Philips Demo Inventory Specialist in Nashville, Tennessee

You are responsible for (but not limited to):

  • Manage demonstration equipment inventory in the United States for sales operation at the desired service levels, while maintaining the lowest inventory investment possible.

  • Perform Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly and Annual inventory management processes; audits, reports, cycle-counts and may support forecasts.

  • Develop tactical improvement initiatives to meet both short and long-term goals.

  • Manage individual KPI’s, Continuous Improvement initiatives, metrics and trackers.

  • Maintain and adhere to applicable quality system policies and procedures associated with inventory management.

  • Actively participate in New Product Development planning and manage end-of-life to minimize scrap.

  • Actively participate in Philips Lean culture to help drive efficiencies.

  • Collaborate with Order Processing, Field Sales, Finance and other cross-functional business groups as required to ensure equipment scheduling, customer demo orders and buy-backs correctly process through SAP/Salesforce.

  • Serve as liaison with the Commercial Operation, Sales and Finance organization to maintain strong positive relationships.

  • Ensure effective and consistent administration of all company policies, procedures, programs and systems.

  • Anticipates and manages workload effectively to meet commitments and all applicable established departmental goals.

  • Provides support and information cross functionally within the Customer Fulfillment Center, as required/requested.

  • Subject matter expert on all tools used in department; Salesforce.com, SAP, etc.

You are a part of a team:

Philips is a global leader in health technology that makes life better for people, like you, through meaningful innovation. This position will be a part of our Global Business Services group responsible for leading operational execution, reducing complexity and increasing efficiencies as the in-house team that continuously improves performance to better support our customers. We are looking to build a new team in Nashville of passionate, inspirational, collaborative and diverse professionals that is powering excellence around the world for Philips to achieve our mission to improve the lives of 3B people a year by 2025.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience:

The ideal candidate will be a strong independent contributor that works well within a team environment and with minimal supervision during the day to day work schedule. The successful candidate must also demonstrates excellent analytical and problem solving skills, be detail-oriented and have experience with supporting high level/mixed priority activities.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree desired and/or 2+ years related experience and/or equivalent related experience/education in a Supply Chain, Engineering, Mathematics or other quantitative discipline.

  • Experience with Supply Chain Management (SCM) concepts – forecasting, planning, inventory, logistics, etc.

  • Knowledge of Salesforce.com and SAP (or other ERP systems)

  • Proficient with data analytics/manipulation (e.g. MS Excel, Access).

  • Strong troubleshooting skills and demonstrated problem solving of complex issues.

  • Prior use of Lean and/or Six Sigma analytical techniques a plus

  • Experience in project management and ability to deliver initiatives

  • Excellent judgement skills in escalating and tracking issues

  • Strong ability to diagnose problems, apply effective solutions and determine follow-up actions with minimum direction.

  • Eager to take on new tasks/expanded responsibilities; develop and shares best practices.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including active listening skills.

  • Has the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, who possesses a flexible attitude and a willingness to change priorities, as the business needs demand.

  • Quick learner able to build a comprehensive knowledge of demonstration equipment and configurations.

  • Ability to work under minimal supervision on day-to-day activities, maintaining a high degree of accuracy and integrity.

  • Willingness to perform overtime work as required to meet business demands.

In return, we offer you:

We offer you a dynamic working environment in an innovative business, which offers you excellent opportunities to further develop and fully exploit your talents. This job comes with a competitive salary, excellent benefits and up-to-date training.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum at http://www.philips.com/b-dam/corporate/corporateblog/2016/PhilipsChronicDisease_5.jpg . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech/working-at-philips/working-at-philips.html on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog at http://www.usa.philips.com/a-w/our-people/life-at-philips.html . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech.html , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech/faq.html .

Philips is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, and protected veteran or marital status.

As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

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Title GBS Nashville – Demo Inventory Specialist

In this role, you have the opportunity to:

Work within a fast paced, specialized and dynamic team collaborating with Marketing & Sales and Business Innovation Units & Finance in the Commercial Operations organization. You will work as a Demonstration Equipment Inventory Specialist within our Customer Fulfillment team. You will manage capacity and inventory utilization as well as identification of supply-demand gaps and developing solutions to address. You will take direction from the Demo Inventory Lead, Sr. Manager, Demo Inventory and be based in Nashville, TN.

You are responsible for (but not limited to):

  • Manage demonstration equipment inventory in the United States for sales operation at the desired service levels, while maintaining the lowest inventory investment possible.

  • Perform Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly and Annual inventory management processes; audits, reports, cycle-counts and may support forecasts.

  • Develop tactical improvement initiatives to meet both short and long-term goals.

  • Manage individual KPI’s, Continuous Improvement initiatives, metrics and trackers.

  • Maintain and adhere to applicable quality system policies and procedures associated with inventory management.

  • Actively participate in New Product Development planning and manage end-of-life to minimize scrap.

  • Actively participate in Philips Lean culture to help drive efficiencies.

  • Collaborate with Order Processing, Field Sales, Finance and other cross-functional business groups as required to ensure equipment scheduling, customer demo orders and buy-backs correctly process through SAP/Salesforce.

  • Serve as liaison with the Commercial Operation, Sales and Finance organization to maintain strong positive relationships.

  • Ensure effective and consistent administration of all company policies, procedures, programs and systems.

  • Anticipates and manages workload effectively to meet commitments and all applicable established departmental goals.

  • Provides support and information cross functionally within the Customer Fulfillment Center, as required/requested.

  • Subject matter expert on all tools used in department; Salesforce.com, SAP, etc.

You are a part of a team:

Philips is a global leader in health technology that makes life better for people, like you, through meaningful innovation. This position will be a part of our Global Business Services group responsible for leading operational execution, reducing complexity and increasing efficiencies as the in-house team that continuously improves performance to better support our customers. We are looking to build a new team in Nashville of passionate, inspirational, collaborative and diverse professionals that is powering excellence around the world for Philips to achieve our mission to improve the lives of 3B people a year by 2025.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience:

The ideal candidate will be a strong independent contributor that works well within a team environment and with minimal supervision during the day to day work schedule. The successful candidate must also demonstrates excellent analytical and problem solving skills, be detail-oriented and have experience with supporting high level/mixed priority activities.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree desired and/or 2+ years related experience and/or equivalent related experience/education in a Supply Chain, Engineering, Mathematics or other quantitative discipline.

  • Experience with Supply Chain Management (SCM) concepts – forecasting, planning, inventory, logistics, etc.

  • Knowledge of Salesforce.com and SAP (or other ERP systems)

  • Proficient with data analytics/manipulation (e.g. MS Excel, Access).

  • Strong troubleshooting skills and demonstrated problem solving of complex issues.

  • Prior use of Lean and/or Six Sigma analytical techniques a plus

  • Experience in project management and ability to deliver initiatives

  • Excellent judgement skills in escalating and tracking issues

  • Strong ability to diagnose problems, apply effective solutions and determine follow-up actions with minimum direction.

  • Eager to take on new tasks/expanded responsibilities; develop and shares best practices.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including active listening skills.

  • Has the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, who possesses a flexible attitude and a willingness to change priorities, as the business needs demand.

  • Quick learner able to build a comprehensive knowledge of demonstration equipment and configurations.

  • Ability to work under minimal supervision on day-to-day activities, maintaining a high degree of accuracy and integrity.

  • Willingness to perform overtime work as required to meet business demands.

In return, we offer you:

We offer you a dynamic working environment in an innovative business, which offers you excellent opportunities to further develop and fully exploit your talents. This job comes with a competitive salary, excellent benefits and up-to-date training.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum at http://www.philips.com/b-dam/corporate/corporateblog/2016/PhilipsChronicDisease_5.jpg . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech/working-at-philips/working-at-philips.html on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog at http://www.usa.philips.com/a-w/our-people/life-at-philips.html . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech.html , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech/faq.html .

Philips is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, and protected veteran or marital status.

As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

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