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Material Demand Analyst/Expeditor at TDK-Lambda Americas Inc

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: National City, California

Job Description:

Responsible for day-to-day management of existing Purchase and Sales Orders dates in the ERP system, ensuring timely shipment of product, resolving issues and identifying potential problems that could impact customer service. Analyzing shipment and inventory levels to determine forecast and purchase strategy. Establish and maintain excellent relationships with internal and external contacts.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES & AUTHORITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Adjusts Sales Order dates to align with supply while following company scheduling rules.

  • Expedite, co-ordinate and confirm shipping schedules with suppliers for escalated orders.

  • Manage requests for advance purchases and risk buys, work with Inside Sales to match incoming orders to the advance purchase or inventory is protected for specific customers.

  • Manage safety stock levels by performing analysis to set appropriate levels.

  • Analyze historic demand patterns to create forecasts and set ordering parameters.

  • Perform material planning and ordering activities for finished goods item.

  • Provide inventory, usage, shipment and projection reports to management.

  • Track, analyze and adjust activities to meet department KPIs.

  • Coordinate with multiple departments when special handling is required.

  • Potential travel, domestically and internationally - less than 10%.

  • Perform other tasks as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management or similarly focused major preferred; or 5-7 years of related experience and/or training in an ERP system environment. 

  • Advanced computer skills including Windows, Internet Browsers, MS Outlook (or other email), and the aptitude to learn new software programs quickly.

  • Understanding of ERP systems, supply and demand, and material flow from factory to customer.

  • Understanding of logistics with regards to shipping of product.

  • Understanding of fundamental supply chain concepts: procurement/purchasing, material planning, forecasting and replenishment, inventory management, distribution.

  • Strong administrative and organizational skills - attention to detail is a must.

  • Successful multi-tasking/priority management skills. Work well under pressure while juggling many responsibilities and meeting stringent deadlines.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication (listening, written & verbal) skills.

  • Comfortable being assertive when appropriate.

  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Flexibility/Open to new ideas and change.

  • Superior stress management skills, ability to handle difficult/stressful situations while maintaining professional composure and judgment.

  • Self-motivated, positive attitude and ability to work with minimal supervision. 


The starting annual base pay for this role is between USD $68,000 and $72,000 for San Diego. The actual base is dependent upon many factors, such as: training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs, market demands. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. The role may also be eligible for variable bonus programs and benefits.



Acquired by TDK in 2008, TDK-Lambda Americas Inc. represents the culmination of three well-established North American power manufacturers: Electronic Measurements Inc., Lambda Electronics, and Innoveta Technologies. We have earned the reputation of being a trusted world-class organization through a history of providing reliable and innovative power supplies. Our broad product offering features over 6,000 models that are suited for many applications, including medical, industrial, broadcast, defense, factory automation, and LED/LCD signage. Our view is that "power supply" is more than just an electronic device, but the heart of our customer's systems. This belief has helped us become a global leader in our industry.

We employ approximately 300 people in our engineering, manufacturing, and sales offices across the United States. At our company, we value the work and ideas of our employees. They are encouraged to express their opinions and take the initiative, which has helped with the growth of our community and kept us at the cutting edge of new technologies. We offer our employees not only a career opportunity but also an environment that allows them to succeed.

TDK-Lambda Americas offers great benefits and perks, including healthcare benefits, a 401(k) with match, paid time off (PTO), educational assistance, recognition plans, service awards, and performance-based awards.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. TDK-Lambda Americas is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with that commitment, we will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of the position.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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