Inventory Coordinator

Lely North America
Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: The Inventory Coordinator supports the Operations of Lely North America. The Inventory Coordinator coordinates the flow, inventory levels, replenishment, and allocation to production of manufactured and purchased materials required for production and spare parts activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

Organize and deliver parts orders from spare parts warehouse to internal and external customers according to standard work or referenced from the bill of materials.

Receive and organize new parts as they come in.

Ship out whole goods including Luna’s, Juno’s, and Calm’s.

Key any transactions into the computer as material is issued using ERP system, or follow standard work for order processes where appropriate.

Ensure accuracy of all transactions including back orders through examining P.O.'s and investigating all aspects of the order to discover any and all discrepancies, missing or excess items, or any other issues that arise through the examination of the transaction.

Responsible for inventory replenishment activities and the coordination of inventory level adjustments based on production schedules or spare parts order demand. Work with purchasing and production management to maintain appropriate inventory levels

Track and expedite lost or missing parts for internal & external customers.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or general education degree is required. 1 year of post high school education is preferred. Experience in Warehouse, Shipping and Inventory Management preferred.


- Read blueprints.

- Write routine reports and intra-department communications.

- Calculate figures and apply concepts of fractions, percentages and ratios.

- Apply concepts of basic algebra, geometry and statistical quality control.

- Effectively present information verbally and written and respond to questions from groups of managers, suppliers, customer, and dealers.

- Perform basic Microsoft Office skills, CAD and other software.

- Perform problem solving techniques and root cause analysis.

- Learn to operate the CMM.

- Perform multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to assess, evaluates, and carries out appropriate action for a given situation.

- Must be able to read, interpret, analyze, measure and track a variety of reports in daily activities to accomplish objectives and further develop the process.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos; write simple correspondence; respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community; effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the Company; effectively communicate orally and in writing with internal and external customers.


Intermediate Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume; apply basic concepts of algebra and geometry.


Ability to operate a computer. Experience with Microsoft Office and other software products including, but not limited to, Excel, Word, Outlook, Cognos, Query Builder and ability to operate a fax machine and copy machine.


High Skills: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Procedures are established but conditions change; initiative must be exercised to overcome minor obstacles. Job requires that you follow set procedures, but there are many opportunities for each individual to proceed on projects on their own.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

MACHINE OPERATORS (including inspection), INSPECTION, CLOSE ASSEMBLY, CLERICAL, ADMINISTRATIVE: This is a minimum standard for use with those whose work deals largely with preparing and analyzing data and figures, accounting, transcription, computer terminal, extensive reading, visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, operation of machines (including inspection), using measurement devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work). The worker is occasionally required to work late for special projects.


If you are interested in this position, please email your cover letter and resume to or call Human Resources, 641-621-2727 for more information.


Lely North America is the world leader in automated dairy equipment and offers competitive compensation and excellent benefit package. Post offer background screen, physical and drug screen and job assessment screening required.  Lely North America is an EOE and participant in E-Verify.


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