VMI SPECIALIST
Sonepar USA

Mounds View, Minnesota

Posted in Manufacturing and Production
about 1 month ago


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The Opportunity

We are seeking a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Specialist to be responsible for maintaining and growing appropriate inventory at customer designated sites.  The VMI Specialist will use a phone with scanner to order inventory and help maintain accurate inventory levels.  You will also make deliveries of products from the local branch to the customer locations using either a company van or a box truck.

About Vallen

Vallen is an industry leader in delivering flexible supply chain solutions and services along with a comprehensive range of maintenance, repair, operating, production, safety and electrical products to meet the growing supply needs of customers in facilities across North America and around the world. Vallen is headquartered in Belmont, NC and is a subsidiary of Sonepar USA, part of the global Sonepar family.

Working at Vallen

At Vallen, we are committed to the success of our customers and our co-workers and do what it takes to get the job done right. We work diligently to improve and drive results that create value. We’re hands-on, responsive and team-oriented. We apply our insights, experience and relationships to find the best!

Position Summary: 

Vallen’s VMI Associate is an individual contributor that delivers and set up inventory at customer’s designated sites. Performs the physical or administrative tasks involved in storing, distributing and order fulfillment of merchandise, products, materials, parts, supplies and equipment. Checks goods distribution against purchase orders or invoices, Responsible for transporting company cargo to customers.  Conducts inventory task in accordance with local VMI processes.  Responsible for safety of public while operating company vehicles. Follows proper guidelines for use of all equipment.  Ensures vehicle and equipment are clean, safe. Reports vehicles concerns to management team.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drives company commercial vehicles to transport and deliver goods to designated locations in a safe manner and in compliance with all State and Federal DOT standards and regulations.
  • Works to ensure the accuracy of shipments to the customer.
  • Assist the VMI customer space/placement, sets up the appropriate area to receive shipment of material, stocks the product in the customer’s designated area.
  • Follows the customer order through from pick-up at Vallen’s warehouse/DC to delivery and set up at customer site.
  • Takes customer spot buy orders when needed and relays the information to the CSR or AR.
  • Recommends changes to the customer inventory levels based on usage.
  • Ensures that bar code labels are up to date and legible for scanners to read or prints out the appropriate bar code labels as needed.
  • Scans barcodes at customer site to generate customer orders.
  • Maintains awareness of min/max, reorder point/quantity and reports observations back to managements.
  • Assist in the annual inventory (cycle) counts on consigned customer sites.
  • Presents information and respond to questions from clients, customers, and managers.
  • 5S all VMI Point of Use areas.
  • Perform VMI functions at vending point of use areas: loading, receiving and minor repairs or changes, including mandatory communication with direct supervisor and the sales team.

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran

  • Inventory control experience is required

  • Must have excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable motor vehicle record
  • Ability to communicate with the customer, customer service reps and account reps in a professional manner
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Must have good computer skills with knowledge of MS Office software
  • Ability to lift 50 to 75 pounds
  • Forklift/cherry picker/powered equipment
  • Experience with VMI is highly desired


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