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Williston, South Carolina
SUMMARY:
Entry level position to include supporting daily production operations by securing optimal supply of material required for assigned Value Stream(s) to meet customer commitments. The primary responsibilities are to utilize and manage Material Replenishment System with minimal inventory investment. The process involves direct contact with both internal and external suppliers, transportation carriers, customer service, engineering, and Value Stream teams to meet or exceed customer requirements.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Manage Kanban based Materials Replenishment System (MRS) for assigned Value Streams. Areas of focus are part availability, inventory levels, inventory accuracy, and MRS standard process control.
•Provide daily communication updates to the Value Stream and Supply Chain team on specific parts impacting production, inventory, or KPIs.
•Conduct MRS actives in both cells and markets to improve parts presentation, Kanban execution, and material flow.
•Drive to root cause and implement sustaining corrective actions around gaps in processes related to the MRS, inventory control, and supplier performance.
•Plan and issue releases for production components and materials, maintenance items, tooling items, etc., in conformance to policies and economic benefit to the company.
•Schedules, coordinates and expedites the procurement of materials and components by maintaining proper lead time assuring deliveries are on-schedule to meet customer requirements.
•Works with suppliers, engineering, sourcing, and supply chain to drive part expedite solutions as needed.
•Suggest and implement appropriate MRS parts fulfillment improvements (Consignment, Reduced Lead-time/MOQs) based on part characteristics, supplier, demand to optimize material velocity and availability.
•Presents company image of integrity in contacts with vendors, carriers and public.
•Contributes to the company's goal of total systems quality and cost improvement.

REQUIREMENTS:
•Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent work experience is required.
•Project management experience (academic or internship experience in lieu of paid work experience will be considered).
•Knowledge of Kanban in Lean Manufacturing Concepts is preferred but not required.
•Must be able to work independently and meet assigned deadlines with frequent interruptions and distractions due to work environment.
•Must be highly motivated and accountable.
•Strong working knowledge of MS Excel required and Access skills a plus and solid Analytical/Financial skills.
•Strong sense of urgency to meet customer requirements.
•Must possess a high level of organization & planning skills as well as effective communications skills.
•Must be a Team player and work well with others.

This position does not offer sponsorship.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities
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