Inventory and Scheduling Manager

Inventory and Scheduling Manager

Elliott Tool Technologies is looking for talented Inventory and Scheduling Manager who takes pride in their work and enjoys solving customer challenges in a fast-paced, high energy work environment, and who is looking to further their knowledge and skills.

Why Choose Elliott?

  • You will be part of an exciting and fast-paced industry. You’ll be helping customers solve their business challenges, offering customized solutions and closing deals.
  • You will be successful. We will provide you with comprehensive training and the tools necessary to succeed and reach your full potential.
  • You will grow. We will provide you with mentorship and an organizational structure that provides continuous learning opportunities.
  • You will be part of a culture that values integrity and mutual accountability, a culture where people are passionate about their work and share a common vision—“Quality specialty tools for an “I need it yesterday world.”
  • You will be part of a company that values family and supports a healthy work-life balance.
  • You will have stability. You will be joining a profitable company with a 125-year track record of innovation and success where many of our Team Members choose to stay and grow. Our average tenure is 11 years

As an Inventory and Scheduling Manager, you’ll be:

  • Planning and directing all activities related to inventory strategy and shop processes.
  • Scheduling and expediting Elliott products through the manufacturing shop.
  • Collaborating with Manufacturing and other departments to resolve bottlenecks and maximize manufacturing capacity.
  • Leading a daily Ops huddle to review expediting requests and coordinating daily shipping plans.
  • Working with Marketing and Finance to determine inventory levels and adjustments.
  • Ensuring proper supply chain planning through MRP for all products.
  • Improving the accuracy and timeliness of ERP inventory data and related outputs.

What’s a typical day like?

Imagine a customer who needs quality specialty tooling and equipment to complete a job. The mandrels they are requesting normally call for a 2 week lead time. The customer is asking if we can expedite the entire order and deliver within 5 days. The sooner they can get the tooling, the sooner they can start making money.

As the Inventory and Scheduling Manager, you analyze work in process to see if we have the quantities required for the mandrels. You analyze where they are in the manufacturing process. You look at your Planners Workbench and determine that there is enough quantity in process, and that the manufacturing process can be expedited for the mandrels. However, the best we can do is 7 days.

You then look at other options, such as tearing down tools in inventory that have the same mandrels. You talk with the Manufacturing Manager to see if current jobs can be interrupted to run these parts, or if anyone is available to work overtime to get parts to heat treat sooner. You also talk with the heat treat vendor to see what can be done there to improve lead time, offering them a premium to cover their costs. With the help of the Manufacturing Manager and heat treat vendor, the customer’s expectations can be met.

You contact Inside Sales and give them 2 options—we can deliver the entire order within 7 days at no additional cost, or we can deliver it within 5 days with an expedite fee. Inside Sales advises the customer, who decides not to pay the expedite fee and is happy with 7 days. The customer sends over the PO, and Sales enters the order, and contacts you that the order has been entered.

You then run MRP, and release all work orders associated with this sales order. The expedite order is completed within 7 days and ships to the customer as scheduled. The customer is so impressed with the quality of the tooling and the service they received they begin referring their co-workers from other locations to buy from us which leads to new opportunities.

Every day you will be doing work that really matters. You will be helping customers solve their business challenges. You will have an opportunity to do your best work and make a real impact.

We are looking for an Inventory and Scheduling Manager. Do you have what it takes?

  • You are self-motivated, diligent, passionate about work, and always looking for more. You seek ownership, accountability and take responsibility for your actions.
  • You are a team player. You are others centered. You are teachable, coachable. You can multi-task. You are confident but you don’t promote yourself. You are able to teach and coach others. You are flexible and willing to work extra hours to get the job done, if necessary.
  • You are emotionally intelligent. You have mutual respect with your peers. You have good judgment about other people. You interact appropriately with others. You are aware of the impact of your words and actions.
  • You are process and results-oriented. You can follow established processes. You do what you say you’ll do and deliver on your promises. You achieve consistently good results.
  • You live within a 45 minute commute of Dayton, OH.

Let’s talk. If you are passionate about work and solving customer challenges in a fastpaced, high energy work environment, and looking to further your knowledge and skills, then let’s have a conversation. We’ll keep it confidential.

Please reach out via LinkedIn or by emailing your resume with contact information to We’d love to connect with you.

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