Nestle Inventory Control Coordinator - Kansas City, KS in Kansas City, Kansas

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW:

The Inventory Control function of Nestle USA directly manages inventory moves for finished goods and semi-finished goods in the physical logistics network for Nestle USA.The group interfaces continuously to provide insight with several functions throughout the value chain including: Deployment, Transportation, Physical Logistics, Customer Service, Field Sales, Nestle managed warehouses/Co Manufacturing and Finance.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Inventory Control Coordinator supports multiple sites or functions with ensuring inventory accuracy at supported warehouses/co-manufacturers and acts as the primary Nestle contact to these locations.This requires working in collaboration with cross functional internal and external teams to resolve issues and identify process improvements. You will work in a dynamic environment where continuous improvement is celebrated. Strong, fact based communication skills, team focus, and passion for results with minimal supervision are necessary to be successful in this role.

HIGH LEVEL OVERVERVIEW OF PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Validates and inputs receipt, production and consumption, shipment and all other adjustments related to finished and semi-finished goods at contracted manufacturing facilities and warehouses. Reconciles inventory, in coordination with functional teams (DFMS, Field Operations, Warehouse Group), on a recurring basis to ensure accurate inventory status in SAP for semi-finished and finished goods.

Resolves disputes/discrepancies with semi-finished and finished goods inventory as well as invoices.

Acts as key IC contact for issues related to assigned locations, to include but not limited to:

oChampion s problem solving: System, Process s, Training.

oFacilitate cross functional meetings as needed

oEnsures Compliance with company owned and 3rd party sites and ensures Nestl reporting requirements are maintained per agreements.

oOversee the proper code date rotation (Juliann date) and aging inventory; including donations and secondary sales

oSystems Interaction (SAP; Business Objects; Legacy AS400 systems)

oResolve Disputes: Over, Short and Damage Processing

oWork to proactively minimize Inventory variance

oOrganize and lead small to medium scale projects

Provides support in conducting and/or coordinating 3rd party physical inventories as required.

Acts as primary and/or secondary back-up to team members as needed.

Performs other duties as assigned.

JOB ESSENTIALS/ ATTRIBUTES:

oCommunication Excellent communication will be a key aspect of this role, primarily written and over the phone / skype meetings.Ensuring internal and external parties are all aligned and aware of objectives.Listening, Group facilitation, information sharing, conflict resolution, etc

oInformation Monitoring Identify/Develop/Implement monitoring and tracking systems for key measures to ensure the health of inventory information flow and minimization of inventory losses.

oPlanning and Organization - Prioritize activities and assignments using the resources available to you and ensuring you follow-up with all necessary internal and external stakeholders.

oBuilding Customer Loyalty - Acknowledge the person; Clarify the current situation; Meet or exceed needs; Confirm satisfaction.Consistent and timely follow up is required.

This description should not be construed to contain every responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job. Incumbents are required to perform other related functions assigned.

Qualifications

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS & EDUCATION LEVEL:

Minimum of 2 years related work experience / inventory control required

Bachelor's Degree Preferred (Finance or Accounting; Supply Chain; Operations Management preferred)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Ability to analyze data, generate insights and communicate effectively to management and external stakeholders

Problem solving skills, must be able to effectively present information and analysis in a way that can be understood by others at all levels.

Ability to work independently and as part of a broader team. Strong ability to work across functions and divisions to deliver results.

Demonstrated evidence of a strong team player who is able to build key relationships with team members across multiple functions/levels

Strong Proficiency with Excel.

Proficiency SAP, SAP BW, MS Office

The Nestl Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Category: Supply Chain, Nestle USA