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One Allentown Parkway, Allen Texas 75002, USA
Posted 1 month ago

Quest Medical, Inc. is a US based manufacturer that develops and manufactures sterile medical devices for a variety of medical markets. Those markets include cardiac surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oncology, IV fluid, and anesthesia delivery. Our company culture is very diverse and the average tenure for our employee population is 10+ years. If you are looking for a stable and successful company where your voice will be heard, Quest is the place to be.

Summary: Responsible for management of Purchasing and Production Planning. Responsible for analyzing sales forecasts, customer orders, and inventory levels to determine material requirements, production schedules, and to insure highest customer satisfaction metrics for on-time shipments. Responsible to monitor Purchase Price Variance and to identify and strategically drive improvements in material costs. Manage Purchasing and Scheduling staff. Active member of the company’s LEAN deployment and DEVELOPS teams, continually striving for advancement in methods to improve material acquisition, inventory improvements, and cost containment initiatives. Ensure timely receipt of materials for New Products. Focus on employee development to build strong teams of lifters and a pipeline of talent. Responsible for KPI reporting to SRLT and corporate finance.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

• Responsible for Inventory is controlled through a robust development and use of JDE tools. Ensure JDE inputs are accurate at all levels of the organization.
• Responsible for identifying and changing inventory target levels depending on needs of the business and supply chain dynamics to ensure customer needs are being met for on-time delivery, minimizing backorder situations. Active collaboration with Leadership team.
• Management of Purchasing and Planning resources using effective deployment tactics to ensure a high performance team to meet the company’s production requirements.
• Applies LEAN initiatives to optimize material flow through the facility. Leads Kaizen teams to identify and eliminate inefficiencies in material flow, and inventory management processes.
• Key member of the DEVELOPS team with leadership expectations.
• Active member of the XLT Extended Leadership Team.
• Evaluates and implements emerging technologies for inventory management and production planning.
• Leads cross-functional team to ensure sales forecasts are translated and updated regularly for Purchasing and Operations to meet inventory targets.
• Role will be asked to learn and become an SME for ERP system.
• Utilize advanced techniques and mathematical solutions to establish and maintain the inventory control plan across all SKUs.
• Analyze material usage, WIP, and manufacturing lead times to determine production schedules to assure a smooth production flow in meeting sales forecasts and customers’ order requirements.
• Responsible for daily production planning, including front-end work order generation and back-end review of closed work orders.
• Maintain forecast within the ERP system, and monitor performance against the forecast to assure inventory levels of both raw materials and finished goods are adequately maintained.
• Lead quarterly forecast update meetings with all key personnel.
• Maintain accurate perpetual inventory levels and records through the administration of the cycle count process.
• Prepare necessary information for quarterly inventory obsolescence review meeting.
• Manage negotiation of all freight contracts.
• Ensure compliance to MAPs, SOPs, and QSRs within team functions.
• Develop and manage with visual metrics for each department to ensure productivity and efficiency goals are being met.
• Lead supplier development activities, including complex new supplier business relationships and performance improvements of existing suppliers to meet requirement. Includes team leadership during supplier audit programs.
• Analyze, identify, and recommend action plans for long-term supply chain integrity to support the business. Identify secondary sourcing issues and execute supplier risk analysis processes.


• Bachelor’s degree in related field plus 5 years of work-related experience in a manufacturing environment.
• Experience with JD Edwards is desirable.
• Advanced production planning capability using technology and mathematical techniques.
• Experience in LEAN manufacturing environment, including demonstrated leadership preferred.
• Computer literate in Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Minimum of 3 years or related supervisory experience.

Why Join Us:
Mid-size company with great company culture that is well diverse
Have a voice in the company
Average tenure for employee population is 10+ years
401k with employee matching available
Paid vacation and other excellent benefits

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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