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 INVENTORY CONTROL SPECIALIST - Mequon, Wisconsin, United States

Job information
Posted by: Rockwell Automation 
Hiring entity type: Manufacturing 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Operations - Logistics
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: R21-11150 / Latpro-3831081 
Date posted: Oct-12-2021
State, Zip: Wisconsin, 53097


Location: Mequon - Wisconsin

Job Description

Position Summary :

Manages, owns and maintains physical characteristics of all on site inventory. Will be responsible for proper material storage strategies and locates across 4 warehousing locations. Long term project ownership of inventory consolidation and location optimization. Manages day to day movements between off site locations and drives integrity via accuracy of all storage bins and locations. Drives continuous improvement to Warehouse processes including receiving, parts putaway, picking etc.  Manages Excess and Obsolete material strategies to disposition aged materials.



  • Maintain and embody safe work practices.

  • Drive process/ procedure reviews and assist in employee training.

  • Understand all key aspects of WH operations to drive continual improvement in day to day functions.

  • Analyze/ monitor opportunities for inventory disposition via excess/ obsolete inventory program.

  • Understand storage and material dynamics so inventory can be right sized in all locations.

  • Receive predetermined assignments subject to a moderate level of control and review.

  • Communicate daily/ weekly/ monthly project status.

  • Lead cross functional partnerships across the materials org to drive improvement in Mequon Ops.

  • Lead continuous improvement projects, i.e. Kaizen events.

  • Understand and maintain complex manufacturing order management systems.


  • Facilitate manufacturing teams toward the achievement of business and customer objectives.

  • Coach and train teams in the philosophy of continuous improvement and waste reduction concepts.

  • Foster an environment that instills pride and ownership by all employees.

  • Provide feedback to employees and supervisors about transactional performance and execution.

  • Develop a motivated employee base through rewards and recognition linked to accomplishments.

  • Provide leadership in the support of best practices and compliance to procedures and specifications.


  • Drive engagement and team work through clear communication of objectives.

  • Foster collaborative effort in problem solving that promotes engagement and ownership by all.

  • Maintain and enhance an environment of open and honest communication.

  • Maintain and enhance a culture of mutual respect and integrity at all levels of the organization.

  • Interact with internal support staff in communicating and resolving production issues.

  • Prepare and present operational metrics during regular order status reviews.


  • Drive and own key warehouse health and operational performance metrics.

  • Analyze material flow for productivity and overall reduction opportunities.

  • Understand operating budgetary controls.

  • Utilize problem solving tools as part of Lean Six Sigma based continuous improvement philosophy.

    Basic Qualifications

    - Bachelor's Degree

    - Legal authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of five years warehouse related experience.

  • Working knowledge of ERP systems and warehouse storage concepts.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.

  • Leadership of flexible work teams.

  • SAP business system knowledge.

  • LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans.

    If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our services team at +1 (see application details).

  • Requirements

    See job description


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