Inventory & Quality Supervisor

Date: Sep 20, 2022

Location: Smyrna, TN, US

Company: Tenneco

Tenneco is one of the world's leading designers, manufacturers, and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with full year 2021 revenues of $18 billion and approximately 71,000 team members working at more than 260 sites worldwide.  Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Performance Solutions, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.


We are looking for an Inventory & Quality Supervisor. Responsible to define and implement best practices in wall to wall inventory management processes for finish goods, sub-assemblies, components and raw material. The role will own the cycle count activity, root cause of variation and leading the action plans to avoid reoccurrences, the role will own reporting metrics of inventory management KPI’s like days on hand, daily inventory levels, quality of inventory, cycle counts compliance and accuracy, providing visibility to the materials and plant operations leadership team.


The team is ready to act immediately on those candidates who are the best fit for the role. You’ll first hear from someone in Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone screen, and then the next step will be a personal interview with our Hiring Manager. We pride ourselves on moving through processes quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication throughout.



  • Advanced broad based supply chain inventory management, process development and manufacturing operations knowledge
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SAP ERP Systems
  • Demonstrated competency in the MS Office Suite of products
  • Above average communication skills – oral, written and presentation skills
  • Superior process, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Select, motivate, train and ensure development of a competent cycle counting staff
  • Support the Materials Manager for creating the plant inventory plan
  • Establish the ABC inventory parameters and counts frequency and ensure compliance to the DRiV Global Supply Chain Cycle Count Procedure
  • Make recommendations to enhance inventory management business processes, and identify opportunities to improve operational efficiencies.
  • Responsible for reporting inventory key performance metrics to internal stakeholders
  • Monitor and track inventory levels, reconcile inventory variances, root cause analysis and action plans
  • Monitor daily adherence and compliance to the cycle count process
  • Monitor and ensure cycle count personnel conform to company policies and procedures while maintaining a safe and cost efficient environment at all time
  • Be familiar with and ethically operate in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and governmental procedures relative to reporting activities
  • Ensure counts schedules are distributed in a timely manner to the cycle counters


Education: Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) or equivalent in Supply Chain Management, Engineering or Finance


Skills & Experience:

  • Automotive environment experience
  • Applied lean manufacturing techniques including value stream mapping, leveling demand, Kanban calculations and techniques
  • Experience with supply chain visibility tools
  • Trained in Six Sigma methodology desirable
  • Demonstrate minimum 2 - 3 years’ experience with ERP SAP System