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Director of Inventory

KG Workforce Solutions
May 23, 2023
Columbia, South Carolina
Job Type


Job Title: Director of Inventory

Job Location: Columbia, SC (preferred); Greenville, SC; or Florence, SC

  • Do you want to be part of a mission that is changing the lives of our communities for the better?
  • Do you have strong leadership skills and the ability to effectively manage inventory, shrink, and supplier relationships?
  • Do you have strong organizational skills and a service-oriented work philosophy?
    Do you get excited about data, forecasting, and planning?
  • Would you value great benefits and competitive pay while building a strong team to enhance a non-profit's mission and the communities it serves?

If you answered yes to the above, we encourage you to keep reading about this great opportunity to join one of our client's leadership teams!

Position Overview
KG Workforce Solutions is recruiting a Director of Inventory to oversee the accurate forecasting of inventory in accordance with inventory cycles and organizational structure. The Director of Inventory will evaluate and assess current inventory practices and lead continuous improvement changes across the organization. The position oversees the inventory management team and serves as the main liaison between the various departments involved in the company’s internal supply chain. The role will also be responsible for reviewing supply chain planning, standard operating procedures, and system optimizations and stabilization.

The Director of Inventory will also be responsible for directing, coordinating, and evaluating current inventory operations. The Director of Inventory will also help with procurement to maximize efficiencies and incorporate best supply chain practices to minimize inventory loss.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement strategies, policies, and initiatives to improve inventory management; improve service levels while reducing inventory investments and operational costs.
  • Identify the root cause of inventory discrepancies and create and implement corrective action plans that may include systems, people, and processes.
  • Define, set, and execute financial targets and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to revenue, profitability, and inventory turnover.
  • Identify and build key dashboards and metrics to monitor the various aspects of inventory for both quantity and quality.
  • Responsible for annual physical inventory and regular inventory cycle counts.
    Collaborate with cross-functional partners on inventory management strategies to maximize sales, ensure in-stock availability, and reduce excess inventory in all channels.
  • Oversee the demand planning and inventory optimization functions.
  • Drive and oversee the design and continuous improvement of inventory control systems.
    Coordinate and assist in ensuring that excess/obsolete inventory and shrink are appropriately managed.
  • Drive the development and culture of the Inventory Management team including hiring, training, leadership development (coaching and mentoring), and fostering an inclusive and open culture.
  • Analyze data to anticipate future inventory needs.
  • Evaluate suppliers to achieve cost-effective deals and maintain trust relationships.
  • Prepare written analyses, documentation, reports, or other data related to inventory.
  • Implements quality audits that uncover and identify root cause issues.
  • Lead process improvement efforts.

 Position Requirements for the Director of Inventory

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, logistics, or related study; master’s degree preferred.
  • Five (5) or more years of related experience, including leadership and supervisory experience.
    Significant knowledge of inventory management ERP systems.
  • Proven success in physical inventory management and cycle counts.
  • High level of communication skills; professional and diplomatic ability to converse among multiple departments.
  • Ability to develop, nurture, grow, and enable strengths within teams.
    Experience working closely with internal management groups and ability to provide support and monitor results.
  • Experience with inventory forecasting methods.
  • Analytical skills and ability to leverage data and metrics to improve processes and efficiency.
  • Traveling during the day is required. Occasionally, this role must respond to organizational needs outside of normal working hours.

 Physical Demands and Work Environment

This position is set in both an office and a warehouse environment with varying temperatures, including freezers and outdoor weather conditions. The position is required to sit, stand, bend, twist, carry and lift objects up to 30 to 50 pounds. With forklift traffic in the facility and product stacked and stored throughout, this position requires someone who is mobile and who can hear and watch for traffic and normal hazards of a warehouse environment.

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