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Sr Inventory Specialist - 90072493 - Philadelphia

Date: Jun 24, 2019

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

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The Sr. Inventory Specialist works within the supply chain to ensure inventoried supply meets the demand at the right time, quantity, and place. This role is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic planning and supply chain initiatives focused on inventory management (value, capital projects, service levels and inventory turns). 


• Establishes system forecasting and inventory settings for assigned parts and material to ensure availability and efficient use of resources. 
• As necessary, reviews, approves, and adjusts system recommended replenishment procurements. 
• Manages inventory across the Amtrak maintenance network to optimize distribution plans and identify operational improvements.
• Evaluates and resolves excess and insufficient inventory situations. 
• Works closely with the buyers and customers to effectively plan inventory requirements, update and approve bills of material, and improve efficiency.
• Works closely with the buyers to select best method to procure needed material and manage vendor performance. 
• Manages the return, repair, and re-stocking of components including those repaired by vendors and warranty returns to vendors. 
• Leverages best practices and makes decisions based on the best interests of the internal customers.
• Implements supply chain processes that reduce total cost of ownership.
• Responsible for forecast, reorder point planning, and MRP analysis to evaluate and develop best case inventory strategies through proper inventory planning actions to achieve desired results.


• Bachelor’s degree in materials or logistics management, supply chain management, operations management, business, or related discipline plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience or a minimum of 7+ years of directly relevant experience is required to satisfy education and experience requirements.  
• Experience in repair and return/reverse logistics policies and procedures.
• Proven experience in supply chain management/inventory planning and analysis using safety stock and min/max planning concepts.
• Experience in a matrix environment and experience promoting a safe workplace.
• Prior satisfactory job performance.
• Expert in Microsoft Excel (IF-Then, VLOOKUP, Pivot tables, etc.).
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Access, and Project.
• Ability to work independently and quickly make sound decisions. 
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to multitask and act with a sense of urgency.
• Ability to analyze data, identify supply chain gaps, and develop corrective action plans.  


• MBA and certified courses in Operations Management (i.e. Production, Procurement, Inventory Control, Planning, Scheduling, APICS, Six Sigma).
• 5-7 years of experience in inventory/production planning or inventory management.
• Demonstrated potential to fill a supervisory role. 
• Knowledge and experience with SAP. 
• Supply Chain professional certifications.
• Experience in managing material in a maintenance environment including component repair cycles.
• Experience with vendor managed inventory, consignment inventory, and sales and operations planning processes.


Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

Requisition ID:40924
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Supply Chain & Logistics 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

POSTING NOTES: Supply Chain & Logistics || Procurement

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