Inventory Manager - Industrial Steel Manufacturing
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Job Description
: POSITION: Inventory Manager

REPORTS TO: Director of Materials Management

LOCATION: Alvarado, TX 76009


The hiring company is a leading manufacturer of tubular steel structures (towers) used in wireless communications and utility applications. It has an opening for an Inventory Manager at its manufacturing facility located in Alvarado, TX (just south of the Fort Worth metropolitan area). Reporting to the Director of Materials Management, the Inventory Manager uses available resources to meet the inventory control needs of the facility. The Inventory Manager ensures that department objectives are met along with safety, project, cost and quality factors to enhance the operating efficiency of the organization.

  • Maintains an accurate perpetual inventory and maintains data within the ERP system. *
  • Creates a dedicated forklift route plan. *
  • Utilizes planning and organizational skills in coordination with the inventory team to effectively maximize time in support of the facility’s objectives. *
  • Analyzes physical inventory, establishs and maintains inventory discrepancy investigations, and generates appropriate reporting to maintain adequate inventory levels and appropriate control (min – max). *
  • Performs cycle counts of inventory in accordance with policies; analyzes and reports results, publishing corrective action plans as appropriate. *
  • Maintains employee performance through the proper use and administration of the organization’s recognition, feedback and discipline processes to ensure efficient department operations. *
  • Ensures appropriate data from various resources and inputs data into various operational reports to provide correct, up-to-date information in order to analyze department operations, department scheduling and staffing. Reviews areas of non-conformance and defines suggested corrective actions where necessary. *
  • Supervises kitting parts to jobs. *
  • Interacts with administrative and management staff to identify inventory control process changes and improvements. Develops or assists in the development and implementation of necessary action plans to accomplish department -related objectives. *
  • Works with the appropriate persons as necessary to correct equipment and other related maintenance issues that are discovered to maximize efficiency, minimize downtime and maintain plant safety. Works with the maintenance staff to ensure items are completed in a timely manner that accomplishes set objectives while remaining cognizant of production and maintenance schedules. *
  • Supervises inventory functions in a cost-effective manner without disruption to key business objectives. *
  • Maintains safe, open and proactive working environment, treating employees with dignity and respect. *
  • Ensures appropriate initial and ongoing training of employees in safety, forklifts and operational objectives. *
  • Provides timely, accurate, and candid information on critical issues to management, colleagues, and team members as appropriate. *
  • Leads by example, fostering teamwork, sound business decisions and fairness within the organization.

  • Bachelor’s Degree and Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) credentials preferred. *
  • Must be able to work in fast-paced work environment, requiring ongoing learning, careful short-term and long-term planning, logical analysis of written and numerical information and independent decision-making. *
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and attention to detail are important. *
  • Demonstrated ability to work with frequent interruptions in work flow and constantly changing priorities. *
  • Must possess clear and articulate verbal and written communication skills. *
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions based on logical evaluation of data. *
  • Must work with minimum supervision and with all levels of employees, supervisors and managers. *
  • Must have good computer skills for record keeping and reporting. *
  • Conscientious attention to and inspection of detail required.


Annual salary of $75,000 or higher, depending on experience and qualifications, plus full benefit package. Relocation allowance may be offered, as appropriate.