Inventory Engineer

  • Engineering
  • Den Bosch

Main Purpose of Job Role:

Reporting to the Logistics Manager, you will be responsible for managing all inventory control related activities.

  • Execute inventory control analytics and related measures to ensure the company minimizes stock holding and maximizes stock system and paperwork accuracy.
  • The role carries responsibility for working with purchasing, goods inwards/dispatch, SCM S&OP to ensure necessary functions are aligned correctly

The job role may include other reasonable duties/tasks from time to time.

The position does not carry any supervisory or management responsibility.

Main Duties:

  • Together with the Logistics Manager, develop the company’s inventory management strategy with the aim of controlling costs within budgetary limits, generating savings, rationalising inventory and maximizing available working capital.
  • Manage and maintain the company’s material and stocked product inventory including stock profiles and stock locations.
  • Manage and control (recurring) inventory stock counting / inventory accuracy checks.
  • Minimise overstocks and removal of obsolete / redundant raw materials to maximize availability of working capital.
  • Ensure that goods inward / stock control department is controlled to sufficiently support production and the goals of the business.
  • Ensure materials are ready and available for production as and when required.
  • Ensure that any materials that are late or holding up production for whatever reason are identified, chased and followed up until received.
  • Provide management information on inventory performance.
    • Monitor and evaluate inventory levels and slow moving.
    • Monitor & evaluate material utilization and scrap.
    • Monitor and evaluate availability of stock (out of stock).

Job Description:

  • Implement improvement processes and systems to reduce inventory, minimise costs and maximize working capital.
  • Write and maintain accurate written procedures for all main inventory control processes and functions.
  • Align with key stake holders.
  • Be responsible for managing and running planned stock takes.
  • Perform cyclic stock checks.
  • Check and adjust inventory related data / settings.
  • Ensure integrity and accuracy of the stock management system.
  • Produce daily reports to ensure key critical areas of the stock system are controlled and any discrepancies addressed and resolved.
  • Manage control measures to ensure mistakes, inaccuracies and discrepancies are highlighted, addressed and resolved.

Person Specification

  • HBO+ educational level. Preferably in Logistics, Operations Management, or Supply Chain Management
  • Ideally possessing a relevant professional qualification and/or suitable background experience in inventory management / purchasing
  • Have a detailed understanding of MRP and inventory control / management systems and ERP.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Experience of lean manufacture, kanban and kaizen continuous improvement or similar production tools within a low volume, high quality manufacturing facility would be an advantage.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills for a demanding and customer focused working environment.
  • Possess excellent personal organisation and business administration skills in accordance with modern best practice methods.
  • Possess the ability to work productively, efficiently & effectively with initiative and drive under tight timescales and pressure whilst maintaining attention to detail and quality.
  • Possess the willingness to learn, improve and adapt.
  • Possess relevant IT skills in basic MS Office applications – outlook, excel & word and a working knowledge or business ERP systems

For further information please contact Michiel Daamen, 06-29422744

Dienstverband: Vast
Uren: Full-Time
Opleidingsniveau: HBO
Carriereniveau: Medior
Trefwoorden: Inventory, Engineering, Stock Control, Lean, Continuous Improvement