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Industry SectorContracts, Procurement, Commercial, Materials Engineer / Manager jobs, Other, Procurement Manager jobs in railway
BenefitsUSD 53,000 - USD 67,000
LocationsPennsylvania, Rail jobs in USA
Contract TypePermanent
Date Posted14 January 2013

Job Description


SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Responsible for the development and implementation of strategic planning and supply chain initiative focused on Inventory Management (Value, capital projects, service levels and inventory turns). Analysis data to identify supply chain gaps and develop corrective action plans. Optimize working capital to support and achieve corporate objectives. Perform forecast analysis to evaluate and develop best case inventory strategies through proper inventory planning actions (safety stock/order point policies).
• Establishes system forecasting and inventory settings for assigned parts and material to ensure availability and efficient use of resources. • As necessary, reviews, approves, and adjusts system recommended replenishment procurements. • Manages inventory across the Amtrak maintenance network to optimize distribution plans and identify operational improvements; manage inventory accuracy and adjustments. • Evaluates and resolves excess and insufficient inventory situations. • Works closely with the buyers and customers to effectively plan inventory requirements, update and approve bills of material, and improve efficiency. • Works closely with the buyers to select best method to procure needed material and manage vendor

• Manages the return, repair, and re-stocking of components including those repaired by vendors and warranty
returns to vendors.
• Leverages best practices and makes decisions based on the best interests of the internal customers.
• Implements supply chain processes that reduce total cost of ownership.
• Bachelor Degree in materials or logistics management, supply chain management, operations management,
business, or similar field and/or equivalent combination of education, training and/or work experience.
• Master’s Degree and certified courses in Operations Management (i.e. Production, Procurement, Inventory
Control, Planning, Scheduling, APICS, Six Sigma).
• Experience in repair and return/reverse logistics policies and procedures.
• Proven experience in supply chain management/inventory planning and analysis using safety stock and min/
max planning concepts.
• Experience in a matrix environment and experience promoting a safe workplace.
• Prior satisfactory job performance.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, and Project
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Ability to work independently and quickly make sound decisions.
• Articulate and well-spoken.
• Demonstrated experience in inventory management, distribution, and logistics.
• Demonstrated potential to fill a supervisory role.
• Knowledge and experience with SAP.
• APICS Certification (CPIM).
• Experience in managing material in a maintenance environment including component repair cycles.
• Experience with vendor managed inventory, consignment inventory, and sales and operations planning
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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