Strategic Material Management Specialist

Tornos, a global supplier of Swiss-type and Bar Milling manufacturing equipment, including the tooling, services, spare parts, wear parts, consumables and automation solutions that support these systems. Markets served by Tornos include: Aerospace, automotive, medical, tool and die manufacturing. Tornos is an international company focused on the future. We are always looking for talented people who support growing the business and whose capabilities can be enhanced. Today Tornos has more than 700 employees around the world. Just over half of our employees are based in Moutier, Switzerland, the other half of our employees being located in our production centers in Asia (China and Taiwan) and in our seven subsidiaries (United States, Europe and Asia).


Tornos Poland in Kąty Wrocławskie is looking for a:

Strategic Material Management Specialist


Job Description


Entity: Tornos Technologies sp. z o.o / Shared Service Centre

Location: Poland

Department: Tornos Global Service

Position Title: Strategic Material Management Specialist

Rank: Service Business Specialist

Department: Tornos Service

Reports To: Head of SSC

Contract Type: Full time




Tornos company specializes in the manufacture of machines designed to produce parts requiring extreme precision and quality. Since our 1914 founding, Tornos has pioneered sliding headstock technology. True to our promise, “We keep you turning,” we manufacture CNC sliding headstock automatic turning machines, cam- or numerically controlled multi-spindle machines, and machining centers for complex workpieces requiring high-precision machining, all backed by our own software and services. Rooted in Switzerland, Tornos’ global footprint keeps us close to our customers. Manufacturers across a wide range of growing market segments—from automotive and medical and dental to micromechanics and electronics—turn to Tornos for unique workflow solutions.


Position Summary


In Tornos we are looking candidates with passion, innovative and proactive approach with commitment to our strategy. The Strategic Material Management Specialist is a unique opportunity to join our newly created Strategic Supply Chain management team in Shared Service Team and influence global strategy of Tornos. In this role a successful candidate design of new inventory management policy with key elements of material management. This is not manager or people management role.


Main Responsibilities


  • Inventory / material control:
    • Strong knowledge on inventory management process
    • Implement stock / material classification
    • Analyze root causes for any material shortages and define plans for resolutions
    • Identify other opportunities for inventory cost optimization
    • Define and implement new inventory management strategy
    • Provide timely resolution for missing inventory
    • Manage waste and outdated inventory stock
    • Conduct inventory accuracy audits
  • Purchasing support:
    • MRP purchasing skills and purchasing experience is an asset, including domestic and international procurement, outside support operations, vendor-managed material, and non-inventory items, including capital purchases.
    • Manage incoming domestic and import receipts by determining and coordinating the appropriate shipment method and quantity for expedited and critical shipments
    • Monitor stock quantities and implement effective inventory controls to ensure adequate but not excessive inventory levels are maintained on site and at supplier locations.
  • Monitor and control:
    • Define KPIs and other controls to monitor process performance and ensure targets are set and met
  • Develop relationship with suppliers, procurement, warehouse and other stakeholders by handling appropriate two-way communication
  • Demonstrate collaboration, alignment and flexibility to Tornos Service transformation program and overall Tornos Group strategy
Key tasks
  • Responsible for establishing an ongoing optimization of inventory values for numerous inventory locations
  • Maintains control of inventory functions consisting of managing expiration dates, actions related to recalls, return shipments and cycle counting
  • Run ongoing controls for department specific inventory and anticipates outdated inventory
  • Identify and minimize outdated inventory stock strategy
  • Implement material classification and continuously monitor stock level for each category to ensure cost efficiency and optimize working capital usage
  • Define material management strategy for respective distribution centre
  • Responds to materials management concerns related to back orders
  • Investigates consignment opportunities and volume discounts
  • Prepares supplies and stock for return to vendors for credit
  • Facilitates integrated processes with internal and external customers such as operations, procurement, logistics, distributor
  • Optimize material management process steps and document respectively
  • Identify KPIs and then ensure performance and process KPIs and targets are met
  • Support redesign Supply Chain Process and its management by active participating in transformation project, optimization of process flow, cos efficiency research and supporting of implementation of key business initiatives within Supply Chain.
  • Ensure stakeholders’ needs are met quickly and efficiently
  • Perform related duties as assigned or required to meet company goals and objectives
Critical Skills and Personal Attributes



  • Material and inventory management process knowledge
  • Computer literacy – SAP Material management, Material Requirement Planning, Logistics, Quality management, Warehouse
  • Quantitative and financial analysis fundamentals (strong analytical skills)
  • Project management

Soft skills & abilities:

  • Solution orientated and strong ownership approach
  • Problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Result driven
Education and Experience


  • Bachelor degree of administration / economics / technical / or relevant


  • Manufactoring services and supply chain experience
  • Process effectiveness
  • Shared service centre work experience will be an asset
We offer:
  • Interesting and challenging work in the dynamic environment of the Machine Industry
  • Gaining experience in an international team, operating on different European markets
  • Package of benefits including private health care, life insurance
  • Longterm, stable employment
Dokumenty aplikacyjne kandydatów do pracy nierozpatrzone w danym procesie rekrutacji są przechowywaneprzez rok od jej zakończenia dla potrzeb kolejnych rekrutacji. Po tym okresie są usuwane, a dane osobowekandydatów nie są przetwarzane w żadnym innym celu. Aplikacji nie odsyłamy. Kontaktujemy się jedynie zwybranymi osobami. Prosimy o przesyłanie CV i innych dokumentów z oświadczeniem zawierającym zgodę naprzetwarzanie danych osobowych w procesie rekrutacji o następującej treści:
Wyrażam zgodę na przetwarzanie moich danych osobowych zawartych w przesłanych dokumentach w związkuz rekrutacją na stanowisko Strategic Material Management Specialist przez spółkę Tornos Technologies Poland sp. z o.o. orazspółki z grupy Tornos, jak również dla potrzeb kolejnych rekrutacji prowadzonych w ciągu roku od dniazamknięcia rekrutacji na stanowisko, w związku z którym przesłane zostają dokumenty.
Informujemy, że dokumenty bez udzielonej zgody na przetwarzanie danych osobowych nie podlegająrozpoznaniu.

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