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Inventory Management Specialist

Date: Nov 9, 2020

Location: Tulsa, OK, US

Company: MSC Industrial Supply

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Requisition ID : 5608 

Employment Type : Full Time         

Job Category : Inventory Management                                             

Work Location :  Tulsa, OK 

State or Province : Oklahoma (US-OK)     

Potential Work Location : United States : Oklahoma : Oklahoma || United States : Oklahoma : Tulsa 



<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">BRIEF POSITION SUMMARY:

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Under general supervision, the IM Specialist – Level II is an inventory management specialist able to mentor and perform duties such as but not limited to: sales support below the C-Suite level, installations and data collection, vending machine diagnostics and maintenance and training. This position is expected to focus on advanced solution selling and implementation tasks. In addition, is a resource for higher level IM Specialists to complete complex tasks.

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Be proficient, able to mentor team associates and capable of performing vending sales support processes including but not limited to: customer engagements, implementations, customer item data collections, solution discovery, asset tracking, cancellations, post-install support, etc.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Supports all designated team goals and objectives.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Supports the inventory management needs of the internal and external customer in a timely manner.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Maintains accurate records following all MSC policies and procedures documented in the associate handbook.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assist in the training phase of our onboarding process for IM Specialist new hires when applicable.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Interacts with customers and associates in a positive and constructive manner.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">In support of MSC’s Lean initiatives, evaluate, document and recommend changes in methods and procedures to maximize efficiency and promote overall team success.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Support Standard Operating Procedures.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Participates in special projects and performs additional duties as required.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Fosters the MSC Culture in the department and throughout the company to ensure unity of purpose and fulfillment of MSC’s mission.

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">An Associate’s Degree or the equivalent is required
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Two years of general sales experience is required (outside sales, solutions sales, etc.)
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Min 2 years supporting value-added customer solutions / inventory management programs required
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Experience troubleshooting hardware and/or software preferred
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Knowledge of MSC-like product lines/services & MSC experience is preferred

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">**PLEASE NOTE: MSC associates having successfully completed two years on the inventory management team qualify for this role. Two years IM experience is equivalent to the requirements listed above.


  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Selling & negotiation skills required
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Organizational & time management skills required
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Computer literacy & proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet & presentation software required.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Excellent oral and written communication skills required

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">A valid driver’s license & the ability to travel 75% including overnight is required.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Must possess basic knowledge and use of hand and power tools.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Able to perform physical activities such as lifting up to approximately 50 lbs.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ability to work in various types of industrial environments
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Must adhere to customer specific requirements such as wearing hardhats, safety glasses, steel toe shoes, etc.

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

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: Tulsa
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma