NOW Foods Inventory Control Clerk - 1st Shift

Location: Plant (Sparks,NV)
Department: MFG Indirect

Description

Founded by Elwood Richard in 1968, NOW Foods has grown from a small, family operation to a highly-respected manufacturer of natural health products. Today, NOW Foods manufactures and distributes over 1,400 dietary supplements, natural foods, sports nutrition, and personal care products. NOW’s state of the art manufacturing facilities are GMP-certified, and our quality testing labs are among the best in the industry.  The company has over 1,500 employees and its products are sold in more than 60 countries. The company remains family-owned and committed to its original mission: to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.

NOW offers a competitive compensation structure and a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental and vision plans from tier one companies, Paid Time Off, 401k match up to $6,500 per year, educational assistance and company-paid disability and life insurance.  NOW employees also enjoy a wide array of unique benefits such as company-paid profit sharing, quarterly bonuses, employee discount, wellness program, company-paid Teladoc and Rx’nGo, and much more!  Many of our benefits are 100% paid by NOW – this is why NOW Foods has been awarded as one of the “101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work for” in Chicago TWELVE years in a row, and on the National Level SIX years in a row!   NOW Foods currently holds EDAWN's 2019 Employees First-Large Award, and has been recognized as a Finalist for the 2018 Best Places to Work in Northern Nevada!

To learn more about NOW Foods, visit nowfoods.com, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/nowfoodsofficial, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/NOWFoods or on Instagram at instagram.com/nowfoodsofficial.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Inventory Control Clerk assists in the compilation and maintenance of records of quantity and type of material, equipment, merchandise, or supplies stocked in establishment by performing the following duties under the direction of the Inventory Control Supervisor.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Performs spot checks and reconcile inventory issues for both distribution and manufacturing.
  • Reconciles weekly frozen cycle counts performed by distribution.    Assists in performing and reconciling non-frozen cycle counts for distribution and manufacturing, including organizing, facilitating, and reconciling monthly non-frozen cycle counts in production.
  • Assists label room with performing and reconciling weekly label room cycle counts when needed.
  • Maintains all files and worksheets for cycle counts.  Reports to appropriate management, information regarding cycle counts on a regular basis.  Participates and facilitates in the audit of cycle counts by outside agencies.
  • Initiates and completes production tickets for contract manufacturers (TOLL).  Investigates and reconciles issues with contract manufacturers (TOLL) inventory.
  • Investigates, communicates, and reconciles all inbound transfer discrepancies.  Assists in investigating, communicating, and reconciling all outbound transfer discrepancies.
  • Initiates and reconciles reports, including the weekly dock report and the weekly transfer report.
  • Monitors and initiates corrective measures for short dated product.
  • Investigates, communicates, and reconciles receiving issues.
  • Works with carriers to resolve freight claim disputes.
  • Works with QC, Production, and Receiving to write off and destroy rejected or scrapped inventory.
  • Facilitates through spot checks, cycle counts, lot number creation, and adjustments the rework process.
  • Actively participates in the continuous improvement process and facilitates the implementation of the NOW Performance System.
  • Complies with safety and GMP requirements. 

 

SAFETY RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

  • Supports a culture of safe production and operations; follows all safety rules and procedures.
  • Actively participates in the safety program by:
    • engaging in training activities to learn what constitutes a safety hazard;
    • reporting safety concerns to the supervisor, submitting safety suggestions, and correcting or reporting to the appropriate people when an employee sees a workplace health or safety hazard, until it is resolved.
  • Assists with communicating safety information to new employees. Fulfills responsibilities as outlined in the company safety management plan.

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma, or six months to one year related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A strong inventory control background with particular emphasis on cycle counts, inventory investigation, return to vendors, and scrap material is preferred.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to groups of customers or employees.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and higher math functions.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

 

REASONING ABILITY

Good problem solving skills required.

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Moderate level of computer data entry experience required.
  • PIT equipment experience preferred, ability to learn to drive PIT equipment a must.
  • Experience with manufacturing and distribution operating systems, preferably Oracle.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical 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 may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to climb stairs; use hands to handle, and/or use tape dispensing gun, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is required to access product on floor or low shelves; and to operate a hand truck or forklift with a 24 inch step.

The employee must regularly lift, move (in some cases drag items), raise and/or place:

  • Up to 50 lb. boxes from 12 inches to 36 inches then to 50 inches and return to original position.
  • Take pallet from floor, weighing up to 55 lbs. and place onto one side, move up to 10 feet and return to original position.
  • Up to 55 lbs. from 5 inches off the ground up to 30 inches high; transfer from 30 inches up to 50 inches high and return to original position.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

 

It is the policy of NOW Foods to prohibit discrimination of any type, and to afford equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and prospective employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.





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