Shipping and Receiving Manager

Recruiter
Location
Kulim Malaysia 5,
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Sep 2016
Closes
12 Nov 2016
Ref
REQ-000357
Sector
Renewables
Category
Solar
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our high growth and leadership position in the renewable energy business offers outstanding opportunities to individuals seeking an exciting work environment in one of the most important industries for the 21st century. First Solar is a leader in the development and manufacturing of thin film solar modules used in grid-connected solar power plants, as well as a provider of complete solar generation solutions for U.S. utilities. Our culture is one where teamwork, continuous improvement, achievement of results, and environmental responsibility are core values. We are seeking new associates who are motivated to contribute their talents to making cost-effective solar energy an important part of the world's energy mix.
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Primary Job Functions:
Basic Job Functions:
Manage the shipping and receiving functions by controlling the daily activities of inventory, freight management, including Inventory Analysis in a cost efficiency in order to support the production.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities
• Responsible for managing of the Inventory Control function including production entry and inventory analysis.
• Ensure freight spending and other terms and conditions with logistics providers to meet or exceed expectations, while minimizing the logistics cost (both direct and indirect) to First Solar
• Managing freight needs
• Analyze key performance data/indicators to measure suppliers' performance as well as plan and implement improvements
• Ensure compliance with customs and other government agencies' procedures and regulations
• Analyzing on-hand inventory levels and resolving discrepancies through system troubleshooting.
• Planning for the development of department
• and preparing the budget
Encourages process improvements for methods of material handling in order to allow maximum productivity
Experience:
• At least five (5) years of related Supervisory experience.
Education:
• Bachelor's degree in Production and Operations Management (or related field) or 5 years of related managerial experience.
Required Skills:
• Responsible for managing the relationship between First Solar and all logistics providers, carriers.
• Work with Purchasing to understand and document the logistics requirements of each group.
• Familiar with LMW, logistic, common freight and other related shipping activities & procedures
• Good negotiation and vendor management skills with the ability to communicate effectively
• Proven knowledge of Inventory Control procedures and practices (FIFO, Kanban, etc.).
• Proven experience in shipping
• Ability to analyze and solve problems effectively.
• Proven organizational and supervisory skills.
• Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
• Excellent understanding of computer applications (Word, Excel, Access, etc.).
• Proven developmental and training skills.
• Proven employee relations skills and knowledge of HR practices.
• Behavioral:
• Interfaces with other departments, customers, and supplier representatives.
• Technical:
• Computer skills, including Microsoft Office (or equivalent)
• Systems experience with at least one MRP/ERP system
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Language Requirements
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Experience
Supervision-
Education
Bachelors: Operations Management (Required)-
Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and any other test that may be required for the role.Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and any other test that may be required for the role.