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Inventory Manager

Company: Ace Hardware
Location: Visalia
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Job Description:

We are now hiring an Inventory Manager Ace Hardware Corporation is a retailer-owned cooperative of more than 5,000 independent Ace stores in all 50 states, and 70 countries, with 15 Distribution Centers throughout North America. Ace's distribution network is one of the cornerstones of the corporation's success. By utilizing advanced technology and an integrated team approach at our distribution centers nationwide, we're able to consistently deliver one of the highest service levels in the industry to our retailers. This commitment to excellence carries through to each employee at our Distribution Centers. Ace is a place for you to have a long-term career you can be truly proud of with competitive pay, promotional opportunities, and comprehensive benefits for you and your family. Ace Hardware Distribution Centers are where team players collaborate to support amazing retailers be the most helpful hardware stores on the planet. We have an exciting opportunity for an Inventory Manager at join our newest start up Distribution Center (DC) located in Visalia, CA. As a member of the Senior Management team, the Inventory Manager will be responsible for managing and leading all inventory functions within the distribution center which to achieve company goals, including exceptional retailer service and outstanding operational efficiencies. Areas of responsibility could include but not limited to safety, inventory movement, analyzing and monitoring performance metrics, storage and/or processing of inventory, and customer service. The Inventory Manager will have direct reports and will be responsible for providing staff with leadership, vision, insight and motivation within their areas of responsibility. OUR COMMITTED INVESTMENT IN YOU: Compensation: Competitive based on your experience with bonus potential! Benefits: Support yourself and your family with Ace subsidized medical coverage, dental, vision, prescription drug coverage, and flexible spending accounts. Ace provides employees and their families with life insurance, short term and long-term disability, optional Accident and Critical illness coverage, and Adoption Assistance. Paid Time Off: Accrued vacation, paid holiday and holiday worked bonuses. Financial Security (401K): Company match plus lucrative additional company contributions. Employee Merchandise Discounts: Purchase products from the warehouse at a generous discounted rate. Tuition Reimbursement: Pursue your educational and long-term career dreams through our tuition reimbursement program. Reimbursement up to $5,250 for all passing grades! Long-term Career Opportunities: Many of our leaders started with Ace looking for a job, just like you, but found long-term career opportunities at our 15 Distribution Centers across the country and our Corporate Headquarters. Our company is growing and we would love to have you grow with us! PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead, support and encourage Ace Values: Winning, Excellence, Love, Integrity, Gratitude, Humility and Teamwork.
  • Confer with supply chain planners to forecast demand or create supply plans that ensure availability of materials or products.
  • Define performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors, such as product cost or quality.
  • Develop procedures for coordination of supply chain management with other functional areas.
  • Implement new or improved supply chain processes.
  • Analyze and monitor supplier performance to assess ability to meet quality and delivery requirements and deliver feedback when necessary.
  • Collaborate with other departments regarding new supplier requirements as it relates to inventory.
  • Design, implement, and document retail support center strategies for inventory control and movement.
  • Design, implement, and oversee product take back or reverse logistics programs to ensure products are managed according to best practices.
  • Evaluate and select information or other technology solutions to improve tracking and reporting of materials or products distribution, storage, or inventory.
  • Identify opportunities to reuse or recycle materials to minimize inventory movement.
  • Assist in creating budgets and handling monthly financials.
  • Full responsibility for inventory and data departmental budgeting, may include oversight of customer service.
  • Assist in maintaining compliance with all federal, state rules and regulations that govern as related to inventory.
  • Maintain positive employee relations.
  • Oversee customer service department.
  • Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor's Degree or related field or equivalent professional experience.
    • Proven management experience in a similar industry.
    • Must be flexible and able to respond to inquiries outside the normal workday.
    • Must possess positive employee relation skills and excellent communication skills.
    • Knowledge of inventory terms and commonly accepted practices
    • Basic knowledge of budgeting and monthly financials.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Strong leadership characteristics.
    • Experienced with Microsoft Office & inventory software platforms (Word, Excel)Come along with us to serve a purpose and take pride in enabling independent stores owners to compete and grow as they execute our ultimate goal of being Helpful within their communities.We want to hear from you!When most people think of career opportunities with Ace Hardware, they often think of the helpful cashiers and sales associates at their local store. However, have you also considered the people behind the scenes who select, promote, ship and process the invoices for more than 75,000 products? Maybe you haven't, but we'd like you to. Because together we help our customers take care of their homes. Come find out why a career with the Ace Hardware Corporation is one of America's best kept secrets.Equal Opportunity EmployerAce Hardware Corporation and its subsidiaries are committed to a policy of promoting equal employment opportunities. The company recognizes the importance of diversity and leveraging the skills and talents of all people to the mutual advantage of each individual and the organization. The company is committed to the prevention of employment discrimination related to race, religion, color, sex (including sexual harassment), gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability and military or veteran status, sexual orientation or any other action covered by federal or applicable state/local laws.

Keywords: Ace Hardware, Visalia , Inventory Manager, Executive , Visalia, California

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