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Inventory Control Supervisor

Sayreville, New Jersey

Job Description

Company: Guest Supply
Location: US-NJ-Sayreville
Zip Code: 08873
Minimum Level of Education: High School or Equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: 3
Position Type:
Travel Percentage: 0


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The Inventory Control Supervisor is responsible for controlling the day-to-day operations of the Inventory Control functions, which includes performing cycle counts of the warehouse inventory, conducting investigations of suspected out-of-balance items and making corrections to the inventory based upon that research.  Coordinating all special processing of inventory including return to vendor shipments and performing other related tasks.   Also responsible for supporting DC Operations from a systems perspective by maintaining item balance and transactional integrity between PeopleSoft and High Jump.  This position works as part of a team to support DC Operations by understanding the interactions of the Company’s computer systems as related to the physical activities of the business.







  • Manage the inventory control function effectively and indirectly lead warehouse staff to identify and resolve variances, and potential variances, to achieve an accurate, perpetual inventory count and protect company assets.
  • Maintain, develop, and implement procedures that ensure the highest levels of inventory accuracy are achieved while minimizing the amount of shrink incurred.
  • Review daily inventory reports for possible errors and communicate this information as appropriate. 
  • Organize and facilitate shrink meetings and identify the root causes for shrink.
  • May participate in the hiring and training of warehouse associates.
  • Manage the Product Recall process
  • Reconcile PeopleSoft and High Jump balances on a daily basis by utilizing various reports (i.e., Inventory Reconciliation Report).  Investigate and resolve BCT Errors by analyzing transaction flow in both systems, understanding the impact on the item balances and timing issues and transaction process.  This function is intertwined with several audit functions between PS/HJ on a daily basis.
  • Support the On-Line Database by understanding each request for a return of merchandise or report of a shipment discrepancy.  Analyze request, determine resolution requirements and processing accordingly.
  • Investigate, analyze and resolve various requests involving transaction discrepancies as reported and/or requested by DC Operations, Customer Service, Purchasing, Accounts Payable, etc.
  • Analyze Proof of Delivery and determine whether a freight claim should be filed against the Carrier based on its legal requirements.  File freight claims through 3rd party software packages where applicable.




•            High School diploma or general education degree (GED) required.  Bachelor’s Degree preferred.



•            3 years supervisory experience in a Distribution / Warehouse environment.



  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and professional interactive skills are necessary to perform at a high degree of proficiency. 
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or government regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management and inter-department staff.  Capable of working with peers and associates from other departments in a proactive and constructive manner. Ability to successfully engage and lead individual and team discussions and meetings.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply & divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Ability to develop and lead a team to achieve quality and continuous improvement goals through training, coaching, performance management and effective communications.
  • Ability to provide effective training to department staff on areas such as SOP’s, Safety, Conduct, etc.
  • Ability to apply all relevant policies in a consistent, timely and objective manner.
  • Planning / Organization - Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities/deadlines and shift priorities as necessary.  Capable of working with peers and associates from other departments in a proactive and constructive manner. Uses time effectively.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Develops alternative solutions including immediate corrective actions and preventative measures.
  • Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions. Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Makes timely decisions.
  • Critical Thinking – Ability to analyze situations in a critical manner presenting proactive ways rather than reactive solutions.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner. Reacts well under pressure. Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position. Accepts responsibility for own actions. Follows through on commitments.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time. Ensures work responsibilities and customer requirements are covered when absent. Arrives at meetings prepared and on time.
  • Proficient use of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook). Ability to learn and apply Guest Supply technology software and programs.  Familiarity with PeopleSoft ERP and High Jump a plus.



The physical, mental, and environmental conditions in which the work is performed. The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • While this position will primarily work in a manufacturing environment, this position will require travel. There is very limited overnight travel required and specifically pertains to company events, staff meetings, training sessions & vendor fairs. May be required to utilize personal vehicle for business travel that may result in long periods of sitting.
  • If working remote, must have required software to ensure timely communications.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • This position may require evening and weekend work depending on business needs.
  • This position is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, elevated ambient temperature, moving, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and outside weather conditions.


This job description indicates in general terms, the type and level of work performed as well as the typical responsibilities of employees in this classification. The duties described are not to be interpreted as being all-inclusive to any specific employee. Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Nothing in this position description changes the at-will employment relationship existing between the Company and its employees. This job description supersedes prior job descriptions.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Sysco is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.


This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Employment Type: Full Time

ReqID: 79742