Job Location: Chandler, AZ

The Inventory Control Lead is responsible for maintaining a high level of accuracy and integrity in the safeguarding of inventory and non-inventory company assets.  Generally, this position is responsible for the flow of inventory and non-inventory parts in and out of the warehouse, which covers a variety of tasks, such as coordinating delivery, stocking, disbursing, loading, shipment, maintenance, and storage.  Will lead and supervise the inventory team on day-to-day functions.

Essential Functions

Inventory Control

  • Coordinate and communicate with internal customers (buyers, production, manufacturing, sales, etc.) regarding current inventory status
  • Coordinate with production and manufacturing to determine appropriate max/min/safety stock levels
  • Review inventory for obsolescence, recommend appropriate disposition
  • Develop and implement appropriate cadence for cycle count process, utilizing ERP modules
  • Perform periodic inventory cycle counts and as-needed physical inventory counts, review variances with Finance, recommend corrective actions to reduce future variances
  • Maintain organized and secure control of inventory and inventory storage locations.
  • Accurately dispense inventory and non-inventory parts as requested on properly executed job pick lists, update ERP prior to issuance of inventory and non-inventory parts
  • Communicate discrepancies in the job pick lists (unavailable items, inaccurate part numbers, etc.) to production, assist in correcting as needed
  • Recommend improvements to workflow, procedures, processes, etc.
  • Provide monthly inventory & non-inventory status reports to accounting.
  • Keep accurate inventory quantities and perform reconciliations to ERP
  • Leads, manages and supervises the inventory team, assuring they are completing assignments completely and accurately.
  • Coordinate work assignments by working with other departments on specifics and then providing direction, objectives, priorities and deadlines to inventory team, as needed.
  • Provide scheduling, time tracking and time off approvals.
  • Comply with department ISO 9001 processes and company quality policy
  • Time management logging daily hours with appropriate job codes.
  • Provide technical and miscellaneous support to other departments, as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Shipping/Receiving

  • Develop, review, and implement standard procedures for receiving and shipping
  • Receive all incoming inventory and non-inventory items, verifying pack slip quantities by physical count, record receipt against purchase order in ERP daily
  • Communicate and respond to various departments within the organization who may need information regarding deliveries
  • Assist with resolving invoice and vendor discrepancies regarding deliveries and pack slips
  • Assist with return merchandise authorizations (RMA’s), packaging, shipping, and recording in ERP
  • Unload and load freight both manually or with equipment such as forklift or pallet jack

Logistics

  • Develop and maintain relationships with shipping carriers, both domestic and international
  • Schedule shipping of customer orders based on job orders and shipping schedules prepared by Production
  • Prepare all shipping and customs documents, with assistance from finance, sales, or other departments
  • Review and confirm items in shipping container against shipping documents (QA), research and resolve any discrepancies as necessary
  • Unload and load freight both manually or with equipment such as forklift or pallet jack
  • Other duties as assigned

Competencies

  • Technical Capacity
  • Communication Skills
  • Collaboration
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Customer/Client Focus
  • Ability to certify on the operation of a forklift and safety protocol

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.  This position requires the ability to reach, bend and often lift products, equipment and/or supplies up to 50 lbs. often and up to 100 lbs. occasionally.  Requires the ability to sit at a computer workstation for periods of time.   This position requires the ability to operate a warehouse forklift with approved certification and small power tools (e.g., drills, saws, etc.).

Education and Experience

  • 4-6 years’ experience in a high-volume warehouse/inventory entity
  • Domestic and international experience is a plus
  • Experience with medium to large ERP and bar-coding systems, Epicor is a plus
  • 2+ years leading or supervising a team.
  • Epicor ERP experience a plus.
  • Previous public company or small manufacturing industry work experience preferred
  • Forklift certified a plus

Additional requirements

  • Full time position consisting of 40-hours per week with work schedule generally being 8:00 to 5:00, Monday – Friday. This position may require periodic overtime and weekend work during periods of high production and/or audit.
  • Pre-employment drug screening and background check

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity