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Inventory Control Variance Researcher

Company: UNFI
Location: Aurora
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

DISCOVER WHAT S NEXT FOR YOUR CAREER.Join our team and immediately become part of the largest distributor of conventional, natural, organic and specialty products in the United States and Canada. We serve over 43,000 customer locations with 200,000 different products. Our Warehouse associates supply thousands of consumers with better for you food that nourishes families nationwide. Our retailers range from small family owned stores to Whole Foods Marketsand everything in between. Are you ready to make an impact on the lives of others and feel good about what you do? Join our growing Distribution team today!WHY WORK AT UNFI?Weekly paychecksEarlier pay, easier saving. Even is the money app that makes it happen.A new fully sponsored benefit for all UNFI associates.Medical, dental and vision benefits after 30 days of employmentPaid Leave Time earnedEven more perks: 401K with company match, tuition reimbursement, on-site grocery store, wellness program that puts money back in your pocket for living a healthy lifestyle!PURPOSE:The Inventory Variance Researcher will research and action inventory inquiries and reports to ensure accurate inventory. This position will collaborate with Procurement and local Operations leadership to identify shrink trends and provide recommendations. This position will also help support inventory projects and programs to ensure accuracy and in compliance with service levels.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:Review and process penalty box items, identify trends and make recommendations to Operations leaders regarding potential coaching or training opportunitiesReviews and actions daily reports to including but not limited to: Daily Inventory Change, Negative Inventory, Daily Inventory Evaluation, and other inventory related reportsCollaborates with Procurement to resolve excess inventory concernsReconcile store returns and make necessary adjustments within the inventory systemPrepare returns for pickup, verifying items and case countsReviews and develops inventory control standard operating procedures as appropriateIdentifies and resolves all internal shrink concernsAct as an inventory lead as needed in close partnership with Operations leadershipPerforms other relevant job duties as requiredQUALIFICATIONS:Capability of being licensed in operating powered industrial equipment2-3 years of experience in in both mechanized and conventional warehousing, picking and storage operations in dry grocery and perishable areas (required)Experience as a selector or lift operator (strongly preferred)Understanding of safety guidelinesUnderstanding of paperwork and reporting methods related to tracking inventoryKnowledge of warehouse slotting system requiredStrong knowledge of applicable warehouse management, system and RF systemStrong ability to analyze, interpret, and report financial dataAbility to problem solve and collaborate to seek resolutionStrong communication skills; both written and oral applicationsDeal effectively with a wide variety of people both in person and over the telephoneProficiency in PC software tools for reports, analysis, and audits. MS Outlook, Word and Excel experience requiredPHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT/ DEMANDS:Some travel may be requiredAbility to lift between 40-60 pounds daily and to stand, walk, bend, stoop, twist and turn frequentlyExposed to temperatures ranging from -20 degrees below zero to 35 degrees Fahrenheit in Perishable Operation and 37 degrees to 90 degrees Fahrenheit in Grocery OperationAbility to do repetitious arm, wrist and hand movements required for maintenance and service proceduresMoving about the distribution center warehouse floorAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Keywords: UNFI, Aurora , Inventory Control Variance Researcher, Professions , Aurora, Colorado

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