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ePlus Field Inventory Specialist at Ellsworth Corporation

ePlus Field Inventory Specialist

Ellsworth Corporation Bloomington, MN (On Site) Full-Time
What do the cell phone in your pocket, a spaceship, and an electric vehicle have in common?

Ellsworth Adhesives specs in materials in each of those products. Ellsworth, an industry leading global distributor of specialty chemicals and equipment, currently has an ePlus Field Inventory Specialist opportunity located in Minneapolis, MN. This is a part-time benefits-eligible position for 30 hours per week.

The ePlus Field Inventory Specialist provides on-site inventory management at local customer specified location(s). This individual will be responsible for managing customer’s inventory through utilization of the ePlus Inventory Solutions program. Receives direction and support from the ePlus Inventory Solutions Department which provides technical support and overall program direction. The ePlus Inventory Specialist must work well independently and manage time effectively. Although somewhat independent, this is a team role collaborating with Ellsworth's Inside Sales Account Specialists and Engineering Sales Representative (ESR) responsible for the related customer account(s).

RESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Accurately performs inventory transactions for lot controlled and non-lot controlled inventory using the ePlus Inventory software.
    • Understand the difference between the Manufacturer and Ellsworth lot numbers and how they’re utilized in the ePlus software and Ellsworth WMS.

    • When required, the ability to accurately manage inventory transactions between locations is critical.

    • Has an understanding of consignment vs non-consignment inventory, as required for each account.

  • Receives orders into the ePlus software at appropriate times and follows up on any orders that have an open status and have not yet been received at the customer site.

  • Performs shelf-life management on a weekly basis (at a minimum). Runs appropriate shelf-life reports and communicates any potential shelf-life issues with team members and/or customer contacts.
    • Properly scraps material out of the ePlus software.

    • Follows customer’s specific scrap and disposal policies and procedures.

    • Practices First-In-First-Out (FIFO) to ensure product shelf life is optimized and to help reduce customer’s onsite scrap.

  • Performs cycle counts on a consistent basis per customer specifications, or once a month at a minimum. A Tag/Non-Tag inventory report is run and used for cycle counting to compare ePlus inventory to actual on hand.

  • Maintains a cleanly work and/or storage area(s) ie: clean and maintain equipment and facilities, keep signage and bin labeling up-to-date, etc.

  • Proactively seeks out and interacts with designated key customer contacts including, but not limited to, purchasing and end-users. Handles and resolves customer concerns and understands when to appropriately escalate issues internally.

  • Must be able to effectively train backup personnel to provide seamless inventory activity during times of absence or as required by immediate supervisor.

  • Reviews and updates Program Account Attributes documents annually.

  • Identifies customer specific issues and continuously communicates those issues with the ePlus Customer Solutions Specialist (CSS).

  • Identifies and communicates inventory trends and sales opportunities to Account Specialist and ESR groups respectively.


As an industry leader, we offer a competitive wage, bonus plan, and a comprehensive benefit package which includes Health, Prescription, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Flexible Spending, 401(k), Employee Assistance, Paid Time Off and Holidays, Wellness Program, Social Events, Community Involvement and much more! Click Here for a summary of Employee Benefits.


  • Due to applicable laws and/or customer requirements, as a condition of employment, this position requires the individual to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, subject to an approved accommodation.

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalency (GED, HSED) and 2+ years of related industrial experience or training.

  • Other combinations of education and experience may be considered as equivalent at the discretion of Human Resources and the hiring Manager.

Language Skills

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills

  • To perform this job successfully individuals must be proficient on a personal computer and have knowledge of Distribution Systems, Internet Software, Inventory Software, Email Applications, Spreadsheet Software and Word Processing Software. Ability to operate a Smart Phone.

Other Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

  • This position may be eligible for a flexible schedule.

  • Must have access to dependable transportation and have the ability to travel between customer accounts.

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ellsworth Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, pregnancy, genetics, or any other legally-protected status. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation for any part of our employment process, please follow the instructions on our Accessibility Accommodation for Applicantspage of our Careers website.

Ellsworth Corporation is an industry leading global corporation, we specialize in the distribution, manufacturing and custom packaging of adhesives, specialty chemicals and dispensing equipment. We stand apart from the competition by going above and beyond high quality products. We offer expert assistance, valuable services, decades of experience, and a host of resources to ensure we're providing the best possible solution for our customers’ applications.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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