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Inventory Control Manager

Company Name: Kroger Logistics
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt



Position Summary:

Oversee and assist in the execution of the daily processes related to the flow of goods in the Distribution Center (DC) and all inventory control functions. Responsible for all facets of the Warehouse Management System and for insuring all tasks performed by the production team are performed safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire facility in the areas of safety, quality and reliability and our corporate strategy. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety of others.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversee accuracy of receiving product into the warehouse and resolve receiving discrepancies
  • Work with multiple vendors, including scheduling and customer relations
  • Contact and build relations with category managers and buyers, solve issues and build relationships
  • Ensure proper dating procedures are followed
  • Monitor and oversee warehouse space; monitor planograms and one time buys thru communication with category managers
  • Monitor pack changes, short dates and pick slot changes
  • Manage inbound in advance of product arrival including communicating with buyers/merchandisers as required for all pertinent information related to item for proper facility to arrive slotting
  • Oversee reorganization and continued compliance with DC layout and designation of pick slots and reserves by commodity group or functional area. Maintain discipline within these groupings
  • Work with regional supply chain managers and others on seasonal plan and execution
  • Oversee/monitor adjustments in inventory control and monitor physical inventory of distribution center
  • Monitor distribution center cycle counts
  • Develop and provide instructional classes to end-users for system applications used in Warehouse Management Software
  • Identify, design, and implement technology and procedural based solutions to increase warehouse associates productivity
  • Monitor error logs and system output reports to ensure system performance and data integrity in Warehouse Management System
  • Document and resolve system issues and determine cause and effect items within Warehouse Management System
  • Create data bases and reports to track and trend efficiencies
  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provides feedback to direct reports
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • 2 + years of supervisory experience in distribution, warehousing or related field
  • Thorough knowledge of warehouse and department operations and procedures
  • Knowledge of switch and router installation, maintenance and management
  • Ability to speak and write in a clear and understandable manner for internal/external relations
  • Ability to understand complex oral and written instructions
  • Ability to write brief reports and log documentation
  • Basic math and computer skills
  • Good analytical abilities and solid problem solving skills
  • Ability to travel independently (<10%)

Desired Previous Job Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 + years of experience in distribution, warehousing or related field


Education Level: High School Diploma/GED Desired
Required Travel: None
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time

Regions: Midwest


Jobs at Kroger Logistics: Kroger Logistics is a best-in-class supply chain team that services our more than 2,500 grocery and convenience stores that stretch coast-to-coast across the U.S., including Alaska. We are comprised of more than 30 distribution centers, regional freight centers, transportation and office locations. In Kroger Logistics, we offer career opportunities in Safety, Professional Driving, Warehouse Operations, International Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain and Human Resources. If you are looking for an ever-changing, fast-paced environment focused on supporting our Customer 1St Strategy, we welcome your online application.


Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

 Posting Notes:  OH || Blue Ash || 6300 Creek Road || 45242 || Kroger Logistics || None || Inventory & Replenishment; Logistics/Supply Chain || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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