Inventory Leader

Job Locations US-PA-Fogelsville
Location : Name Allentown
Functional Group
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM


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.


Primary Responsibility:
Assists in maintaining an accurate record of inventory in order to prevent and resolve inventory discrepancies by allocating orders, releasing work to warehouse floor, balancing workflow, and ensuring outbound truck turn times are within acceptable levels for multiple departments/sites.

Essential Functions:
• Conducts annual site cycle counts.
• Reports on operational errors impacting inventory performance through incident reports and proficiency in Warehouse Management Systems.
• Responsible for new item setup (dimensions, weight, storage, automation, slotting) and forwarding pick setups (max/replenishment levels, multiple FPs, large movement, CAD, pick/replenishment type).
• Conducts various inventory tasks such as checking code dates, item rotation, exceptions, location labels, discontinued items, LIMBO loads, zero balance on hand (BOH) items, tipped pallets, adjusting inventory quantities, identifying problem locations, and communicating findings to Operations.
• Allocates product to outside storage to be either sent or retrieved based on capacity vs. demand, creating/verifying/relocating pullbacks as needed, and investigating/resolving discrepancies.
• Coordinates special events such as Direct Store Delivery events, holiday peak shaving, holiday kits, and product distributions.
• Ensures food safety by monitoring for cross contamination, HAACP, product temp, recall process, inventory checks, communication, handling of product, and code date/tolerances.
• Ensures receiving proficiency by creating/closing report control numbers, adding POs/items, calculating/entering catch weights, OS&Ds, and researching discrepancies. Identifies incorrect product when product is on bill but not on PO, and coordinates rejections, zoned product, crossdocks, receiving paperwork storage, and inbound appointment scheduling.
• Interacts with operations regarding miscellaneous shipping and receiving issues during the shift for packaging changes, slot moves, missing door drops, and forward pick exceptions.
• Ensures open lines of communication between employees, management, multiple 3rd parties, and buyers/merchandising.
• Performs equipment tracking by checking in/out operational equipment.
• Arranging pick-ups for donations, transfers, vendor returns, and product disposals.
• Manages order cuts/adds and communicates with stores as appropriate.
• Prioritizes individual Lift Truck Operator (LTO) tasks along with Dock Supervisors.
• Resolves order product shortages by creating handbills and ensuring shipment when directed to do so.
• Evaluates effectiveness of systems and recommends changes where appropriate.
• Trains users on relevant systems.
• Performs other duties as needed, requested, or assigned.


Qualifications & Experience:
• High school diploma or general education degree (GED) plus one (1) year warehouse experience; or equivalent combination of training and/or experience.
• Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, preferred.
• Demonstrated knowledge of a Warehouse Management System (WMS) preferred.
Knowledge & Employment Standards:
• Ability to work in fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.

Physical Requirements & Abilities:

• The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job
• Requires the ability to sit for long periods of time, with frequent interruptions
• Requires several hours per day of sitting, getting up and down from chairs, and reaching, or bending
• Requires manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for typical office work
• Talking, hearing, and seeing are important elements of completing assigned tasks
• Requires the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• May require travel by automobile and airplane
• May require visiting facility operations in temperatures at or below freezing
• May carry loads related to travel and occasionally lifts, carries, positions, or moves objects weighing up to 65 pounds
• Requires the use of various electronic tools
• May work evenings or weekends in order to complete objectives or to attend meetings
• Requires the ability to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions: must partner with colleagues without exhibiting behavioral extremes
• Requires the performance of work activities including reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and respond appropriately to constructive feedback from executive management

Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer



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