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Applegate - Inventory Control Tech

Company: Hormel Foods Corp
Location: Allentown
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for rapidly investigating reported Overs, Shorts and Damages (O, S & D) incidents. To include; receiving claims notices from carriers and customers. Research and analyze the Loaded Pallet Report vs Bill Of Lading for errors. Interface with Inventory Control and Customer Operations teams to determine the root cause. Make recommendations and show proof if claims should be accepted or rejected. Recommend corrective actions to Logistics team and Customer Operations to satisfy customer service levels.
  • Audit and report daily production records to logistics and Accounting, highlight any discrepancies on inventory transactions related to our production equipment at the warehouse.
  • Audit outbound pallets and determine best practice that's fit's Applegate's pallet building guidelines.
  • Oversee and audit 3PL Inventory adjustments in their warehouse management system. Determine root cause of adjustments and give Applegate better clarity for the adjustments. Work with 3PL employees to properly identify issues and provide continuous improvement suggestions to processes. Researches mis-placed and/or missing inventory.
  • Work closely with Finance to review and analyze inventory adjustments. 10%
  • Work with Inventory Control team to oversee the "damage cases" process for Returned products due to crushing or forklift damage. Includes tracking those inbounds and working with the warehouse employees to have cases re-boxed and put back into inventory in a timely manner.
  • Investigate any issues with inbound Bill Of Lading discrepancies.
  • Support any Logistics projects as needed such as semi-annual "New Product Launches", cost reduction projects or service improvement projects.

Other Responsibilities Include:

  • Perform other warehouse administrative tasks as needed.
  • Provide backup support for the other two members of the logistics team.

Position Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent work experience
  • 2 years Refrigerated / Frozen Food Grade Warehouse Distribution experience
  • Experienced with all standard warehouse activities, inventory transactions and inventory movements.
  • Excellent attention to detail

Excellent communications skills (both written and verbal)

  • Past experience with electric stand Lift truck and or powered pallet jack experience. Current, OSHA Lift Truck Certification card required.
  • Ability to frequently multitask in a very fast paced temperature controlled warehouse environment.
  • Experienced in Microsoft Office suite, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, Microsoft Dynamics or SAP preferred.

Working Conditions:

  • Able to constantly work in a 36 to 0 degrees Fahrenheit temperature controlled warehouse environment.
  • Ability to occasionally lift 50 lbs.
  • No public transportation to warehouse.
  • Some travel is required (approximately less than 10%).

Supervisory Scope:

  • N/A

Hormel Foods Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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