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Inventory Control Analyst
Title:Inventory Control Analyst
Department:Quality Assurance/R&D
Location:Corsicana, TX



The individual in this position serves as the liaison between Inventory Control and key business functions within Russell Stover, with the purpose of providing effective documentation and analysis to assigned business partners within the company.  Responsibilities include cycle count analysis, reducing and analyzing excess inventory, reporting, ensuring the integrity of the inventory through systems, monitoring and improving procedures, and to communicate issues and recommendations to management.

This position, by ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures, is responsible for running, developing, implementing, a safe and high-quality inventory plan at the lowest possible cost. They must act a Continuous Improvement change agent, always looking for opportunities to improve business outcomes. 

Scope of Responsibilities:

Warehousing / Inventory Management


  • Perform research to resolve inventory errors to allow Accounting to complete the daily order invoicing process.
  • Timely reconciliation of all stock transfers and receipts to include co-packers, co-manufacturers and 3rd Party Warehouses.
  • Coordinate and oversee the item hold process between the Russell Stover QA department and the factory.
  • Conduct direct inventory management activities with all factory warehouses by facilitating daily, on-going communication.
  • Reconcile inventory, research inventory discrepancies, and cycle count adjustments. 
  • Monitor First in First Out movement and identify aging/excess inventory. 
  • Work with Sales and Production Department to address root cause and take appropriate corrective action.
  • Provide analysis of open Purchase Order report to ensure all POs are received and closed in a timely fashion using the SAP system.
  • Processes disposition request forms for damage write offs and submit to management for approval.
  • Establish, schedule and maintain a structured cycle count process for finished, raw, and semi-finished products, which insures consistent execution, accuracy, and efficiency.
  • Identify and analyze inventory variances and acquire necessary explanations to identify root cause and to provide corrective actions and follow up to ensure corrective actions are being performed.
  • Develop, drive and facilitate meetings and reports that will provide internal departments with meaningful information required to make decisions and effectively deal with excess inventory issues. Maintain the storage and integrity of inventory transaction files by branch/plant in compliance with LICS
  • Partner with key members of the Recall Team providing Track & Trace data and related analysis in a timely manner.
  • Provide feedback to all internal factory warehouses to analyze and reduce causes of OS&D and modifying SOP’s as necessary. Analyze and direct most cost efficient and appropriate disposition of over and damaged inventory, partnering with procurement to execute.
  • Reconciliation Process (Inventory accuracy) 
  • Develop and review and Audit Master data monthly as it pertains to inventory reporting and item master information.
  • Responsible to promote and assure data integrity and reporting is accurate to support management’s strategy.
  • Partner with and provide daily support and audit of manufacturing and warehouses to ensure proper procedures are being followed and all transactions are being conducted, to maintain the inventory integrity of all aspects of the business.
  • Partner with the Finance manager as gate keeper for item obsolescence process and analysis of component materials.




  • Identify process improvement opportunities.  Clearly outline and gain alignment for implementation of process improvements, while driving results.
  • Work cross functionally (Co-packing, Planning, Accounting, Sales, Marketing and Production) to improve cross-functional business processes and resolve recurring problems.
  • Participate in Logistics departmental meetings aimed to accomplish department goals.
  • Perform ad hoc analyses as requested by management.
  • Cross train and perform back up duties for Inventory Deployment
  • Insure data integrity across all system modules.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities, gain alignment for implementation and drive results.



Position Profile: Attributes for Success

Specific Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to analyze, implement and develop key cost savings initiatives throughout the inventory Network
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and planning skills.
  • Performs root cause analysis on business practices.
  • Drive for continuous improvement, and action oriented.
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Ability to give attention to detail.
  • Ability to balance and prioritize multiple task request
  • Robust system and process skills
  • Ability to use Excel, Word, and Email.
  • Knowledge of an ERP, preferably SAP.
  • Ability to listen well, determine the issue at hand, and resolve said issue, while minimizing emotions.
  • Ability to work independently, under general supervision of the Logistics Manager
  • Ability to interact with well, and support other members of the Supply Chain Logistics Department
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.


Education and Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and five years of experience or equivalent combination of education and or experience
  • 3 to 5 years of inventory management
  • Strong working knowledge of 3rd party logistics management preferred.








Shares Passion:

  • Energized by challenges
  • Shows enthusiasm for the role
  • Action oriented and full of energy for pursuing business goals
  • Seizes opportunities
  • Willing to be a champion for the company
  • Committed to doing quality work


Leads by Example:

  • Owns his/her job and contributions in current role
  • Proactively shares his/her perspective even when different or potentially challenging
  • Meets commitments
  • Treats people with respect.
  • Knows when to offer help and when to ask for it


Thinks and Operates Strategically:

  • Collects information from multiple sources when defining goals/objectives
  • Develops broad knowledge and perspective within area of expertise
  • Is forward-looking within role/responsibility area
  • Works through complexity to get at the root of problems
  • Projects how potential ideas will impact key stakeholders
  • Thinks through their immediate actions in relation to achievement of the business plan


Collaborates Effectively:

  • Builds partnerships across different parts of the organization
  • Looks for opportunities to help others
  • Respects the perspectives of others
  • Actively participates in an environment where learning is a core part of teamwork
  • Shares problem-solving and risk taking with all team members


Develops Self and Others:

  • Is accountable for his or her own performance and growth
  • Seeks to understand skills important to success in role
  • Is a self-starter with regard to development
  • Is self aware – identifies strengths and limitations
  • Is open to and actively solicits coaching and feedback
  • Offers feedback to others


Communicates Effectively:

  • Utilizes the most appropriate communication vehicle for the situation
  • Listens attentively and comprehends messages accurately
  • Asks questions to seek understanding
  • Provides information timely
  • Writes and speaks with clarity and consistency
  • Is seen as a trusted, truthful individual
  • Communicates in a respectful manner at all times


Drives for Results:

  • Holds self accountable for driving to high standards and achieving results
  • Establishes specific work plans as needed to achieve results
  • Makes timely decisions even under tight deadlines and with incomplete information
  • Appropriately prioritizes work based on short and long term requirements


Embraces Change:

  • Generates new ideas or ways of doing things
  • Can shift gears comfortably
  • Open to new ideas
  • Sees the merits of differing positions or opposing viewpoints
  • Supports change initiatives
  • Deals effectively with personal responses to change efforts


Fosters Innovation:

  • Thinks through problems systematically
  • Generates ideas for new ways of doing things
  • Is willing to make changes to implement improvements
  • Advocates for a new idea or approach
  • Takes calculated risks in order to get results


Delights Customers:

  • Takes ownership to resolve problems, exhibits a "can-do" attitude
  • Responds promptly
  • Utilizes all possible resources to help others regardless of role or team
  • Utilizes expertise and knowledge to provide solutions to meet customer needs
  • Accurately assess the needs of others by listening carefully and asking appropriate questions



Working Conditions:


  • Spends approximately 30% time at desk working on computer or telephone
  • Spends approximately 70% in factory.
  • May require <5% travel to perform warehouse physical inventories.
  • Occasional to Frequent usage of verbal communication equipment (telephone, radio, cellular)
  • Occasional to Constant Repetitive Fine Manipulation (keyboarding, ten key, writing)
  • Rare to Occasional Simple Grasping
  • Rare to Occasional ability to lift and carry up to 10 pounds


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