The Lamb Company is a farmer owned cooperative that has been in business for over 50 years. We are a leading North American supplier of premium imported lamb brands and specialty meats to the top retail and food service customers. We pride ourselves on the highest safety and quality standards and offer products that are traceable from Pasture to Plate.TM
Do you have inventory control experience across multiple warehouses in the perishable goods industry?
Do you have good problem solving skills to identify and resolve inventory discrepancies, and prior experience processing product returns, and issuing supplier and customer claims?
Are you accurate, organized and efficient, with a team approach and sense of urgency?
Do you thrive in a dynamic environment and rise to a challenge?
Read on to learn about our exciting Inventory Control Coordinator opportunity in the South New Jersey area. This role will appeal to people who have a strong work ethic, are dedicated to getting results and enjoy inbound and outbound inventory tracking, reporting and claims investigation and resolution in a high volume fast paced environment.
Position: Inventory Control Coordinator
Position Reports To: Procurement Director
The Inventory Control Coordinator drives shareholder value by maintaining and ensuring the integrity and accuracy of inbound and outbound inventory nationally, while maintaining excellent relationships with 3rd Party Cold Storage Partners, Customers, and internal employees. This position works closely with the Finance Department, Processing Administration Clerks, Sales Teams, and Procurement Teams to ensure accuracy of inventory through reporting and regular audits. The Inventory Control Coordinator proactively implements processes and procedures to improve the efficiency, accuracy and traceability of inventory, and to manage our claims programs (returns, refusals, damaged cartons). Maintains up to date records for inventory control and is fully cross trained with other roles.
US Inbound and Outbound Inventory Control:
· Maintain inventory control of Chilled and Frozen products across multiple warehouses in New Jersey and Los Angeles
· Perform regular inventory Lot Checks, Cycle Counts and Reconciliations
· Monitor expiry dates, shelf life, FIFO and prepare and communicate reports to Sales and Finance such as Aging Reports
· Liaise with 3rd Party Cold Storage Partners to verify inventory accuracy when discrepancies occur
· Prepare reports such as quarterly and yearly book inventory
· Process and post arriving inventory into Dynamics
· Record overages and shortages on receipts, monitor pallets received and shipped
· Check and record expiry dates in Dynamics against 3rd Party Cold Storage inventory, ensuring no discrepancies exist
· Prepare weekly freeze down report and manage transactions to and from the blast freezer with the goal to minimize freeze downs month over month
· Assist with invoicing once order has been entered into Dynamics:
o Review bill of lading to ensure all lots match to order
o Add outbound weights to ensure no inventory discrepancies between bill of lading and picking tickets
o Change temp lots to actual lots pulled, if required
o Investigate Lot Number, Lot History and Weight discrepancies
o Send paperwork to Sales Team in USA, and to Accounts Receivable in Canada
· Process return authorizations from customers to 3rd Party Cold Storage inventory
· Manage claims process with Suppliers
· Send return documents to Canada for Customer credit
· Assist Accounting with Proof of Deliveries (PODs)
Key Success Measures
Qualifications & Considerations for the Position
The Lamb Company is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.
The Lamb Company is committed to providing an accessible and barrier-free environment. Accommodations are available on request for candidates throughout the selection process. Please contact Human Resources if accommodation is required.