• Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 70K-75K
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Life, 401(k), Vacation Accrual

Norchem Corporation specializes in the development, manufacturing, and implementation of automated chemical injection technologies & water technologies for the textile care industry. We are seeking a highly organized inventory specialist with a strong background in inventory control of electrical, pneumatic, and stainless-steel components as well as shipping and logistics that will lend themselves as a valuable team player to our customer-focused parts department. 

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Contribute in all aspects of materials function including supply chain, purchasing and inventory management 
  • Coordinates with manufacturing manager to produce the flow of materials through the manufacturing process, creating effective material flows systems 
  • Provides vision, direction and focus to the Purchasing, Production Control, and Shipping and Receiving Materials Control Functions 
  • Assists in the negotiation of materials, supplies, and contracts with suppliers 
  • Reviews bid proposals and maintain supplier records 
  • Contributes to the development and execution of a comprehensive Inventory Management Plan to optimize inventory levels, storage, and organization 
  • Develops and implements programs to establish cost-savings initiatives to achieve specific department metrics 
  • Serves as a cross-functional team member in cost reduction and continuous improvement by working with the Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing principles 
  • Manages supplier relations including developing supplier performance objectives metrics 
  • Manages all non-conformance material issues with suppliers 
  • Establishes and manages department budgetsgoals, and strategies 
  • Interfaces with Sales, Engineering and Quality departments to determine external customer needs 
  • Develops and maintains a process for an accurate Inventory Control System 
  • Interfaces regularly with Micrsofot Dynamics GP system, generating BOM's, Shop Orders. 
  • Coordinate and manage shipping/receiving logistics for all engineering part orders 
  • Assist in the Engineering shop as needed and instructed 

Prerequisite Skills 

  • Familiarity with various supply chain management systems and measurement tools to ensure shipping efficiency 
  • Aware of new trends in logistics processes and real-time inventory management 
  • Trained in production scheduling, purchasing materials or services, and delivery of materials to production consistent with established schedules 
  • Proficient with computers and variety of software (M-Suite includes 365, Dynamics, Word, Excel, & others).  
  • Strong skills in change management, problem-solving, customer orientation, & team leadership 

Prerequisite Experience 

  • 3+ years' experience in Materials Management/Operations field in a manufacturing environment, preferably in high volume or automotive industries 
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience (preferred)
  • Professional certifications or working toward certification completion, in Purchasing or Inventory Control (CPIM) 
  • Working knowledge of Class A or world-class operation methods and measurements such as Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma 
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP of at least 1 year
  • Continuous Improvement Planning 
  • Shipping/receiving, packaging for shipments with common carriers, UPS, DHL FedEx, etc.
  • Able to lift/carry up to 70lbs
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