Inventory Specialist

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The Inventory Specialist ensures that all products are available for order fulfillment and compliant with Green BEAN Delivery quality standards. In order to prepare products for daily production needs, s/he oversees receiving, storing, rotation, preparation, quality control, and staging of all products. S/he works to maintain accurate inventory counts as well as moderate spoilage and waste, notifying Procurement of all product issues and order fulfillment needs. The Inventory Specialist provides training, guidance, and supervision as needed for Production Workers.
To be successful in this role, an individual must be able to perform in a satisfactory manner the functions/responsibilities listed below. The organization will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions/responsibilities.
Essential Functions
Receive orders, ensuring product type, size, quantity, dating, labeling, price and quality meet GBD standards and match purchase orders
Inspect the quality of produce at various intervals to ensure quality appearance, taste, texture, etc.
Submit all invoices, credit documents, receiving logs, etc. to Procurement
Store inventory in an organized manner, following all food safety, organic handling, and rotational standards
Prepare products for order fulfillment by pulling product and staging as needed for production
Maintain accurate inventory, adjusting as needed for shrink and spoilage
Track and report all received products, shorts, mis-picks as directed by Senior Buyers
Alert Senior Buyers when products are not received as expected, including case counts, quality, shelf life, labeling, packaging, etc.
Manage an efficient and effective produce prep crew, meeting production deadlines, weights and measures stipulations, and quality controls
Conduct a daily, weekly, and monthly physical inventory, adjusting for cull and spoilage
Report product quality issues and substitutions as directed by the Senior Buyers
Other Functions
Oversee the collection and distribution of products to sister GBD warehouses
Establish and maintain cooperative and professional relationships with vendors
Prepare and account for products used for marketing, donation, samples, or other non-sales
Assist in warehouse duties as needed by the Warehouse Manager
Complete tasks and projects as outlined by the Senior Buyers
The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills and/or abilities an individual needs in order to perform this job successfully.
Education and/or Experience
High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
Bachelors' Degree Preferred
3+ years' experience related to inventory management and quality controls
1+ years' experience in leadership and/or management
Language Skills
Strong verbal and written communication, including email composition, interaction with vendors, and employee training and development
Able to compile information and create reports, e.g. performance reporting or inventory adjustments
Reasoning Ability
Strong analytical skills, both qualitative and quantitative
Good elaboration, problem solving and composing skills
Mathematical Skills
Able to perform basic and statistical mathematical calculations
Able to utilize spreadsheets for tracking and report calculations
Technical/Computer Skills
Proficient computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
Ability to operate office equipment including copiers, scanners, and phones
Other Skills & Abilities
Able to motivate and develop employees
Able to maintain good relationships with vendor delivery contacts
Able to learn and thrive in a dynamic, high-growth, entrepreneurial environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that an individual must meet in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The organization will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position requires the ability to sit and stand for long periods of time
This position requires good speaking and listening skills
This position requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds
The position requires work in varying temperatures, including cool to cold, due to seasonal fluctuations in temperature and working in refrigeration and freezer equipment
This position requires repetitive motions, using arms, hands, wrists, and fingers
This job requires strong sensory skills, such as good eyesight, good hearing, and dexterity
This position requires the ability to perform focused work with close attention to detail
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The organization will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This work takes place in both a warehouse environment and an office environment
The work takes place in varying temperatures due to seasonal fluctuations and refrigeration/freezing equipment
The work can be fast-paced with the need for multi-tasking. This work is deadline oriented.
The position occasionally requires working around moving warehouse equipment and noise.
Use of a computer and other office equipment is necessary.
This position requires working independently with minimal supervision.
This position requires the direct supervision of employees.
This position requires working and interacting with others, both in person and through phone, e-mail, and written correspondence.
Date: 2014-05-22
Country: US
State: MO
City: O''Fallon
Category: Purchasing
Job Type: Regular Full-Time

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