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Inventory Specialist

Job Title
Inventory Specialist
Job ID
27072170
Description

Inventory Specialist

 

We are working with an energetic, dynamic consumer packaged goods company that manages a unique portfolio of natural and specialty food and beverage brands who is looking for an Inventory Specialist. This is a very exciting opportunity for an individual with a real passion for food. This position takes ownership of all aspects of supply chain management. 

 

Duties & Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Meet Service Level & Days on Hand Inventory Targets.  
  • Place purchase orders for finished products, components, & special order items.
  • Interact with vendors to maintain positive relationships.
  • Review  inventory levels to ensure all customer needs are met.
  • Manage import paperwork from time order placed with vendor to arrival at warehouse.  This includes all governmental and regulatory releases.
  • Approve and provide paperwork to Finance, and appropriate 3rd Party Providers (Freight Forwarders, Customs Brokers, Public Warehouse, and Drayage Companies).
  • Coordinate shipments to arrive on a timely & cost effective basis.  
  • Calculate & maintain products costs based on vendor cost, currency & related expenses.
  • Use both subjective (future sales expectations) and objective information (sales historical data) to maintain inventory levels that will meet both sales and company objectives.
  • Supervise all consumer correspondence.
  • Determine & handle quality issues as per approved documented process.
  • Other duties & special projects as requested

 

Required Skills/Qualifications (including but not limited to):

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent preferred
  • 5+ years experience in buying finished goods  preferably food or importing finished goods
  • Procurement experience is required but a willingness to be flexible and open to learning is just as important to succeed in the position.  
  • Strong Excel and Microsoft Word experience
  • High level of organizational skills & time management skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to build working relationships with vendors & colleagues
  • Solid communication skills; must be articulate & assertive
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