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Inventory Manager

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Devens, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2023
Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) has the fastest, lowest cost path to commercial fusion energy.
CFS collaborates with MIT to leverage decades of research combined with groundbreaking new high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet technology. HTS magnets will enable compact fusion power plants that can be constructed faster and at lower cost. Our mission is to deploy these power plants to meet global decarbonization goals as fast as possible. To that end, CFS has assembled a team of leaders in tough tech, fusion science, and manufacturing with a track record of rapid execution. Supported by the world’s leading investors, CFS is uniquely positioned to deliver limitless, clean, fusion power to combat climate change. To implement this plan, we are looking to add dedicated people to the team who treat people well, improve our work by adding multifaceted perspectives and new ways of solving problems, have achieved outstanding results through a range of pursuits, and have skills and experience related to this role.
As the Inventory Manager at CFS, you will be responsible for driving the inventory strategy to meet company objectives. You will lead members of the Inventory team to meet company objectives through warehouse and materials management. You will be responsible for ensuring orderly distribution of inventory and tooling around CFS properties and buildings. You will ensure smooth operational flow, by ensuring inventory moves on and off the production line. You will create standard work for the inventory team, while maintaining flexibility. You will ensure alignment of material deliveries with the broader business. You will maintain and enforce proper inventory control procedures.

This team member will:

  • Create and ensure compliance with all CFS Safety guidelines and policies in the warehouse; correct any unsafe conditions or behaviors while maintaining a clean work environment
  • Define inventory control policies and procedures and ensure compliance with financial requirements
  • Implement new processes and continuous improvements in the inventory areas
  • Maintain materials, Material Handling Equipment, and supplies required to meet CFS inventory related functions
  • Interface with engineering and manufacturing on inventory control requirements
  • Supervise, evaluate and coach team members
  • Ensure accuracy of pick orders and record verified information in CFS ERP system
  • Manage the inventory cycle count process
  • Ensures compliance with CFS HazMat storage

The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of these requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business or other applicable area - 10+ yr work experience in applicable area can substitute
  • Masters Degree (preferred)
  • 10+ years experience in inventory or materials management
  • 7+ Material Handling Equipment Experience
  • 7+ years experience using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system or Warehouse Management System (WMS) for inventory management
  • 7+ years experience in a supervisory role
  • Experience in a start-up or high growth environment
  • Experience in manufacturing environment
  • Manufacturing/shop floor environment experience
  • Exceptional understanding of inventory and warehouse operations
  • Understanding of ERP functionality related to inventory and materials management
  • Strong computer skills with MS office applications - High level of comfort with Excel/ Google Sheets
  • Analysis skill to assess inventory levels and strategy
  • Possess remarkable problem-solving skills with a bias for speed
  • Learns quickly and adapts to new information and environments
  • Ability to lead and mentor
  • Demonstrate organizational skills and accuracy, with the ability to prioritize job functions to meet deadlines and ensure smooth workflow and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Possesses excellent judgment and the ability to make and execute on decisions for the holistic betterment of the company with little oversight
  • Exhibit strong customer service skills and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment with exceptionally tight deadlines with frequent interruptions and distractions
  • Address problems with a positive, creative, collaborative approach, always keeping the customer experience in mind
  • Have exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, and be able to write concise, logical and grammatically correct business correspondence
  • Have strong relationship building skills, and the ability to interact and work effectively with many levels of personnel and suppliers

Additional experience and/or qualifications:

  • Experience in start-up or high growth environment
  • Manufacturing/shop floor environment experience
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs
  • Perform activities such as stooping, typing, standing, and sitting for extended periods of time
  • Work in a facility that contains industrial hazards including heat, cold, noise, fumes, strong magnets, lead (Pb), high voltage, high current, pressure systems, and cryogenics
  • Willingness to travel or work required nights/weekends/on-call occasionally
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CFS team members thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits. We all tightly align with our company values of integrity, execution, impact and self-critique. As we grow, we are looking to add talented people who are mission driven and bring diverse perspectives and new ways of solving problems.
At CFS, we deeply value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer by choice. We consider all qualified applicants equally for employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.