Kaman Corporation

  • VMI Specialist

    Location : Location US-WA-Tacoma
    Requisition ID
    Kaman Distribution
    Shift 1
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    3 weeks ago(12/28/2018 12:15 PM)
  • Overview



    We are seeking a VMI Specialist to join our Kaman Fluid Power team in Tacoma, WA. This exciting opportunity offers the ability to act as the liaison between the customer and the sales team, make sound business decisions, and provide world-class customer service. This position requires travel in company provided vehicle between customer facilities.


    Kaman Fluid Power, a platform of Kaman Distribution Group, is a leading provider of motion control products and highly engineered systems and components for precision hydraulic and pneumatic applications. We are committed to providing our customers with the right solutions, focusing on their needs, and exceeding their expectations. Our people are the foundation of our success. The key to sustaining our competitive advantage is by investing in the development of our employees, driving innovation, and providing solutions for a better tomorrow.


    Power your career with a company that powers the future.  

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities


    • Provides excellent customer service and sales solutions to customers.
    • Communicates with all customer personnel in a timely, professional and courteous manner
    • Reviews customer usage reports on a monthly basis
    • Identifies product that needs to be ordered during scheduled customer visits
    • Recommends to the customer changes to the inventory levels based on usage
    • Adds items to the VMI program as requested by the customer
    • Coordinate with sales team to insure changes are implemented
    • Maintains customers designated product area to display a neat and orderly stocking area
    • Stocks the product in the customer’s designated area
    • Updates labels & barcodes as needed
    • Manage inventory turns and maintain appropriate return on the inventory investment.
    • Track and reduce dead and obsolete inventory communicating to both sales and customer senior management.
    • Analyze data for special reporting as required by management.
    • Helps maintain an accurate inventory & coordinates with inventory manager
    • Manages physical inventory at consignment locations
    • Become proficient with all VMI processes as they integrate with the ERP system.
    • Work to suggest process improvements to the VMI program.
    • Pickup and delivery of customer orders


    Education: A minimum of a High School Diploma or GED.



    • Minimum of 2 years inside sales experience in Industrial Distribution or Integrated Supply.
    • Mechanical/Technical knowledge required
    • Clean MVR (driving record)                                      

    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


    Physical Demands: 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; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or bear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.


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