Inventory supervisor - alliance
Border States Electric - Fargo, ND

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Leads and supervises Alliance Inventory team employees with emphasis on building a strong team in the spirit of the corporate values and culture including coaching, communicating and delegating responsibilities. Initiates periodic staff meetings. Communicates the department or company’s goals, mission and vision. Supervises the use of company benefits.
  • Responsible for the leadership and development of the overall inventory strategies for alliance customers. Responsible for driving continuous improvement and accountability with the Alliance Inventory team. Ensures new customer implementations, development of system strategies and ongoing maintenance and improvement are in accordance with customer contracts and meet stated objectives. Such activities include consistent on-time delivery and inventory strategy reviews, ensuring that a high level of service to the customer is achieved along with meeting the determined asset performance goals. Supports the maintenance and activation of the corporate war room plan in the event of an alliance customer disruption or outage.
  • Provides timely performance feedback and evaluations including salary reviews and adjustments. Maintains up-to-date employee records and documentation. Ensures all required job responsibilities are performed meeting the company’s high quality standards. Ensures the employees are fully trained and qualified to complete their position responsibilities and adhere to the company’s policies and procedures. Responsible for hiring and dismissing staff as needed. Coordinates daily performance issues, approving work schedules and communicating with all other appropriate functional areas as needed.
  • Responsible for establishing individual and team goals consistent with company inventory, pricing, operations, sales and customer service objectives. Leads the use of Vital Factors tools, processes and methodology to ensure a consistent and diligent focus on goal setting, continuous improvement towards goals and achievement of goals. Develops dashboards and reporting tools to communicate inventory and pricing performance metrics, goals and results for all necessary business units.
  • Supports the business process owner for materials management and SD functional SAP enterprise resource planning areas to drive continuous improvement. Continuously reviews and enhances processes to improve service and reduce costs. Leads research and business area development of emerging technologies as they relate to inventory and pricing best practices. Works closely with IT, SAP, Data Support and other applicable resources to develop and implement these technologies.
  • Works closely with customers and branches through conference calls and on-site visits to ensure the expectations surrounding both the inventory and pricing strategies are met. Responsible for bringing awareness of customer and branch feedback to other departments and driving continuous improvement based on this feedback. Works collaboratively with appropriate departments to improve supplier performance and overall supply chain efficiency, reliability and effectiveness.
  • Leads Alliance Inventory initiatives as they relate to significant customer implementations or other major business changes. Responsible for consignment inventory maintenance and performance including storm stock inventory management.
  • Adheres to Border States’ mission, values, culture, policies, procedures, service philosophy and standards. Performs all aspects of the job as accurately and efficiently as possible while providing service excellence at all times. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor or designate.
    • Minimum of a four-year engineering, sales, marketing, technical or business degree preferred, or the equivalent in work experience.
    • Prior supervisory experience and APICS certifications preferred.
    • Minimum of five years of prior procurement, sales or marketing experience with advanced knowledge of electrical, utility, industrial or communication wiring products and systems preferred.
    • Strong knowledge of the SAP materials management system preferred.
    • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication, reading, and customer service skills are preferred with the ability to effectively plan and organize.
    • Must be able to read, write and speak English.
    • Prefer strong working knowledge of PC for Windows, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook), Internet and SAP enterprise resource planning software.
    • Excellent customer service skills include being courteous, responsive, accurate and competent.
    Border States has a competitive benefit package including an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Treavor Peterson:

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    Border States is a 100 percent employee-owned company with headquarters in Fargo, North Dakota, and an extensive network of branch locations...