Inventory Management is accountable for the design and execution of demand planning and customer forecasting systems, supply planning, product deployment and expediting processes and the development and implementation of a stocking optimization model to minimize costs and inventory while delivering on service requirements.
Comprehensive ownership and efficient management of the purchase order life cycle (PO creation to receipt). Resolves failures throughout the lifecycle of the purchase order.
Creates daily purchase orders for assigned supplier portfolio and reviews order exceptions (ex. Large order quantities) consistent with stocking strategies
Manages supplier portfolio to key metrics (DIOH, service level, lead time, etc.).
Efficient demand forecasting and incorporates customer/market insights for Consumer
Maintain purchasing systems parameters for assigned supplier portfolio such as order minimums, order days, lead time, order cycle, etc.
Serve as the primary inventory contact for the supplier.
Collaborate/negotiate effectively with suppliers and stakeholders to manage issues, gather relevant data, review performance and drive improvements (ex. Advance Ship Notice and Purchase Orders via EDI).
Proactively analyze service failures to mitigate future issues which may include the placement of emergency purchase orders.
Managing the release of backordered products into the supply channel.
Assist in the execution of OTC launches, item replacements (UPC changes), new manufactures
Effectively manage manufacturer days inventory on hand (overstocked products, manual minimums, inventory order point adjustments)
Participate and/or leads projects and independently manage project milestones to completion to improve department workflow.
Create and maintain product availability messaging via manufacturer backorder reports
Bachelor degree prefered, or equivalent experience
3-5 years experience
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
What is expected of you and others at this level
Applies working knowledge in the application of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks
Works on projects of moderate scope and complexity
Identifies possible solutions to a variety of technical problems and takes actions to resolve
Applies judgment within defined parameters
Receives general guidance may receive more detailed instruction on new projects
Work reviewed for sound reasoning and accuracy
Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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I enjoy playing an integral role in ensuring that our customers are receiving the right product in a timely and orderly fashion. I also like the friendly atmosphere at our facility and I
appreciate the balance between work and personal time that Cardinal Health gives its employees.
Mo, Senior Associate, Shipping Control Coordinator