Wahl Clipper Corporation
  • 05-Oct-2018 to 07-Feb-2019 (CST)
  • Sterling Supply Chain
  • Sterling, IL, USA
  • Full Time

This position manages purchased finished goods replenishment and inventory management processes.  The position, also, partners with internal and external packing operations and packaging suppliers to convert purchased products into purchased finished goods to be distributed to customers.  The objective of this position is to provide superior service to customers while minimizing inventory investment and supply chain costs.


  • Replenish raw material, purchased components, purchased finished goods and packaging material from external suppliers, focusing on matching inventory levels (supply) with customer needs (demand).
  • Manage supply orders from order generation to receipt, including all correspondence concerning over-shipments, delivery shortages, changes in quantity, delivery dates, and prices and report such changes to the interested parties in a timely manner.
  • Ensure frequent, transparent communication with suppliers to increase inventory flexibility, reduce cost and investment through the supply chain.
    • Manage and communicate Wahl forecast information.
    • Ability to develop creative solutions to reduce supplier lead-times
  • Utilize advanced replenishment processes as well as the traditional Materials Replenishment Planning (MRP) and Min/Max processes
    • Requires proficiency with MRP system to systematically setup and manage the replenishment processes
  • Maintenance of replenishment system to ensure system integrity, maintaining all master data within the Purchasing and Planning modules, for both existing and new items
  • Partner with Demand Management team and Sales & Marketing divisions to manage seasonality, promotional demand and to successfully launch new products on-time while managing investment risk.
  • Utilize statistical analysis tools to analyze customer demand and supplier replenishment data to identify opportunities to improve flow, reduce variation, improve customer satisfaction and/or reduce investment.
  • Utilize software tools to identify on-time delivery and inventory performance gaps and initiate continuous improvement projects to close the gaps
  • Participate in the performance review meetings
  • Provide support to the internal/external packaging operations as required
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Operations Management, or Systems/IT Related Field or equivalent experience
  • Strong interdepartmental communication, presentation, persuasion and negotiation skills
  • Excellent software skills emphasis on Microsoft Office (Excel), Business Objects, enterprise system
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Previous experience with Lean Manufacturing principles and problem-solving techniques
  • 3-5 years of replenishment experience (MRP, DDMRP, Kanban, or alternative replenishment methods)
  • 3-5 years working in a manufacturing or distribution environment in an operations support role
  • Ability to occasionally work non-traditional hours to communicate with the international suppliers during their work schedules.


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