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Inventory Manager - MRO - Chicago

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Company: Michael Page
Contract: PERM
Location: Chicago, United States

  • Fast growing global organization expected to double in size in the next 2-5 year
  • $3.5Bn company that is #6 in the world in their market

About Our Client

My client is a large global industrial manufacturer that is rapidly growing and has sustained growth throughout COVID. My client is increasing their footprint in North America and is expected to double in size over the next 2-5 years through acquisitions.

Job Description

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.


Planning and Development:

  • Champion of lean principles and continuous improvement.
  • Recommends measures to improve methods, performance, and quality of service, and suggests changes in working conditions to increase efficiency.
  • Create management scorecards providing analytical opinions on how to reduce costs and improve inventory efficiency's.

Leading and Managing:

  • Works cross functionally with all team members, including Operations, Sales/Customer Service, QC/QA and Finance.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems or assists employees in solving work problems.
  • Responsible for evaluating employee performance and recommends or initiates promotions, transfers, and disciplinary action.

Inventory Control:

  • Manages and coordinates activities of employees engaged in inventory control.
  • Maintains inventory as required by operation sites to keep operations running.
  • Verifies clerical computations against physical count of stock and adjusts errors in computation or count. Investigates or reports reasons for discrepancies.
  • Administers operational procedures for activities, such as verification of incoming shipments, handling and disposition of materials, and keeping warehouse inventory current.
  • Manages all receiving and inventory activities to improve efficiencies and reduce cost.
  • Develop long term inventory plans to reduce wastage, turnover and obsolescence.
  • Monitor, reconcile and research inventory adjustments, providing monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Ensure MRO inventory is managed and maintains a 99+% inventory accuracy.


  • Assures products, parts, or supplies are shipped, distributed, or received in an efficient manner.
  • Evaluates physical condition of warehouse and equipment and prepares work orders for repairs and requisitions for replacement of equipment.
  • Monitor and reduce cost associated with overstock and aged inventory. This includes monitoring for shelf life, discontinued items and communicating with Sales.
  • Contributes ideas and innovations to improve upon existing systems, work processes and procedures.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's degree in applicable field, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in prioritizing and handling multiple projects and assignments while attaining on- time completion.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Proven ability to lead a team, provide direction and proactively solve problems and issues as they arise.
  • Proven ability to work in a fast paced, high energy environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to identify and communicate process improvements.
  • Strong leadership, excellent listening and verbal communication skills; must be a team player. Demonstrated ability to relate to and understand others.
  • Excellent math and analytical skills; must be able to perform statistical data analysis.
  • Strong in Microsoft Excel, with some experience in SAP, Ariba or other ERP software a plus.

What's on Offer

The target compensation for the Materials Manager candidate is $81,000 - $100,000 base salary + 20% bonus commensurate with candidate experience.


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