Inventory control supervisors are responsible for overseeing the activities of their company’s inventory management team. They ensure that all products are properly stored, tracked, and accounted for at all times.
Inventory control supervisors may also be tasked with developing new systems or procedures to improve efficiency or accuracy. This might include creating new tracking software or updating existing software to better track items as they move through the supply chain.
- Location: Delta, BC
- Salary: 29.00 hourly for 40 hours per week
- Terms of employment: Permanent employment
- Day, Early Morning, Morning
- Start date: Starts as soon as possible
- Vacancies: 1 vacancy
Inventory Control Supervisor Job Duties
Inventory control supervisors have a wide range of responsibilities, which can include:
- Ensuring that inventory levels are maintained within specified limits by ordering additional supplies when needed
- Monitoring the status of inventory to ensure that it is accurately tracked and managed
- Overseeing the distribution of inventory to ensure that supplies are distributed evenly across departments or locations
- Reviewing invoices from suppliers to ensure that all orders were received and processed in accordance with company policies
- Determining the need for additional inventory based on sales forecasts or other factors that might impact supply levels
- Coordinating with suppliers to ensure that deliveries are made on time and that the quality of merchandise is good
- Developing and implementing inventory control policies and procedures to ensure efficient use of inventory assets
- Making sure that all employees follow inventory control procedures, such as keeping track of incoming and outgoing items
- Conducting periodic inventories of supplies on hand to ensure accurate records
Inventory Control Supervisor Skills
Inventory control supervisors need the following skills in order to be successful:
Inventory control systems: Inventory control systems are software programs that help businesses track their inventory. As a supervisor, you may be responsible for implementing and maintaining an inventory control system. Familiarizing yourself with these systems and understanding how they work can help you train your team members.
Communication skills: Inventory control supervisors often communicate with other members of a company’s management team, including human resources, sales and marketing and production teams. They also communicate with employees to explain company policies, procedures and regulations. Effective communication skills can help you to convey messages clearly and to understand messages from others.
Mathematical skills: Inventory control supervisors use mathematical skills to calculate inventory levels, determine the amount of supplies needed for production and analyze data to make informed business decisions. You may also use mathematical skills to create spreadsheets and other documents to track inventory levels and sales data.
Time management: Inventory control supervisors often work with a team of other supervisors and managers to ensure that production and sales goals are met. This may mean that you need to prioritize tasks and delegate responsibilities to other team members. Time management skills can help you organize your day and prioritize tasks to ensure that you and your team members are working on the most important tasks.
Leadership: Leadership skills can help you motivate your team and encourage them to work together to achieve company goals. You can use your leadership skills to help your team develop effective inventory control processes and procedures. You can also use leadership skills to motivate your team to take on new challenges and develop their skills.
- Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
Experience an asset
- Establish work schedules and procedures
- Co-ordinate activities with other work units or departments
- Prepare and submit reports
- Resolve work related problems
- 5-10 people
- Dispatchers and radio operators
- Production clerks
- Purchasing and inventory clerks
- Shippers and receivers
- Storekeepers and parts clerks
- Transportation route and crew schedulers
Work conditions and physical capabilities
- Work under pressure
- Tight deadlines
- Attention to detail
- Efficient interpersonal skills
- Excellent oral communication
- Excellent written communication
- Team player
Who can apply to this job?
The employer accepts applications from:
- Canadian citizens and permanent or temporary residents of Canada.
- Other candidates with or without a valid Canadian work permit.
How to apply