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Title:  Manager, Warehouse

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Job Title: Manager, Warehouse

Location: Goa

 

General Summary:

Responsible for the effective warehousing and movement of all materials associated with manufacturing operations of the Business Units associated with products contained in mixed order within the plant by facilitating the receiving, shipping and material handling functions in the warehouse area of the facility.

To ensure the smooth flow of all materials from receipt to issue, encompassing all manufacturing departments throughout the factory, ensuring they are supplied with the necessary materials to meet manufacturing dates. To maintain the integrity of materials whilst in stock.

Responsible for managing and establishing processes related to inventory flow. Analyze and audit all aspects of inventory / inventory control including SAP transactions, warehouse management, cycle counting and material flow in order to develop and maintain significant inventory variance reduction, inventory accuracy, product traceability, production improvement and milestone metrics. Responsible that effective document control is maintained over all process related documents and records.

 

Duties and Responsibilities (*Essential Functions):

  • Ensure accuracy of physical inventories. Oversees physical inventories and leads the cycle count process and publishes the report weekly/Monthly/Annually. Coordinates resources efficiently and assigns tasks to other employees. Coordinates employee training related to the warehouse processes. Through process and procedure verification, system review audits and transaction documentation, improves security and tracking of inventory. Analyses and verifies cycle count disparities and makes possible corrections. Design and implement methods to further automate processes to realize efficiencies and reduce error. Analyze and investigate SAP transactions to ensure inventory accuracy. Monitors receiving, quality, parts / stockroom, production and finished goods inventory transactions. Identify root causes for inventory discrepancies and develop solutions to eliminate future occurrences.
  • Responsible for managing and establishing procedures related to document control. Develops procedures for the development of robust Warehouse Manual covering all facets of warehousing, SAP transaction, work with IT on development of Business Objects reports. Analyze inventory trends / consumption pattern, warehouse utilization metrics, lead the LEAN principles implementation in warehouse, Kaizens, KANBAN.
  • Provides SAP support for operations. Develop and generate complex SAP reports to track, analyze and maintain accuracy related to warehouse transactions, material masters, bill of materials, routings, inventory transactions and physical inventory, cycle counts and costing. Partners with MIS to research and implement SAP upgrades, new configuration and additional software to streamline document control processes.
  • Responsible for supplying all departments with the parts required as specified in picking lists, work orders and sales orders, recording the transaction via EDI (Including bar code scanning) uplinks to advise planners, buyers and SO coordinators of the status of current inventory levels.  Stock checking as received.
  • Observe policies, procedures and objectives necessary to maintain inventory accuracy including cyclic inventory counting. Weekly cycle counts are conducted per system, driven data supplied by BU Management to ensure accuracy if stock is maintained within count tolerance. Discrepancies must be reconciled by transacting.
  • Responsible for off-loading material, ensuring goods are correct to Advice Note, i.e.: part number and quantities are correct, informing Purchasing Department of any discrepancies, generating a Goods Received Note and passing to Inspection to comply with ISO 9001 standards, highlighting any goods which are on the priority list for issue to manufacturing and to clear any back orders on works orders or customer orders.
  • When required check documentation to ensure goods comply with Dispatch Notes, loading appropriate goods to vehicles in an orderly and safe manner, liaising with drivers and shipping department, establishing load capacity for best utilization of stock space.
  • To find optimum shelf space within the Stores racking system yard. Appoint stock locations as required. Identify all materials received through Goods In and manufacturing departments and completing the necessary computer transactions to ensure accuracy of stock levels. Maintain FIFO on all stock. Maintaining wherever possible one stock location and thus effective housekeeping.
  • Includes off-loading and loading materials. Servicing all departments within the factory, supplying the correct materials when and where required in an expeditious manner.  To ensure customer (Internal and External) focus at all times.
  • Maintain service levels for inventory storage and movement of materials that ensure effective stock rotation thereby minimizing stock obsolescence.
  • Ensure that all materials have a current shelf life.
  • Supervise all warehouse related functions, including personnel, inventory, physical distribution, maintenance and record keeping
  • Suggest improvements in existing warehouse policies and procedures.
  • Process all warehouse orders and schedule materials, delivery dates, transportation methods.
  • Plan layout of stock room, warehouse and other storage areas, considering turnover, size, weight and related factors of stored items
  • Train subordinates in proper handling of items received, stored and shipped.
  • Institute updated methods and techniques for use of equipment handling, storing, maintaining and shipping stock and related items.
  • Determine reasons for discrepancies between inventory and stock control records. Recommend corrective actions and monitor their implementation.
  • Set predetermined schedules and priorities for cost effective utilization of resources and time.

 

Education & Experience:

  • Graduation (Post graduation would be good to have)
  • Preferably 18+ years of experience with 10 years of managerial experience, 8 years of experience in Stores and Material handling in fast moving stock environment.
  • From a manufacturing industry and background preferably

 

People Management:

  • Manage, coach and develop a high performing team that meets agreed objectives and delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements.
  • Set departmental objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports.
  • Report on achievement of targets and identify any actions required.
  • Ensure that all functions under supervision operate in accordance with health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with all connected with the supply chain process.

 

Skills Required:

  • Impressive oral, written and inter personal communication skills with Strong negotiating skills.
  • An excellent track record for providing leadership to a large logistics and distribution organization with high impact contributions.
  • Can develop solutions to problems of unusual complexity, which require a high degree of ingenuity, creativity and innovativeness. Proven Ability in coordinating customer orders to ensure they are shipped in time.
  • Proven working experience as a warehouse manager
  • Knowledge: Hands on knowledge of Inventory Management, Warehouse management, Strong SAP / ERP knowledge, documentation, cycle count.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects
  • Strong interpersonal, managerial and team building skills
  • Strong organizing and analytical skills.
  • The ability to motivate and direct teams to achieve outstanding results others
  • The ability to plan and deal with unexpected changes and work under pressure

 

 

Commscope is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


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