Career Opportunities

Date Posted: 2/3/2018

Buyer/Inventory Planner
Company: Laguna Clay Company
Location: City of Industry
Contact: Linda Nguyen; linda@lagunaclay.com

Laguna Clay Co. has become one of the premier manufacturers of clay and glazes. Through the loyalty of our customers and the dedication of our employees, we have become an integral part of the global ceramic community. We attribute our sustained growth to the daily contributions of the remarkable individuals who make up our team.

At Laguna Clay Co., we’re passionate about what we do. Because of our continued expansion, we seek qualified candidates who share our vision, values, and commitment to providing superior customer service. Laguna Clay Co. offers a great 401(k) with company match, excellent medical/dental/vision/life coverage, flexible benefits, Paid Time off, and competitive compensation.

Join the Laguna Clay team at our facility in California!

Expectation for All Employees:
Supports the organization’s mission by exhibiting the following behaviors:
• Commitment to our community
• Teamwork – building long-term partnerships with our suppliers and customers (internal and external)
• Integrity – commitment to and acting with high ethical standards
• Respect – demonstration of esteem, concern, and courtesy towards fellow employees
• Accountability and ownership – taking responsibility for one’s actions and an active role in career development
• Continuous improvement – sustaining an environment that fosters the elimination of waste and variation in process

Position Summary:
As buyer/inventory planner, you will be responsible for replenishing materials on time while focusing on lowering cost and supporting high inventory accuracy levels. This position also supports multi-site inventory control and procurement processes.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Replenish appropriate materials and supplies to support high service levels with the least amount of cost and inventory (cash).
• Maintain high inventory accuracy levels through cycle counting, root cause identification & resolution and coordinate with accounting and finance.
• Analyze inventory metrics and implement opportunities for inventory reduction.
• Work directly with warehouse and production personnel to ensure timely customer deliveries and on time shipping metrics.
• Fill planning responsibilities as requested.
• Manage suppliers to ensure the high-quality, efficient and competitive procurement of quality raw materials and purchased parts.
• Responsible for creating and maintaining Kanban systems.
• Ensure high levels of transaction disciplines are maintained and coordinated with cost accounting.
• Investigate inventory errors, identify root causes and develops solutions for all inventory move transactions.
• Negotiate and request quotes for raw material purchases.
• Maintain vendor pricing and planning information in ERP system.
• Other duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Expertise in Microsoft Excel preferred
• Understanding of purchasing, inventory and warehouse operational processes essential
• Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize multiple activities simultaneously
• Working knowledge of ERP systems in a process manufacturing setting (Sage 100, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Epicor or similar).
• APICS certified preferred
• An interest in Ceramics preferred

Job Type: Full-time

Required Education:
• Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management (or equivalent) from an accredited college/university or equivalent work experience required.

Required Experience:
2- 5 years of experience in the following areas is required:
• Inventory management
• Related experience in planning and/or purchasing

To Apply:
Please email your resume to linda@lagunaclay.com



Date Posted: 1/26/2018

Supply Chain Planner
Company:  Schaerer USA 
Location: Tustin
Contact: Olivia Shuetz; oschuetz@schaererusa.com

Do you have a customer service centric vision? An uncompromising dedication to excellence? Do you want to work in a fast-paced, team focused company? Do you love all that is drinkable, hot and cold? If this sounds like you, then we would like to talk with you about the Purchasing, Logistics and Procurement Supervisor role.

Schaerer USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Schaerer AG in Switzerland, is the largest provider of cool automated expresso and coffee machines in North America. We’re taking over America one cup of coffee (or espresso) at a time, experiencing tremendous growth along the way! Tea drinkers are encouraged to give us a try as well!
We are seeking a Supply Chain Planner to assist us with a just-in-time inventory system for food service equipment and parts. The Supply Chain Planner will work with our European headquarters to order parts and equipment, negotiate with third party vendors, and implement and execute an inventory management system with the Warehouse Supervisor.

We are looking for a Supply Chain Planner with the following:

· Ability to define appropriate inventory levels for equipment and parts by using analytical skills and data.
· Define and manage transit process of bringing parts and equipment to our service vendors.
· Motivate and train staff to reach goals and document inventory transactions utilizing Salesforce.com and SAP.
· Analyze and plan purchasing and transit time for European orders.
· Work with European headquarters for demand planning on equipment.
· Work with Sales Team to predict sales demand.
· Reduce obsolescence and waste of materials.
· Be goal driven, but not lose track of the customer service aspect of this role
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
· Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering field; can be substituted by experience for highly qualified individuals

We offer a competitive compensation package, 401K, Health Benefits, PTO, etc…

Not to mention, all the espressos you can drink!!

The next step in the process for the Supply Chain Planner role is to complete a Culture Index Survey. In addition to reviewing applicant’s qualifications and experience, the Culture Index Survey helps us better understand overall “fit” and how individuals prefer to be managed, motivated and communicated with. Please copy and open the following link into your browser and press enter.

https://www.cindexinc.com/c/95C1F1

 


Date Posted: 12/21/2017

Supply Chain Manager
Company: Quality Marble & Granite 
Location: Ontario
Contact: Evan Cohen; evan@qmgglobal.com

Summary

Quality Marble & Granite is looking for a talented Supply Chain Manager who is looking to be a part of the small business success story, through utilizing his/her experience in managing the supply chain and operations functions. Through the utilization of your skills, experience and ongoing learning, this role will be in charge of achieving the goals and objectives to support revenue growth and promote and provide excellent customer service, through maintaining the lowest levels of inventory and support the highest profitability. Help improve and implement successful systems for purchasing and supplier management, planning/inventory management, customer interfacing and logistics (customer visits, distribution, yard management and transportation) and associated employees. Sourcing support will be a secondary function of the position. Bring your great ideas, leadership expertise and strategies as a core member of the leadership team, to help contribute to the growth and profitability of the company. Being able to live, breath and promote a culture that aligns with our core values and mission will be key in the success of this position. Excellent communication skills are vital through constant, clear communication with all peers, employees and the president of the company.

Company Description

Quality Marble & Granite is a dynamic business located in Ontario California. We have a great mix of quality products and talented people who all share a common goal to provide an impressive experience to our customers and suppliers, in order to achieve the companies objectives while achieving their personal goals. Our mission is to add value to the lives of our employees, customers, suppliers and vendors, while providing a quality product through an impressive experience. We do this through worldwide sourcing, importation and distribution of stone products for the residential, commercial and hospitality markets. We have a wide variety of products from natural stone such as granite and marble to our high quality man-made quartz brand by Quality Quartz. We have built a strong reputation as “the go to stone yard” in the Inland Empire and are known for our outstanding levels of customer service.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide leadership for the yard supervisor, logistics specialist and any other supply chain/ operations employees by setting a personal example as well as through training, development, mentoring, coaching, goal setting, performance management and creating and environment for accountability and employee satisfaction.
• Partner with Sales to perform demand planning processes to forecast and maintain sales forecasts.
• Perform planning and inventory management processes in order to maintain the proper inventory levels to service customers with the least amount of inventory and cost.
• Perform supplier management processes in order to ensure materials are ordered on-time, suppliers understand and adhere to expectations, costs are minimized, supplier performance is tracked, and returns / quality issues are addressed.
• Oversee logistics/ order fulfillment tracking processes to trace supplier deliveries, coordinate with suppliers, brokers, and transportation providers, and shipping deliveries as required.
• Oversee the yard management processes to ensure the appropriate levels of customer satisfaction, inventory accuracy levels and operational efficiencies while maintaining safety and quality.
• Partner with the president on sourcing processes.
• Develop reports and perform analysis as required.
• Participate as a key member of the leadership team to set direction, develop strategies and support the company’s growth, profitability and sustainability.
• Create and reinforce proper culture attitude in the workplace
• Create, setup and Monitor KPI’s within department responsibilities
• Establish and ensure execution of job descriptions for direct reports
• Develop business strategies and goals
• Provide training for each direct report inclusive of safety, SOP’s, and P&P’s.
• Establish, implement and enforce departmental goals and policies & procedures.
• Develop department budgets, monitor variances and develop action plans.
• Build rapport and develop open lines of communication with employees, peers, the president, clients/ customers and suppliers.
• Ability to push back in effective manner with suppliers, employees, peers and with the president.
• Oversee yard management staffing levels to ensure customer service levels.
• Develop process improvement and cost reduction plans as appropriate.
• Manage direct reports work schedules
• Work directly with the Sales department to develop and implement product placement and store layout strategies to assist in achieving sales goals.
• Available and willing to work 6 days per week with revolving 2 day weekend once per month.
• Additional duties may be necessary for effective business operations.

Skills & Abilities
Able to lead, inspire and empower others to accomplish objectives. Able to exhibit candor and handle confrontation when situations arise. Needs to display the level of maturity required of the position. Needs to have a customer service aptitude. Needs to have the ability to set strategy and be able to design and rollout policies and procedures. Financial and mathematical acumen – ability to do simple math and read/understand/interpret financial reports. Ability to utilize Microsoft office proficiently. Needs to have the ability to understand how a business functions. Able to communicate in verbal and written form in a way that other associates understand. Needs be a self-starter, driven for results. Conceptually able to plan and prioritize.

Required Education:
• Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or Operations Management (or equivalent) from an accredited college/university or equivalent work experience required. APICS certification preferred.

Required Experience:
5-10 years of experience and leadership in some/all of the following areas is required:
• Planning / Inventory management
• Purchasing / supplier management
• Logistics – distribution, warehousing/ yard, transportation
• Data analysis and reporting

 



Date Posted: 12/21/2017

Yard warehouse supervisor 
Company:  Quality Marble & Granite 
Location: Ontario
Contact: Evan Cohen; evan@qmgglobal.com

Summary
The Yard Supervisor’s role is to supervise daily operations in the yard/warehouse operation such that the objectives of appearance/ presentation, customer service, efficiency, safety, and employee engagement are achieved. He/She is also responsible for having input into and executing the company’s operational policies and procedures. He/She will be responsible for instilling and maintaining Quality Marble & Granites Core Values & mission. This position also requires constant and open communication with the Sales team, Supply Chain team, Accounting team and the president of the company.

Company Description

Quality Marble & Granite is a dynamic business located in Ontario California. We have a great mix of quality products and talented people who all share a common goal to provide an impressive experience to our customers and suppliers, in order to achieve the companies objectives while achieving their personal goals. Our mission is to add value to the lives of our employees, customers, suppliers and vendors, while providing a quality product through an impressive experience. We do this through worldwide sourcing, importation and distribution of stone products for the residential, commercial and hospitality markets. We have a wide variety of products from natural stone such as granite and marble to our high quality man-made quartz brand by Quality Quartz. We have built a strong reputation as “the go to stone yard” in the Inland Empire and are known for our outstanding levels of customer service.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide supervision and coordination of the work for the yard team by setting a personal example as well as through training, development, coaching, performance management and creating and environment for accountability and employee satisfaction.
• Monitor and maintain the proper stock rotation and inventory accuracy levels.
• Monitor and maintain the proper appearance and customer presentation for the yard to support sales and the customer experience.
• Monitor and maintain the proper levels of operational efficiency, safety and quality standards.
• Participate in creation/ updates and monitor KPI’s within department responsibilities
• Provide proper training for each direct report in multiple areas
o Safety
o New and existing SOP’s
o New and existing P&P’s
o Retraining after incidents
• Participate in establishing departmental goals, objectives and policies & procedures and execute and monitor on a daily basis.
• Provide customer service and prioritize the customer experience for all clients and guests.
• Achieve or minimize the budgeted expenses for department.
• Determine proper staffing requirements, and provide recommend to the Supply Chain manager to maintain appropriate levels to service customers in the most efficient manner.
• Manage direct reports work schedules
• Assign and follow up on specific duties.
• Maintain equipment through communicating and negotiating proper maintenance schedule.
• Work directly with the Sales department lead to develop and implement product placement strategies to assist in achieving sales goals.
• Assist and execute store layout and design for the greatest efficiency.
• Maintain open lines of communication with Sales, Supply Chain and Accounting managers, President and other necessary staff.
• Be willing and able to operate a forklift.
• Available and willing to work 6 days per week with revolving 2 day weekend once per month.
• Additional duties may be necessary for effective business operations.

Skills & Abilities
Able to supervise, organize, coordinate and empower others to accomplish objectives. Able to exhibit candor and handle confrontation when situations arise. Needs to be the face of customer service and provide superior customer experiences. Awareness of and ability to comprehend policies and procedures and to execute against them on a daily basis. It is important to have reading, writing and mathematical skills to support daily functions.

Required Education:
• High school diploma or related experience.
• Some college courses, continuing education and/or training preferred

Required Experience:
1-5 years of experience with supervision/ lead experience in yard or warehousing operations (shipping/ receiving/ inventory)



Date Posted: 11/16/2017

Operations Manager
Company: West Coast Corporation  
Location:  Ontario
Contact: hr@wcc-mfg.com

We are looking for a strong operations leader with a broad range of experience and solid operational execution capabilities with an interest in working in a friendly, supportive, entrepreneurial environment at an employee-owned manufacturing company developing an array of growth opportunities including products created both internally and via acquisition.

If you are looking for a place to put your skills to work as a leader on an achievement oriented team that rewards people making a difference and helping to accelerate growth, you’ll feel right at home!

We are looking for a proactive leader with a positive attitude and a strong will to succeed by working collaboratively with other functional team leaders resulting in substantial growth of our company and people. If that sounds like you, come grow with us!

SUMMARY
We are seeking an experienced operations leader with solid operational execution capabilities and an understanding of impacts to cost to join our management team. The successful candidate will be responsible for procuring, manufacturing and delivering WCC products to set quality standards on time and within budget and driving continuous improvement to ensure market competitiveness. The Operations Manager performs an important role in ensuring high levels of customer service while constantly searching for opportunities to decrease cost and improve operational effectiveness. As a department leader, the Operations Manager will be responsible for supervising, mentoring, recruiting and retaining 5-6 direct reports and a production floor of 20+ people. An understanding and appreciation for our culture and people are key elements in our Core Values, which we take tremendous pride in.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
West Coast Corporation (WCC) is an employee-owned company of approximately 50 team members in Ontario, California. Founded in 1948 and known world-wide as the inventor of products that have become “American Classics” according to the New York Times, we serve diverse markets globally with quality products under the brands KEY-BAK, KEY-BAK Promotional Products, T-REIGN and Boomerang. Our products are small handheld mechanical devices found in diverse markets globally including hardware, hotel, restaurant, health care, casino and gaming, manufacturing, security and law enforcement, and outdoor activities such as fishing and hunting.

Our Core Purpose is to employ American ingenuity to help working people lead more productive lives. We have six Core Values that guide the way we do business with each other, our customers, our vendors, and our channel partners. We work together in a very friendly, collegial environment to create, manufacture, promote and sell exceptional products and deliver award winning service. While we have competitors, we design and build our products with clear differences that compel customers to buy from us.
Our senior management team is stable, having been with the company for many years and demonstrated the ability to consistently run a profitable company. They provide clear direction and the resources we need to succeed, in a very people-centered, entrepreneurial environment.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Direct operations teams and support resources to maximize operational performance.
2. Oversee budget for manufacturing operations, including capital expenditures, labor and other supply chain costs.
3. Lead production planning and scheduling team to maximize customer service, gross margin, inventory and quality metrics.
4. Manage inventory levels to maintain on-time shipping metrics and improve cash flow by increasing inventory turns.
5. Source materials and manage suppliers to ensure high quality, efficient and competitive procurement of quality raw materials and purchased parts.
6. Lead manufacturing and assembly operations to maximize customer service and production output.
7. Lead shipping, receiving and warehousing functions to support customer service at the lowest cost.
8. Ensure outside processing and outside suppliers are performing to WCC standards.
9. Ensure high levels of transaction disciplines are maintained and coordinated with cost accounting.
10. Identify, assess, design and implement cost reduction opportunities and coordinate with cost accounting.
11. Coordinate with operations resources, IT resources and accounting resources to ensure system setups, items, bills of materials and costs are maintained appropriately.
12. Manage cost variances and develop action plans to address gaps.
13. Maintain high inventory accuracy levels with cycle counting, root cause identification and resolution and coordination with accounting and finance.
14. Implement Lean Production methods to drive customer service, gross margin and quality improvements.
15. Coordinate the successful integration and rollout of new products through operations.
16. Develop metrics to ensure operational effectiveness and manage on a daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly basis.
17. Modernize WCC’s technology base and ensure successful implementation of new machinery and equipment, including staff capability, training and deployment.
18. Implement a safety culture and safety initiatives that drive the organize to zero accidents.

SKILLS AND CANDIDATE ATTRIBUTES
6-8 years of progressive experience in the following areas is required:
• 5 years supervision of a production floor with 20+ people
• 2-3 years of supervising purchasing and/or planning
• 2-3 years of working with ERP systems
• 2-3 years of inventory management expertise
• Ideally involved in implementing an ERP system and/or additional functionality of an ERP system. Be focused and disciplined to keep ERP system current and used consistently on a daily basis.
• Lean manufacturing experience
• ISO orientation
• APICS certification
• Need to understand impact of operations on financial reporting.
• Focus on continuous improvement system, emphasizing on-time delivery and high quality standards.
• Strong focus on company culture and people skills – understand and appreciate our culture and people, while practicing our Core Values on a daily basis.

EDUCATION
Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Operations Management, Business Management or other related field or technical area preferred.
Membership and active involvement in industry and professional organizations (e.g. APICS, etc.) is desired as an indication of a self-starter and continuous learner.
APICS CPIM or CSCP preferred.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Compensation is dependent upon qualifications with potential for additional performance bonuses. Relocation support is not available. We offer a competitive benefits package.
WCC is an equal opportunity employer. We recognize the value of diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of any characteristic protected by state or federal law. Additional information about our company is available at www.wcc-mfg.com.



Date Posted: 11/11/2017

Inventory Control Supervisor 
Company: Laguna Clay Company 
Location: City of Industry 
Contact: Linda Nguyen; linda@lagunaclay.com

Laguna Clay Co. has become one of the premier manufacturers of clay and glazes. Through the loyalty of our customers and the dedication of our employees, we have become an integral part of the global ceramic community. We attribute our sustained growth to the daily contributions of the remarkable individuals who make up our team.

At Laguna Clay Co., we’re passionate about what we do. Because of our continued expansion, we seek qualified candidates who share our vision, values, and commitment to providing superior customer service. Laguna Clay Co. offers a great 401(k) with company match, excellent medical/dental/vision/life coverage, flexible benefits, Paid Time off, and competitive compensation.

Join the Laguna Clay team at our facility in California!

Expectation for All Employees:
Supports the organization’s mission by exhibiting the following behaviors:
• Commitment to our community
• Teamwork – building long-term partnerships with our suppliers and customers (internal and external)
• Integrity – commitment to and acting with high ethical standards
• Respect – demonstration of esteem, concern, and courtesy towards fellow employees
• Accountability and ownership – taking responsibility for one’s actions and an active role in career development
• Continuous improvement – sustaining an environment that fosters the elimination of waste and variation in process

Position Summary:
Primarily responsible for replenishing materials on time while focusing on lowering cost and supporting high inventory accuracy levels. This position also supports multi-site inventory control and purchasing processes.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Replenish appropriate materials, supplies and finished goods in order to maintain high service levels with the least amount of cost and inventory (cash).
• Maintain high inventory accuracy levels through cycle counting, root cause identification & resolution and coordinate with accounting and finance.
• Work directly with warehouse and production personnel to ensure timely customer deliveries and on time shipping metrics.
• Fill production scheduling responsibilities as requested.
• Analyze inventory metrics and implement opportunities for inventory reduction.
• Support purchasing agent while managing suppliers to ensure the high-quality, efficient and competitive procurement of quality raw materials and purchased parts.
• Responsible for creating and maintaining Kanban systems.
• Ensure high levels of transaction disciplines are maintained and coordinated with cost accounting.
• Investigate inventory errors, identify root causes and develops solutions for all inventory move transactions.
• Negotiate and request quotes for raw material purchases.
• Maintain vendor pricing and planning information in ERP system.
• Other duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Expertise in Microsoft Excel preferred
• Understanding of purchasing, inventory and warehouse operational processes essential
• Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize multiple activities simultaneously
• Working knowledge of ERP systems in a process manufacturing setting (Sage 100, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Epicor or similar).
• APICS certified preferred
• An interest in Ceramics preferred

Job Type: Full-time

Required Education:
• Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management (or equivalent) from an accredited college/university or equivalent work experience required.

Required Experience:
1- 5 years of experience in the following areas is required:
• Inventory management
• Related experience in planning and/or purchasing



Date Posted: 11/1/2017

Procurement Operations Strategic Buyer 
Company: Arconic
Location: Rancho Cucamonga
Contact: Chris Bender; christopher.bender@arconic.com

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Primary Purpose of the Job:
*Business Unit Strategic Buyer executes on relevant Procurement strategies, measures and activities in close cooperation with Business Unit Procurement Plant Lead and Business Unit Procurement Engineers.
*The overall goal is to achieve the best total cost position for all external spend of the respective Business Unit plant, the lowest sourcing risks, best supplier performances and ensuring highest efficiency and effectiveness of the BU Plant Procurement team.
*He/she ensures the optimal collaboration of BU Plant Procurement with BU *Procurement Engineering as well as with Global Category Management and *Regional Procurement to achieve best procurement results.

Major activities/ Key challenges:
*Reports to Business Unit Procurement Plant Lead
*Supports all relevant Plant Procurement Operations functions
*Works in close conjunction and alignment with Business Unit Procurement Engineers
*Executes on savings initiatives and initiates counter measures if necessary
*Performance areas: Cost Savings (SRT), Supplier performance, challenging of material & service specifications (demand management)
Communicates Supplier issues to Business Unit Procurement Operations Director and Category Management
*Participates in supplier meetings jointly with Category Lead, Business Unit Procurement Engineer and/or Country Lead if relevant for the Plant.

Basic Qualifications:
*Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
*Minimum of 3 years prior purchasing experience
*Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
*This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications:
*Degree focus in Supply Chain, Business, Economics or Engineering



 


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