Inventory Control Associate

Location: 8300 Lane Drive, Watervliet
Position Type:  Full-Time - 2nd and 3rd Shift
Compensation: Hourly - Competitive pay based on experience

Summary: Ensure accuracy of the inventory as it relates to the physical location(s) and the inventory systems in place (Trend/IRMS). Assist in the daily review of inventory levels on hand, cycle counts, discrepancies, slotting and attributes. Use research and analytical tools to solve problems and make recommendations for improvement to process/procedure.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must have knowledge of and comply with the policies and procedures contained in the Lane Automotive handbook.
  • Ensure all inbound receipt and shipping discrepancies are resolved to ensure inventory accuracy. Ensure integrity of inventory levels, status and locations.
  • Produce comprehensive root cause analysis notes on PO's, RM’s, OE's, RTV's, Kits and VA's. Maintain documentation within Trend to ensure record accuracy with discrepancies and credits.
  • Perform daily cycle counts; identify and resolve required corrections to inventory and bin locations. Verify correct cross references are associated to the product.
  • Research and analyze purchase orders/sales orders and product, both in Trend and IRMS to resolve inventory discrepancies. Adjust inventory when necessary as a result of the investigation process.
  • Assist in the monitoring and control of non-stock inventory.
  • Kitting assembly/disassembly to ensure inventory levels are maintained to match sales demand.
  • Maintenance product attributes such as weight, dimension, zones and other various elements.
  • Maintain inventory of defective, damaged and miss-shipped products from vendors. Document and observe vendor policies for product returns. Contact vendors regarding returnable overstocked merchandise and negotiate the return of merchandise.
  • Oversee the disposal of merchandise that is classified as "field destroy" by vendors. Ensure proper documentation of discarded merchandise exists (i.e. swap meet product etc.).
  • Distinguish returnable vs. non-returnable products from customer returns, record product disposition.
  • Manage RTV order processing, perform picking of these orders and work with Order Fulfillment and Traffic to ensure packing and shipping occurs for the return of product to vendor(s).
  • Propose inventory control process improvements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

High school diploma or GED equivalent. 2-3 years Warehouse/Distribution Order fulfillment experience.
Ability to use common software applications and company warehouse management system (WMS).

Certificates, License, Registration: 
Ability to be licensed as a powered industrial truck operator. Valid driver's license.

Other Skill and Abilities:

  • Communicate effectively through speaking, listening, and writing
  • Work in a team-oriented fashion as well as independently
  • Keep manager abreast of department activity
  • Ability to efficiently use computer and applicable software
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret data
  • Produce reports, correspondence clearly and concisely
  • Use problem solving skills and sound judgment in the dispatch of duties
  • Adapt to frequent changes in the work environment
  • Use equipment and materials properly
  • Practice safe work habits

Physical Requirements:
The employee is frequently required to reach with arms and hands, stand, twist, bend, walk and sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Employee is frequently required to work extended time beyond an eight-hour shift/40-hour week including shift rotation and weekends.


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