possible cost.  This requires model validation, quarterly model refreshes, ad-hoc scenario analysis and periodic adjustments to O&M operational systems (JDA, Oracle, OMNI, etc.).  This position reports to the Director of Inventory Optimization.



ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Gather, manipulate and cleanse data as necessary to feed the model.
  2. Interpret output of model and make recommendations on inventory placement.
  3. Run ad-hoc 'What-if' requests to support sales function of both Expanded Access and Preferred Access models.
  4. Develops and maintains extensive knowledge of (O&M processes, procedures and systems) that support the flow of inventory throughout the network.
  5. Facilitates all plans and actions among business units, information services, external suppliers and other stakeholders to optimize and continuously improve flow of inventory throughout the network.
  6. Leads, collaborates and influences leaders of all systems, processes or procedures to make necessary changes to enable inventory optimization.
  7. Be an SME (subject matter expert) on software solutions chosen to build the O&M model.

SUPPLEMENTAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Perform other duties as needed.



QUALIFICATIONS:

 

          EDUCATION & FORMAL TRAINING:

                   Four-year undergraduate degree required.

          WORK EXPERIENCE:

                   At least seven years (up to and including) ten years in supply chain operations and/or information technology

          KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

A.   Strong Analytical skills

B.   Proficient with Database Management Tools

C.   Proficient Project Management skills

D.   Good verbal and written communication skills

E.   Ability to take independent action and/or proactively create opportunities to resolve or prevent problems

F.    Ability to thrive in a changing environment



EQUIPMENT, TOOLS AND WORK AIDS:

          General office equipment to include PC.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS:

  1. Inside working conditions.
  2. No environmental hazards indicated for this classification.

 

TYPE OF PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

          Acuity, near

          Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less.

          Talking

          Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.  Talking is important for those activities in which workers must impart oral information to clients or to the public, and in those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

          Handling

          Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hands. Fingers are involved only to the extent that they are an extension of the hand.

          Hearing

          Perceiving the nature of sounds.  Hearing is important for those activities which require ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on running engines. 

          Sedentary Work

          Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. 

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