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Director of Inventory Control & Planning

Company: KushCo Holdings, Inc.
Location: Moreno Valley
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

**Description**This individual will be responsible for the development and execution of the inventory control and planning strategy to optimize performance across the department and regional warehouses. Collaborate with Sales, Product, Purchasing, Warehouse and Finance to meet Greenlane financial and inventory goals. This role will lead the standardization, transformation and scaling of the inventory control and planning processes. In addition, this position is key to drive efficiency related to inventory control activities/projects and reduce inventory discrepancies throughout the organization. This role is the owner of the Departmental Budget and responsible for development, approval and oversight throughout the year. Work with regional leadership to implement short and long-term solutions that deliver significant cost advantages while maintaining performance excellence. **Duties & Responsibilities****What you will do (Essential Functions)** * Project and time management: Plan tasks and deliverables accurately, prioritize tasks and adapt as needed based upon changing priorities. Responsive to requests, accountable for actions * Problem-solving: Prevent and solve issues, understand and mitigate problems, recognize cause and effect relationships between functions * Cross-functional collaboration and communication to quickly understand and resolve issues * Developing Staff (increasing competence and engagement) * Customer focus: Understand and monitor the needs of internal and external customer * Special projects as required **Inventory Control***Success: Execute and Manager regional strategy to position Greenlane as the market leader with a world-class multi-site inventory operation. Focusing on inventory accuracy through the organization in order to improve customer experience, reduce cost of discrepancies and improve performance of warehouse operational activities* * Develop key metrics and monitor performance of warehouses in terms of inventory accuracy * Provide the necessary leadership that is associated with building as well as maintaining a strong inventory management workforce * Manage and coordinate the activities of all the staff members engaged in inventory control and inventory record accuracy * Implementationn and execution of the strategic inventory plan, physical inventories and daily cycle counts to manage and supervise the processes developed to align with the corporate objectives * Lead the organization's inventory related teams and provide leadership for training and development of departmental personnel * Manage the maintenance, closing and auditing of transfer orders * Analyze/Review the current inventory positions for the raw materials, packaging materials, finished goods and to provide monthly summary and any other reporting requirements * Problem solve around inventory, discrepancies for all locations. This may involve research, data extraction, and frequent interaction with cross functional teams to reach resolution. * Review department staffing requirements and determine work assignments and functions within the department. **P** **lanning***Success:* *Execute and manage the global strategy to position Greenlane as the market leader with world-class Planning by guaranteeing that* *products are available in all regional locations according to the market needs.* *Focusing on delivery of goods on time and in* *full per internal and external customer requirements and achieve revenue goals through product availability.* * Manage and execute a global planning strategy including demand plan, supplier forecasting, inventory levels, slow movers, and inventory mix by region * Facilitate and collaborate with Product on any decisions associated with product de-listing, product life cycle integration into catalog, etc. * Manage the material scheduling strategy and processes, ensuring material supply meets demand in each of our distribution sites. * Provide guidance to the purchasing team for ordering including, understanding lead times and developing creative strategies to enhance flexibility. * Manage the mitigation of inventory risk by auditing purchase orders on a regular basis. * Utilize deep understanding of planning processes and utilization of differing procurement approaches for planning made to stock and made to order items. * Communicate closely with sales teams and production to understand historical, trend and future strategic information that impacts the forecast, such as upcoming product transitions or introductions, or critical sales strategies. * Responsible for reducing backorders/stockouts for made to stock items in all regional locations in order to support the companys revenue goals as well as improve/maintain customer satisfaction * Ensure and maintain data integrity through all relevant systems including the Greenlane ERP * Review department staffing requirements and determine work assignments and functions within the department. **Continuous Improvement*** Drive performance improvement through the use and interpretation of Continuous Improvement Tools * Address the root causes of issues, create corrective action plans and implement long term solutions * Identify and report any quality or compliance concerns and take immediate corrective action as required with internal and cross-functional teams * Deploy Lean methods to simplify processes, eliminate waste/non-value adding activities and improve workflow: evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of processes, procedures, and daily workflow * Develop, implement and maintain work instructions and process documentation * Challenge the team to be Customer Centric, including developing strategies to enhance our customer service and our growth, focusing on deliveries that are on-time, in-full and defect-free to influence positive customer feedback results, responsiveness to internal and external customers **Project management*** Manage project activity and enhance operational performance efficiency: Automation, implement process improvement techniques and expansion/relocation * Create ROI and cost benefit analysis for implementation of initiatives and expenditures to improve processes * Identify, prioritize, plan and execute improvements in an organized, efficient and effective manner **Qualifications & Skills Required*** Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience * Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to effectively communicate well with all levels of the organization English * 10+ years of relevant work experience in inventory control, planning, warehouse, and/or procurment functions. * Strong interpersonal and leadership skills * Proven ability to drive cohesion and collaboration among many different people & functions * Confidence, presence, and credibility to command the respect of colleagues and senior stakeholders, especially within Supply Chain Management, Product, Purchasing, Sales, Warehouse, Logistics, and Finance * Adaptable / Flexible - being open to change in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances * Working knowledge of 6 Sigma, Lean (Kaizens, Workouts, Process Mapping), Quality Control, and Vendor Managed Inventory preferred * Understanding team value and how to successfully motivate and maintain employee involvement while driving change * Organizational skills, with ability to manage competing priorities. Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs * Strong Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and MS-Project skills **Physical Requirements*** This position requires frequent sitting, standing, reaching, walking, and operating a computer workstation * Must have finger dexterity, ability to use keyboard/ten key * This position may rarely require kneeling, bending, squ

Keywords: KushCo Holdings, Inc., Moreno Valley , Director of Inventory Control & Planning, Professions , Moreno Valley, California

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