Inventory Control Specialist

Job ID
2020-7057
Job Location: State
Washington
Job Location: City
Spokane-AMM
Working Hours
Mon. - Fri. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Overview

The Inventory Control Specialist is responsible for ensuring the highest product quality, customer service and inventory accuracy for all internal and external customers in the branch operations.

 

Ameristar Meats treats our customers as the boss and our Associates as our most important resource. Our growth provides Associates opportunities to drive their career.

 

Who we are:

Ameristar Meats is a leading provider of fine meat products.  We offer customers innovative programs for emerging dining trends.  Ameristar Meats produces quality brands like Cattle Company Angus, Mist Isle Farms, Blue Mesa Natural Angus & Blackstone 1890. 

This is a full time job and with that we offer a full benefits package, medical, dental, vision,  401k with a company match,  Term Life Insurance and employee EAP program.

COMMITTED TO PROTECTING OUR CANDIDATES, ASSOCIATES AND CUSTOMERS

We're continually updating our safety procedures and taking every measure to ensure the protection of our candidates, associates and customers. From using sanitized interview rooms and social distancing to providing masks and gloves and sanitizing truck cab interiors. Our safe workplace efforts include COVID-19 Wellness Checks for anyone entering our facilities and safety barriers in select locations in our production facilities. We’re also providing robust support to our customers, from webinars and one-on-one consults with our experts to detailed reopening materials. 

US Foods is proud to have donated $10 million in food to help with COVID-19 relief efforts to help our local communities make it.  Learn more here.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for various facets of inventory and quality control in the Distribution Centers.
  • Analyze inventory adjustment trends and making suggestions for improvements. Including collaboration with other departments.
  • Assist with Cycle Count review, posting and approval process (exception and aisle counts).
  • Monthly reconciliation of inventory adjustment codes.
  • Monthly credit clearing general ledger balance.
  • Ensure integrity and flow of all data regarding interbranch and intrabranch activity related to the transfer of product branch distribution centers (credits and TRAs).
  • Monitor date management in inventory system to ensure accurate expiration and rotation of date restricted products.
  • Help ensure pallets placed on hold are reviewed, researched and followed up on, in a timely basis.
  • Resolve weight and quantity inventory discrepancies in and between two inventory systems.
  • Assist in the inspection of all returned product as necessary.
  • Appropriate credit code assignment to returns and credit “out of policy” completion as necessary.
  • Perform miscellaneous inventory verifications to support sales, procurement, and other departments.
  • Monitor processes, making suggestions for improvements and changes as necessary.
  • Assist to train associates in all inventory related policies and procedures.
  • Support Food Safety and HAACP initiatives and policies.
  • Development and implementation of branch policies and procedures.
  • Facilitate process and procedure development for branch distribution centers, ensuring
    standardization.
  • Write, review, standardize and train Quality and Inventory Assurance tools.
  • Provide Food Safety and Security/QIA support during vacations, trainings, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Must have a high school degree or equivalent, with a minimum of 1-year of college level coursework or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2 years hands on experience in Inventory Control, Quality Assurance or Financial Accounting.
  • At least 2 years experience with Windows Operating System and Microsoft Office software. Food distribution knowledge extremely helpful.
  • Good oral and written communication skills. 
  • Prioritize and organize workload in a high production environment.
  • Solve problems and deal with all levels of Associates and Vendors. 
  • Remain productive with multiple interruptions and assist fellow employees when needed.
  • HAACP Certification preferred.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background and drug test.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • This individual will spend time in the Distribution Centers which have numerous operations machines
    that could be potentially dangerous.
  • This individual must be willing/able to spend time in multiple temperature zones including a freezer.

STRESS (MENTAL DEMANDS): 

  • Must be able to remain on task with multiple telephone and human interruptions within a high paced, high volume environment.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

  • Must be able to sit and/or stand up for 80% of the work day.

EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status

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