Manager, Warehouse & Purchasing

The Warehouse and Purchasing Manager is responsible for leading the daily operations of the Tech Service Warehouse and purchasing activities within the USH Technical Services Share Support group. The Manager will oversee materials management through the supply chain and assure item availability and support to all other functional groups in Tech Services including Rides, Shows, S/V, Facilities, Maintenance, and Transportation. The Manager will also participate in project management, strategic thinking, driving change, enforcing policies, and providing continuous improvement ideas while multi-tasking day to day responsibilities.
Work with Warehouse Supervisor in leading daily operations including shipment receiving, stocking, cycle counting, issuing items, item requests, deliveries, customer service, returns, and outbound shipments
Assure accurate inventory counts and issue quarterly reports to reconcile inventory balance
Assure proper allocation of costs for issuing items to work orders (GL accounts)
Analyze inventory turnover to maximize efficient use of warehouse space and capital
Collaborate with Quality Control and Compliance to execute dispositions for defective or non-conforming items
Troubleshoot and resolve any service failures in warehouse
Establish and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Service Level Agreements (SLA) for the warehouse
Maintain cleanliness and organization of the warehouse
Direct optimal use of Maximo CMMS system for inventory management
Initiate and supervise continuous improvement projects in the warehouse to improve efficiency and quality of service
Oversee purchasing function for ordering inventory stock items, adding new inventory items, and ordering direct issue (project) items for Warehouse and Tech Services
Assure material availability in accordance to requested required date
Oversee build out of item classifications and attributes in Maximo to improve item searching capabilities
Troubleshoot and resolve any service failures relating to purchasing
Establish and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Service Level Agreements (SLA) for purchasing
Coordinate purchasing process improvement with internal clients, vendors, and centralized PSS group
Direct optimal use of Maximo CMMS system for purchasing
Minimize ordering costs by balancing the economic order quantity for high consumption items
Analyze purchasing trends to recommend cost saving initiatives
Plan, manage, and report on department KPI metrics
Manage or assist in managing department budgets
Provide positive and strong leadership, coaching, and mentoring for employees, as well as monitor performance and results
Participation in reward / recognition, employee events, and employee satisfaction action planning
Ensure that all safety procedures are understood and followed by providing up to date safety training to all employees and auditing procedures
Perform other duties as assigned‚€ĘBachelor's degree from a four year college or university in Business Administration, Industrial Engineering, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management. Master's degree preferred.
5 ‚€“ 7 years of relevant experience in operations in industrial environment
1 ‚€“ 2 years of direct management / team leadership experience
Ability & willingness to work overtime, weekends, and holidays with short notice
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint
Maximo, SharePoint, and SQL a plus

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