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Inventory Control Specialist

St. Louis Area Foodbank
Bridgeton, MO
  • Posted: 8 days ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB)


Job Title: Inventory Control Specialist

Immediate Supervisor: Inventory Control Manager

Employees Supervised: None

FLSA: Non-Exempt

General Description/Position Summary:

The Inventory Control Specialist will partner with the Inventory Control Manager and warehouse administration to maintain the St. Louis Area Foodbank's product inventories at a high degree of accuracy. This will be done by using a scheduled cycle count process as well as inventory best practices for item tracking, storage, movement, and throughput accountability. This is an exciting opportunity for a mission-driven, collaborative, detail-oriented individual with a passion for inventory control to have a direct impact on positively contributing to the St. Louis Area Foodbank's vision of a nutritionally secure Missouri and Illinois.

NOTE: This position is on a Tuesday through Saturday schedule. (Saturday hours would be 7:00am to 1:00pm. Tuesday through Friday would be 7:00am to 4:00 pm, off Sunday and Monday) Additional hours may be required based on operational needs.


  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of inventory control systems utilizing the Ceres inventory software system to effectively support the Operations, Product Acquisition, and Programs departments.
  • Effectively communicate and interact with relevant departments to support best practices for inventory movement (receiving, distribution, internal transfers, kitting etc.)
  • Research inventory discrepancies, identify causes, and collaborate with the Inventory Control Manager to resolve inventory discrepancies in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Conduct regularly scheduled cycle counts to ensure inbound receiving accuracy, inventory integrity and the order fulfillment process.
  • Perform regularly scheduled and ad hoc physical inventory counts as directed by the Inventory Control Manager for all USDA commodities and purchased product to support program accountabilities.
  • Support and maintain inventory tracking, documentation and reports. Will spend approximately 30 - 40% of the time at a computer workstation while the rest of the time will be spent in the warehouse. (This time may be adjusted/reduced based on the availability of a mobile workstation.)
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent (Community college and/or trade school graduation preferred).
  • Food Defense Certification (specifically A.I.B. or S.Q.F. certifications) a plus.
  • A minimum of 3 months experience as a reach truck operator is required
  • Computer proficiency with solid Microsoft Office Suite skills and Intermediate Excel skills required.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, handle interruptions, maintain focus on tasks and produce accurate work.
  • Great organizational skills and attention to detail/accuracy required.
  • The ability to consistently demonstrate SLAFB's Core Values: Stewardship, Teamwork, Agility and Respect.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Must be able to effectively communicate and interact with co-workers, managers, and customers, both internal and external.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screening and criminal background check.

Working Conditions:

Work performed in the warehouse involves a significant amount of walking on concrete surfaces. Entrances may be open and work conditions during the summer months can be hot and get cold during the winter. Employee will be going in and out of freezers and coolers with extreme variations in temperature. This position will spend an extensive amount of time in the freezer and refrigerated cooler. (Cold temperature gear will be provided to the Inventory Control Specialist to wear when working in the freezer and cooler areas of the warehouse.) Workspace could be dusty and on occasions, can be noisy due to the traffic of motorized vehicles operated in the warehouse. Periodically, work may occur outside of the warehouse, thus being exposed to the elements. Employee may be exposed to spoiled food and sharp objects due to working with damaged product. Work involves moving boxes and employee must lift, bend, stoop, pick up and move objects up to 75 pounds. Work involves using manual pallet jacks and therefore requires an ability to push and pull pallets over 2,000 pounds.

~ May work evenings and weekends due to special events and other projects related to timely and accurate warehousing and distribution of product. ~

The impact you will make...

Building a stronger bi-state region by nourishing people, empowering communities, and transforming systems.

At the St. Louis Area Foodbank, we are working to create a nutritionally secure Missouri and Illinois where no one goes to bed hungry. With the dedicated partnership of over 600 hunger-relief programs and local agencies - including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and residential programs - we are responding to hunger in communities across 26 counties in Missouri and Illinois by distributing food to more than 400,000 people every year.

Since opening in 1975, and with the tremendous support and generosity of this community, the St. Louis Area Foodbank has grown to become our region's largest food distribution charity dedicated to feeding those in need. Together, we are feeding people and working to address the root causes of hunger for lasting impact every day.

What we can offer you...

Beyond a great mission, dedicated team members and an incredible opportunity to truly make a difference in our community, you will be generously rewarded for your contributions including:

  • Competitive pay commensurate with experience
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan (annually: 23 PTO days, 4 Floating Holidays, 1 Birthday Holiday, 1 Volunteer Day, and 12 Paid Holidays)
  • 403b plan with robust company match
  • Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, vision, group company-paid life insurance, short-term disability, and more!)

We work hard, play hard and change lives - so apply to join our Foodbank Family!

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. Performance of other duties may be requested. Evaluations will be in part based upon performance of the tasks listed in this job description. St. Louis Area Foodbank has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment.

St. Louis Area Foodbank


Bridgeton, MO
63044 USA


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