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Director, Inventory Control

At SpartanNash, we deliver the ingredients for a better life through customer-focused innovation. We do this for our supply chain customers and U.S. military commissaries, retail store guests and, most importantly, our Associates. In fact, we see a day when each will say, “I can’t live without them.”

Our SpartanNash family of Associates is 17,000 strong, ranging from bakery managers to order selectors; from IT developers to vice presidents of finance; from HR Business Partners to export specialists. Each of them plays an integral role in SpartanNash’s People First culture, Operational Excellence and Insights that Drive Solutions. Ready to contribute to the success of our food solutions company? Apply now!

Location:

3030 Main Ave - Fargo, North Dakota 58103

Job Description:

Position Summary:

This role is responsible for the direction, control, coordination, and evaluation, compliance monitoring and training for all inventory control practices in a multi-site distribution network while managing to budgeted targets and continually improving year-over-year results.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Oversee the compliance, auditing and training of DC site Inventory Control teams on all DC inventory processes for seven divisional DC locations, including all receiving, cycle counting, inventory adjustment and clean invoicing standard operating procedures and processes.

  • Guide all network strategies on the slotting placement for each item across all network distribution centers to optimize material handling efficiency. Manage centrally controlled dynamic slotting support technology and maintain data integrity to drive consistent results.

  • Assist in establishing the controls, methods and training for product assignment and slotting processes and activities. Ensure Warehouse Management System (WMS) and slotting software are in-sync so resulting system data produces accurate and meaningful data.

  • Evaluate distribution center storage capacity for multiple temperature zones per facility and key inventory control metrics on an ongoing basis and makes adjustments/recommendations as necessary.

  • Proactively monitors key indicators, communicates and resolves problems preventing financial impacts and reviews weekly and monthly financial performance across all sites to achieve budgeted goals and ensures up-to-date account reconciliations of site-level ledgers.

  • Also reviews weekly customer credits to assure that all customers are serviced with integrity and diligence. Oversees the automated reconciliation of inventory records to ensure a complete and accurate inventory count across the network.

  • Maintain cycle count programs to be in-compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) controls for inventory management.

  • Responsible for all multi-site IC departmental management including staffing, training, performance management and career development of associates, and developing and monitoring department goals.

  • Maintain current knowledge of legal regulations, industry trends and best Inventory Control practices; make recommendations to improve current programs and processes and to ensure company legal compliance.

  • Oversee the utilization, compliance and training on the one way inventory processes.

  • Oversee reconcile inventory records to ensure a complete and accurate count.

  • Maintain cycle count program compliance to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) controls for inventory management.

  • Utilize financial and operational reports and data to analyze supply chain usage.

  • Responsible for department management including staffing, training, performance management and career development of associates, and developing and monitoring department goals.

  • Develop and monitor department budget as required.

  • Maintain current knowledge of legal regulations, industry trends and best Inventory Control practices; make recommendations to improve current programs and processes and to ensure company legal compliance.

  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management/Logistics, Mathematics, Statistics, Business Administration or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

  • Seven years facility level or preferably multi-site inventory management or internal audit experience related to inventory management.

  • Demonstrated best-in-class results managing inventory for medium to large complex distribution centers.

  • Three years of supervisory experience.

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, influencing skills, oral and written communication, organizational, prioritization, problem solving and analytical skills.

  • General understanding of database structure and function along with (preferred EXE WMS system experience).

  • Working knowledge of inventory SOX controls and testing.

  • Proven understanding of inventory control principles and best practices.

  • Proven ability to understand logistics processes and systems.

  • Proficient with MS Office, particularly Excel and Word skills.

  • Strong drive for results/experience in a metrics driven organization.

  • Ability to travel up to 75%. Must enjoy multi-site responsibility and weekly visitations.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

May be required to lift and/or move 20 pounds. The associate is frequently required to sit/stand/walk. While performing the duties of this position, the associate is subject to a typical office environment and is rarely exposed to outside weather conditions. Temperatures may vary for those subject to any of the following areas: computer/server room, print shop, production area). The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate but may be high in distribution settings. Travel requirements vary by assignment.

As part of our People First culture, SpartanNash is proud to offer a robust and competitive Total Rewards benefits package.

SpartanNash is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veteran, that celebrates diversity and believes employing a diverse workforce is key to our success. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals.

We are not able to sponsor work visas for this position.

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