Tesla

Inventory Control Analyst

Tesla

April 17, 2021


The Inventory Control (IC) Analyst is responsible to lead and support the cycle count program for Service Manufacturing and the overall management of inventory movement from dock-to-line, and from line, to finished goods storage. The primary objective of this position is to ensure inventory balances are always maintained accurately in all affected systems. The IC Analyst also works cross-functionally with Finance on cycle count results, inventory discrepancies and root cause / countermeasure activities. In addition, the IC Analyst works side by side with Material Handling leaders and Process Engineering to identify process gaps related to inventory discrepancies and drives process level-up activities. A key component of this function is to do data analysis, identify and recognize inventory discrepancies and drive solutions to achieve inventory accuracy daily.
Responsibilities
  • Lead the inventory control (IC) cycle count program for Service Manufacturing
  • Perform audits to ensure cycle count program accuracy and sustainability
  • Ensure overall inventory integrity within the department
  • Create/prepare monthly, quarterly, and/or annual metrics for cycle counting and inventory accuracy
  • Provide clear and concise reporting to Finance and to Senior Management
  • Coordinate efforts with process engineering to ensure in-process inventory accuracy
  • Problem-solve inventory discrepancies and utilize the PDCA approach to establish and implement countermeasures
  • Plan and lead physical inventories (if needed), as well as internal/external parts audits
  • Train and/or support material handling teams in proper inventory practices to maintain accuracy as needed
  • Work with cross functional teams to ensure IC practices are being followed and lead/support continuous improvement
  • Work closely with Finance to ensure corporate compliance and fiscal deadlines are met
  • Coordinate internal and external requirements as required by regarding Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) regulations
  • Document and manage standard work instructions for cycle count and inventory adjustment processes.

Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, Accounting, Supply Chain, or related discipline / work experience
  • Strong computer skills: ability to manipulate large spreadsheets, sort and analyze data, and create reports
  • Knowledge of ERP/MRP/MES/MOS is strongly desired
  • Knowledge of supply chain processes and internal material flow from dock-to-line, and line-to-finished goods warehouse
  • Ability to multi-task, do data analysis, and act as a project manager to drive process solutions
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and systems
  • A self-starter with leadership skills who can effectively articulate data to management and cross-functional peers
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills