Manager of Inventory Control-Trade Goods

Logistics / Receiving Long Island City, New York



POSITION: Manager of Inventory Control-Trade Goods


REPORTS TO:  Director of Inbound Supply Chain


Position Summary:

The Manager of Inventory Control-Trade Goods is responsible for the planning and execution of inventory management of a FreshDirect operation.  The role consists of working cross functionally with other departments to minimize cost throughout the organization. The ideal candidate should have experience within a perishable, food or provisional items. The ideal candidate should have experience with Warehouse Management System (SAP) or worked with any type of inventory ERP.


Recipe for Success- 


Oversee the following KPI:

  • Loss Rate
  • Cycle Count frequency
  • Inventory accuracy
  • Manage the day-to-day activities of a 15-20 member inventory / outbound team
  • Oversee cycle count scheduling, oversight and inventory discrepancy and reconciliation for all FreshDirect departments
  • Build Inventory Control team by developing all team members, identifying talent for possible promotion, an challenging high performers
  • Responsible for the scheduling, control of payroll, and assignment of work for employees
  • Communicate with Customer Service department to mitigate order fulfillment issues
  • Handle projects as required – including project plan development, project management, and accountability for results


Key ingredients –

  • Five(5) to Eight (8) years’ of Inventory management experience
  • Three plus (3+) years’ of people management experience
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office suite; with advanced knowledge of MS Excel
  • Strong knowledge of inventory management fundamentals
  • Working knowledge of a Warehouse Management System

Add dash of –


  • Must be pro-active, resourceful, and hands-on
  • Proven ability to be detailed, analytical and organized
  • Able to work a flexible schedule that may include nights and or weekends
  • Comfortable working independently and in an environment where accuracy of work is paramount
  • Desire to be a Leader; with the ability to coach, mentor, problem solve, build teams
  • Previous exposure to and demonstrated success in, a high-growth business environment
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required
  • Prior work experience in an Food Distribution, Grocery Warehouse / Supermarket or Commissary ideal
  • BA/BS in Management, Logistics, Engineering preferred





WARNING: Our food is processed in a facility that does not contain people who are toxic, rude, disrespectful, arrogant, egotistical, self-promoting, inconsiderate, or mean-spirited.



About FreshDirect:

FreshDirect is a food tech company and the Northeast's leading online fresh food grocer, delivering directly to customers throughout seven states, including the New York City and Philadelphia metropolitan areas, and the greater D.C. metropolitan area. FreshDirect is committed to sourcing the freshest and best-tasting meat, fish, produce, and specialty items through direct relationships with suppliers, growers, and farmers. In 2016, FreshDirect expanded its portfolio in NYC with the launch of FoodKick, an on-demand business that caters to the needs of urban dwellers with a curated selection of fresh food, alcohol, and essentials—all delivered within an hour. Launched in 2002, FreshDirect is a privately held company headquartered in Long Island City, NY. For more information, visit or


Our company aspires to be a valued corporate partner in all communities in which it serves, and works extensively with dozens of charitable and community partners.


Why choose FreshDirect?

We are an innovative Food Technology company offering an environment where you can grow a career and feed your future and have fun while doing it! Great people deserve great benefits and we go above and beyond!


Wait, there’s more! Check out our #workperks:

Working here is pretty much as cool as you’d imagine - lots of food, lots of energy, and a whole lot of happy hours.

  • Flexible and generous PTO plan
  • 20% discount on FreshDirect and FoodKick plus an employee at-cost food program (FD Market)
  • Thirsty Thursdays, book club, monthly birthday breakfasts, and other happy hours
  • Wellness programs like weekly meditation, yoga, and Zumba, and monthly manicures and massages
  • Monthly Lunch & Learns covering things like “The Very Best Cheese and Wine”
  • We have a 24-hour shuttle service that runs back and forth to the subway
  • We offer up to $5000 per hire as a referral bonus
  • Summer barbecues and and annual company picnic for friends and family


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Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the Team member(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of individuals in this position. Position Descriptions may be subject to change as the needs of the organization change.

As an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, FreshDirect does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age religion, creed, marital status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, or on any other basis prohibited by law. Furthermore, FreshDirect will not discriminate against any applicant or employee because he or she is disabled, a disabled veteran, or a veteran of the Vietnam era, provided he or she is qualified and meets the requirements established by FreshDirect for the job