Inventory Manager
AMC Liquidators - Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Job snapshot:
Location: South Florida, Tamarac/Fort Lauderdale
Employee Type: Full-time
Compensation: Salary
Industry: Hospitality, Retail, Sales, Furniture, Furniture Restoration, Recycling, Customer Service, DIY, Home Furnishings, Logistics, Warehousing, Inventory, Accounting
Manages Others: Yes
Job Type: Sales, Retail, Customer Service, Accounting/Inventory
Experience: 3+ years successful achievement of goals
Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Want to use your love for details, project management and accoutning and contribute to the new sustainable products economy and go home every day feeling empowered by your successes?

Join an exciting company that is making a difference recycling the furniture of the nation’s 4 – 5 star hotels, executive offices and retail close-out specialists. This position offers an incredible opportunity to organized, detail oriented individuals to become a key part of an innovative company that has a fast pace growth vision.

Be part of a team of superstars. This is your chance to be rewarded for supporting AMC inventory activity as revenue grows to the next level.

Please submit resume and summary of significant accomplishments at careers@amcliquidators.com

Brief on AMC Liquidators

Our Vision
To be the #1 Furniture Recyclers in the World

Mission Statement
• We will not settle for less than 100% customer satisfaction.
• We will use the latest technologies to run our business as efficiently as possible to better serve our customers.
• We will deliver quality products at attractive prices that reflect the needs of our customers.
• We will build long lasting and trusting relationships with our customers and staff.
• We will actively invest our time and money in our community.
Overall Values
We believe in Accountability -Doing what you said you would do, as you said you said you would do it, when you said you would do it – Period.
We believe in constantly developing our staff and procedures to maintain world- class standards at all times
We believe in working as a team at all times to achieve our overall goals.
We believe in fanatical communication internally and externally to achieve our overall goals
We believe in recycling our inventory whenever possible to minimize our impact on our Earth
We believe in protecting company assets at all times.
About AMC Liquidators
AMC Liquidators is one of the country's premier commercial and residential furniture liquidators – and the only one to specialize in both.
AMC continually acquires fine furnishings and room décor from 4 & 5 star hotels, as well as excess inventories and closeouts of new fine furnishings from interior decorators and manufacturers. We offer these distinguished furnishings to the public and to businesses at reasonable prices.
AMC purchases furniture from offices that are moving, renovating or closing. We also sell excess inventories of high-quality new furniture for home and office from the world’s largest business-to-business services.
Business and Office Services
AMC provides a wide variety of furniture restoration, repair, enhancement, and refinishing services for businesses of all types. We make office furniture look like new again including desks, conference room tables, wood filing cabinets, cabinetry, bookshelves, and more.
Hospitality Industry Services
When it comes to hotels and restaurants, image is everything. AMC knows the value of making a good impression in the hospitality industry.
We offer on-site furniture restoration and repair services for all types of hotel and restaurant furniture, paneling & woodwork, molding, cabinetry, and any other surfaces that need attention. Our expert furniture technicians can even provide a routine maintenance program to keep your furniture and wood surfaces looking their best all year long by providing buffing and touch-ups to everyday wear & tear.
Job Requirements:
The successful candidate will have a bachelors degree in business and at least 3 years experience in inventory management.
Results-oriented, with high degree of integrity and drive
Individual must be creative, detailed oriented, quality focused and resourceful with excellent verbal and written communication skills and able to implement tasks in many cases without outside assistance
Must have effective planning and organizational experience to implement multiple projects and meet deadlines in many cases without outside assistance.
Proven ability to manage and grow a successful inventory control team.
Proven ability to professionally provide key indicator reports for inventory management to senior management on a regular basis.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and web-based software such as Wunderlist. In addition you will be expected to fully learn and understand all functionality within Netsuite (online licensed enterprise software) as it pertains to your role and specifically inventory management.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, time sensitive and deadline driven environment
Fast learner – can learn new programs and tasks quickly and effectively
Should be professional, friendly, and able to interact well with all levels of staff.
Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.
Ability to work a full-time flexible schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends as necessary to meet the goals and expectations of this role.
Able to work independently and handle multiple tasks while at the same time motivating your teammates.
Able to analyze situations and gather information to develop sound, ethical business solutions and be able to present these ideas to management and staff at all levels.
Ability to lift and/or move 25-50 pounds as needed,
You will also be expected to be part of a team on a large liquidation for at least one day so that you will better understand our business for inventory control purposes.
Strong, problem solving, leadership and interpersonal skills are required. Must be able to motivate your teammates.
Attention to detail and commitment to excellence in your own work and the work of your staff.
Must own and operate your own car
Must adhere to all company policies, procedures and business ethics.
Your Role Description:
Run a world class Inventory Control Department that is composed of the most talented staff and consultants in their field. We want to be designated the “Best in the Business”
Recruit, test, and hire inventory control clerks per company procedures
Prepare action plans and clear individual job role responsibilities for each member of the inventory department including expectations and deadlines and include objective systems to measure performance and to insure our overall inventory management objectives are met.
Establish an immediate baseline/benchmark of where we are now and also establish sub benchmarks in subsets of metrics with priorities that create stable processes and systems that can be built upon. Establishing a consistent strategy and hitting goals is a key strategy for long term growth. Maintaining focus on agreed inventory priorities is crucial and new projects must only be taken on if there is consensus with the CEO that these efforts will have a higher ROI and be a better use of the finite team’s time vs. existing plan.
Manage several thousand SKU’s in multiple warehouse locations in specific bin locations in Netsuite
Create purchase orders for incoming inventory using Netsuite within 24 hours of arrival for approval by purchasing manager in order to issue payment.
Manage aging of inventory. Company goal is to not hold inventory for more than 90 days. Detailed reports must be presented to management on an ongoing basis to insure sales and marketing strategies are in place to meet this goal.
Insure all inbound inventory is sku’d with a price tag attached to each item
Insure that all items are put in inventory in Netsuite in such a way that they can be displayed on our website automatically with a professional consistent look
Manage all detailed item descriptions and inventory SKU’s proper counts and bin locations. Inventory adjustments and bin transfer verification must be done daily. Cycle counts are the most efficient and correct tool to track all inventory counts, verifying that all items are in correct bin locations
Run a series of inventory reports on daily, weekly, or monthly basis and perform detailed analysis of item performance
Aging inventory report will track the inventory by date of when it was created, and purchase and selling price. This report must be checked daily. The aging inventory report also identifies items that have high and low priority.
Identify items that have high and low volume inventory turnover and assist in developing actions to meet inventory targets
Perform inventory and price adjustments in accordance with the aging report. Using this report will determine all items that are 90 days or older, or an item with a quantity of 25 or more.
Investigate any missing or damaged inventory and resolve the issue. If it is a major issue, report it the proper chain of command.
Study and standardize procedures to move and control inventory counts, such as cycle counts. This will give us the ability to find and fix any deficiencies with on hand inventory.
Process documents to update and maintain files and records
When doing cycle counts all aisles MUST be kept clear with enough room to pass through in case of emergency. Proper safe procedures must be used at all times.
Big Picture :
Continually keep up to date on available inventory systems that could allow us to operate more efficiently and would integrate with Netsuite
Be fanatical about understanding all of the complexities of Netsuite as it pertains to inventory management and insure that we are utilizing all of its capabilities to better run our inventory department.
Be the in-house “expert” and executor regarding any and all significant inventory management initiatives.
Establish measurable key indicators and goals for all inventory initiatives with a projected ROI and incorporate into the inventory plan.
Be extremely knowledgeable of our company website and insure that all products presented are done so professionally and in a consistent format.
Set examples for inventory associates in areas of personal character, commitment, organizational skills, and work habits.
Conducts regular coaching and counseling with inventory team to build motivation and skills.
Lead in the creation of a culture in which there are only two categories: those who serve the customers directly and those who serve those who are serving the customer
Goal is 100% customer satisfaction
Develop all of those under your supervision so that there is at least one person who is able to take over your role down the road and others that can run sub departments
Develop and keep up to date an organization chart for your department. This should include all consultants working with us.
Continually put yourself and others around you in the learning mode
Financial oversight of Inventory Department
An annual detailed formal inventory budget must be developed by you and approved by the CEO. It should set the strategy, plan the attack and have specific tactics and steps for execution with deadlines, costs, and short and long term goals. This plan will be updated quarterly as an ongoing internal, business development process.
Create New Ideas (goal: 6 -12 core strategies per year that can be consistently delivered regardless of new projects)
All hours and or fees logged by outside consultants/vendors/contractors must be assigned to an approved sales sub category. Payment will not be made without it.
Consultants/vendors/contractors productivity must be closely managed and their role must be clearly defined with specific goals and deadlines. A detailed tracking report of their progress must be provided to the CEO on a regular basis.
Consultants/vendors/contractors must be first class, efficient and able to mobilize and turn on a dime as necessary as our operation is much like a trading company with new opportunities arising daily.
You will be expected to provide a brief daily executive summary of inventory department initiatives and be able to speak to all significant developments at daily 9am meetings.
You are expected to track each staff member’s progress in the inventory control department, provide constant input to them, and do a written performance review of each staff member at least annually.
All outside expenditures by you or your staff must be approved by CEO or will not be reimbursed. Use of company credit cards can only be used with the advanced approval of each transaction with the CEO unless a formal written budget has been approved for the department of project.
Source required inventory tools as cost effectively as possible. Provide at least 3 bids whenever possible.
Scheduling, mentoring and discipline of of all members of Inventory Department.
Cross training of staff members at all times whenever possible to give us the ability to take on varied projects
No overtime will be approved for hourly staff without CEO approval
All staff not following company procedure and employee handbook must be written up with a letter to their file located in accounting department
Participate in the writing of job roles/offer letters of all new hires in the Inventory department
Organization of Inventory Department
You are in charge of keeping the inventory department area safe, clean and looking professional at all times
Management of temp hires for the Inventory Department.
Hiring of temporary employees on an as needed basis through our established temp agencies after approval from CEO in each case after first attempting to reassign available employees in house, if qualified or trainable.
Ensure that they follow all company policy and procedures applicable to them
Daily Communication from the Inventory Department via email to all other managers
In addition to attending all daily 9am staff meetings when you are in the office and tying in by phone when you are out of the office, you are expected to send out an End Of Day report email. This is an email sent to all managers in the company at the end of each workday reflecting each inventory initiative status, plan for at least the following 7 calendar days, and stating any bottlenecks preventing you from performing your role to our standards
Demonstrate ability to interact and cooperate with all company employees.
Performance Goals For Your Department in 2013:
100% customer and staff satisfaction
Low turnover of inventory department staff
Learning Plan For Your Department
Bring in inventory consultants on a quarterly basis to train our staff on latest inventory management techniques
Cross training plan in place within the inventory department
Continual review of available online inventory help periodicals
Attendance at local seminars as applicable

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