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Merchandise Inventory Specialist

Employment Type
Full Time
Location
Cleveland, OH 44113

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Description

Job Title: Merchandise Inventory Specialist
Location: Cleveland, OH
Grade: 17
Reports to: Marketing Director
Job Level: Non-exempt


Responsibilities

Essential Functions and Duties

Responsible for all activities related, but not limited, to procurement, inventory management, order processing, distribution, billing, and third party logistics (3PL) of point-of-sale (POS), merchandise, and eventing materials that support GLBC Sales, Marketing, and onsite/online Store functions and brand standards:
•    Serve as systems and data expert across all internal and external databases, workflow programs, and supply chain tools
•    Conduct regular product profitability analyses, including, but not limited to, COGS, pricing, margins, minimums, stock availability, movements, fulfillment, variances, 3PL/MOU terms, and all other cost influencers
•    Continually evaluate processes and systems to identify, drive, and implement improvement opportunities that enhance total business profitability and minimize waste
•    Conduct regular audits and cycle counts at current and future 3PL warehouse(s) and reconcile variances across all systems
•    Maintain and evaluate supplier/3PL service providers for effectiveness and efficiency, and establish responsible purchasing metrics and criteria that optimize relationships and supply chain activities
•    Conduct and share bi-annual business and scorecard review of 3PL service provider(s)
•    Collaborate with Field Marketing Team and funnel chain and market-specific program activation needs through supply chain process
•    Collaborate with Store Team and funnel rotating retail merchandise needs through supply chain process
•    Perform regular system reviews to identify items that require purging, discontinuation, replenishment, updated par levels, updated reorder notifications, adjusted costs/pricing, updated descriptions, and all other record modifiers to reflect current market and supplier conditions and maximize efficiencies and accessibility
•    Enter and maintain accurate records and purchase order data across all systems
•    Receive in all inventoried goods, match purchase orders to warehouse receipts/invoices, and release and activate received items across all systems in a timely manner
•    Support 3PL service provider(s) with fulfillment, shipment, and tracking support of all orders from warehouse to destination
•    Maintain, utilize, and distribute appropriate price lists for billing and ordering
•    Develop and train internal personnel on processes and procedures
•    Provide administrative support as needed
•    Other duties and projects as assigned


Required Skills and Experience

Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Operations or Supply Chain

Work Experience
•    Minimum three-four years of related business experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment
•    Additional experience in creative field merchandising highly desired

Required Qualifications
•    Results-oriented with ability to identify and deliver data based solutions
•    Must be able to work independently and execute planned priorities with little upfront direction or follow-up
•    Ability to organize, prioritize, and work under pressure in fast pace environment
•    Ability to efficiently multi-task and meet deadlines with independent problem-solving skills
•    A creative and original thinker who can apply knowledge across a range of systems
•    A forward thinking driver who can anticipate, adapt, and course correct with a sense of urgency
•    Exceptional data entry, attention to detail, and organization skills
•    Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and customer management skills, with ability to give and accept honest and direct feedback
•    Excellent math and analytical skills
•    Excellent knowledge of inventory management databases and proficiency in Microsoft Office software, particularly Excel
•    Ability to effectively operate in a team environment
•    Ability to learn and create new systems and procedures and influence change
•    Must display a positive and professional manner at all times
•    Ability to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds
•    Some travel (field marketing surveys) required as needed

Preferred Qualifications
•    CPM / CPP / CPSM training
•    Understands Lean principles with a focus on processes
•    Manufacturing operations experience
•    Strong knowledge of the craft beer industry

Licensure/Certification
•    Professional certifications in inventory control, supply chain purchasing or similar from organizations such as APICS beneficial
•    Completion and certification as CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager), CPP (Certified Purchasing Professional), or CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management) desired