The Implementation Manager will report to the Supply Chain Management (SCM) division. This position will have a primary duty of implementing new Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) operations and a secondary duty of performing support functions such as wall-to-wall inventories, special projects, filling in for staffing shortages, etc. at existing VMI locations.
The implementation of new VMI operations will involve traveling to and working at the customer locations during the contract startup phase. When VMI implementations are not in progress, the job will entail assisting the Contract Support Managers by performing other support functions at existing VMI locations on various contracts. Additionally, the Implementation Manager will assist with ongoing support efforts with prospective VMI operations. The dress code for pre-proposal conferences, site visits, oral presentations, and customer meetings may require business formal attire.
The position does require significant travel to complete the assigned functions. Implementation projects may last many months and schedules are often dependent on customer requirements. Support functions that require travel are generally limited to 1 – 2 week trips, but will be varied based on VMI implementations and SCM operational issues. Travel expenses (hotel, airfare, rental car, tolls, etc) are paid by the company. The employee will be paid federal per diem rates for travel.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
VMI Implementation Requirements:
• Attend customer meetings to detail implementation timelines and requirements
• Coordinate and conduct inventories for transfer of existing inventory
• Interview candidates for open positions
• Provide training on processes and procedures to new employees
• Establish new vendor accounts and relationships
• Ensure operations are conducted in accordance with signed contracts and SCM procedures
• Answer questions regarding corporate capabilities and resources
• Ask appropriate questions to ensure understanding of customer requirements
• Research parts for procurement utilizing vendor/manufacturer websites, publications, equipment manuals, microfiche, and other sources to ascertain the necessary parts to procure
• Contact appropriate vendors for pricing and to place orders
• Provide past sales research as requested, utilizing the inventory system
• Check parts availability at all MANCON locations utilizing the inventory system
• Contact other MANCON locations to request transfers of parts or obtain parts information
• Survey assigned spaces to plan and implement shelving and office furniture requirements
• Monitor employee performance and address problems in accordance with established disciplinary processes
Inventory Management requirements
• Assist with review and monitoring of inventory cycle counts.
• Conduct wall to wall inventories following established procedures
• Perform system research on inventory discrepancies
• Provide detailed report concerning outcome of wall to wall inventories
• Meet with VMI Customer representatives to discuss future requirements regarding stocking levels
• Provide field level training regarding inventory management processes and procedures
• Attention to detail
• Review and provide comments and questions regarding RFPs
• Assist with developing responses to RFPs
• Provide research on items and pricing for existing and prospective VMI efforts
• Attend pre-proposal meetings, site visits, and oral presentations related to RFPs
• Perform additional tasks as designated by management
Work is mostly performed in storerooms and warehouses which may have uncontrolled temperatures and dirt/dust/damp conditions. Work is also performed in vehicles traveling to sites.