Inventory Control Associate

Job Locations US-CA-Carson
Location : Name Carson
Functional Group
m - F


Americold provides temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools, and retail outlets such as grocery stores. We're proud to provide an essential link in the food industry supply chain and to help put food on tables around the world.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates temperature-controlled warehouses around the world. We have over 16,000 associates and offer a wide variety of career opportunities - from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, administration, business development, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions.




Assists in maintaining an accurate record of inventory by preventing and resolving inventory discrepancies.



Essential Functions:

  • Conducts regular inventory counts via cycle and/or physical inventories, records results and discrepancies, and reports findings to appropriate management team member or customer as needed or as necessary.
  • Researches and resolves inventory discrepancies by taking appropriate steps such as researching any previous and/or current customer claims, conducting cycle counts to identify missing product(s), adjusting inventory quantities as necessary or as appropriate, printing correct labels, and handling and/or disposing of damaged inventory as appropriate.
  • Updates inventory counts and inventory discrepancies in the appropriate Warehouse Management System (WMS) and/or other various system platforms as necessary in order to maintain efficient inventory flow, including processing any adjustments that are required or needed.
  • Assists as needed or as requested with special projects, handling various customer-specific requests, or reporting on any operational errors which impact or may impact inventory performance.
  • Ensures that inventory pick patterns are established by partnering with selectors to complete product slottings in order to meet compliance requirements and to optimize shipping efficiencies.
  • Performs other inventory-related duties as required or as requested.
  • In addition to the duties listed above, employees working at a 3PL location must also process any store returns within directed or required timeframe, and communicate any product recall notifications to appropriate management team member and/or customer as necessary.


Qualifications & Experience:

  • High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
  • One (1) year warehouse experience. One (1) year inventory experience preferred.
  • Current and valid Forklift operator license.
  • Experience or exposure to an electronic or computer management warehouse system preferred.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated written, verbal, and interpersonal and customer service communication skills sufficient to read and interpret shipping invoices and other warehouse documents and partner with customers and other co-workers.
  • Demonstrated mathematical skills sufficient to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in various reporting tools such as Word or Excel sufficient to create communication documents and basic financial reports. Demonstrated familiarity with the IBM Automated System (AS) 400 system preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems in a fast-paced environment where deadlines and scopes may change regularly while maintaining accuracy. Demonstrated ability to self-start with little or no direction preferred.



Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time, with frequent interruptions. Also must be able to repeatedly get up and down from chairs, and reach or bend for several hours per day.
  • Must possess manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for typical office work.
  • Must be able to talk, hear, and see sufficiently to complete assigned tasks.
  • May be required to carry loads related to travel and occasionally lift, carry, position, or move objects weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Must be able to work frequently at heights of up to twenty (20) feet.
  • May be required to use various electronic tools.
  • Must be able to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions sufficient to partner with colleagues without exhibiting behavioral extremes.
  • May be required to travel by automobile and/or airplane for business-related purposes.
  • May be required to visit or work entire day in facility operations in temperatures at or below freezing for short or long periods of time or as needed or as necessary.



Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.



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