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Inventory Management (IM) Concepts Manager

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Location: Bangalore, KA, India
Date Posted: Jun 4, 2020

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Job Description


JOB PURPOSE: To manage a group of staff that researches, develops and implements industry-leading inventory management concepts for Logistics Division internal and external clients. Also performs expert consulting and simulations for Caterpillar dealers and Logistics Division internal and external clients.


JOB DUTIES: Reporting directly to this position are few Inventory Managers, Distribution Consultants, and Distribution Logistics Analysts.



Lead staff of professionals in the following activities:

- Research and/or identify new, industry-leading inventory management processes.

- Perform inventory management simulations for Logistics Division clients.

- Provide expert consulting on inventory management concepts for Logistics Division clients.

- Develop and execute inventory management training for Logistics Division staff.

- Work with Logistics Division Information Services in definition, design, development, installation,  

  and use of inventory management systems.

- Develop inventory management visions and strategies for Logistics Division clients.

- Keep abreast of inventory management developments in the industry by benchmarking other Companies.


The incumbent provides guidance to Logistics Division (LD) consultants, project leaders, general managers, client operations managers, and a variety of middle, upper, and executive level client management on inventory, customer service and supply chain management strategies.


This position is looked to be the expert in Inventory Management (IM) systems, processes, and technology. The position leads a group of professionals that are expected to maintain and expand Cat Logistics team in Inventory Management technology through continued research and application of Caterpillar IM technology. The position manages a work unit of primarily management/professional employees where monitoring and reviewing work of subordinates is required as well as training, developing and mentoring. The position is responsible for all personnel issues and performance evaluation of subordinates.


The position often confronts complex issues or problems that require careful analysis and diagnosis. Problems are often unique, and solutions can require original approaches. The incumbent may modify existing approaches or develop new solutions. The incumbent sets priorities and establishes a work plan in order to complete broadly defined assignments and achieve desired results.


Moderate travel required (5% - 15% of working time).


Required Qualifications:
*Bachelor or an equivalent degree in engineering / technology (Industrial Production / Mechanical)

*Strong Service Parts, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Purchasing background with broad understanding of industry processes and business model.

*High degree of knowledge in the areas of Global Purchasing, service parts distribution, inventory management, inventory control, supply chain analytics and dealer networks is highly desired.

*Minimum of total work experience in the range of 12-15 years, with 8-10 years of leadership experience
*Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills are required to develop a collaborative working relationship with internal and external process partners.

*Strong knowledge of statistical and problem-solving tools and have knowledge and experience in the use of 6 Sigma tools and methodology.

Desired Qualifications:

*Master’s degree in Science / Management / Supply Chain Management / Operations Management

*APICS CPIM / CSCP certification

*Certified Black Belt and CPS Black Belt experience.

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Jun 4, 2020