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Amazon Inventory Manager, Amazon Robotics in North Reading, Massachusetts


Are you inspired by invention? Is problem solving through teamwork in your DNA? We apply advances in robotics and software to solve real-world problems that delight our customers' experiences in ways we can't even imagine yet.

Amazon Robotics is located in the greater Boston area, the epicenter of robotics innovation. Our diverse team of engineers come from all over the world to design, test and build our dynamic fleet of robots and mechatronic systems. Having our offices, labs, test floors and factories all co-located means that we can design the hardware, write the code, test, build and watch it all come to life. This allows us to innovate quickly and on limitless ideas. Current advancements are underway in autonomous movement and mobility, artificial intelligence and machine learning, manipulation, simulation, robotic management software, predictive analytics, and much more.

The Robotics Manufacturing & Technical Operations (RMTO) team is seeking an Inventory Manager to optimize inventory performance through data-driven strategies and cross-functional collaboration to support high volume manufacturing and emerging products and technology. The Inventory Manager will be responsible for developing and maintaining the ABC/XYZ classification system, oversee cycle counting, identify and mitigate E&O, and use forecasting to align inventory with demand and supply requirements. By driving process improvements and generating actionable insights, the Inventory Manager ensures the company's inventory is efficiently managed to support business objectives.This position requires strong leadership skills, excellent organizational abilities, and a deep understanding of material management processes.

Key job responsibilities

  • Conduct regular analysis to categorize inventory based on importance and usage patterns

  • Develop and maintain the ABC/XYZ system to enable effective inventory management strategies

  • Recommend appropriate stock levels, safety stock, and replenishment plans for each category

  • Oversee the cycle count process to ensure accurate and up-to-date inventory records

  • Develop and implement count procedures, analyze results, and address discrepancies

  • Provide training and support to the material team on proper cycle counting techniques

  • Monitor inventory to identify slow-moving or obsolete items

  • Collaborate cross-functionally to develop strategies for managing Excess and Obsolete (E&O) inventory

  • Maintain accurate E&O records and report on the financial impact

  • Analyze data to develop and refine replenishment strategies based on demand, lead times, and forecasts

  • Utilize modeling to determine optimal stock levels, reorder points, and safety stock

  • Align inventory with customer demand and supply chain requirements

  • Generate regular reports, identify trends, and present findings to stakeholders

  • Participate in inventory budgeting and monitor costs like holding, obsolescence, and shrinkage

A day in the life

Success Metrics:

  • Inventory Turns

  • Inventory Accuracy

  • Excess and Obsolete

  • Inventory Holding Cost

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in operations, supply chain or logistics

  • 3+ years of supply chain, inventory management or project management experience

  • Experience managing and executing large projects from start to finish, including project management, data gathering and modeling, problem solving, and communicating recommendations

  • Experience with process improvement techniques such as Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to interpret data and identify trends.

  • Proficient in using inventory management software and data analysis tools (e.g., Excel, SQL).

  • Knowledge of inventory control techniques, such as ABC/XYZ classification, cycle counting, and inventory optimization.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams.

  • Attention to detail and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the principles of statistical inventory control

  • Experience with SQL

  • Relevant professional certification (e.g., APICS CSCP, CPIM, or ISM-SCP)

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