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Director of Inventory, Planning and Forecasting

Req ID:  647

Working Location: CALIFORNIA, SAN JOSE 

Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? At Olympus, we help make people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, every day. 
Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

Job Description

The Director of Operations maintains responsibility for the oversight of $30M of Service Parts Inventory and Service Fixed Assets within the Repair Business Group.  This position has overall responsibility for managing and controlling production planning to support OSTA repair activities and oversee the control of all physical movement of approximately $30m in inventory to, and including, inventory control activities, including purchasing, master scheduling, forecasting, and new product introductions.  This position implements and manages standardized work processes to produce a more efficient operation, as well as develops and implements operational goals and improvements to existing operational policies. 

Job Duties

In a typical day, you will:


* Plan and manage the activities of a staff including Managers, Assistant Managers, Supervisors, Team Leaders, Planning and Inventory Personnel, and Administrative employees.


* Establish and enforce compliance with inventory controls for chemical & parts expiration requirements, Tools calibration controls, batch and serialization tracking.  


* This position will represent the Service & Repair Business in all internal and external audits relating to inventory control and will support multiple development projects and ensure that all quality standards and procedures are met.


* Establish processes & procedures to ensure an efficient and productive operation that meets the requirements of  managing of Customer inventory waiting approval; and the issuing of Core inventory to support the Build to Stock of Subunit inventory.


* Develop and implement improvements to existing operational processes and standards.  


* Coordinate workflow to ensure an efficient and productive operation that meets the requirements of the customer.  


* Support multiple projects involving the design, development, and implementation of complex new and existing work processes, databases and software applications. 


* Lead or participate in projects to reach short-term and long-term goals to improve the processes of the repair operations.


* Coordinate the standardization and enhancement of operational goals.


* Analyze and evaluate operational costs and service levels to uncover areas of opportunity.
Review Production and Operation report. Coordinate the resolution of operational, production and service problems to ensure minimum costs and the prevention of operational delays.

Job Requirements



* Experience coordinating activities among departments or groups.


* Management and leadership skills.


* Principles and practices of budgeting and financial analysis.


* Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.


* Excellent interpersonal, creative and analytical skills.


* Knowledge of MRP control system, APICS certification a plus.

We realize work isn’t just a job to you.

It’s a big part of your life, but not the only part. That’s why we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks — so you can be ready for where life can take you.

Olympus is passionate about the solutions it creates for the medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries, as well as cameras and audio products. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease, furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and capturing images of the world.

Olympus’ Medical business uses innovative capabilities in medical technology, therapeutic intervention, and precision manufacturing to help healthcare professionals deliver diagnostic, therapeutic, and minimally invasive procedures to improve clinical outcomes, reduce overall costs, and enhance the quality of life for patients. Olympus’ Medical portfolio includes endoscopes, laparoscopes, and video imaging systems, as well as surgical energy devices, system integration solutions, medical services, and a wide range of endotherapy instruments for endoscopic and therapeutic applications. For more information, visit

Olympus…True To You. True To Society. True To LIFE.


It is the policy of Olympus to extend equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental) and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or service in the uniformed services, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Posting Notes: || United States (US) || California (US-CA) || San Jose || 

Job Segment: Manager, Management

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