ERP/BOM Specialist at Material Handling Systems

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Job Description:

FORTNA partners with the world's leading brands to transform omnichannel and parcel distribution operations. Known world-wide for enabling companies to keep pace with digital disruption and growth objectives, we design and deliver solutions, powered by intelligent software, to optimize fast, accurate and cost-effective order fulfillment and last mile delivery. Our people, innovative approach and proprietary algorithms and tools ensure optimal operations design and material and information flow. We deliver exceptional value every day to our customers with comprehensive services and products including network strategy, distribution center operational design and implementation, material handling automated equipment, robotics and a comprehensive suite of lifecycle services.

At FORTNA, we believe in fostering a workplace that isn't just a job but a movement - a collective effort to redefine success and transform challenges into opportunities. "Join the Movement" encapsulates our commitment to a workplace culture that thrives on collaboration, celebrates diversity, and empowers every individual to contribute to something greater than themselves. Our Team. Our Passion. Our Approach.

This position requires an understanding of how a fabrication department functions as well as a general understanding of how MHSE orders are planned and requirements are communicated from Engineering to Sales and Operations. This includes how information is set up in the ERP system based on production requirements and in preparation for work order creation and inventory management.

BOM Specialist creates and maintains accurate Item Masters and consistent multi-level Bills of Materials (BOM) for Engineering and Production. In addition to creating Items and BOMs this position executes Engineering Change Orders (ECO) with a thorough understanding of downstream impact resulting from changes.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Constructs BOMs for new products and semi-finished products as well as maintain items, BOMs and product changes from engineering.

  • Interprets and validates specifications used to create new items, BOMs and Product Changes for materials; audits for accuracy between ERP and VAULT; performs all conversions necessary to translate the specification into the ERP BOM; and examines the specifications themselves for accuracy.

  • Is responsible to understand the product specification (drawing) - why it calls for what it does - and challenge anything that seems incorrect or inconsistent.

  • Assists in development and implementation of tools, processes, and procedures that will be used by the BOM Specialist to ensure accurate BOMs and Routings.

  • Understands cost impact of changing BOMs and Items as well as impact on production orders, inventory values, and variances.

  • Actively engages in cross functional communication to ensure accuracy and timely creation and maintenance of BOMs and Items.

  • Analyzes all BOM and routing change requests to ensure that each level of the multi-level BOM is changed in accordance with the requested change and ensures that the change request is necessary.

  • Facilitates any discussions that are required to resolve issues relating to BOM and Item creation and maintenance.

  • Participates or leads teams/group related to BOM accuracy.

  • Handles other daily tasks that occur within the business as directed.


  • Experience working with Items, BOMs and Change Notices.

  • ERP/IQMS, MS Word, Outlook and MS Excel experience required.

  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical and decision-making ability.

  • High energy, motivated individual with strong interpersonal skills, while being assertive in a team environment.

  • Able to work independently and ensure tasks are completed with little supervision.

  • Able to work well with others.

  • Detail oriented and organized.

  • Able to work under stress and meet deadlines.

This job description describes the general nature and level of work expected of a person assigned to this position. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor.

It is the policy of FORTNA and its affiliated companies to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, citizenship status (if authorized to work in the U.S.), or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, FORTNA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
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