Manager, Inventory Management (Full-time, Days)

in Madison, MS

Manager, Inventory Management (Full-time, Days) Job

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    1240 Gluckstadt Road
    Madison, MS 39110, US

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    Full time

What Inventory Management contributes to Cardinal Health

Inventory Management is accountable for the design and execution of demand planning and customer forecasting systems; supply planning, product deployment and expediting processes; and the development and implementation of a stocking optimization model to minimize costs and inventory while delivering on service requirements.

What is expected of you and others at this level in Operations for functional success

  • Manages professional employees and/or supervisors; may manage business support, technical or production staff
  • Has accountability for managing financial resources
  • Provides technical guidance to employees
  • Develops processes and procedures to implement functional strategies
  • Has in-depth expertise in own job family and knowledge of the related job families
  • Applies expertise to improve effectiveness and provide guidance to employees in own area
  • Makes decisions, often difficult and/or unpopular, that impact the work of subordinates within job family; influences subordinates to support decision by presenting rationale/business case
  • Role models Cardinal Health's high ethical standards and code of conduct
  • Recognizes development needs and capability gaps in own area and arranges specific projects/assignments to address needs
  • Proactively identifies talent internally and externally, including participation in succession planning process for job family
  • Cascades organizational goals through the function/work area to the individual level and ensures individuals understand how they can contribute
  • Builds confidence and respect of others through a positive and energizing style
  • Accepts responsibility for establishing goals and achieving results within own job family, holding self and others accountable for results
  • Manages budget for own area and allocates resources accordingly, applying knowledge of profit drivers within own area/job family
  • Interprets internal/external business issues and adapts work priorities in own area
  • Assists in the definition of strategic plans for own work team/job family or key product(s)/service(s)
  • Works with customers to anticipate and interpret customer needs and business challenges
  • Identifies quality and service-oriented customer solutions and shares key learnings with others
  • Resolves operational problems that impact the effectiveness of own area
  • Encourages subordinates to strive for operational excellence by continually challenging old methods or ways of thinking and taking responsible risks to maximize results; serves as a role model in innovative thinking and in focusing on quality within work
  • Works collaboratively with internal/external groups to achieve business results, integrating the diverse perspectives of individuals of different backgrounds; coaches others in the dynamics of effective teamwork
  • Effectively solicits and explains difficult concepts and persuades others to adopt a point of view; states own point of view

    Responsibilities in this role

  • Manages the inventory services function to maintain compliance with the principles of FIFO management of inventory.
Implements systems of managing the inventory to meet the goals established by Cardinal including the management to continually work towards the reduction of DIOH (days inventory on hand).Manages the inventory services function to maximize the profit of the inventory of the distribution center while minimizing the overall interest and warehousing cost for the division.Manages the morgue inventory function to provide a processing system that handles vendor returns on a first in first out basis to respond to Cardinal needs to reduce the amount non-salable inventory.Establishes practices for the return goods function that ensures compliance with the provisions of the Prescription Drug Marketing Act and other regulatory requirements for the handling and disposal of products as established by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Drug Enforcement Administration.Implements and manages processes to ensure the distribution center meets budgeted inventory reserve and shrink goals.  Maintains monthly reports to track and communicate progress to goal.Accountable to the adherence of company cycle count policy's as well as facilitating and implementing physical inventories.Accountable for managing cycle count process to include PO,PI, and NLC reconciliation, OWIs, customer shorts, and all other cycle count processes as directed by corporate procedures.Inventory Operational Excellence Champion.SOX Compliance and testing for adjustment transactions.Work to lead and develop inventory management best practices.Accountable for managing profiler processes including the consolidation of data and metrics to meet corporate goals.Assumes additional duties/projects as assigned.Typical schedule is days with flexibility to support night shift as needed


High school diploma preferredBachelor's degree preferred3-5 years’ experience preferred3+ supervisory/management skillsStrong communication skillsStrong knowledge of Microsoft Office products

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


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