Inventory Control Manager
Kuehne & Nagel Logistics, Inc.
 Whitestown, IN

The Inventory Control Manager is responsible for providing leadership for inventory activities, including physical inventory, standards setting and variance reporting and analysis. The IC Manager maintains and improves the integrity of the inventory processes and systems. The IC Manager proactively monitors key indicators, communicates and resolves problems preventing significant negative financial surprises. The IC Manager coaches all warehouse associates and encourages a culture of ownership and accountability. The IC Manager leads projects as needed to improve inventory processes and ensures up-to-date account reconciliations.

Your Role

The Inventory Control Manager is responsible for providing leadership for inventory activities, including physical inventory, standards setting and variance reporting and analysis. The IC Manager maintains and improves the integrity of the inventory processes and systems. The IC Manager proactively monitors key indicators, communicates and resolves problems preventing significant negative financial surprises. The IC Manager coaches all warehouse associates and encourages a culture of ownership and accountability. The IC Manager leads projects as needed to improve inventory processes and ensures up-to-date account reconciliations.

Your Responsibilities

  • Direct and/or supervise all associates handling inventory management functions
  • Effectively manage internal inventory control processes and appropriately handle exceptions
  • Work with all department managers to identify and understand key projects,initiatives and workloads
  • Lead and direct regular efforts to verify inventory
  • Lead, facilitate, and oversee the execution of daily inventory policies, procedures, analysis and reporting to meet facility inventory metrics including scheduled velocity profile reviews, customer forecast reviews and inventory activity based slotting
  • Establish best practice inventory measures including tracking, reporting, and root cause analysis
  • Work with security to establish and adhere to loss prevention policies andprocedures
  • Create efficient and accurate inventory management procedures. Assessment of procedures conducted to drive continues improvement and maintain best in classstatus
  • Reconcile inventories and coordinate annual physical inventory procedures
  • Plan and implement a recovery program to ensure all defective product is accounted for & handled properly
  • Manage inventory quality and accuracy assurance programs, including weeklyand monthly reports
  • Develop a program to audit returns and move returned product to its properlocation
  • Ensures Department maintains accurate records to help facilitate shortagedetection
  • Develop all necessary reports and documentation to facilitate accurateinventory counts. Ensures all weekly and monthly reports are deliveredaccurately and on time.

Your Skills and Experiences

  • Five years experience, including two years in a supervisory role; orequivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Inventory control experience in a distribution center or high volume 3rd party warehouse or cross-dock.
  • Prior WMS experience required. (SAP experience preferred, but not required)
  • ISO 9000+ related experience preferred
  • Strong process documentation, procedure, and quality background.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Establish priorities, multi-task and detail oriented.

Good Reasons to Join

We offer competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, employee discounts, tuition reimbursement, excellent training programs and a highly dynamic global work environment.