Milton’s Distributing and its affiliates are a multi-state, multi-entity distribution organization that is seeking an experienced Inventory Control professional to join its team. The Inventory Control Specialist is responsible for counting all physical inventories, reconciling computer data with the physical counts taken and reporting on errors found. Reporting to the Controller, this position will work with all departments of the organization to ensure physical and book inventory records are in 100% alignment for all company operated and 3PL warehouses.
Manage daily reconciliation in all inventory locations. Subject matter expert as it pertains to both ERP and 3PL inventory transactions
Conduct cycle count inventories to ensure accuracy and timely execution
Conduct annual physical inventories
Provide monthly, quarterly, and annual inventory reconciliation report to Finance to ensure physical and book inventory are consistent
Work with Operations management on root cause analysis of repeated inventory errors.
Research customer claims (e.g., over / under shipments, damages)
Assist in product recalls (identifying lot and quantities that are in-house; reviewing returns received), coordinating destruction of recalled items)
Coordinating destruction of damaged, expired, or recalled stock
Maintain inventory location placards
Ensure inventory items are labelled correctly
Ensure scanning equipment is maintained and functioning correctly
Identify damaged items in inventory
Monitor temperature-controlled storage areas to ensure they are within tolerance (e.g., freezer, refrigerated, temperature-controlled spaces)
Verify inventory is secure and security procedures are followed (both physical and electronic security)
Ensure and maintain clean, safe work environment
Establishes and maintains a partnership with warehouse management to provide support to the operations, as well as the training department to help ensure accuracy in standard operating procedures.
In collaboration with the security department, establishes and maintain policies and procedures to prevent loss and fraud.
Partner with IT leadership and resources to implement and support needed changes to system controls.
Participate in monthly closing process by contributing to reconciliations with review and analysis, involving primarily, Inventory and related accounts
Act as the main point of contact with internal and external auditors through annual, random, or full physical audits.
Partner with the senior on-site leadership teams to drive quality at all levels within the Facility.
Develop and execute daily, weekly and monthly action plans that improve quality, Inventory accuracy and service.
Follow up to ensure compliance and consistency of policies and procedures surrounding inventory control and quality.
Teaching and influencing managers and associates on the importance of Inventory Control & Quality Assurance.
Other duties as assigned.
Requirements, Skills & Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree in Business or equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum Five (5) years of experience in a similar role within warehousing
Strong computer skills, including above average Microsoft Excel and warehouse management system skills
Excellent math and accounting skills
Excellent organizational and time-management skills
Ability to effectively manage time and meet set targets and deadlines.
Ability to work independently and coordinate with other departments of the organization that may be geographically dispersed.
The ability to drive process improvement initiatives
Must be flexible in adapting to changing environments
Strong problem-solving and reasoning ability
Will be required to work extra hours as needed to perform inventory counts
Excellent oral and written communication to customers, vendors and employees
Attention to detail and accuracy is paramount
Ability to stand for long periods of time and lift a 30lb case; ability to tolerate short periods of exposure to refrigerated temperatures
Regular bending, lifting, stretching and reaching both below the waist and above the head.
Walking in the facility and around the area with great frequency. Should be able to work in environments with variable noise levels, lighting conditions and temperature variation and able to access all areas of building without limitations.