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Inventory Control Specialist in Memphis, TN at ServiceMaster

Date Posted: 6/26/2020

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Inventory Control Specialist

Position Description

The inventory control specialist has the primary responsibility of increasing and maintaining company profitability by maintaining accurate inventory levels; the candidate also ensures that optimal inventory is present and ready for use.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of an Inventory Control Specialist

  • Develops and implements processes and procedures for ensuring that adequate inventory levels are present
  • Identifies and optimizes common inventory items
  • Comes up with processes to dispose of or sell obsolete items in the inventory
  • Works with other teams including product sales, shipping, and purchasing
  • Ensures that inventory cycle counts are completed regularly and in a timely manner
  • Audits the facility’s entire inventory on a regular basis and provides reports to management
  • Trains other employees in cycle counting and inventory control
  • Files claims with manufacturers or sellers when defective goods are found in the inventory
  • Instructs others on how and where to return defective goods
  • Keeps a particular area for returned goods tidy and clean
  • Keeps up with changing technologies such as computer software in order to remain valuable to his or her employer
  • Follows all existing company policies and procedures

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough working knowledge and experience with JDE and RF Smart/Scanning technology
  • Competent to Expert knowledge of MS Office, particularly Excel/pivot tables/v-lookups
  • Demonstrates the ability to quickly adapt to changing conditions and solve problems immediately
  • Shows the ability to work well under pressure, such as when inventory deliveries or shipments become late or forgotten
  • Possesses effective written and verbal communication skills; displays reading comprehension skills
  • Exhibits the ability to work well with others and maintain organization between cross-related departments
  • Displays the ability to multitask and handle multiple issues at the same time without stress

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain, finance, etc. preferred or equivalent work experience
  • Lean/Six Sigma certification preferred
  • APICS certification preferred

Must be a certified forklift/PIV operator



Physical Demands and Working Conditions

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential function to this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Incumbent must be prepared to:

  • Move up to 10 pounds occasionally, by lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise repositioning objects.
  • Sitting for long periods of time while using office equipment such as computers, phones and etc.
  • Fingering and Repetitive motions; such as movement of wrists, hands and fingers while picking, pinching and typing during your normal working environment.
  • Express or exchange ideas with others through the use of spoken word, quickly, accurately, and at an easily audible volume, and receive detailed information through oral communication at usual speaking levels without correction, and/or make fine discriminations in the nature of sounds in the environment.


Incumbent is required to have:

  • Close visual acuity to perform detail oriented activities at distances close to the eyes, as well as visual acuity to perform activities at or within arm’s reach with skill, control, and accuracy, such as preparing and analyzing data, viewing computer screen and expansive reading.

Incumbent will be subject to:

  • Inside working conditions: The change of building environment such as with or without air conditioning and heating.

ServiceMaster companies are proud to be EOE.

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