Inventory Control Manager in Kutztown, PA at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 2/12/2018

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Job Description

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.:

  • DEPARTMENT MANAGER (INVENTORY) must be knowledgeable in all facets of the department.  Must be able to make sound decisions with the support of the upper facility Manager. 

     

    The overall mission of this position involves supplying auto parts and accessories to the Advance Auto Parts store locations.  All Advance Auto Parts Team members will be required to assist in any department (other than their primary department) when and where their assistance is required.

    These departments may include: Shipping, Receiving, Replenishment Reclamation, Cycle Count, etc.

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (INVENTORY)  include the following, but not limited to these.  The Department Manager may perform any number of duties and functions within the Department. Assist Department Supervisor with daily departmental duties. 

     

    Meet with Operations Manager, Asst. DC or Asst. PDQ Manager, and Department Supervisor to discuss and review the workload.  Includes allocation of team members, discuss goals and objectives for the shift/department, and team member performance.

     

    Is directly responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the department.

     

    Fully understand all facets of the Cycle Count Department.

     

    Assure KRONOS is updated and correct; paperwork turned into HR to be processed.

     

    Meet with Shipping Managers on other shifts to discuss production issues.

     

    Conduct start-up meetings with team members to discuss day before results, today’s expectation, issues that need to be addressed, office/safety issues, work assignments for the day.

     

    Evaluate and support the Safety and Security, and HR Manager in policy and procedure enforcement.

     

    ADDITIONAL DUTIES

    Address inventory shrink issues as they pertain to Cycle Counting.

     

    Oversee Vendor Call Back issues as they pertain to the DC Inventory.

     

    Keep the work-flow moving through the department as required.

     

    Ensure the team members have all of the necessary tools to do their jobs.

     

    Be constantly available in work location to assist as needed and resolve issues as required.

     

    Regularly communicate with the facility management on issues that arise and be able to react as required.

     

    Use equipment (pallet jack, forklift, order picker, reach truck, etc.)

     

    Keeps work area neat, clean and hazard free.

     

    Other related duties as assigned.

     

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

    This position has supervisory responsibility.   3-5 yrs. supervisory experience preferred.

    Directly or indirectly supervises all team members in the department.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies, procedures and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include training team members, planning, assigning, and directing work; writing and conducting performance appraisals; rewarding and counseling team members as appropriate; addressing complaints and resolving problems. May have direct authority over one or more Department Supervisors.

     

     

     

     

    QUALIFICATIONS 

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

     

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

    Prior warehouse experience or training is strongly preferred but not required.  High school diploma or GED required. 4 year degree preferred but not required.  Two to four years related experience and/or training; or some equivalent combination of education and experience.

     

    WORK SCHEDULE

    Flexible to work in various shifts, departments and locations as required.

    Overtime as required.

    Weekends as required.

    Holiday’s  as required.

     

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to management and other team members of the organization.

     

    MATHEMATICAL / COMPUTER SKILLS

    Ability to add subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

    MS Word: Access and Excel required.

    AS 400 preferred

    - Able to analyze large amounts of data accurately and effectively and run queries.

     

    REASONING ABILITY

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram formats.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. - Strong problem solving skills. Strong decision making.

     

     

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    Post hire certifications may be required to comply w/ safety standards as mandated by law of to operate machinery or equipment.

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

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

     

    While performing the duties of this job, the Manager is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, reach with arms, talk and hear.  The Manager will be frequently required to stop, kneel and crouch.  The Manager occasionally will be required to sit, climb, or balance. 

    The Manager must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT 

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a Manager encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    While performing the duties of this job, the Manager is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The Manager is occasionally exposed to high places, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals.  The noise level in the work environment is usually high (loud).

     the duties of this job, the Manager is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. 

  • The Manager is occasionally exposed to high places, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually high (loud).
COMPETENCIES
  • Action Driven: Has a strong desire to succeed. Focuses on the timely completion of a goal or outcome.  Sets specific measurable improvement goals and matches resources, tools, and action plans to the requirements thus accomplishing success. Never satisfied with the status quo.
  • Customer Driven: Develops strategies that help AAP create real value to our customers being internal or external. All decisions taken are driven by the needs of our customers.
  • Effective Communication:  Has the ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization and is able to adjust message according to the audience. Uses communication as a tool to send and receive information. Is able to verbalize ideas effectively in a concise way.
  • Acts with Integrity: Always acts in an ethical and honest way following Advance Auto Parts value system.  Is fair, takes responsibility for actions, does what is right and shoes respect for others. Shows strong moral principles in all business dealings. 
  • Industry and Business Knowledge:  Has a comprehensive understanding of the Advance Auto Parts business.  Is well versed in AAP products and services. Full knowledge of the automotive industry and or the function he/she is assigned to. Know the competition and other factors in the market that might pose an impact to Advance Auto Parts negatively or positively.
  • Managing People: Is able to inspire and direct people to a desired outcome. Sets clear and specific goals and follows up on them providing timely feedback. Coaches and counsels according to the performance level. Is quick to recognize good performance and not afraid to address proactively marginal performance.
  • Problem Solving and decision making: Considers the positive and the negative of all viable alternatives before making a decision including the capacity to forecast results. Is creative in the process finding solutions to simple or complex business situations.
  • Team Oriented:  Achieves results through teams by  using effective delegation and motivation techniques. Recognizes that an inspired and well managed team is the only road to achieve success that exceeds expectations. Also has ability to promote and manage individual judgment for the benefit of the team.
LEADERSHIP: Previous change management experience driving, influencing and inspiring change and continuous process improvement through communication at all levels.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.