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Distribution Center Inventory Control Manager

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Job Type: On-Site

Job Category: Supply Chain
Brand: Genuine Parts Company
Job ID: R24_0000018408
Status: Full time

We're an organization of IT specialists, developers, salespeople, retail specialists, supply chain professionals, drivers and more. What binds us together is our passion for providing superior service to our clients, customers and teammates. Discover why GPC is the right place for you and your career.

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  • Collaborative
  • Communicator
  • Good Listener
  • Problem-solver
  • Self-starter
  • Team player
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Employee Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, life and disability insurance, as well as campus health and wellness programs

  • Paid time off, eight company holidays and flexible work schedules available

  • Tuition Reimbursement and professional development opportunities

  • 401(k) Plan with competitive employer matching

  • Onsite cafeteria, coffee stations and break rooms

  • Employee discounts, including NAPA parts, entertainment, technology, appliances, event tickets and more

Job Description

Position Mission: 

Achieves maximum market penetration, drives market growth, increased sales and profitability by creating a superior customer experience through the accurate management of all aspects of our inventory control process.

Position Performance Measures: 

•     Profit Quota

•     Sales Quota

•     Backorder Control Quota

•     Shipping Percentage Quota

•     Dollar Volume Per Employee

•     DC Turnover

•     Service Level Quota

•     Factory Return Pull Accuracy & Completion

Responsibilities:  The following section contains the primary responsibilities for this position.  Job holder is responsible for performing any other duties as assigned by management.  List the significant activities that support that function, for instance manage the annual store audit process. Where possible use language that ties the job back to the company mission and vision.

•     Develops a yearly inventory plan and coordinates with DC Management and centralized Purchasing to ensure all factory returns are generated after close of each classification round

•     Ensures all merchandise is in saleable condition to meet customer order requirements

•     Drives the accuracy of inventory and maintain a high service level

•     Communicates, coaches, and ensures all employees and managers are accountable for maintaining inventory availability and accuracy 

•     Confirms that factory returns are pulled and shipped in a timely manner

•     Safeguards DC investments by making sure that distressed merchandise is expensed properly

•     Lead the execution and efficient completion of quality rounds of inventory each year 

•     Ensures every employee maintains a clean and orderly work environment

•     Monitors and applies for all rebates 

•     Partners with HR in the areas of hiring, development, coaching and promotional opportunities

•     Demands high standards of performance.  Ensure appropriate standards are met as relates to employee coaching, discipline documentation, and terminations

•     Creates a culture of safety by ensuring required training is completed and employees understand their responsibility for behaving in a safe manner.  Enforce safety rules and investigating every accident for the root cause

•     Administers company policies and procedures regarding employee performance, attendance, safety, training and other matters consistently and fairly

Experience, Education, and Abilities: 

•     HS Diploma or equivalent required

•     A 4-year business related degree or equivalent experience preferred

•     4 plus years’ experience working in a distribution environment in a related role

•     Strong knowledge of NAPA systems and processes

•     Knowledge of NAPA product lines and numbering system

•     Knowledge of the NAPA classification system

•     Knowledge of the JDE & Legacy Systems

•     Proficient in data entry and reporting functions of AS 400 system

•     Knowledge of basic accounting principles

•     Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities

•     Must be a confident and thoughtful leader and demonstrate an ability to make good business decisions

•     Possess a willingness to learn and apply new principles in management and leadership

•     Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to get information and ideas across to others

•     Organized, with solid multi-tasking skills and the ability to work effectively under pressure

•     Possess strong attention to detail

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. 

•     While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear

•     The employee is frequently required to walk, stand; reach with hands and arms

•     Occasionally the employee is required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl 

•     The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 60 pounds 

•     Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus

Work Conditions:

•     The employee is occasionally exposed to cold, hot and/or humid conditions

•     The employee may be exposed moving mechanical parts and vibration

•     The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

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GPC conducts its business without regard to sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, military status, status as a veteran, or any other protected characteristic. GPC's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote, assign, transfer and terminate employees based on their own ability, achievement, experience and conduct and other legitimate business reasons.

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I would say this is the first job where I've felt cared about as a person and not an asset. I love the people and what I do.

Beau Mitchell GPC Accounts Receivable Specialist - Cash Apps

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