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Inventory Control Supervisor

Req ID:  5472

Working Location: CALIFORNIA, SAN JOSE 


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Job Description

This position will have two primary objectives: First, this individual will be responsible for the efficient operation of the parts warehouse to include responsibility for receiving stocking issuing and control of materials and providing support to production as needed in a timely manner. Second, this individual is responsible for overseeing Allocations of backordered ARP & REP requests; and the dispatching of Waiting Approval Repairs and the issuing of Core units to production. This position will provide operational and logistical support and control inventory assets (a total value of approximately $13.0million) by establishing and enforcing existing policies and procedures.

Job Duties

* This position will manage and train personnel in all aspects of the inventory control and allocation/dispatching responsibilities.


* Coordinate work flow to ensure an efficient and productive operation that meets the requirements of order fulfilment both internally & externally across all shifts (day evening Saturday).


* Must ensure timely fulfilment of Parts 10 & 30 minute requests Supplies and Tools & Jigs.


* Must ensure timely fulfilment of Parts orders to 18 Service Centre's OLA OCI. Must ensure timely fulfilment for the issuing of backorders to Production floor.


* Must ensure appropriate and timely fulfilment of khan-ban locations throughout the Shop floor across all shifts (day/evening/Saturday).


* Must ensure appropriate and timely dispatching of core's to BTS requests and Customer repairs from Waiting Approval VLM to the production floor.


* Provide leadership to department personnel by directing them in prioritizing activities and achieving MBO and daily targets.


* Manage the cycle counting program by executing timely cycle counting reconciliations and any necessary resolution to areas of weakness that are identified in order to meet accuracy goals.


* Any necessary resolution in the areas of: JD Edwards MPRG Production Control System expense issuing and VLM system.


* Work closely with Customer Solutions and Production to allocate and expedite repairs. Ensure that all orders are shipped on a daily basis.


* Work closely with Customer Solutions & Quality Assurance to process and complete Credit returns back into stock for availability.


* Develop effective operational and logistical policies and procedures for department as necessary.


* Continuously re-evaluate the parts storage department layout & equipment for efficiency improvements. Provide support for identifying & implementing such improvements.


* Continuously evaluate and monitor all warehousing equipment for safety and ergonomic related concerns. Provide reports as necessary detailing department performance.


* Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements



* Bachelor's degree or equivalent knowledge preferred.


* Minimum of three (3) years supervisory-related operational experience in the areas of logistics operations inventory and/or customer service.


* Must have user's knowledge of system software, preferably JD Edwards, and the aptitude to learn new software systems.


* Ability to frequently lift/carry up to 35lbs.


* Ability to frequently push/pull up to 35lbs.




* Must be very detail oriented have excellent communication skills and the demonstrated ability of succeeding in a matrix management environment.


* Must have a positive attitude with focus on teamwork and rapid problem resolution as well as the ability to interact with all levels of management.


* The anticipated compensation range for this position is 71,738.00 USD to 96,847.00 USD annually and the compensation offered will depend on the candidate’s qualifications.

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 requires all new hires to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on or before their first day of work. Individuals who have been offered employment who have a disability, medical condition, or sincerely-held religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to request and be granted a reasonable accommodation prior to their first day of work.


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 || 

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