Inventory Control Clerk (9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) (R2037 )

Supply Chain Management Hugo, Minnesota


Position at Curtis 1000 Inc.

General Job Purpose:  The Inventory Control Clerk is responsible for the accurate financial reporting of customer inventory, raw materials, obsolescence, and material usage reports.  This includes the overall management of safety, quality, process reliability, service, asset management and cost management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  These are functions a qualified incumbent or applicant must be able to perform with or without reasonable accommodation.  Other duties or projects may be assigned to meet business needs.

  • Analysis Daily Inventory Report for items to replenish.
  • Provide daily direction and communication to employees so that the various functions in inventory are handled in a timely, efficient and knowledgeable manner. This includes inventory releases, inventory obsolescence, and inventory valuation.
  • Manage inventory stored in outside warehouses including review of all storage charges, scheduling of physical inventory counts by Curtis and warehouse personnel, and reconciliation of inventory counts to Alliance.
  • Manages the collection of receivables to minimize division DSO (days sales outstanding) and bad debt losses. Provides status reports as needed.
  • Checks inventory in/out report for accuracy.
  • Manage inventory valuation, inventory reorder points, inventory turnover, put-away/storage and the financial implications
  • Assist with audit related issues, cycle counts, and other related projects.
  • Establish work procedures and processes that support company and departmental standards, procedures, and strategic directives.
  • Provide daily/monthly inventory analysis to other managers, TL’s and employees as needed.
  • Effectively manage raw materials receiving, put-a-way, inventory reorder, purchasing, inventory turnover, just-in-time material and production flow.
  • Ensure that all requirements for customer inventory releases, shipment of jobs, receiving, picking, and storage are met in a timely manner.
  • Ensure ship dates on outsourced orders (Mill orders) are accurately stated in Alliance in order to reflect accurate Sales Order Status reporting and On-Time Delivery reporting.
  • Act as the primary contact to internal and external customers for the specific area of responsibility.
  • Ensure that receiving is completed on a daily basis
  • Monitor Plant and Mill billing results; Work with the appropriate internal and external resources to make billing more timely and efficient
  • Establish visual measurement to track performance and productivity through use of the jobs due report
  • Contacts mills and follows up on special stocking items.
  • Analyze job profitability and investigate discrepancies
  • Maintain a clean, safe work environment and ensures employees follow safety rules, quality programs, plant rules and government regulations
  • Assists the Production Department in resolving questions and issues with outside vendors and internal personnel.
  • Check the In-Report Daily for accuracy, making sure correct information has been keyed (i.e. Purchase Order Numbers, Job Numbers, Quantity and Price).
  • Checks physical inventory levels and resolves discrepancy issues.
  • Direct activities, establishing task priorities, scheduling and tracking work assignments, providing guidance, and ensuring the availability of resources and raw materials.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   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 may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Minimum education required for the position is a high school diploma and three to five years of previous experience in inventory, asset allocation, and billing.  Degree highly preferred
  • Ability to work and interact with departments throughout the organization.
  • Broad conceptual judgment, initiative and ability to deal with complex accounting issues. Exceptional analytical and problem solving abilities.
  • Thorough knowledge of general accounting principles plus the application of general accounting theory; basic understanding of financial statements, computer skills and accounting skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented and pay close attention to accuracy.
  • Effective written communication skills, the ability to read, interpret and create short correspondence and memos.   Ability to write simple correspondence for a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to effectively present information one-on-one and in small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to use experience and independent judgment to handle unique and sometimes complex situations.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of audiences and teams within the facility
  • Proficient knowledge of Excel and Word. PeopleSoft experience preferred.

Physical Requirements & Environmental Conditions:    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.

  • The physical demands required while performing the duties of this job include: prolonged sitting and speaking/articulating.
  • This position requires the incumbent to lift less than 25 pounds on a constant basis, stand walk use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.
  • This position requires the incumbent to stoop, kneel or crouch or and lift/ and or move up to 10 lbs. In addition, occasionally lift and/ or move 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.