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Jabil Inventory Control Manager in Dublin, Ireland

At Jabil we strive to make ANYTHING POSSIBLE and EVERYTHING BETTER. We are proud to be a trusted partner for the world's top brands, offering comprehensive engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain solutions. With over 50 years of experience across industries and a vast network of over 100 sites worldwide, Jabil combines global reach with local expertise to deliver both scalable and customized solutions. Our commitment extends beyond business success as we strive to build sustainable processes that minimize environmental impact and foster vibrant and diverse communities around the globe.

For our site in Dublin, we are looking for the experienced

Inventory Control Manager

JOB SUMMARY

This role requires the ability to lead and motivate a team to meet the daily operations as defined in the Inventory Control procedures reporting directly to the Site Materials Manager. You will be responsible to manage, control and direct all inventory control, which includes receiving, shipping, and Inventory Analysts, providing an exceptional service to customers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To supervise Inventory Control Leaders and Materials teams across morning and evening shifts ensure all site Safety, Security, Quality, Productivity and Waste management objectives, policies and procedures are met.

  • Ensuring inventory / stock is adequate for all distribution channels and can cover direct demand from customers.

  • Develop an understanding of the Workcell business strategy as it pertains to Inventory Control.

  • Ensures inbound and outbound processes are managed effectively and measured by KPI’s.

  • Provide regular updates to Business Unit and Operations managers on the execution of the strategy.

  • Participates at daily meetings and ensures detailed communication across shifts, priorities, ongoing issues, and any potential request for support.

  • Identify ways to reduce cost by streamlining processes and systems (i.e. modification of responsibilities or consolidation of tasks, elimination of non-value-added processes, or complete re-engineering of processes and systems).

  • Leads and motivates a team of people to succeed by utilizing appropriate interpersonal styles including leading by example, setting objectives, defining responsibilities to give a clear sense of direction.

  • Inventory planning: set Inventory targets in line with Senior Management guidance, monitor actuals and action variances to plan.

  • Establish clear measurable goals and objectives by which to determine individual and team results (i.e. operational metrics, results against project timelines, training documentation, attendance records, knowledge of operational roles and responsibilities, personal development goals).

  • Demonstrate a commitment to customer service; anticipate, meet, and exceed expectations by solving problems quickly and effectively; making customer issues a priority.

  • Solicit ongoing feedback from Workcell Manager (WCM), Business Unit Manager (BUM), peers and team member on team member’s contribution to the Workcell team. Provide ongoing coaching and counselling to team member based on feedback.

  • Maintain timekeeping and records on TMS in a timely manner for payroll purposes.

  • Assist in drive for shortest processing time possible on all received material and continually improve the processing time performance.

  • Provide frequent and accurate feedback to the Senior Materials Manager to assist with problem solving associated with schedules, equipment, documentation.

  • Analyses daily product and supply levels to anticipate inventory problems / shortages and communicates with Purchasing Department as needed regarding new items, changes of location, counts, etc. and devise strategies to reduce cost and optimize inventory control procedures.

  • Supports continuous improvement and lean manufacturing activities as required.

  • Implements and sustain 5S activities and standards.

  • Manage and co-ordinate regular PI Counts.

  • Ensure all sensitive and confidential information is handled appropriately.

  • Ensure adherence to company policies and procedures.

  • Lead by example, ensuring safe work practices are always maintained in line with company policies.

  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Essential Criteria

  • Bachelor’s or associate’s degree in business, logistics, systems engineering, supply chain management or similar. May substitute experience in lieu of educational requirements.

  • 5+ years’ experience working in Inventory Control / Supply Chain.

  • 2 - 3 years in a supervisory / people management role.

  • IT and ERP systems experience with stock control & PO elements, and the ability to develop and implement improved processes and procedures.

  • Proven track record of showing how results were delivered through management/leadership of others.

  • Capability to set clear goals, communicate these clearly and ensure progress to completion meeting predefined targets.

  • Proven track record of successful change management accomplishments, implementing and management continuous productivity and cost reduction programs.

  • Experience working with inventory management software and forecasting strategies (ERP / SAP / Oracle)

  • Experience conducting tracking and data analysis.

  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work with cross functional teams.

  • Strong planning & organisational skills and attention to detail.

  • Proven ability to meet deadlines.

  • A “can do” work ethic with excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Strong proficiency in determining logistics requirements to enable company’s business goals and objectives with ability to devise and implement strategy to achieve targets.

  • Proven track record of successful change management accomplishments, implementing and management continuous productivity.

Desired Criteria

  • Experience in electronic manufacturing environment.

  • Experience in leading process improvements / lean manufacturing activities in a manufacturing environment is advantageous.

  • Product and inventory management certification an advantage.

  • Relevant qualifications (e.g. CPIM) will be an advantage.

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Jabil, including its subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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