Manager, Inventory Planning

Washington D.C.
Jun 12, 2017
Jun 26, 2017
Full Time
Job Description
Job Title: Manager, Inventory Planning
Job ID: 170303 Location: MD - Metro Supply Facility
Posting Open-Close 06/09/2017
- 06/25/2017
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Union NRP
Regular/Temporary: Regular Job Description

Position/Posting Details:

All WMATA  posted job openings are available through 11:59 pm the night before the noted Close Date. To ensure successful submission of application applicants are encouraged to apply well before this cut-off.  The noted Close Date is the date on which the posting is automatically removed from the website as of 12:00am at which time submission of an application is no longer possible. (WMATA reserves the right to remove postings at any time without notice as business needs demand.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration or related subject and a minimum of eight (8) years of extensive progressively experience in inventory management, supply management, or inventory control, preferably in mass transportation or in a related field are required . Previous relevant supervisory experience is also required.

Or, an equivalent combination of post high school education in Business or Public Administration. A minimum of ten (10) years of extensive progressively experience in inventory management, supply management, or inventory control, preferably in mass transportation or in a related field are required. Previous  relevant supervisory experience is also required.

Medical Group:

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this job, if required. Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation(s).

Job Summary/Essential Functions:

This is responsible senior level materials management and inventory control work. Employee is responsible for the management, superv1s1on, analysis and implementation of the Authority's inventory management and control functions. Employee manages and supervises a team of professional inventory planners and material expediters for specifically maintenance groups'.  Employee is responsible for commodities that may total in excess of $40 million directly impacting the safe and reliable operation of rolling stock and facilities throughout the Metro system. Depending on the assignment, the employee has  authority  for  establishing inventory levels for up to 23 satellite locations and the Main Warehouse. Employee has considerable latitude for independent judgment and action within established guidelines. Employee's performance is evaluated through periodic reports, performance measures and conferences based on effective and efficient management to ensure stock levels are optimal.

Plans, directs, coordinates, and supervises the activities of the Materials Management function to ensure maximum efficiency and control of both operating and capital inventory.

Develops, implements, and maintains procedures that will ensure that stock levels are efficiently maintained based on such factors as past and future demands (forecasting), special maintenance campaigns and projects, appropriate  system wide and individual replenishment minimums, and administrative lead times.

Identifies and analyzes commodity groups of material and makes recommendations for alternative methods of procurement, including vendor managed inventory, long­ term contracts, individual purchase orders or blanket purchase agreements.

Plans and conducts periodic inventory audits; assists in the preparation of  the annual stock purchasing plan; monitors and controls requisitioning of material based on approved budgets; and investigates and directs efforts to resolve  material control problems.

Assists senior management in developing overall inventory program guidelines, and recommends the issuance of materials management policy  and  instructions governing internal procedures, Policy Instructions, and other documents covering supply policies and procedures.

Actively participates in the development and implementation of the computerized inventory management system and makes recommendations for enhancements.

Analyzes inventory to identify material that is excess or surplus; determines appropriate stocking levels at Main Warehouse and satellite storerooms to ensure maximum availability of required parts to operational units  while  minimizing inventory holding and carrying costs.

Enhances and maintains positive working relationships with internal customers to maximize operational support, credibility and perceived responsiveness.

Supervises subordinate staff, to include recommending applicant  selection, imposing disciplinary actions and resolving grievances within scope of authority, assigning duties, and directing work, approving leave requests and timesheets, and ensuring that appropriate subordinate tr aining is provided.

Establishes clear goals and performance standards for subordinates, against which they will be measured and conducts performance evaluations of subordinates based on these standards.

Assists in the preparation and monitoring of the annual operating and capital programs.

The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  It is not intended to limit in any way the right of supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria:

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:

  • Personal Interview
  • Skills Assessments
  • Verification of education and experience
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Credit history report for positions with fiduciary responsibilities
  • Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening
  • Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report


Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists.  Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment.  It is not intended to replace the official job description.  Job Descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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