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Supply Chain Logistics

Global Inventory Manager (Hybrid)




Sandvik is a global, high-tech engineering group, providing front-line products and services for the mining and construction industries. The Sandvik Group has been in operation since 1862 and today employs some 40,000 people, working in approximately 160 countries. Our diverse solutions delivered by our highly qualified and proficient employees enhance our customers’ productivity, safety and their profitability.

We are now recruiting for a Global Inventory Manager in our Dublin Office. (Hybrid)

Job Purpose

In this role, you will oversee all aspects of global inventory planning, including forecast and demand planning, inventory replenishment, and maintaining optimal stock levels and service standards across all global hubs.

Your responsibilities will encompass global inventory process design, implementation, and monitoring, alongside strategic supply chain analysis. You will identify and recommend opportunities for improving the efficiency, effectiveness, and capabilities of our supply chain. Additionally, you will develop and implement supply chain strategies, models, and processes to enhance our business operations.

Key responsibilities:


  • Business Area: Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions – Parts & Services
  • Regions: Global for process management, and core network sites for demand and inventory planning and inventory replenishment
  • Function headcount: 19

Parts Inventory Planning and Replenishment

  • Formulate and implement stock assortment strategies, policies, and associated service levels to support the Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions targets.
  • Analyse, recommend and implement changes to demand and inventory planning parameters based on agreed commercial strategy, target stock holding and service levels.
  • Collect, identify, prioritize and manage process and IT improvement opportunities related to inventory planning systems in collaboration with regional Inventory Managers and IT
  • Responsible for deploying IMS to the network and ensuring adequate training to all key users.
  • Manage monthly demand planning process execution and lead pilot S&OP process
  • Manage day-to-day replenishment between hubs
  • Supervise stock optimization activities such as scrapping, redistribution and sell-back
  • Responsible for reviewing, developing and monitoring global processes for global parts inventory operations (SMCL and sales areas)
  • Supervise the documentation of inventory related processes and work with other Logistics process owners to improve global logistics processes having dependencies with parts inventory
  • Support Logistics global projects implementation
  • Provide inventory analysis for VP Supply Chain and executive leadership
  • Identify improvement opportunities and provide recommendations to executive leadership
  • Other adhoc duties as requested by management

Your Profile

  • Advanced degree and /or diploma with the supply chain area
  • Demonstrated leadership experience managing international teams.
  • Demonstrated experience working in large cross functional multinationals corporations with the ability to network and influence leadership.
  • Expert knowledge of Inventory Management and Demand Planning and extensive knowledge of Supply Chain Management
  • Demonstrated experience implementing and managing large scale inventory/ inventory system related projects
  • Strong knowledge of aftermarket business and/or Mining business.
  • Expert knowledge of ERP systems and standard Software, and very good analytic skills.
  • Excellent communication skills & general business acumen.

What we offer:

  • 22 days annual leave
  • 4 Company Days
  • Defined Contribution Pension
  • VHI Health Insurance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Health & Wellbeing Initiatives – gym membership, wellbeing seminars, bike to work scheme
  • Flexible start & Finish times
  • Hybrid working

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, loading and hauling, tunneling and quarrying. In 2021, sales were approximately 41 billion SEK with about 15,500 employees within continuing operations.

A glimpse of our culture

At Sandvik, we’re tech driven, innovative and entrepreneurial! For us, success is a team effort - we value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where people can be themselves and reach their full potential. So, we invest in supporting each other, learning together and celebrating our differences. We also give you the freedom to find that perfect mix between work, family life and interests. Visit our stories hub, LinkedIn or Facebook to get to know us further.

Diversity, Inclusion & Sustainability

Sandvik has a developed belief in conducting our business in a sustainable and responsible manner, both for our employees and the environment, wherever in the world we operate.

Our high ethical standards determine our policy of putting Safety at a premium, acknowledging and respecting the communities and giving due consideration to the environment in the areas we operate.

These core values, to prioritise the safety and well-being of our employees, are the foundation of how we work today. We also recognise the importance on inter-personal relationships and how those based on honesty, respect and trust, enhance our working lives and help each other’s growth and career development.

Equality of opportunity is fully supported and endorsed as an employer by Sandvik, while also welcoming the additional strength that diversity brings, by providing a work environment where everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect.

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Contract Type: Permanent

Other considerations: Global travel will be required

Reporting to: Vice President Supply Chain

How to apply? Interested in the challenge? Please apply directly at https://www.home.sandvik/career

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The closing date for applications is the 29th July 2024.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the EU or hold a valid permit to work in the EU.

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