Sumitomo Rubber USA manufactures and sells a wide range of automotive tires in the US and internationally. Located in Tonawanda, NY (a suburb of Buffalo) our growing workforce produces over 4 Million tires annually for a variety of applications such as passenger cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles.

The transition to Sumitomo Rubber USA brings exciting new opportunities for the Company's existing and prospective employees in Western New York. Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., whose Global Headquarters is located in Kobe, Japan, has a rich and successful history dating back to 1909. This trend is set to continue with the Company's formal entrance into North America through the former Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America, Ltd. facility, and through planned investments into the Company's infrastructure, manufacturing processes, and work force.

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Career Opportunities >> Storeroom Lead
Storeroom Lead
Title:Storeroom Lead
Job Grade:N06
Location :Tonawanda, NY

Storeroom Lead

Reports to: Storeroom Manager

Essential Functions/Duties:

  • Provides direct support to the Storeroom Manager in the management of day-to-day Storeroom activities and supervision of Storeroom personnel.
  • Manages a small group of vendors, issuing P.O.’s, etc.
  • Manages purchasing duties for bladders, oil, gas, and dustStop, including vendor relationships, issuing purchase orders, and inventory management.
  • Primary actor on processing returns and repairs of inventory, working with engineering and other departments as needed to obtain pertinent information.
  • Leads the investigation, management, and resolution of all receiving issues.
  • Leads cycle count process and associated reconciliation efforts.
  • Participates in strategic discussions and meetings regarding Storeroom changes.
  • Ensure compliance with established internal control procedures

Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Minimum H.S. diploma or equivalent. AAS in Supply Chain, Business or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of three years’ purchasing and inventory management experience.
  • Experience with computer application systems related to inventory, distribution, shipping or receiving (SAP experience ideal).
  • Demonstrated multi-tasking and prioritization skills in a fast-paced, dynamic organization.
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills.
  • Proficiency with using Microsoft Suite programs.

Sumitomo Rubber, USA offers competitive compensation and benefits packages. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply at

EOE M/F/Disabled/Veterans, Sumitomo Rubber, USA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

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