Job Title: Warehouse and Inventory Manager

Department: Operations

Reports to: Supply Chain Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt


The Warehouse and Inventory Manager is responsible for the management of inbound, outbound, and internal logistics and material flow. Responsibilities also include managing physical inventory storage and supervision of people and processes.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute plans for inbound receiving and outbound shipping to ensure safe delivery of goods to and from stockroom, proper identification of goods and timely release of materials to production.
  • Establish and monitor operational procedures for activities such as verification of incoming and outgoing shipments, handling and disposition of materials, and keeping warehouse inventory current.
  • Oversee receiving, fulfillment and shipping of materials, products, merchandise, and parts in warehouse. Identify proper storage methods and identification. Optimize warehouse footprint and storage utilization. Take responsibility for daily cycle counts, maintaining high inventory accuracy, and managing material obsolescence in order to avoid material shortages to production, as well as backordered shipments to customers.
  • Drive continuous improvement within material control to maintain and improve current processes, improve material presentation to production and optimize internal material flow, including through different stages and work centers, and external suppliers and services.
  • Successfully define workflows, jobs and reporting relationships to obtain optimum effectiveness.
  • Create, sustain and audit standard work.
  • Evaluate and recommend changes in methods or procedures in own area of responsibility.
  • Observe key performance indicators to identify trends, needs and changes to provide status and recommendations to management.

Job Competencies/Success Factors

  • Leadership
  • Advanced knowledge of inventory management
  • Familiar with root cause/corrective action analysis
  • Problem solving
  • Performance management
  • Goal achievement

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSA’s)

  • Computer Skills - above average skill level in a business computer environment. Experience with modern ERP systems
  • Analytical Skills - Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Communication Skills - strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Mathematics - ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, percentages, interest and other calculations.
  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university is a plus. Relevant experiences that replace that are also welcomed.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly standing, bending and reaching.
  • Occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and walk.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fume or airborne particles. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise in the work environment is moderate to loud. The primary responsibilities of this job involve working in a warehouse facility with exposure to both heat and cold.

Other Duties

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.