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Kanban Coordinator

Redmond, WA, US

Job ID: 32521 

Location: US-WA Redmond-B6 HR 

Department:  Supply Mgmt & Trans 




Genie Industries/Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), a business segment of the Terex Corporation, is headquartered in Redmond, WA with branch offices worldwide; we manufacture material lifts, aerial work platforms, trailer-mounted booms and light towers, telehandlers, scissor lifts and self-propelled telescopic and articulating booms.  We are a company with a strong safety first mentality, team based culture, respect for the individual and high integrity.  This position is located in Redmond, WA.

Genie sets the standard by which other lifts are judged. Simply put, we build a better lift. Our innovative designs and reliable products have made Genie a world leader in the production of material lifts, portable aerial work platforms, scissor lifts, and self-propelled telescopic and articulated booms. The right time is now to come join us as we grow and expand to meet our customers' needs.


The Kanban Coordinator (KBC) will be responsible for setting inventory levels through the use of Kanban and maintaining inventory levels that support production rates.  KBC ensures that material flow from supplier to the facility is on time and maintains delivery standards as set-forth in the Terex Materials Management System and Terex Production System.  Maintains and facilitates timely order and delivery of parts, components, and supplies to support production and service parts.  Responsible for communicating any potential or actual expedite needs to Buyers and concerned parties.  This role is also responsible to coordinate materials and production schedules with multiple teams; to solve urgent problems associated with manufacture of products; and document and communicate production outcomes and trends. 

  • Orders materials using standard signals and ordering practices to conform to daily production requirements
  • Identifies and resolves daily material issues, facilitating or ordering necessary parts, components, and supplies for production variance due to part shortages
  • Identifies and communicates all potential and real schedule variances for on-time delivery to their customer.  Works to resolve such issues and develops alternate methods or supplier relationships as needed to ensure continued production and manufacturing flow
  • Responsible for setting inventory levels through the use of Kanban (MRP/sequence pull as directed)
  • Maintain accurate locations in the PFEP system and on Kanban cards for all purchased and withdrawal loops.  Perform daily audits to ensure the integrity of the system.
  • Ensure that the delivery vessels (bins, totes, and racks) used for production materials meet the standards required for safe transport between supplier and Genie.  These vessels must be right sized for safe handling and for the part quantity established for this Kanban or part
  • Assists Kanban Coordinators, Buyers/Planners and other Materials support team to develop, interpret, and convert intermediate-term plans into action plans



Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of one year production and inventory control experience


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Knowledge and skills surrounding Material flow within a production system lean concepts and process, as well as production planning with on-time delivery of supplies to internal customers. 
  • Working knowledge of Kanban systems, buyer/planner responsibilities and process as well as overall materials systems knowledge
  • Depth of knowledge surrounding flow systems, as well as quality products being delivered within a TAKT time
  • Strong influencing skills as needed to negotiate changes with vendors and manufacturing teams     
  • Enthusiasm for working in a fast paced,  “hands-on” manufacturing environment
  • Forklift operator certification & experience preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of “Lean Principles”
  • Intermediate skills with MS Excel, Word, and Access
  • Strong orientation toward quality, safety and continuous improvement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to establish strong working relationships with customers and suppliers
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment


Location: US-WA Redmond-B6 HR 

Department: Supply Mgmt & Trans 

Job ID: 32521 


Terex Overview:

Terex Corporation is a $3.1 billion publicly traded global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services. We are passionate about producing equipment that helps improve the lives of people around the world, and providing our team members with a rewarding career and the opportunity to make an impact. While our operations are global, each office or factory is a close-knit community. We value diversity, equity and inclusion, safety, integrity, respect, servant leadership, courage, citizenship, and continuous improvement. It’s an exciting time to be part of the expanding manufacturing sector – come join us!


Additional Information:

It is the policy of the company to attract and retain the best qualified employees. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to the most qualified internal or external candidate based on work-related factors and without regard to non work-related factors including race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status as a special disabled veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or other qualifying veteran.


The Company offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits, including paid vacation, 401(k), medical, dental, and vision.


Terex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue