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Inventory Supervisor
Job Code:SG20MV-2022-MB-1290
Reports To:Site Manager & Distribution Director
Job Class:Full time
FLSA:Hourly/Non Exempt
Location:Marysville, WA
  

JOB FUNCTION:             
Lead the inventory team to monitor and evaluate inventory ready dates based on sales demand, spec. changes and plant readiness.  Ensure as much product as possible is shipped to the customers and shrink is minimized.  Coordinates physical inventory on hand and transactional accuracy for fiscal reporting. 

 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintain close relationships with Home Office replenishment analysts to determine product replenishment levels in stores.
  • Online inventory coordination
  • Oversee scheduling to make sure items get to their destination on time, and product shortages are minimized.
  • Participate in weekly site inventory walk-throughs with site and/or corporate leadership to evaluate crops and determine ship-ready dates.
  • Utilize inventory management software to track inventory
  • Manage and track Brokered Product as specified by company procedure to ensure compliance with labor tracking.
  • Review orders from committed items report and batch list to ensure product is available when needed for orders, downhaul, or transfer to another facility.
  • Review site inventory allocation and other information needed for weekly sales-planning meeting.
  • Maintain relationship with Cost & Inventory Manager regarding finished inventory physical counts and on-hand accuracy; collaborate on year-end walk-through and audits.
  • Recommend adjustments to corporate production schedule.
  • Oversee transplant crop counts and movement-tracking to ensure they remain properly identified.
  • Coordinate with shipping to ensure all processes and procedures are followed when orders are changed.
  • Verify that weekly cycle counts on scheduled crops are completed and assist in resolving any serious errors.
  • Communicate any production discrepancies to the appropriate department for resolution.
  • Monitor product dump records to make sure they are accurate and timely.
  • Give photographic feedback to Crop Planning Specialist on plant performance and recipe combinations.
  • Collaborate with Continuous Improvement Manager to identify standard work with the goal of increasing efficiencies and realizing cost savings.
  • Promote a safe work environment, upholding company safety policies

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and in writing, in person, and via phone or radio with all levels of staff.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated leadership, teambuilding and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to build relationships at all levels both internally and externally
  • Critical thinking skills to devise & assess plans of action
  • Ability to prioritize and track multiple projects
  • Work well under pressure and make decisions quickly
  • Foresee and resolve problems of all kinds
  • Reliable and ethical 

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, logistics, supply chain management or similar preferred
  • Intermediate math skills; percentages and basic statistics
  • Two years’ experience in the logistics, warehouse or inventory field, plus 5 years’ experience in a management role preferred
  • Experience with inventory management software a plus
  • Solid computer skills in MS Office Suite
  • Basic plant knowledge needed
  • 3 years’ experience in greenhouse or nursery environment preferred

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work long hours as needed during busy season, including weekends
  • Work in both an office and greenhouse environment
  • Work indoors and outdoors, in seasonal temperatures and conditions