Inventory Control Manager

Inventory Control Manager

  • Full Time
  • Boston
  • This position has been filled

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The Greater Boston Food Bank

Position Summary:  The Inventory Control Manager is accountable for the overall data integrity of our inventory system and for meeting GBFB’s annual inventory accuracy goals by leading a robust cycle counting program. The ICM will directly supervise two Inventory Team Members and will work with the Warehouse, transportation, Food Acquisition and Agency Relations teams to provide ongoing training to support inventory accuracy. In addition, s/he leads cross-functional teams dedicated to ongoing inventory analysis to minimize waste and support increased velocity. 

 

Position Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Create and maintain, as appropriate, detailed formal procedures which document every step necessary to perform inventory transactions and complete dynamic inventory analysis.
Educate and train the warehouse team on inventory policies and procedures, with a goal of consistent adherence, in support of internal and external audit requirements.
Lead GBFB’s formal cycle counting program. Elements of the program include:
               • Managing the process criteria in the WMS system.

               • Leading the cycle counting process and auditing the results.

               • Analysis and resolution of inventory discrepancies discovered.

               • Root cause analysis, problem resolution, retraining as necessary, and reporting of results.

               • Collaborating with the GBFB Accounting Team and external auditors.

•            Manage system data, including: Item Masters, Bills of Material, & Work Orders.

Analyze transaction activity and team member performance, in collaboration with warehouse leadership.
Lead Distribution Team meeting with all GBFB departments to ensure product is shipped before expiration, working to minimize waste and increase inventory throughput, particularly for frozen and perishables.
Serve as inventory point-person for audits and inspections by all regulatory agencies.
Ensure minimum of 10 completed outbound orders are audited each day by inventory team.
Lead inventory-related system enhancements and upgrades.
Lead special projects as appropriate.
Maintain AIB standards and actively participate in preparing for audits.
 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
Proven ability to work in a team-oriented environment as a strong team leader demonstrating skills including coaching, mentoring, team building, collaboration, and conflict management.
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite. 
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Obtaining Serv Safe® certification is a requirement. HAACP experience is a plus.
Demonstrated leadership and management skills including conflict management, coaching, mentoring, team building, and collaboration.   
Excellent organizational skills, strong prioritization skills and irrefutable attention to detail.
Experience building and fostering relationships across business functions.
Excellent customer service skills; and a positive and instructive phone manner.
Ability to operate and obtain certification for material handling equipment.
Ability to travel to other food banks food banks in the Feeding America network.
 

Mandatory Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or General Business, Supply Chain, Logistics, with APICS certification strongly preferred.
Demonstrates the required digital competencies that result in the effective usage of the full range of digital technologies at GBFB.
Associates Degree with at least 5 years of directly related experience or at least 10 years of directly related experience is requirement.
At least two consistent years of related experience, demonstrating a commitment to providing quality customer service.
Directly-related experience in a food warehouse with different chambers- cooler, freezer, dry – is required.
Must have knowledge and experiences with WMS & ERP systems
Digital competency, including demonstrating proficiency in Microsoft Office platforms (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Genuine appreciation of GBFB’s mission and the ability to communicate it.
Must have current, valid driver’s license and be able to produce driving record from the Registry of Motor Vehicles and pass Pre-Employment background check and drug test. 
Proven leadership, training, education, and team-building experience
 

Physical Demands:

Ability to meet physical requirements related to helping other Team Members; this may include setting up tables and chairs, moving things and lifting boxes that weigh 25lbs. 
Ability to sit up to 3 hours at a time. 
Ability to work within an open air/cubicle environment. 
 

Work Environment: 

Warehouse environment – working in ambient, cooler, and freezer zones for extended periods of time. 
Ability to meet physical requirements related to helping other Team Members; this may include setting up tables and chairs, moving things and lifting boxes that weigh 25lbs. 
Ability to sit up to 3 hours at a time. 
Ability to work within an open air/cubicle environment. 
Working with hand and powered equipment at heights up to 30′ or more above the floor. 
Travel required when applicable or as directed. 
Onsite management position only.  
Ability to stand up to 8 hours per day.

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