Inventory Control Manager
Crete, NE 
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Job Description
Inventory Control Manager
Requisition # 2022-23923
Job Locations US-NE-Crete (Dist.)
Category Supply Chain
Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Exempt
Shift 1st Shift
Adv. IndSPR
Job Locations
US-NE-Crete (Dist.)
Your Opportunity

The Inventory Control Manager is accountable for all aspects of inventory control including researching reasons for inventory discrepancies and directing product rotation. This position also supervises on-site Cycle Counters.

Core Responsibilities

    Implements and maintains policy and procedures relating to inventory control, to include ensuring the accuracy of warehouse inventory and analyzing poor products.

  • Ensures that division is in compliance with government policies.

  • Audits receiving and stocking procedures to ensure that policies are followed.

  • Responsible for employee development through training on policy & procedures.

  • Creates a cohesive organization by keeping lines of communication open.

  • Recognizes signs of operational problems (e.g., wrong product in slots, high shrink, receiving errors, lift errors) and provides detailed action steps required of DC management to correct them.

  • Ensures the cycle count and count back program is executed as designed, is consistent and accurate, including (but not limited to aisle audits and special counts for high value items). Success in this area is achieved when these counts and the corresponding system entries are performed thoroughly and accurately and provides benefit to the overall operation.

  • Ensures product rotation standards are maintained.

  • Elevates variances to established procedures to warehouse management immediately.

  • Validates the accuracy of product transferred from facility to facility. Works to insure accurate and timely reconciliations occur.

  • Oversees the release of products to vendors, other DC's, and corporate locations, including inventory accuracy, correct paperwork, and efficient loading.

  • Ensures all paperwork associated with each job function in the DC is accurate and timely. Researches and resolves all discrepancies noted.

  • Confirms OS&D is kept up with and processed timely.

  • Handles requests from procurement, other facilities and corporate.

  • Provides ongoing training to Inventory Control staff.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


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 to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and 5+ years of related Inventory Control and/or Warehouse management experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 2+ years' experience in a position of leadership to include team development and management, required.
  • Knowledge of Distribution Center Operations and Inventory Management, required.

  • Knowledge of SAP Manufacturing software; SAP Order processing systems; Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software and Microsoft Word Processing software.

  • Quantitative background with strong mathematical skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong decision making, analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to motivate, train and coach employees to encourage optimum performance and engagement.

  • Good planning and priority setting skills.

  • May be required to work long hours and weekends.

  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.

  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Provides leadership and guidance to employees in the Distribution Center.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and assisting in providing appropriate resolutions.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions including heat, humidity, cold, and precipitation.

  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud if working in the warehouse area.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds; occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit


More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.


Working at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally.


Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees.


Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly" and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in our U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield, Eckrich and Nathan's Famous, among many others. For more information, visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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