B. Braun

  • Sr. Inventory Production Analyst

    Job Locations US-MO-Hazelwood
    Requisition ID
    2019-15543
    Company
    Aesculap Inc
    # of Openings
    2
    Category
    Other
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    8 AM - 5 PM
  • Overview

    Aesculap, Inc., a B. Braun company, is part of a 180-year-old global organization focused on meeting the needs of an ever-changing healthcare community. Through close collaboration with its customers, Aesculap provides advanced technologies for general surgery, neurosurgery and closure technologies. Aesculap continues a proud heritage of leadership and responsiveness as we strive to deliver products and services that improve the quality of patients’ lives.

    Responsibilities

    Position Summary:

    The Senior Inventory Control Analyst role has four main priorities designed to maximize inventory accuracy levels. The first priority is building and sustaining the appropriate partnerships with various internal team members to drive inventory accuracy utilizing the Cycle Count Program. The second priority is to lead daily counts to support the Cycle Count Program. The third responsibility is leading continuous improvement activities to maximize value-add activity utilizing LEAN, Six Sigma methodologies. The fourth priority is leading the implementation of root cause and corrective actions related to inventory variances.

     

    Responsibilities: Essential Duties

    • Manage and improve inventory accuracy utilizing the Cycle Count Program to meet or exceed inventory accuracy targets
    • Build and sustain partnerships with internal team members to drive inventory accuracy utilizing the Cycle Count Program
    • Lead continuous improvement activities to maximize value-add activity utilizing LEAN, Six Sigma methodologies.
    • Lead the implementation of root cause and corrective actions related to inventory variances.
    • Reconcile, maintain and analyze inventory balances associated with assigned warehouses.
    • Maintains files for the Cycle Count program.
    • Document and sign-off on all write-offs and write-ons associated with Cycle Count Variances.
    • Researches and resolves discrepancies with warehouse inventories.
    • Daily utilization of the inventory management system (SAP) to reconcile discrepancies in the system to ensure accurate reporting.
    • Lead daily activities associated with the Cycle Count Program.
    • Successfully lead more than one continuous improvement team to improve inventory accuracy.
    • Successfully lead multiple MBO (s) (manage by objectives) for the department and/or company.
    • Lead the development of policies, guidelines and procedures to ensure quality and cost control improvements.
    • Prepare daily, weekly and monthly reports as needed.
    • Lead contact for audits ensuring cycle count program compliance.
    • Assist in physical inventories where needed.
    • Understand and communicate trend charts, Pareto analysis and status to the top action items effectively.
    • Must comply with applicable ISO and FDA regulations as stated in Quality Manual.
    • Must demonstrate the Company’s Code of Business Conduct; Vision, Mission and Values and Cultural Beliefs
    • Other duties may be assigned.

    Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

    Secondary or peripheral job functions: 

    • Must stay up to date on company needs/goals, market conditions and quality to support department and company financial objectives.
    • Ability to work extra hours and flexible shifts, including some weekends if needed.
    • Knowledge of ERP planning tools (i.e. SAP-PP, MM, WM modules) is required along with Supply/Demand Planning experience with strong analytics.
    • Must have excellent communication skills.
    • Must possess a demonstrated ability to manage complexity.
    • Demonstrated leadership skills, with the ability to create, cultivate and implement change, are a must.
    • Knowledge of Lean material flow, planning and scheduling preferred.
    • This position requires the handling of instruments that may have been contaminated by blood or other bodily fluids. In compliance with OSHA regulations, Aesculap will provide a safe working environment for all employees.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    • Under the direction of the Manager assist in day to day training activities.

    Qualifications

    Expertise: Qualifications-Experience/Training/Education/Etc

    Required:

    • A. /B.S. required, Advanced degree preferred.
    • 10 years’ experience with implementing and managing a Cycle Count Program, required.
    • 10 years’ experience in SAP or comparable knowledge of ERP planning tools (i.e. SAP-PP, MM, WM modules) is required along with strong analytics.
    • 10 years’ experience in project management and/or continuous improvement, required.
    • 10 years’ inventory control experience in an automated warehouse environment, required.
    • APICS Certification preferred.
    • Certification in LEAN, Six Sigma or continuous improvement or equivalent experience, required.
    • Advanced knowledge of Pareto and Root Cause Analysis.
    • Experience in medical device industry and FDA requirements preferred.
    • Working knowledge of SOP/GMP instructions and guidelines.
    • Previous experience working with mainframe based warehouse management systems preferred.
    • Ability to be a team player and work with minimal supervision.
    • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Strong Excel and PowerPoint experience).

    Language and mathematical skills; reasoning ability:

    • Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.   
    • Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis. 
    • Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect date, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

     

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

     

    B. Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com.

    Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.

    Other

    Responsibilities: Other Duties:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

     

    Work Environment:

    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This position could require the handling of instruments that may or may not have been contaminated by blood or other body fluids. In compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, Aesculap will provide a safe working environment for all employees.

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