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Inventory Specialist


Whiteland, IN, US

Company:  Goodyear

Cooper Tire, A Goodyear company offers an entirely unique work experience because no matter what your title is, you’ll play a part in contributing to the development, manufacturing and marketing of some of the most innovative tire products in the world. Cooper is a fun and exciting place to work, and we easily stand apart from our competition. We’re constantly on the lookout for motivated individuals who lead by example and inspire others to greatness. The opportunities are endless and the rewards rich for those who believe that job satisfaction and career success begin with a satisfied customer. Careers are a Journey…Come Ride with Us!

The Inventory Specialist is accountable for leading the day-to-day inventory accuracy of the Logistic Center and implementation of inventory/quality control/corrective action initiatives as required. This position works in conjunction with Corporate Logistics and Quality Operations along with the local Logistic Center team.


Primary Responsibilities #LI-JK1

  • Manage each quality hold/restriction impacting inventory in the warehouse.
  • Research to see if tires have been shipped, verify which trailers, if any, have been loaded and if departed, where to.  Report findings to Corporate Quality.
  • When restrictions are released, review inventory and un-block associated inventory in the warehouse.
  • If hosting an over-inspection or sort in the warehouse, provide oversight/guidance. As applicable, systematically transfer any tires physically moved from the warehouse back to the plant.
  • Process scrap tires as directed by Corporate Quality and/or Customer Service - File paperwork for each scrap tire shipment.
  • Manage quarterly cycle counts and investigate adjustments before posting.
  • Lead the preparation, planning and completion of annual physical inventory.
  • Receive and research for root cause each quality notifications for mis-shipment, making inventory adjustments as needed.  Report findings to Customer Service and Logistics Center (LC) team.
  • Monitor return authorization forms (RAFs) and make sure that they are received within 60 days. Work with Customer Service to resolve any issues.
  • Set-up extended warehouse management (EWM) master data (MAT1 and Pack Spec) for all new tires and maintain bins (as needed).
  • Monitor open in-bound deliveries to make sure it is current - Following-up with LC team if an issue is found.
  • Monitor GR-Zone daily, account for anything that has never been stocked out of the GR-Zone - Following-up with the LC Team if an issue can not be resolved.
  • Monitor work bin daily, following-up on any tires that are virtually there for root cause and take necessary action (inventory audit/write-off).
  • Research any tires found that are not on inventory, research and see if they need to be written-on or processed otherwise (i.e,. gantry down).
  • Enter all blemish skids into warehouse inventory.
  • Set-up Cooper and Mastercraft Mexico blemish orders and provide supporting bill of materials (BOM) and blemish skid information to Customer Service.


Required Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or GED    
  • Experience in Supply Chain or Manufacturing Operations (including  experience in a inventory control, quality or supervisory role)
  • Experience working with enterprise resource planning (ERP), warehouse management (WM) and radio frequency (RF)-based systems
  • Proven ability to problem-solve and adapt to a dynamic environment
  • Experience managing a team of associates


Desired Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelors degree
  • Experience with SAP Warehouse Management Systems
  • Experience with RF-based cycle-count systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Continuous improvement and project management experience - Desired


Cooper Tire, recently acquired by Goodyear, is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.
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