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Inventory Control Coordinator, Sr


Location: Salem, OR 

Exemption: Nonexempt 




Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that proudly helps food providers in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 other countries earn a special place on consumers’ tables.  We do this by continually crafting custom dressings, sauces, mayonnaises, and other food solutions that exceed peoples’ expectations for great-tasting flavors and high-quality ingredients.

Headquartered in Brea, California, Ventura Foods operates 14 manufacturing facilities, 3 culinary centers, and numerous distribution centers across North America. When you work in our manufacturing and distribution facilities, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work.  As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth, because you invest in ours.

Position Summary:

Conduct cycle counts and inventory reconciliations of Finished Goods, Bulk Oil, Ingredients, Packaging, Supplies and MRO to maintain an accurate inventory within the ERP systems.  Support the Purchasing Manager and Plant team in the successful execution of key performance metrics.

8am-4:30pm schedule, Mon-Fri.

Pay rate: $21-$24 per hr DOE

Benefits eligible. 


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct regular cycle counts of  to ensure that inventory is accurate and that count frequency requirements are met.
  • Review and reconcile Production work orders, LP in Production, Loose Inventory, and Lost Inventory in the system.
  • Research inventory variances and assist with identifying root cause of discrepancies by examining bills of material, receipts, shipments, transfers, production usage, etc.
  • Communicate any variances to appropriate personnel while also adhering to company policy regarding approval levels.
  • Assist with the maintenance of JDE warehouse hold tags and work with QA to determine proper disposition.
  • Responsible for following all Food Safety policies, procedures and regulatory criterion.
  • Perform general office tasks such as, mail distribution, filing, reception, document and presentation creation/support and other tasks
  • Perform various duties as back up to other member in department.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma/GED or equivalent experience. 
  • 1-3 years’ experience in an manufacturing environment.
  • Inventory, warehouse or distribution experience preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Must be computer literate, with experience in office software, such as Microsoft Office.
  • Possess excellent math skills.
  • Organizational skills a must.
  • Working knowledge of inventory control procedures are required.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. 
  • Should have good inter-personal skills, able to interact at all levels.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and be a self-starter. 


Physical Demands:

Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, squatting, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.  Physical strength and dexterity sufficient to perform the required task(s). Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more with assistance.  Additional demands may be required.


Work Environment:

In addition to normal business hours, work schedules may include after hours and weekends as needed.  May work outside and in adverse temperatures which include extreme hot, cold, and humidity.  May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration.  Must be willing and able to wear personal protective equipment as required by established Company Safety standards.  May require work in confined and dark spaces, and at heights in excess of 18 feet for prolonged periods of time.


Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Salem

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