Vallen’s VMI Specialist 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 Inside Sales 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 inventory (cycle) counts on consigned customer sites.
Presents information and respond to questions from clients, customers, and managers.
5S all VMI and Vending 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.
Performs other duties as requested.
Education requirement: High School diploma (GED) and a minimum of 4 years of relevant warehouse, inventory (cycle) counting or delivery, experience.
Relevant experience should include:
Valid driver’s license that complies with Vallen’s standards.
Willingness to learn and work on assignments that are semi-routine in nature.
Must be a self-starter with the willingness to work with supervision.
Ability to understand and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Demonstrated ability to get the job done correctly and in a timely manner.
Possess a proactive and positive team approach to problem resolution.
Must have the ability to establish strong working relationships with customers, co-workers and management
Ability to determine methods and procedures on new assignments.
Knowledge of company products preferred.
Ability to represent Vallen in a professional manner projecting a Winning Team approach to customer service.
Working Conditions and Environment:
Travel: Yes - 80%
Work Environment & Physical Demands:
Reasonable accommodations will be evaluated and may be implemented to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of this position.
May be required to handle hazardous materials and wear various forms of protective equipment (shoes, gloves, protective eyewear, etc.).
Required to properly operate and control a motor vehicle; specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand and may include little to no advanced notice.
Sitting, standing, walking, squatting/kneeling, reaching, grasping, pushing/pulling, twisting/bending, lifting/carrying multiple times per shift, fingering, talking, hearing, and seeing.
May be required to lift and carry up to 75 pounds; must have the ability to handle physical inventory that requires hand dexterity.
May work in extreme hot or cold environments; various facilities may have dusty conditions.
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.