• Quality/Inventory Assurance Associate

    Job ID
    2018-5482
    Job Location
    US-OR-Woodburn
    Working Hours
    Monday-Friday
  • Overview

     

     

    The primary responsibilities of the Quality/Inventory Assurance Associate are to provide inventory process validation and quality assurance for assigned product group(s).  This position requires the associate to maintain integrity of the warehouse physical inventory through physical counts and the ability to research inventory transactions utilizing inventory systems.  Must enter and correct adjustments as needed to support accurate financial reporting and payments to vendors. Ensures that all products entering and leaving the warehouse facility are of high quality, through inspection and date management of merchandise.  This position must be able to communicate effectively with associates in several departments regarding issues or concerns of inventory accuracy and quality.

    Responsibilities

     

    • Maintain inventory accuracy utilizing exception and preventative control methods
      • Cycle Counting
        • Verify physical inventory counts of products through cycle counts of assigned aisles utilizing warehouse management system.
        • Researching and adjusting large inventory discrepancies of counts after posting results.
      • Warehouse Exception Report
        • Verify physical inventory using the WMS cycle count system and warehouse exception report, inspecting each location to verify the stock is out. 
        • Research inventory system to ensure transactions have been entered timely and accurately.
        • Enter appropriate inventory transaction(s) to correct inventory, as needed.
      • Warehouse Short Report
        • Verify physical inventory using the warehouse short report, inspecting each location to verify the stock is out. 
        • Research inventory system to ensure transactions have been entered timely and accurately.
        • Enter appropriate inventory transaction(s) to correct inventory, as needed.
      • In-transit Discrepancies (TRAs)
        • Verify physical inventory, inspecting each location to verify the stock is out or in stock.
        • Communication with appropriate outside warehouse of inventory
        • Research inventory system to ensure transactions have been entered timely and accurately.
        • Enter appropriate inventory transaction(s) to correct inventory, as needed.
      • Inventory Transfers, Damages, Dumps, Donations
        • Enter inventory damage or donation transactions to correct inventory as recorded by warehouse associates.
      • Inventory Negative Report
        • Monitor negative inventory and ensure it is researched and corrected on a timely basis
      • Inventory Management
        • Make suggestions to management about possible solutions to out-of-stock inventory, damages, and all discrepancies.
        • Participate in sessions to identify inventory issues and resolutions.

     

    • Quality Assurance
      • Date Management
        • Monitor product rotation to ensure oldest dated merchandise is sold first and to keep the flow at its best without diminishing quality.
        • Work with Purchasing and Warehouse to ensure product is rotated properly.
      • Pallets on Hold
        • Ensure pallets placed on hold are reviewed, researched and followed up on, in a timely basis.
        • Work with Purchasing and Warehouse to resolve issues.
      • Product Inspection
        • Inspect incoming perishable products for quality.
        • Call Federal Inspectors to inspect produce received when the quality is in question.  Federal inspector determines if the produce can be received.
        • Prepare Federal inspection records for produce buyers or shippers as needed, when quality of merchandise is questioned.
    • Food Safety and regulatory compliance
      • Adhere to quality compliance programs and specifications including HACCP, FDA, etc.
      • Complete quality assurance processes and systems, as needed, for Corrective Actions and Recalls.
    • Inventory Product Class Specialist
      • Provide product class quality expertise to internal customers regarding issues, concerns and suggestions.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    Qualifications

    • High school diploma/GED, some accounting helpful or equivalent experience.
    • On-the-job experience - 2 years experience in food distribution industry preferred.
    • Two years of product quality experience preferred.
    • Two years of inventory control preferred.
    • Interpersonal Skills - Must be able to work with multiple types of personalities in a fast-paced work environment.
    • Able to pass a background check and drug test

     

     

    Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled

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