Warehouse Inventory Specialist

  • 115 Lena Dr, Aurora, OH 44202, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Our Divisions:

Bulk Apothecary was founded in mid 2010 as a small brick & mortar specialty retailer in Streetsboro, Ohio and has since grown to become one of the nation's largest online suppliers of natural ingredients and essential oils. Our main focus from the beginning was soap and candle making supplies, but word of our fantastic prices, amazing quality and excellent customer service spread.  Within 3 years, we expanded our offering to a wide range of specialty ingredients and vitamin supplements and had a dominant online presence that was growing by the day.  Today, we still operate our small store in Streetsboro, Ohio but also have an online presence that's growth is nothing short of amazing. 

Natural Essentials was founded in 1995 and has quickly grown to one of the Nation's premier contract filling companies. Because of our strong focus on quality, customer service and price, Natural Essentials has maintained outstanding growth in one of the worst economies in U.S. history. Today, Natural Essentials employees nearly 150 employees and manufactures products that are found in almost every retailer in the USA.

Job Description

Inventory Specialist

Job Description

The Inventory Associate is responsible for assisting in the cycle counting, auditing, and replenishment stocking for Bulk Apothecary which has a 180,000 square foot distribution facility located in Aurora, OH. and represents over 8,500 skus. The hours of work are approximately 7am - 5pm Mon-Fri. Occasional overtime or weekend work may be required by demand.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Cycle count all directly outsourced items which totals over 4,000 skus
  • Adjust Inventory levels within designated ecommerce platforms based on product availability
  • Work directly with Purchasing Department’s Transactional Buyer for all directly outsourced skus on a regular basis to update information and / or communicate in regards to product availability and / or inventory replenishment
  • Assist in the replenishment stocking of designated aisles and / or product lines on a regular basis
  • Coordinating the overstock of products sold in pick bins within designated aisles * Conduct non-periodic cycle count audits of targeted areas as directed outside regular scope of work
  • Conduct regular cycle count audits of targeted areas within regular scope of work
  • Directly Outsourced Vitamin & Supplement line
  • Directly Outsourced Beer & Wine making product line
  • Adjust Inventory as Required within designated e commerce platform * Coordinate and lead the re-supply work cell of assembled kits
  • Adjust Inventory levels to reflect kitting process on e commerce platform * Provide regular lists or Work Orders to select Production Specialist, or Quick Pour Specialist work cell
  • Provide regular lists or Work Orders to select Production Specialist, or Lip Balm Labeling and / or Soap Labeling work cell(s)
  • Coordinate cross-departmentally with Customer Service Manager and / or Customer Service Back Order Specialist to provide accurate ETA’s of products that have been held or backordered within directly outsourced items
  • Coordinate cross-departmentally with Order Fulfillment Supervisor or Operations Manager regarding product availability
  • Provide accurate ETA of product availability by effectively communicating real time information of Supply Chain constraints or anticipated product availability * Assist Pick / Pack Associates with location of items on the Pick Floor
  • Interpret Raw Material Inventory or Overstock Inventory and work in tandem with Warehouse or Shipping & Receiving Associates to complete accurate inventory adjustments to compensate for product or raw material location movement
  • Perform additional tasks or duties as required or directed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • 1-3 years or equivalent experience in a role related to Inventory or Warehousing within a distribution facility
  • Strong Problem Solving ability in tandem with an high level of critical thinking
  • Software skills within spreadsheets and / or comfortable within computer systems
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • The ability to work well with others and provide information transparently and effectively

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Moderate to light physical activity; standing, moving, and/or walking for more than eight (8) hours per day
  • The ability occasionally move or lift objects over 60 pounds
  • Work involves light exposure to unusual elements, such as temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines

Job Type: Full-time

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.