Inventory Control Manager

2018-2276
US-IN-Plainfield
Category
Logistics
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

ABOUT BDA
BDA brings the world’s biggest brands to life through promotional merchandise. Fortune 500 companies come to us looking to connect with their consumers on an emotional level. We create three-dimensional advertising that people invite into their homes, offices, cars and classrooms. We let people see, touch, feel, own and interact with a brand in a way no other marketing permits. It’s what we like to call the Power of Merchandise.

We give our team members the creative freedom and foster the entrepreneurial spirit necessary to champion our clients’ branding goals utilizing cutting edge ideas. Our people are our No. 1 asset, and we remain committed to making our company a great place to work for our team and family.

We take great pride in our company culture—one that inspires teamwork, fun and excellence across our organization. We’re energetic people who love what we do—churning out more than 50 million units each year for the world’s most admired brands in a fun, fast paced environment that rewards high achievement.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and manage daily physical and perpetual cycle counting efforts.
  • Report, monitor and review daily inventory adjustments and changes.
  • Resolve inventory issues / discrepancies, problem orders and intercompany transfer issues.
  • Conduct daily analyses to anticipate and resolve potential inventory problems.
  • Report on inventory activities, changes and variances, including trends and root cause analysis.
  • Work with quality manager to process and resolve product quality issues.
  • Develop inventory control procedures and best practices.
  • Recommend process changes to minimize inventory loss.
  • Act as the liaison between the corporate inventory teams and the distribution center for quality and other inventory-related issues.
  • Control inventory slotting to of items in pick locations to ensure maximized pick efficiency
  • Consolidate reserve racks for optimization and utilization of space
  • Insure replenishment teams are accurately completing tasks
  • Lead, develop and mentor inventory team. Assist with projects as needed.

Travel: As assigned

Financial/Budgetary Responsibility:  No

Strategic Planning Responsibility:  Yes

Direct Reports:  2 Supervisors over multiple shifts

Qualifications

Experience Requirements

  • Experience managing Fulfillment Materials Movement and Process Inventory Management Staff, both Fulltime and Temporary.  Experience in this area should specifically include: Replenishment and Cycle Counting using ERP WMS system with RF guns.
  • 5 to 7 years experience in inventory, distribution and operational procedures.
  • 3 to 5 years managerial experience.
  • Product receiving experience a plus.
  • Bachelor's degree in business or operations management field

Job Skills & Traits

  • Solid understanding of distribution environments.
  • Demonstrated leadership and people skills.
  • Ability to multitask and work independently with precise detail and follow-up reporting.
  • Excellent Management, Leadership and Teamwork skills.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills to develop and implement procedures and drive results.
  • Skill of effectively communicating policy, and procedures, to staff.
  • Excellent analysis skills with ability to proactively address opportunities.
  • Excellent Time management and Organization skills.
  • Consensus building skills - Ability to persuade co-workers of the benefits of positive changes.
  • Ability to partner with others through Goal Alignment.
  • High level of productivity and the ability to motivate others to be highly productive.
  • Requires proven ability to deal with “internal” customers.
  • Autonomy through high responsibility and result driven planning.
  • Ability to communicate clearly.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
  • Oracle WMS a plus
  • Requires solid working knowledge of Material Movement in a SKU intensive Fulfillment operation.

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