Inventory Control Manager

Organization: 
Cepheid - US
Job Location: 
Sunnyvale, CA
Job Description: 

Responsibilities include activities related to the receiving, storing, managing of materials and finished goods.

- Ensures materials are received from proper vendors, that they are delivered to inventory, and that finished goods are packaged according to specification and shipped in a timely manner
- Ensures the security and accountability of materials and goods using established inventory control procedures
- Ensures materials are available to meet production schedules and/or products are shipped as per marketing schedules
- Establishes and modifies operational methods and procedures for inventory management, cycle counting and physical inventories
- Maintains documentation to support compliance, effectiveness and efficiency of department activities
- Responsible for ensuring that the warehouse is operating under strict GMP guidelines
- Uses appropriate GMP/ISO requirements, processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
- Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function
- Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established company policies
- Acts as advisor to subordinates to meet schedules and/or resolve technical problems
- Anticipates, communicates and resolves internal and external issues that could affect warehouse optimization
- Continuously achieves good customer service while following guidelines to support best business practices
- Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends
- May have budget responsibilities

- Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
- 5 to 8 years experience in a supervisory or management capacity
- Experience with QAD MFG/PRO or equivalent ERP system
- Good computer skills to complete warehousing transactions with ability to operate effectively within multiple software applications and multiple inventory systems
- Strong working knowledge of GMP's and Code of Federal Regulations related to inventory control
- Familiar with the correct handling, storage and disposal of raw materials used in biomedical device, pharmaceutical manufacturing
- Ability to operate warehouse equipment including but not limited to forklift and pallet jack
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as high ethical standards
- Capability to manage multiple priorities, organize complex requests, and resolve issues creatively
- Excellent organizational skills with the ability to coordinate and implement team projects

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