Warehouse Inventory Managers oversee how inventory is stored and shipped in a warehouse. Using warehouse management software, they control how and when inventory is shipped and when inventory is received. They oversee a team of inventory specialists and warehouse workers. Inventory managers are also responsible for keeping inventory levels consistent by purchasing goods and maintaining good relationships with suppliers.
Warehouse Inventory Manager Job Description
Here is a general description of what Warehouse Inventory Managers do on a daily basis. The responsibilities will vary by company.
- Maintain consistent and sufficient stock levels to meet clients’ demands
- Anticipate and react to shortages and changes in inventory
- Analyze data and statistics to continually improve processes
- Use software to track inventory characteristics, types, and movement
- Audit processes and inventory to track performance
- Oversee and control inventory coming in and out of the warehouse through software
- Work with suppliers to purchase goods and build good working relationships
- Find ways to reduce costs and optimize control procedures
- Manage and collaborate with a team of warehouse/inventory workers
- Report findings, reports, and data to upper management
Warehouse Inventory Manager Requirements/Qualities
- Very strong organizational and communication skills
- Strong math and analytical skills
- Be able to accurately track inventory and create reports
- Have a working knowledge of warehouse management software systems
- Have excellent knowledge of forecasting and data analysis
- Possess a BA/BSc in a related field like business administration, supply chain management, etc.
- Have 1+ years of related managerial experience and/or inventory control experience (may vary by company)
- Be certified in Production and Inventory Management by APICS (may vary by company)
This mid-management position is a great goal to work toward in your career. If you have some experience in inventory management and a bachelor's degree in a related field, you can land this position at a warehouse near you.
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