Description of Duties
The inventory control specialist job description requires an individual who can pay very close attention to detail in order to effectively manage inventory – this includes identifying errors, identifying root cause, and correctly resolving the error within the system and training to correct the error.
The inventory control specialist has the primary responsibility of increasing and maintaining company profitability by maintaining accurate inventory levels; the candidate also ensures that optimal inventory is located properly and ready for use.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities of an Inventory Control Specialist
Develops and implements procedures for ensuring that adequate inventory levels are present – this includes identifying errors, correcting errors, notification of errors, and training to improve procedures causing the errors.
Identifies and optimizes common inventory items.
Comes up with ways to dispose of or sell obsolete items in the inventory.
Works with other teams including sales, shipping and purchasing.
Ensures that inventory counts are completed regularly and in a timely manner.
Audits the facility’s entire inventory on a regular basis and provides reports to management.
Trains other employees in cycle counting and inventory control.
Keeps all inventory areas tidy and clean – includes customer returns, MRB, Rework, Israel Inventory, etc.
Keeps up with changing technologies such as computer software.
Support the company’s quality and safety initiatives.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrates the ability to quickly adapt to changing conditions and solve problems immediately.
Shows the ability to work well under pressure, such as when inventory deliveries or shipments become late or forgotten.
Possesses effective written and verbal communication skills; displays reading comprehension skills.
Exhibits the ability to work well with others and maintain organization between departments.
Displays the ability to multitask and handle multiple issues at the same time without stress.
Ability to potentially act as a lead to other inventory personnel.
Education and Experience
An Associate’s degree in business management is preferred. A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in distribution and warehousing, with a primary focus dealing inventory products. A Bachelor’s degree in a business field is desired.
Inventory control specialists will spend a lot of time on their feet walking around the warehouse and taking count of the stock.
Spuntech is an equal-opportunity employer and requires post-offer, pre-employment background checks and drug tests for all positions.