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Commodity Inventory Controller

Company: Sunset Grown
Location: Laredo
Posted on: January 17, 2022

Job Description:

Come join our growing team! The Laredo Distribution Center, a 187,000 sq. ft. refrigerated facility operating 24/7; is currently seeking a Commodity Inventory Controller to join our team. The essential function of the CIC is;

* Primary Responsibilities:
* Inspect and sign off on product quality in inventory and/or at the docks to meet our customers' specifications.
* Ensure product allocations are updated and distributed, throughout the day, and executed as expected.
* Make decisions to allocate product most effectively and efficiently for the good of the company.
* Ensure any rework is allocated to production to maximize efficiencies.
* Possess a mindset of delivering the highest quality product by training, coaching and motivating members of the planning and allocation team.
* Maintain a line of sight on expected inbounds 0 - 3 days out.
* Effectively communicate and cohesively work with cross functional teams, i.e., commodity team, production and shipping department.
* Develop, lead, mentor and set objectives for the commodity team including formal performance reviews. Routinely monitor, verify, and give feedback to production on the accuracy of product grading.
* Maintain necessary department metrics on which the performance of the team is measured.
* Utilize the ERP system and communicate technical needs for improving performance.

Education/Background Requirements:

* High school diploma or equivalent required. Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred.
* Experience in the produce/grocery industry highly desired. Product training will be provided.
* Knowledge of Perishable Agricultural Commodities (PACA) a plus.
* Must maintain a safe and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
* Willingness to work independently, with minimal supervision and take ownership of job.
* Complete various administrative tasks that include standard QA/QC forms; documentation of inspection results by completing logs and reports; inputting data into database system.
* Must be high-performance team player and be willing to work in a dynamic, growing, demanding and fast-paced environment.
* Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
* Possess strong communication skills with the ability to effectively follow-up and handle multiple, competing priorities.
* Advanced computer skills with MS Word, Excel including filters, sorts, pivot tables, and formulas
* Experience with an Inventory Management system, i.e. NAV, JDA is desired.
* Must be a self-starter and willing to work flexible hours.
* Math aptitude required.

Working Conditions:

* Combination of refrigerated warehouse; 80% of the day will be spent on the warehouse floor
* Ability to work in our refrigerated warehouse, 50-degree controlled temperature zones. The background noise approaches 70dcbs.
* Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs. with or without accommodation
* Position requires sitting, standing, walking and bending, squatting, and crawling on a regular basis

We are pleased to offer the following Benefits:

* Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance
* 401K
* Paid time off and holiday pay
* Employee Engagement & Recognition Programs
* Opportunities for growth and advancement


Keywords: Sunset Grown, Laredo , Commodity Inventory Controller, Professions , Laredo, Texas

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