Inventory Controller

Restaurant Depot
Capitol Heights, MD
Feb 15, 2017
Feb 09, 2018
Full Time

Position Summary:
Works closely with Branch Manager to ensure efficient operations in Inventory, Front End, Cash Room and Receiving Departments. Maintains a positive company image by providing courteous, friendly and efficient customer service. Supports the Branch Manager in maintaining company standards.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains the accuracy of the physical inventory at the branch.
  • Makes decisions on pricing and insures that gross margins are maintained on a level required by corporate.
  • Communicates margin issues to buyers and follows up for timely response.
  • Reviews sales price differential report to determine if front end pricing is accurate and makes the appropriate changes.
  • Insures that cycle counts are being conducted on a timely and regular basis.
  • Trains all staff for inventory purposes and is responsible for the preparation and conducting of semi-annual inventories.
  • Coordinates Inventory Control with the Receiving, Perishables, Dry Goods Floor and Front End to make sure low stock, out of stock, negative on hand and computer inventory is correct.
  • Supervises Stock-taker (see # 5).
  • Coordinates writing of adjustment vouches to vendors for damages and meets with vendor reps to obtain their approvals.
  • Responsible for liquor and tobacco tax filings with the proper governmental agencies.
  • Reports shrink and research causes.
  • Control markdowns & voids by monitoring damages and overstock.
  • Analyzes and determines reasons for negative inventory and margins.
  • Reviews store statistical reports for any abnormal or erroneous data.

Other Responsibilities:
Performs various tasks and projects as directed by Branch Manager and Corporate Headquarters.

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

  • Minimum 4 years experience in retail or wholesale.
  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Background in Physical Inventory maintenance/control.
  • Proven leadership skills; ability to supervise and direct employees.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, employees, vendors, customers and buying department.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, mass and volume.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to company values and strong customer orientation.
  • Must be PC literate; working knowledge of MS Office; 10-key skills a big plus.

Work Environment:

  • For the most part the ambient temperature will be moderate.
  • The work is performed standing/walking must be able to stand/walk for up to 4 hours without a break.
  • Physical labor is moderate to high (seasonal) must be able to lift and carry up to 50lbs; must be able to push and pull up to 400 lbs on a cart with wheels.
  • There will be industrial vehicles (forklifts, Hilo) moving material throughout the warehouse.

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