KIK Custom Products

  • Warehouse/Logistics Manager

    Job Location US-CA-Torrance
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/19/2018 8:58 AM)
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  • Overview

    COMPANY: As one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multibillion dollar household and personal care (“HPC”), over-the-counter (“OTC”), pool additives and automotive aftermarket categories, we serve over 100 CPG companies and several major North American HPC and automotive aftermarket retailers, including many of the leading players in their respective categories. We have full-service capabilities covering end-to-end contract manufacturing, including project management, innovation and R&D, sourcing and procurement, blending and compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our manufacturing model is highly flexible and we consistently add value to our customers by leveraging our range of services and expertise.

    KIK has over 5,000 employees and operates 29 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout North America.


    KIK Consumer Brands – Automotive Division

    Our Automotive business is comprised of the Prestone® and Holts® businesses. We develop, manufacture and market antifreeze/coolant and other automotive functional fluids and car appearance products in North America and key international markets. Prestone® is the number one branded consumer choice for antifreeze/coolant in North America. Other brands in our Automotive Care business include Holts®, Redex® and Simoniz® (outside North America).


    SUMMARY: The Warehouse/Logistics Manager is within our Automotive division and is responsible for working cross-functionally to assists in implementation of supply chain improvements to drive better performance across the organization. Responsibilities include monitoring and managing inventory levels, ensuring on time deliveries, material planning, inventory accuracy, warehousing and managing product supply to improve/maintain internal and external customer service while managing working capital.

    Essential Job Functions


    • Responsible for maintaining appropriate inventory levels to meet customer service and inventory targets.
    • Perform safety stock analysis to determine appropriate inventory stocking levels.
    • Creates and distributes work order to production floor.
    • Serves as primary point of contact to local 3PL activities including cost and service metrics.
    • Coordinate all inbound and outbound shipments.
    • Initiate transfers between plant and 3PL warehouse.
    • Work closely with Supply Planning and Operations leadership to ensure alignment on production forecast and potential operational impacts.
    • Work closely with Prestone operations teams to investigate late sales orders, researching root causes when exceptions occur and drive solutions.
    • Lead process improvement initiatives.
    • Project management (new SKU introductions, rationalization, etc.)
    • Work on logistics cost savings initiatives to deliver bottom line impact.
    • Monitor cycle counts and manage warehouse related entries to ensure accurate inventories to meet customer demands.
    • Provides supervisory direction for the cycle counter and buyer personnel including all aspects of personnel performance, staffing, training, and discipline within the department.
    • Monitor and maintain appropriate inventory levels and customer service.
    • Evaluate and coordinate the disposition of excess and obsolete inventory.
    • Monitor FIFO activities.


    B.S degree in Supply Chain or related field.

    3+ years supply chain operations and distribution experience.

    • Strong analytical skills and statistical knowledge. Understanding of multiple regression models.
    • Demonstrated communication, collaboration and leadership skills. Proven ability to work and influence at multiple levels of the organization.
    • Demonstrated experience in an ERP system – JDEdwards strongly preferred.
    • Proficient user of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint is required.
    • Excellent written/verbal communications and strong analytical/problem solving skills
    • Strong sense of self-motivation and ability to work both independently and in a team setting. Must also be able to multitask and prioritize efficiently.
    • Ability to take initiative to solve problems

    A Career with KIK Offers:


    KIK offers very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. You can plan for your future with KIK's retirement savings options including employer match. KIK also recognizes the importance of continuing education and offers Education Assistance to our employees to encourage continued personal development and growth.


    Thank you for your interest and consideration of a position with KIK Custom Products.


    KIK is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, age, religion, sex, or national origin.


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