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Inventory Coordinator

Location: Livingston, CA, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 569

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We are a global leader in food & beverage ingredients. Pioneers at heart, we operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food & beverage manufacturers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is all part of the delight. With a deep-rooted presence in the countries where our ingredients are grown, we are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. Supplying products and ingredients at scale is just the start. We add value through our unique, complementary portfolio of natural, delicious and nutritious products. With our fresh thinking, we help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices so they can create naturally good food & beverage products that meet consumer expectations. And whoever we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real. 
Position Summary
Reporting to Plant Manager, the Inventory Coordinator organizes and conducts periodic inventory counts, adjusts quantities and locations, records, and reports discrepancies to management and is responsible for keeping all three HNI plants inventory recorded.  The Inventory Coordinator will leverage information systems, process, and communications to optimize inventory and space, so the correct inventory and materials are at the right place, at the right time at all three HNI plants.
Position Responsibilities
  • Participate in investigating missing product
  • Complete cycle counts for packaging and ingredients. Communicate low inventory levels to Inventory/Purchasing Coordinator
  • Complete cycle counts for raw and byproducts maintaining and reporting inventory
  • Partner with internal departments to coordinate product disposition for use or disposal
  • Train warehouse personnel on inventory management procedures
  • Maintain standard work for inventory; update as needed
  • Partner with production/shipping/receiving on production discrepancies
  • Participate in monthly physical inventory reconciliation with Purchasing Coordinator
  • Escalate material shortages cross-functionally as soon as identified
  • Maintain minimal packaging inventories to accommodate sales and production requirements
  • Oversee and track inventory changes
  • Maintain inventories in 3rd party warehouses; escalate issues as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
Position Requirements
  • High School Diploma or state-issued equivalency certificate required.  
  • One (1) year of inventory, production, department coordinator experience required.  
  • Skilled in developing productive, collaborative working relationships across departments and with customers. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Skilled in reading, comprehending, interpreting, and executing simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. 
  • Skilled in adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 
  • Skilled in the use of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as a basic level; MS Outlook at an intermediate level.   
  • Skilled in identifying, analyzing, and resolving problems in a timely manner. 
  • High attention to detail and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment 
  • Previous experience in SAP is strongly preferred. 
  • Walking throughout warehouses and multiple buildings. Exposure to dust and hot/cold temperatures; occasional loud noise. 
The pay for this role in the state of CA ranges from $26.00 - $34.00 per hour and is based on the position responsibilities and geographic location. Actual pay within this range may be determined based on candidate’s experience, qualifications and/or other determining factors.
Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
ofi provides equality of opportunity for all persons with respect to hiring without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us for support at: [email protected] 
At ofi, we celebrate our diversity. Olam Americas Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.