Inventory Control Lead in Ashland, VA at Owens & Minor, Inc.

Date Posted: 6/7/2018

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The Inventory Control Lead is responsible for the execution of prescribed tasks and the assignment of tasks to Inventory Control and Coordinators to ensure completion per published policy.  The Lead is responsible for ensuring warehouse optimization and efficient warehouse management system settings.  The Lead is also responsible for reviewing the Inventory Control Policy, completing all training, and adhering to the published policy and related procedures.


  1. Provides guidance to Inventory Control Specialists and Inventory Control Cycle Counters on the execution of inventory control tasks.
  2. Creates and maintains efficient and accurate DC-specific inventory procedures, consistent with company policy and procedure.  
  3. Establishes and maintains an operationally efficient and accurate cycle count strategy. 
  4. Ensures on-going integrity of high risk sku cycle count execution, frequency, and results review.  Elevates issues as required.
  5. Reviews exceptions and errors, reporting material exceptions to Distribution Center and Finance management, as appropriate.
  6. Executes the published warehouse optimization program which ensures that product is available in the most operationally efficient warehouse locations.
  7. Manages product to avoid instances of damage or expiration.  As necessary, determines appropriate disposition of inventory, including any possible avenues for recoup of cost of goods.
  8. Manages activities pertinent to Proactive Cycle Count Program execution, including variance root cause analysis and permanent corrective action.  Coordinates audit activities specific to on-site observation.
  9. Coordinates all physical inventory warehouse preparation and cutoff activities as required by PI Instruction documentation.  Manage system requirements and control desk functions, resolve variances, and perform all final reconciliation requirements.   
  10. Qualifies to execute all essential job functions of an Inventory Control Specialist. 


1.      Performs additional duties as directed.



1.      High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor's Degree preferred

2.      Five years of working experience required

3.      Three to five years of inventory control experience required


1.      General PC knowledge with an ability to use spreadsheet, word processing and graphics presentation software

2.      Strong written and verbal communication skills with an ability to translate technical information to non-technical users

3.      Strong organization and planning skills

4.      Strong analytical capabilities with demonstrated skill in evaluating reports, identifying issues, noting trends, and reporting to management

5.      Proven ability to learn new technical tools quickly

6.      Familiar with all concepts, practices and procedures of Inventory Control


1.      None

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