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Vendor Managed Inventory Specialist (AIS Division)

Date: Aug 20, 2021

Location: New Brighton, MN, US

Company: MSC Industrial Supply

AIS is a leading production fastener company in the Midwest, providing MSC a solid growth platform for expansion in the OEM fasteners market and complements our fastener and VMI solutions, as well as our core metalworking and MRO business. Come join us as we continue to build a diverse and inclusive workplace.


Requisition ID : 7302 

Employment Type : Full Time         

Job Category : Inventory Management                                             

Work Location :  Maple Grove, MN (AIS) 

State or Province : Minnesota (US-MN)     

Potential Work Location : United States : Minnesota : New Brighton 



Vendor Managed Inventory Specialist is a liaison between our customer’s order fulfillment needs and our product movement. This person is responsible for the accurate management, maintenance and addition of customer product levels using handheld scanners which utilize barcode technology, at various customer facilities. This will require an exceptional listener with excellent time management, verbal communication and presentation skills. Integrity, vision, and dedication are essential for this role. 



  • Professional customer service
  • Logical in thought process and diligent in implementation
  • Knowledge of bin fill systems and VMI operations
  • Ability to communicate to all internal and external stakeholders
  • Maintain the quality and accuracy of VMI operations, with the common goal of putting the customer first
  • Conduct according to the terms and conditions outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Meeting with customers to plan implementation programs and to review satisfaction levels.
  • Working with customer to find system improvements & efficiencies
  • Controlling the processes for bin delivery to customer’s location
  • Assisting in implementation planning and preparations for new bin fill accounts
  • Participation and managing new program on site implementation
  • On site inventory control at customer locations
  • Driving to and from customer locations
  • Occasional planned travel for training & on site implementations
  • Assist in the design of new technologies that meet the voice of the customer
  • ISO Compliance
  • Attend Periodic Training where applicable
  • Participating in Cross Functional Special Projects
  • Fosters the MSC Culture in the department and throughout the company to ensure fulfillment of MSC’s vision and unity of purpose.



  • High School degree or equivalent required. 
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.



  • Sales/Customer Service experience required.
  • Basic computer skills including Outlook, Word and Excel required.
  • Basic math skills and writing skills required.
  • Effective follow-up skills required.
  • Highly organized required.




Why MSC  
People. Collaboration. Insight. That’s how you build something that works.

MSC Industrial Supply Co. is a leading North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products and services. Built on a foundation of trust, MSC works side by side with our customers to help them drive business results. With more than one million product offerings and 75+ years of experience across industries, MSC strives to help our customers achieve greater productivity, profitability, and growth through inventory management and other innovative supply chain solutions. 

We care about our associates and have programs in place to help our 6,500+ team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future.

If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build a better career at MSC.

Equal Opportunity Statement
At MSC, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all qualified applicants and our associates without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or any category protected by applicable law.  


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis