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Inventory Control Manager

Company: Lactalis American Group
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

DescriptionCome build your career at Lactalis, the world s largest dairy company, and a house of beloved and iconic dairy brands. We are seeking ambitious and talented candidates to join our USA Logistics team.Lactalis USA produces award-winning nutritious and delicious dairy products that bring people together every day. We offer an enviable range of dairy brands including Galbani, Prsident, Kraft Natural Cheese, Cracker Barrel, Black Diamond, Parmalat, Siggi s, and Stonyfield Organic in addition to several brands imported from our affiliates in Europe. Across the United States the company has four business divisions with approximately 3,500 employees, 11 manufacturing sites and corporate offices located in New York City and Buffalo, NY, Chicago, IL, Londonderry, NH and San Fernando, CA. Lactalis USA is part of Lactalis Group, the world s largest dairy company with more than 85,500 employees worldwide, and a French family business founded in 1933 in France.Lactalis
core values of AMBITION, ENGAGEMENT, and SIMPLICITY are at the heart of everything we do. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace and we know that our candidates come from many different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. If you re excited about this role but your past experience doesn t align perfectly with every qualification in the job posting, we still encourage you to apply and share with us your STORY, your PASSION, and your EXPERTISE! You may be just the perfect candidate for this or other roles within our company.From your PASSION to oursThe Inventory Control Manager is responsible for implementing and maintaining proper cost controls and inventory control policies and procedures across the 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) network for finished goods. This includes temperature-controlled and ambient temperature operations across the domestic US. The inventory control manager has budgetary responsibility for inventory and service costs across all 3PL warehousing/ distribution operations. This includes the responsibility to ensure accurate representation and reconciliation between inventories within the LAG Inventory Management system and the 3PL systems.This role is responsible for all aspects of Inventory Control, including physical inventories, cycle counting programs, 3PL reporting on inventories and services, 3PL contract administration, cost allocations, and relationship management with 3PL s. They will identify opportunities for improvement in cost and service management across all 3PL service providers. Develops and implements policies and procedures to support company objectives and the functional infrastructure across the 3PL Network.From your EXPERTISE to oursKey responsibilities for this position include:Implements and manages inventory control policies and procedures as determined by Logistics and corporate managementImplements and assures adherence to Standard Operating Procedures related to Inventory control across all 3PL warehouse operations.Provides subject matter expertise in researching and resolving inventory discrepancies between physical inventories observed in any operation in the Distribution Network and the associated system records/transactions.Analyzes and reports inventory financial results and variance analysis to Logistics/Corporate management on a timely basis, providing data critical to the management decision-making process.Manages and executes processes and system transactions related to inventories on hold within the inventory management system at 3PL operationsWorks with Logistics management and staff to both identify and pursue opportunities for continuous improvement in internal processes, and operational and financial results.Leads periodic physical inventories that are conducted at 3PL warehouse operations. Utilizes Logistics department colleagues when necessary to conduct the periodic physical inventories.Leads operational startup and shut-down of 3PL operations.Assists in the coordination of inventory transfers between DCs and 3PL operations, with Supply Chain Planning, DC Operations, Transportation, Carriers, and 3PL s.Publish Key Performance Indicator results, and recommend areas of improvement to achieve KPI targetsTravel and/or extended or off work, on-call hours may be required.This description reflects management s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.To fulfill these responsibilities, tools such as a computer, phone, and/or allowance(s) may be provided.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these Essential Duties and Responsibilities.Supervisory Responsibilities: Provide indirect supervisory responsibility for inventory control staff at 3PL operations. Responsibilities may include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; deploying procedures, addressing complaints and resolving problems. This role provides guidance and mentorship to employees and takes responsibility for overall financial and operational performance related to inventories at 3PL operations.RequirementsFrom your STORY to oursQualified applicants will contribute the following:EducationAssociate's degree, preferably in Business, Supply Chain, or a related discipline. Bachelor s degree preferred but not requiredExperience4 - 8 years related experience in a supervisory position, preferably with experience in Warehousing, Distribution, Inventory Control, or related fieldRelationship management experience with external service providers or vendors.Specialized KnowledgeShould have knowledge base of warehouse management/inventory control systems and processesWorking knowledge of MS Excel, and aptitude for learning computer applicationsA demonstrated focus on continuous improvement and fluency in data integration across applications is beneficialSkills/AbilitiesStrong attention to detail; demonstrated ability to use system transactions and documents to conduct research.Demonstrated experience in utilizing, developing, and/or implementing and maintaining standard operating proceduresAptitude for data-based, factual research for variance resolutionExcellent, well-rounded communicators with good people skills, adept at working with others to achieve a common objective.Data analysis
able to evaluate invoices for services at 3PL operations against rate/price/contract documents, and disposition invoice detail for acceptance or rejection. Provide variance analysis on rate and volume vs invoiced cost#LI-Hybrid

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