The Kansas Artificial Breeding Service Unit (KABSU) is a unit within the AS&I department of Kansas State University that provides reproductive resources to livestock, equine and canine customers throughout Kansas and neighboring states. It is a self-funded fee-for-service business unit that serves a clientele profile of over 800 customers. KABSU interacts daily with 35-40 customers through in-house direct contact or by telephone, written, or electronic communication. This position will manage approximately 15-20 shipping requests daily pulled from an inventory of over 2 million animal breeding samples cryogenically stored in the KABSU facility. The wholesale value of the maintained inventory is over 20 million dollars. This position will manage approximately 10-15 stockroom supply requisitions daily. The shipment of an incorrectly identified sample or a sample viability issue compromised by the cryogenics of the shipment will result in liability claims and a substantial loss of revenue to KABSU.
30% Shipping and receiving: KABSU provides reproductive resources to livestock, equine and canine customers throughout Kansas and neighboring states with a clientele profile of over 800 customers. The Storeroom Manager will manage a cryogenic facility for the storage, shipping and receiving of over 2 million livestock, equine and canine breeding semen samples. The Storeroom Manager will process approximately 25 domestic and international shipments daily. A daily log of shipping and receiving, reports of damages and discrepancies and semen release reports will be forwarded to accounting personnel for reimbursement and recordkeeping. This position will use commercial carrier (UPS-FedEx) electronic systems and shipping protocols to determine the best options for shipments. This position will prepare work orders for accession personnel to pull samples from storage inventory for shipment. The Storeroom Manager will be responsible for verifying the sample accession data for accuracy before shipment.
20% Stockroom Supplies: The Storeroom Manager will manage a $200,000 inventory of reproductive supplies and resale products for artificial breeding synchronization protocols. This position will track the supply inventory by recording products and shipment data and product expiration dates. This position will complete shipping and receiving reports and report damages and discrepancies for accounting, reimbursement, and recordkeeping. A working knowledge and ease of communication with animal reproduction, genetics and animal physiology terms is preferred. This will allow the storeroom manager to correlate customer needs with appropriate supplies.
20% Warehousing: This position is responsible for maintaining storage tank levels of liquid nitrogen to assure that the appropriate cryogenic environment for sample preservation is operational. There are currently 26 cryogenic storage tanks, each capable of holding 48,000 samples that require weekly recharging. There are currently over 200 privately owned storage tanks varying in sample holding capacity of 600 to 1500 samples that are recharged every 10 weeks. Reports of all recharging and individual tank liquid nitrogen levels and reports of private tank in/out movement from the warehouse will be provided to the accounting manager. Loss of samples due to improper storage environment will result in liability claims and a substantial loss of revenue to KABSU.
20% Customer Service: This position will have direct contact with approximately 30 customers daily. Exceptional customer service is required to greet and assist walk in customers and telephone or electronic communication requests with reproductive supply purchases, liquid nitrogen storage tank refills and respond or direct questions to appropriate staff. The storeroom manager will process in-person payments (credit card-cash-check) of supplies purchased, nitrogen purchases and coordinate with the accounting manager regarding accounts receivable payments. This position requires excellent communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, being self-motivated, and the ability to work independently. Working knowledge and an operational skill set to work with QuickBooks and Excel required. Ability to work in a cryogenic and laboratory environment is required
10% Stockroom Shipping Tanks: The Storeroom Manager will track the inventory of approximately 50 KABSU shipping tanks by shipping and receiving reports and commercial carrier pick-up request forms. This position will verify the integrity and liquid nitrogen holding capacity of each tank before shipment use. All shipping documentation by means of adhesive stickers and attached tagging will be removed from the protective covers of all shipping tanks before being used again for a new shipment.