Inventory Control Manager
We will be the best neighborhood home center in each of our markets every day by offering sparkling clean, well assorted, in stock, fairly priced, easy to shop stores, operated by friendly, interested, well trained individuals who will provide each shopper with a memorable shopping experience. Word of mouth will be our most effective form of advertising. Successful execution will provide good opportunities for all associates and return a fair profit to our shareholders.
The Inventory Control Manager supports the General Manager and directs, monitors, and assures the implementation of operational processes and procedures and an established inventory control consisting of accuracy and integrity. The Inventory Control Manager oversees the day to day operations of the movement and accountability of all inventory and inventory functions. The Inventory Control Manager assures compliance to established administrative policy to achieve inventory, shrink and controllable budget objectives. The Inventory Control Manager works closely with the accounting staff to ensure proper and accurate inventory.
- Accuracy – Attention to details
- Prioritize – recognize “What’s important now”
- Delegate – Put processes and procedures in place to accomplish goals
- Ongoing efforts to strengthen culture through responsibility and accountability
- Consistency – Maintain a high-level of performance
- Communication – Good, clear expectations to employees
- Lead by setting the example
- Concern for Standards – Demonstrate the commitment for excellence
- Proactive – Act without being told
- Set high expectations
- High energy / Sense of urgency
- Problem solver
- Team Building
- Inspire Trust and Confidence
- Implement training with all associates
- Assists the General Manager to implement and execute all Inventory functions to achieve the highest level of accuracy and integrity
- Develops in-store best practices for organization and cleanliness
- Ensures that all merchandise is properly accounted for relating to the receiving of merchandise, the accuracy of inventory, and the process of defecting merchandise
- Leads by example, coaches and counsels on company expectations and maintains a high-level presence in receiving, warehouse, and yard areas
STORE OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION
- Ensures that all operational standards are in compliance with company policy with the goal of achieving VICTOR status
- Delegates daily and weekly responsibilities to ensure proper standards and accountability levels are in line with inventory objectives
- Evaluates and recommends capital improvements and oversees implementation of approved projects
- Ensure all operational standards are in compliance with our company’s policies and procedures
- Maintain safety awareness
- Assist the General Manager in the following:
- Assesses staffing needs and implements strategies to improve inventory accuracy, integrity, and efficiencies.
- Receives all merchandise ordered for the store.
- Ensure an “In-stock” position for all merchandise and an accurate perpetual inventory with emphasis on the “Yellow Dot Program”.
- Completes weekly yard and fine line audits.
- Complete Vendor audits when required.
- Evaluates individual performance, coaches and counsels and makes recommendations/decisions on hiring, promotions, terminations, and development within own department.
- Coach and counsel all department associates in a positive manner, to include the discipline as well for under performing
- Assures the implementation of all training programs.
- Supervise and fully execute the RMDM program for prompt and proper return authorization and credits
- Maintain the signing/pricing of all merchandise, assuring all products are properly signed.
- Monitor security and safety concerns controls to protect company assets.
- Monitor open purchase orders, estimates, rain-checks for proper follow-up.
- Ensure all Operational standards are in compliance with company policy.
Page 2 of 5
- Implements, manages and maintains established store budgets to achieve maximum profit contribution.
- E. C.A.R.E.
- Legendary Customer Service
- Housekeeping standards
- Mystery Shop
- Curb Appeal
- Receiving/Warehouse Presentation
- Yard Presentation
- Housekeeping Standards
- Workers Comp
- Customer Liability
- Price Changes
- Random Sign Audits
- Special Order Open Purchase Orders
- Open Purchase Order Report
- Open Transfer Report
- Research Discrepancies
- Inventory Control
- PIP Sheet – Store Use – Breakage – Theft
- Opening and Closing Procedures
- End of Month Procedures – What is Sent to UPARC
- Handheld Units
- Skorpio Help Documents – Portal
- Inventory Adjustments
Page 3 of 5
- Access to Receiving Area is limited to authorized personnel only
- Placement of un-received merchandise outside the receiving area is prohibited
- Warehouse personnel is required to sign customer receipt when pick-up is made
- Sales log is reviewed by management daily for cashier price overrides that would indicate possible incorrect SKU/UPC entry
- Customers are required to remain outside the selling floor when returning goods
- Manager required to approve all returns over $50 with a receipt and all returns over $25 without a receipt
- Maintain Shrink awareness among all employees
- Color coding system for all sheet goods
- Crack-n-peel stickers used on floor, ceiling and ceramic tile cases designating number of pieces of product in the case
- Paint colorants rung out on an “as used” basis
- PIP: store use, displays, theft, breakage and customer relations
- No-charge sales, culling procedure
- Cycle Count Program – Inventory Control Project
- Weekly counts
- Yellow Dot process
- No top stock
- Merchandised Received and to the Floor in 24
- Culling lumber
- Negative On-Hands
- Aging over 60 Days
- Maintaining dollar amount
- Order necessary supplies through STAPLES
- Ordering Supplies on the Portal
- PIP’s allocated to the correct account
- Theft Control
DAILY WORK LIST
Page 4 of 5
- Forklift training
- OSHA Requirements – Safety
- Train Inventory Control associates on the different types of yard merchandise
- Sign off on receipts
- Will call pick ups
- Special order pick ups
- Cleanliness and housekeeping of the yard
- Culling lumber
- Merchandise control
- Auditing/Skorpio Unit
- Transfers – Creating and Receiving
- Managing Inventory Control associates
- Forklift training
- Weekly yard counts – Cycle Counts
- Merchandise received and to the floor in 24 hours
- Yard set up – Organization
- Inventory accuracy and integrity
- Accountability for damaged merchandise
- Seasonal changes