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Store Room Manager

REQ: REQ-129941 Manufacturing

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • Sparks, NV, United States
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The Store Room Manager is responsible to ensure parts are available when needed by the organization. The ideal candidate will know what a World Class Material Handling & Logistics Operations looks like and able to implement that vision into the current organization.

Essential Duties:

  • Manage inventories of all maintenance repair parts and manufacturing consumables.
    • Implement required exception reports to assist in the above function (examples Parts Warranty tracking, Shortage & Impound reports).  
    • Develop required enablers to avoid reactive part shortages
  • Control and maintain the parts storage areas in an orderly and organized way that efficiently supports plant operations to include visual management.
  • Coordinate with the Maintenance Planner and maintenance/production supervisors to forecast and ensure required parts and consumables are in stock for scheduled maintenance actions and production runs.  
  • Preassemble parts kits for scheduled Preventative Maintenance (PM) actions. 
  • BOM creation/maintenance.
  • Develop visual management process for main and satellite storerooms.
  • Develop Vendor Managed Inventory relationships with suppliers to ensure best use of internal resources.
  • Develop a robust cycle count process that can be tracked for deltas with Root Cause identification and adjustment of processes to remove failures.
  • Develop min/max levels and ability to monitor parts being ordered by subcontracted suppliers
  • Develop min/max levels for all parts and auto order where applicable for parts that hit min counts.
  • Create purchase order requisitions and place orders with vendors after the proper approvals are in place.
  • Utilize the computerized maintenance management and purchasing software systems proactively to ensure efficient flow of storeroom and parts.
  • Know the department budget and stay within the budgetary limits.
  • Match purchase orders, receipts, and invoices for correct and timely payments.
  • Tracks and publishes key supply metrics, such as order fill rate, forecast accuracy, inventory accuracy, supplier reliability, and other common supply chain metrics.
  • Prepares reports and analysis as required to support prevent reoccurrence of part shortage issues
  • Responsible for operating within policies & procedures and maintaining compliance with corporate and regulatory requirements; including compliance with Occupational Health and Safety procedures and Safe Start practices.
  • Flexibility to take on last minute job assignments
  • Goal:  No downtime due to spare part shortages
  • Goal:  Inventory to improved spare parts inventory accuracy; improved forecasting requirements accuracy
  • Goal:  Quality and Customer Satisfaction: reduced machine downtime awaiting parts, increased on-hand reliability of production consumables
  • Goal:  Safety is to work incident free
  • Financial, EBITDA, cash flow: increased accuracy of stock requirements and improved control of assets


  • Basic/Required:  Bachelor’s degree

Essential Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in manufacturing environment leading Material Handling and Logistics operations
  • Must have 5+ years’ experience in parts ordering, storing, and inventory control position(s).
  • Able to summarize reports and present data to executive management
  • Be able to analyze failure modes and recommend prevent reoccurrence actions
  • Resilient and self-motivated, with strong attention to detail
  • Able to complete and pass a Maintenance Competency test.
  • Must have high level of organizational skills.  
  • Experience in leading Material Handling and Logistics Operations.
  • Must have strong computer skills and experience in extracting and analyzing data using information system reporting tools such as an ERP system, computerized maintenance management system, or M/S Excel/Access.
  • Must be a self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal, teambuilding and leadership skills
  • Must have an awareness of and the ability to follow Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Safety guidelines.
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of lean manufacturing and six sigma methodologies through application
  • OSHA10 Card
  • Alignment to Panasonic’s seven (7) core principles (contribution to society, fairness and honesty, cooperation and team spirit, untiring effort for improvement, courtesy and humility, adaptability, gratitude)

Preferred Certification(s):

  • Operator-level certification
  • Green Belt Certified
  • Mechatronics Tech or Similar
  • ASET Degree

About Us:

Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is collaborating with Tesla at a massive battery factory near Reno, Nevada which is known for its quality of life and expansive outdoor adventures. Panasonic's role at the Gigafactory is to manufacture and supply cylindrical lithium-ion cells to Tesla for their electric vehicles and energy storage systems.

Over the past few years, the Gigafactory has grown to the largest lithium-ion battery factory in the world. Together with our partner Tesla, we continue to revolutionize the lithium-ion battery space and accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy and transportation.

Our mission at PENA is to make the vision of affordable Electric Vehicles a reality by producing the world’s safest, high quality, and lowest cost batteries.  Through this effort we will create a clean energy society and our products will change society’s use of and perceptions of electric power.

In addition to an environment that is as innovative as our products, we offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Supplemental Information:

Pre-employment drug testing is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. without restriction.

Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.  All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Energy of North America.

REQ: REQ-129941 Manufacturing

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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