Inventory Control Manager - Birmingham, AL Stock Yards in Birmingham AL

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Inventory Control Manager - Birmingham, AL Stock Yards
Job ID: 
Birmingham AL
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Job Types:
Distribution/Wrhse. Mgr., Inventory Control, Supply Chain Analyst/Mgr.

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We&##39;ve been providing chefs with expertly cut and portioned beef and pork for over 120 years, based on rigid meat-selection criteria, precise beef aging and expert trimming. Whatever your need, from white-linen presentation to casual family dining, our procurement experts will find the best-quality options that work for your budget and pack-size needs, carefully selected from our extensive meat assortment.

The Inventory Control Manager is a key leader who manages day to day, inventory accuracy, multi-functional collaboration, safe-guards inventory, Standard Operating Procedures and food safety compliance, analyze product rotation, root cause analysis to identify opportunities to reduce product loss. Implements and drives company best practices, embraces Continuous Improvement Process, and use of technology.


  • Labor planning and scheduling of inventory control staff - Ensure all activities are completed timely, as labor availability and priorities change, utilizing all personnel effectively. Includes prioritizing and delegating ad hoc requests in cooperation with operations staff

  • Associate coaching and development - Attract, develop, and lead a highly skilled and motivated team

  • Drive continuous improvement - Work with cross-functional partners to identify opportunities for improvement and develop/implement best practices/routines

  • Cross-functional collaboration and influence - Identify and resolve root causes of inventory losses, working with cross-functional partners to problem solve and implement preventive measures

  • Inventory Adjustments - monitor and communicate performance metrics. Analyze significant cycle count adjustments to identify root causes and communicate with the team

  • Responsible for weekly cycle counts of the WIP inventory, organizing & leading full physical inventory counts quarterly and coordinating outside storage inventory transfers and routine system balancing.

  • Partners with FSQA and Operation Management for any product recalls. Helps identify impacted product, proper segregation of impacted product and adjusts systems accordingly.

  • Review approved customer credit requests; determine root causes for process improvement and prevent duplication

  • SOX compliance - Effectively perform controls such as Inventory report review and 100% quarterly cycle count completion


Education/Training :

  • High School diploma or equivalent required. Associates degree with management or supply chain background preferred.

  • Forklift and HAACP training will be provided, certification within 1st 90 days will be required

Related Experience/Requirements:

  • 5 years minimum experience in inventory control or warehousing required

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities :

  • Strong understanding of inventory control procedures

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Intermediate level proficiency with Microsoft Excel is required

  • Intermediate understanding of Microsoft Office Suite programs (Outlook, SharePoint, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Experience in leading continuous improvement (Lean, Six Sigma, Agile, etc.) preferred

  • Demonstrated supervisory experience and time management skills

  • Inspires followership of peers and team members

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Experience with timekeeping, warehousing and distribution back office systems

  • Experience in foodservice distribution preferred

  • Ability to lift and move cases ranging from 10 to 90 pounds.

  • Ability to work in environments between 0 and 45 degrees

  • Ability to operate a forklift and other MHE equipment


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