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Regional Inventory Manager

Company: Americold
Location: Fogelsville
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:


Americold provides temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools and retail outlets such as grocery stores. We're proud to provide an essential link in the food industry supply chain and to help put food on tables around the world.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates temperature-controlled warehouses around the world. We have over 16,000 associates and offer a wide variety of career opportunities - from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, administration, business development, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions.


Primary Responsibility:Work directly with Director of Inventory Control, Operations Leadership and Corporate teams to ensure we are in compliance to all inventory control practices, bring best practices across the entire network and use data analytics to identify and drive improvements. Essential Functions:• Monitor and evaluate the inventory counts and transactions for multiple warehouses a quarterly or as needed to ensure accuracy, validity, and promote cohesiveness.• Support the implementation of and compliance of the Inventory Best Practices SOP to ensure• Ensure compliance to Company and Customer Food Safety requirements around Hard Hold and Quality Hold inventory.• Perform internal audits to ensure the company policies and standard operating procedures on inventory control are being observed and properly executed; these facility visits must be in depth and include a review of inventory control practices including but not limited to: cycle counting procedures, record-keeping, the follow-up on missing/damaged cases, adjustments, segregation of duties; partner with site Management and inventory owners to develop and implement recommendations.• Review Key Performance Indicators and utilize other measurement tools on a daily/weekly basis to ensure that operational, financial, employee and service controls are in place.• Provide support and help in developing the inventory control supervisors, managers and hourly associates in a designated area or region if required. Ensure corporate initiatives are implemented across all sites.• Maintain visibility within the customer base and assist in serving as a resource for the company in customer dealings within an area or region.• Support un-paralleled world class service and operational inventory metrics.• Challenge the status quo and find ways to drive innovation in order to enhance operational efficiencies.• Maintain visibility with General Managers in designated area or region.• Other inventory duties as required.


Qualifications & Experience:• Bachelor's degree in business, logistics or management preferred• 3 to 5 years in warehousing and/or logistics management experience along with Inventory Control is a must.Knowledge & Employment Standards:• Good communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to communicate with all levels of the business. • Advanced experienced with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.• Familiar with WMS, SAP and RF required• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.• Acts with a flexible, team and goal-oriented approach. • Demonstrates uncompromising level of integrity and code of ethics. • Ability to interpret HR regulations, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals. • Must have very strong customer service orientation with high sense of urgency in meeting objectives and deadlines. • Must have a working knowledge of inventory control practices and standard warehouse operations. Demonstrate a high-level of flexibility and recognize priorities and criticality of tasks.• Ability to work in fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment. • Strong analytical skills and ability to dissect data to identify trends, errors, and impact of inventory and operational activity; ability to communicate result.• Receptive to management development suggestions and willing to seek additional knowledge to facilitate job growth.• Must be able to travel up to 50% of the time.Physical Requirements & Abilities:The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.• Requires the ability to sit for long periods of time, with frequent interruptions• Requires several hours per day of sitting, getting up and down from chairs, and reaching, or bending• Requires manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for typical office work • Talking, hearing, and seeing are important elements of completing assigned tasks• Requires some travel by automobile and airplane up to 10% of the time• May require to visit facility environments in temperatures at or below freezing• May carry loads related to travel and occasionally lifts, carries, positions, or moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds• Requires the use of various electronic tools • Occasionally works evenings or weekends in order to complete objectives or to attend meetings • Requires the ability to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions: must partner with colleagues without exhibiting behavioral extremesAmericold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action EmployerEOE/AA M/F/D/V DFW

Keywords: Americold, Allentown , Regional Inventory Manager, Executive , Fogelsville, Pennsylvania

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