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Raw Material Inventory Manager

Company: Sumitomo Rubber
Location: Tonawanda
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Job Description:

Raw Material Inventory Analyst

Position Summary: Analyzes age, stock level and planned usage of Raw Material inventory. Properly follows up actions to mitigate write-offs. Coordinates with Raw Materials Supervisor, Purchasing, Production Control, Finance and Quality departments.

Reports to: GM, Purchasing

Essential Functions/Duties:

Raw Material Inventory Shelf-life Control

* Monthly basis, check the inventory report of SRUSA internal warehouse and QSG external warehouse and SRNA warehouse from Crude Store team. List up the risk of overaged material.
* Monthly basis, check Robinson (third party vendor) inventory from Robinson portal. List up the risk of overaged material.
* Monthly basis, check Supplier warehouse inventory from Suppliers. And list up the risk of overaged material.
* Analyze the data and propose solutions
* Summarize the expected countermeasure (test and extend and use up, or scrap) and report to SRUSA QA team. (Cc. Production Control and Works Technical team)
* Ensure that blocked material is excluded from our inventory count.
* Follow up with Production Control, Raw Materials Inventory supervisor, Purchasing, and Quality to ensure that agreed upon actions are completed in a timely manner.

Raw Material Inventory balance sheet (Position Chart)

* Receive & analyze the Monthly Tire Production Plan from Production Control Team. (Monthly)
* Receive & analyze the Budget of Tire Production Plan from Production Control Team. (Quarterly)
* Calculate the Raw Material Consumption by SAP system.
* Receive the Tire Development Raw Material forecast from Works Technical Team. (Monthly)
* Check Tire Spec Change and Raw Material forecast from Works Technical Team. (Monthly)
* In the event of a spec change, ensure that preceding material is being consumed according to works technical guidance.
* Receive the Race Tire Raw Material forecast from Technical Team. (Monthly)
* Monitor the delivery schedule with Purchasing Buyers and Logistic Team.
* Update the Inventory balance sheet. (In, Out, Consumption)
* Analyze the Tire Production Plan change from budget and last time forecast.
* In the event of a production schedule change, call a Pivot meeting to assess the impact on RM inventory. Communicate impact and work with team to identify mitigation actions (consume material in other tires, seek extension of life, sell material to other plants etc..)
* Check the Budget and Actual Consumption Gap.
* Report to Purchasing General Manager.
* Additional order (out of lead time)
* Risk of material shortage
* Potential Item need to arrange by AIR (runout date, next delivery schedule)

* Weekly report for Critical Raw Material
* Coordinate a monthly meeting of supply chain leaders, Quality and Finance to review at risk items.
* Drive follow up. Ensure that assigned items form monthly meetings are being completed by all parties.
* Issue a Monthly Report to VP of Operations, CFO, and VP of Technical. Copies other impacted parties.
* Audit and ensure that FIFO is being followed.
* Monitoring the Raw Material lead time to define the order timing and target inventory.
* Review the Raw Material Order Timing and Target Inventory Level. (Quarterly)
* Review each Raw Material MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity)
* List up and report to Americas Purchasing team and Americas Purchasing team will align with suppliers and SRI Japan team.

Raw Material Inventory Hard System

* Modify SAP inventory data system with Purchasing General Manager and IT team.
* Develop the supplier portal

Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

* BA/BS in Finance, Project Management or related discipline preferred.
* Minimum of 5 (five) years of finance, purchasing or project management experience.
* Experience in working across divisions and with external organization.
* Excellent verbal & written interpersonal communication skills
* Effective communication skills including facilitation, delegation, and conflict management ski
* Demonstrated multi-tasking and prioritization skills in a fast-paced, dynamic organization.
* Demonstrated negotiation skills.

Sumitomo Rubber, USA offers competitive compensation and benefits packages. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply at

EOE M/F/Disabled/Veterans, Sumitomo Rubber, USA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

Keywords: Sumitomo Rubber, Tonawanda , Raw Material Inventory Manager, Executive , Tonawanda, New York

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