Inventory Control Manager Job Description

Inventory Control Manager Job Description

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Inventory control manager provides regional guidance, training and direction for inventory control, inventory process management, inventory audits, cycle counts, and reporting metrics.

Inventory Control Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Analyze WHV inventory onhands vs
Research and respond to Inquiries made in areas of responsibility
Supervise a periodic cycle count of the entire building every six months
Audit receipts, track inbound flow, ensure timely turn on inbound
Monitoring the implementation of various procedures in the stores (when creating merchandise movements)
Manage projects and/or actively participate in projects
Ensure compliance with existing and develop/document new policies and procedures governing by SOX
Develop and direct process improvement initiatives and monitoring controls within functional area
Assess current material flow processes to design and implement inventory control policies and procedures, with a view to moving the organization towards 6 Sigma and Lean Manufacturing concepts such as Just-In-Time and Just-In-Sequence
Maintain inventory accuracy through managing the cycle counting program and other inventory control processes

Inventory Control Manager Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Inventory Control Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, CPIM, CSCMP, HAACP, CSCP, HACCP, CPR, ISO, CLTD, LEAN

Education for Inventory Control Manager

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the inventory control manager job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Business, Education, Management, Accounting, Engineering, Finance, Business/Administration, Associates, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management

Skills for Inventory Control Manager

Desired skills for inventory control manager include:

Operational roles and responsibilities
Addition
Basic math: counting
Subtraction
Global and regional logistics operations and industry
International direct and indirect taxes global customs regimes
Customs regulations
Distribution center operations
Inventory software
Mainframe and work station for management of inventory reconciliation

Desired experience for inventory control manager includes:

Excellent communication skills, including ability to express well-reasoned, independent thought
Experience applying and using material flow analysis tools, including simulation, time study analysis (dynamic and static) preferred
Strong knowledge of material flow methodologies including sequencing, kitting, repack, with ability to create metrics and standardization of process
Understanding of of Production and Inventory Control within manufacturing environment such as lean manufacturing concepts with the ability to lead 5S and kaizen efforts for continuous improvement
Bachelor’s degree and/or APICS certification a plus
Investigate reasons for inventory discrepancies, develop strategies to prevent future discrepancies and verify and correct any and all as necessary

Inventory Control Manager Examples

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Inventory Control Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of inventory control manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for inventory control manager
  • Work with Buyers, Materials Handlers, Production, Quality, and Logistics to ensure timely and accurate transaction of material movements for production, consumption during backflush, and disposition of any non-conforming materials through MRB
  • Work with the ERP (MES, Warp, WMS) systems support personnel to leverage the system for improved material control, inventory accuracy and transparency
  • Work with Cost Control Accounting to implement and execute accurate material planning and consumption processes
  • Use Lean/Sigma, 5S, DMAIC and other continuous improvement tools to foster a culture whereby Lean/Sigma is utilized to continuously improve the processes
  • Continually evaluates internal processes and materials conducts external research to improve the control of the inventory
  • Work with Engineering and Purchasing to plan for material and product end of life (EOL)
  • Work fluidly in a highly cross-functional team environment involving manufacturing and product development teams, buyers, manufacturing engineers, logistics operations people and finance teams
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with limited structure and hierarchy, comfort with uncertainty, short decision cycles and rapid pace of changes
  • Review & analyze customers / suppliers issue data with development of corresponding action plans to reduce issues
  • High accountability and proactive communication and issues identification
Qualifications for inventory control manager
  • Lead Inventory & Quality improvements to reduce Unable To Fulfill and Not What I Ordered orders
  • Provide quality and stock related reports
  • Develop layouts for storage and forecast WH capacity
  • Lead & supervise a team / front-line specialist in Inventory Control / Quality Assurance operations
  • Optimize and Develop improvements in ERP / NAV
  • Partner with Operations Managers in the developing of SOP and policies
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Inventory Control Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of inventory control manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for inventory control manager
  • Lead efforts to increase in-house and in-field inventory accuracy and control by partnering with Operational and Sales managers
  • Supervises and trains Inventory Control and Receiving personnel
  • Identifies and brings resolution to issues impacting Materials Management group
  • Coordinates and manages physical cycle counts, as needed to insure inventory accuracy
  • Conducts regular inventory analysis to solve inventory related issues
  • Ensures product stock is adequate for all distribution channels and can cover direct demand
  • Monitors, analyzes and reports demand and documents inventory characteristics
  • Collaborates with others to ensure business goals are achieved
  • Initiates and carries out projects that improve inventory blend to compliment program and business goals
  • Performs research and analysis to assist with resolution of inventory problems
Qualifications for inventory control manager
  • Minimum seven (7) years of materials management experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Minimum three (3) years of leadership/supervisory experience
  • Manages all inventory control activities working cross functionally with the teams
  • Coordinates reconciliation of physical inventories as needed
  • Works with Finance to ensure accurate financial statement of company inventory
  • Plans, organizes and reviews quantity and quality of work of direct reports
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Inventory Control Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of inventory control manager. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for inventory control manager
  • Manage and support all safety programs and OSHA compliance to ensure a safe work environment for all associates
  • Create, manage and support recognition and communication programs that foster an environment of teamwork for associates
  • Review & analysis of customer defect data incl
  • Hire, onboard, supervise and develop a team of front-line supervisors and their subordinate hierarchy levels in Inventory Control / Quality Assurance operations within the Fulfillment Centers
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies & procedures
  • Facilitate any physical inventories as necessary
  • Define, develop and implement an Inventory Control strategy, which contributes to the campus strategic directions
  • Develop an understanding of the Workcell business strategy as it pertains to Inventory Control
  • Provide regular updates to BUM, WCM, and Operations Manager on the execution of the strategy
  • Provide feedback to peers (BUMs, WCMs, Functional Managers (FMs) on cost and cost trends
Qualifications for inventory control manager
  • Strong commitment to employee development, exceptional level of dedication, motivation, & intelligence
  • Expert knowledge of EU-wide food safety requirements (HACCP, LMHV, LFGB)
  • Coach and mentor Inventory Control staff to deliver excellence to every internal and external customer
  • Recruit, interview and hire Inventory Control, Stockroom, Prep and Shipping Supervisors
  • Five years of related work experience experience in manufacturing/inventory control, including two years in supervisory role
  • Minimum 3 years of Logistics, Shipping/Receiving, and Inventory control experience in manufacturing/production environment including scheduling experience
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Inventory Control Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of inventory control manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for inventory control manager
  • Remains abreast of developments in the field(s) by pursuing a program of self-development, participating in professional organizations, interacting with peers, reviewing pertinent literature, and so forth
  • Directs the preparation of records recurring and special reports and analyses for area(s) of responsibility ensuring that they are complete, accurate and prepared on time
  • Assist with new store openings and renovations
  • Monitor receiving in warehouse and stores
  • Run daily & weekly reports for non-compliance of receiving
  • Serve as a logistica l manager , providing all acquisition logistics support functions (i.e., planning, development, implementation, and management of support concepts and strategies) for the customer portfolio
  • Set up and manage Facilities Spare Parts Inventory and inventory control system for the Gigafactory
  • Actively work with the Facilities team and OEM’s to identify appropriate levels of min and max material inventory levels, organize logical parts identification and storage, regularly audit these levels and interact with external vendors and internal procurement personnel
  • Develop and update the Facilities budget tracker
  • Cross-reference equipment manufacturer’s part numbers with vendor part/item numbers
Qualifications for inventory control manager
  • Experience in an AS9100 quality system or ISO9001
  • Microsoft Excel experience with pivot tables and analysis
  • Experienced with positively adjusting to changing daily demands and work volumes required
  • Effective verbal and written skills with mid to upper level management required
  • Highly skilled inventory control leader with extensive strategic and tactical experience, results-oriented, high energy, high urgency, and embraces effective change
  • Business/technical degree preferred or equivalent
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Inventory Control Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of inventory control manager. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for inventory control manager
  • Understand and apply 5S methodology in work spaces and processes to increase efficiency and safety
  • Investigate inventory that shows as available in the system but cannot be found in the facility and invalid/problem pallets
  • Assign merchandise to a pick location in the Central Fill Facility
  • Managing the collection, input and reporting of Inventory Control and Quality data
  • Coordination and planning of merchandise flow through the DC
  • Managing teams of Inventory Control Auditors, Quality Auditors, Data Entry Clerks and Ticket Room Associates through delegation to their supervisor staff or in person
  • Meeting daily with DC Management and Engineering to review and analyze quality and production data and to discuss action plans to improve DC performance
  • Identifying and analyzing loss (shrink) patterns in actual and adjusted inventory levels
  • Developing action plans that will ensure accuracy of the WMS
  • Researching, follow-up, processing and reporting the status of inventory management regarding shrink controls and accuracy benchmarks
Qualifications for inventory control manager
  • Knowledge of distribution operating systems and all aspects of warehouse production and logistics transportation-related activities
  • Gain expertise in key Fulfilment Centre process paths, exception handling
  • Lead and supervise a team of Area Managers (front-line supervisors), hourly associates, in Inventory Control / Quality Assurance operations within the Fulfilment Centre
  • Rewarding and disciplining employees, developing Area Managers
  • You possess excellent verbal and written communications skills, (Spanish and English)
  • Active TS/SCI security clearance with ability to obtain/maintain a polygraph - The selected applicants will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information

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