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Inventory Control Analyst

Inventory Control Analyst

Job Description

The Organization:

HFI, LLC is a Tier 2 Supplier of cut & sew, foam in place, foam, wrapped sub-assemblies to the Tier 1 interior suppliers within the North American automotive and heavy truck markets.  The company is privately owned and operates six manufacturing facilities:  two in Ohio, three in Mexico and one in Alabama.  The company currently employs approximately 3,000 people.

Reporting Relationships:

 The Inventory Control Analyst will report directly to the Warehouse and Inventory Control Supervisor. The Inventory Control Analyst will interact and work with a cross functional team to include but not limited to Production Supervisors, Production Line Leads, Production Controllers, Material Planners, Order Entry Analysts, Quality Technicians, Engineering and Accounting.  A team of Cycle Counters reports to this position.


Position Charter:

The primary responsibility of the Inventory Control Analyst is to lead the inventory control in daily cycle counting and physical inventory process, development of cycle counting inaccuracy root cause analysis and countermeasure development. This position requires a blend of skills and experience that are specifically focused on inventory management of several thousand raw materials, WIP, and finished goods within two manufacturing sites. 


Major Duties and Responsibilities Include:


  • Direct cycle counting team
  • Develop cycle counting team through on-job training, both internal and external
  • Effectively communicate with applicable business functions concerning inventory management
  • Ensures that the Ohio Intra-company transfers have been properly recorded and processed
  • Enters and/or verifies scrap information
  • Coordination of physical inventories to included communication, recruiting preparation, training, physical counting, and accountability
  • Analyze, development and coordination of all assigned tasks relating to inventory control for raw materials, cut items, sewn items, scrap and finished goods
  • Maintain inventory cycle count and physical programs
  • Manage cycle count and auditing processes including problem identification and resolution of root cause to count or audit variances
  • Conduct daily, weekly and monthly audits and prepare month end reporting
  • Solve process issues in a timely manner by interacting with the appropriate departments
  • Use the Macola system and other related tools (crystal) to develop reports that can be used by the Production, Materials and Shipping & Receiving departments to monitor and control inventory
  • Coordinate with IT department to develop inventory reports for inventory analysis
  • Identify and report obsolete, surplus, or excess inventory and assist with disposition
  • Update, revise, and enforce work instructions and operation manuals for the department
  • Work effectively with the production and materials planners to communicate required material and production changes
  • Monitor data entry and scanning transactions, report errors and take corrective action
  • Develop and establish standard policies to ensure that all inventories are adequately controlled
  • Identify and report on recurring issues that drive inventory discrepancies and recommend and implement corrective actions to avoid recurrence of the same
  • Compile, maintain and analyze inventory reports
  • Ensure detailed and accurate computer record keeping is maintained at all times
  • Ensure smooth operations in handling flow of materials both into and from warehouse and production floor
  • Issues inventory out of quality hold location in Macola.

Job Requirements

: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree. 

Professional: This position will be an integral component of the HFI team by providing accurate details of on-hand inventory and inventory in-transit. The position requires an individual who possess a continuous improvement mindset and a proven track record of successful inventory control management in a fast pace and growing environment. This individual must possess an ability to develop inventory management continuous improvement, communicate, train, and motivate a small team and the general business population concerning the importance of maintaining accurate physical inventories.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Attributes:


  • Possesses strong analytical skills and the ability to expand capabilities in accordance with business changes.
  • Demonstrated “Team Player" who motivates and educates other team members.
  • Strong project management, organizational and process development and implementation skills.
  • Ability to work in an entrepreneurial manner with customer development.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and continuous improvement skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead, motivate, coach people in varying disciplines to achieve improved overall performance
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment and consistently meet customer requirements.
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills at multiple organizational levels.

Desired personal traits:


  • Ethical (possesses honesty, integrity and the highest ethical and moral standards).
  • Energetic (a self-starter; genuinely enthusiastic; strong personal work ethic).
  • Communication skills (good listener; excellent written and oral communication skills).
  • Organizational skills (results oriented; meets established goals and objectives).
  • Credibility (can command respect of staff, as well as internal and external customers).
  • Persuasive (able to build good relationships across the organization; can influence others).
  • Detail orientation (able to ensure that minor and complex details are attended to and accomplished).
  • Collaborative (demonstrates a willingness and ability to work with and through others).
  • Team orientation (recognizes that many parties are necessary to accomplish big things; speaks of “we" first, not “I").
  • Strategic (able to envision and articulate “the big picture" and help staff understand goals).



Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Inventory, Manufacturing, Distribution - Shipping
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Yes
Industry Automotive - Motor Vehicles - Parts, Manufacturing
Required Travel None
Job ID Inv Control
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Inventory Control Analyst

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