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Bill Of Materials Specialist

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Legal Address - DUNKIRK, MD


The Bill of Materials Specialist's primary function is to create, modify, and manage accurate and consistent Bills of Materials (BOM) and Product Configurations within our Microsoft Navision ERP system. The bills of materials are complex documentation of the specific parts and operations required to manufacture Victor Stanley products. This is a highly important and detail-oriented role that requires the ability to think critically and problem solve through cross-functional collaboration to maintain accurate pricing, inventory accuracy, purchasing, and product fulfillment.



  • Using product design information, create product models, configurations and BOM within the Microsoft Navision ERP system
  • Working with the Engineering, Supply Chain, Inventory and Purchasing Teams, design and maintain product configurator rules, BOM and routing rules
  • Ensure consistency and accuracy in BOM and Configurator
  • Act as liaison between Engineering, Supply Chain, Purchasing and Production Teams
  • Troubleshoot BOM, Configurator and Sales Order entry issues. Determine most effective approach to resolving issues
  • Interface with Customer Service and Sales regarding configurator capabilities
  • Coordinate with the Engineering Team on documenting the parts, resources and routing required as specified by the Engineering Team
  • Track the preliminary BOM through the engineering and prototyping phase to maintain accuracy
  • Working closely with the Engineering, Supply Chain, Inventory and Purchasing Teams, integrate the Add/Delete parts list
  • Communicating BOM information to key stakeholders as it is captured, updated and before new product launches
  • Maintain consistency and accuracy in describing parts and part numbers for production and documentation
  • Ensure compliance with drawing format and part naming conventions
  • Conduct BOM audits to ensure inventory accuracy and correct use of parts in production
  • Perform special cost analyses and prepare materials usage reports
  • Analyze usage discrepancies as it relates to BOM accuracy, ensuring each tier of the BOM matches the appropriate routing and timing of materials in production
  • Understand cost impact of changing BOMs and parts as well as the impact on production use, inventory values, variances, and Cost of Goods Sold
  • Provide additional support and conduct special projects as determined by the Engineering, Supply Chain, Inventory and Purchasing Teams
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Speaking - Talk to others to convey information effectively
  • Active Listening - Give full attention to what other people are saying; take time to understand the points being made, ask questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
  • Time Management Manage one's own time
  • Reading Comprehension- Understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Critical Thinking- Use logic and reason to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Writing- Communicate effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience


  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop, kneel, talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Experience and Education:

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent. General Engineering or Supply Chain Management Bachelor’s Degree desired. Strong Knowledge of configurator software and fundamental configurator logic preferred.