The Inventory Manager is responsible for planning, directing, controlling, and evaluating all or most inventory planning and control activities for one or multiple accounts. The Inventory manager implements the corporate Inventory Control program and monitors all results to ensure Great Inventory equals Great Productivity.
· Trains and manages the inventory team in one or multiple accounts
· Leads employees to execute Quarterly and A/B/C cycle counts on time while conducting root cause analysis, reporting and trend data in support of organizational DPPM and cycle count accuracy KPIs
· Traces history of items to determine reasons for discrepancies between WMS system and floor counts and recommends and follows through on actions to resolve discrepancies
· Analyzes defect trends and works with operations team to implement action plans to improve processes and behaviors, in an effort to prevent additional defects
· Coordinates and executes daily reporting to ensure accurate and current inventory records
· Ensures assigned accounts have the right tools and resources to meet company goals
· Partners with engineering to implement and maintain proper layout of warehouse and product placement, reviews and provides a consistent slotting strategy that continually addresses the pick front needs of operations
· Monitors and ensures facility key performance indicators (KPI) are met in a timely and cost effective manner to ensure the profitability and productivity of the distribution center
· Leads through example in maintaining the safety and 5S physical properties of the multi-site operations
· Works with customer on requested projects and inquiries. Effectively communicates results to customer and campus and regional leadership.
· Participates in monthly business reviews and provides Inventory Control results and any actions being taken to improve
· Other duties as required and assigned
· Bachelor’s degree from a 4 year college or university
· Minimum 4 years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
· Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience
· Experience managing inventory and shrink goals for customers
· Experience with food grade product and lot managing all with expiration date control
· Experience training, evaluating, motivating and leading a team of 15 - 25 employees across three shifts and multi-locations
· Experience managing and owning annual Physical Inventories through research and root cause analysis
· Experience related to managing and reporting to an annual shrink allowance
· Knowledge of financial information as it relates to adjustments and write-offs
· PC literate and proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
· Ability to read and interpret documents such as general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations
· Ability to write routine reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
· Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
· Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exits
· Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The employee is regularly exposed to ambient lighting and temperate climate conditions.
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
Job Duties as documented in this job description are considered "Essential Functions" and have been created by the standards of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) require that employees be able to perform "Essential Functions" of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the "Essential Functions".