Inventory Control Manager Job Description

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Inventory Control ManagerINVENTORY CONTROL MANAGER SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS

The Inventory Control Manager analyzes and coordinates the organization’s supply chain. They manage the entire life cycle of a product (i.e., acquisition, distribution, allocation, and delivery).

INVENTORY CONTROL MANAGER ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop business relationships with suppliers/vendors and customers.
  • Work to understand customers’ needs and how to meet them.
  • Direct the allocation of materials, supplies, and finished products.
  • Design strategies to minimize the cost or time required to move goods.
  • Review the success of logistical functions and identify areas for improvement.
  • Present performance data to management.
  • Propose improvements to management and customers.
  • Stay current on advances in logistics technology and incorporate new technologies into procedures.
  • Lead a team of storage/warehousing personnel through process of counting and recording inventory.
  • Responsible for actual inventory counts; must be knowledgeable about inventory items to be counted, the counting procedures used, and location of all inventories.
  • Identify items as coming from or belonging to the customer, keep those items segregated from other production materials/tools, and maintain control of customer inventory.
  • Develop and maintain the Master Parts List.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

Reports directly to the Warehousing/Storage Manager; works with procurement (purchasing), shipping & receiving, warehousing, and production staff to manage production inventory.

PROCEDURES

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INVENTORY CONTROL MANAGER QUALIFICATIONS

A bachelor’s degree in business administration, industrial engineering, or supply chain management is required; a master’s degree in supply chain management is preferred. Work experience in logistics, inventory will be considered in lieu of a master’s degree.

Need strong communication skills to collaborate with colleagues and do business with suppliers and customers. Critical thinking, problem solving, and organizational skills are a must. Project management experience is preferred; a PMP certification is helpful. Experience with supply chain software is needed.

INVENTORY CONTROL MANAGER PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Ability to communicate orally with customers, vendors, management, and coworkers is crucial. Regular use of phone and email for communication is essential. Hearing and vision correctable to within normal ranges is essential for normal conversations, receiving ordinary information, and preparing or inspecting documents.

The ability to remain in a stationary position roughly 50% of the time, as well as the ability to move about the office occasionally (accessing files/storage, office equipment, computers and other office productivity devices, attending meetings, etc.), is required.

Using a computer while sitting for extended periods is common. Must also be able to position self to maintain equipment, including under tables and desks.

Occasional heavy lifting (40+ lbs.) may be expected during inventory counts. Otherwise, occasional exertion of 15-20 lbs. of force is normal.  Good manual dexterity required to use common office equipment (e.g., computers, mobile devices, calculators, copiers, scanners).

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The job is performed indoors in a traditional office setting and in production, warehousing, and related settings. Extended periods of sitting while using a computer or other devices are common.

SKU: JD0610

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