Inventory Specialist at Benjamin Moore in Newark, New Jersey

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Job Description:

At Benjamin Moore, our people are the heart of the company and our number one asset. We are committed to providing safe working conditions at all of our locations and have invested heavily in measures aimed at keeping employees healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. With safety as one of our core company values, we've modified facilities and work schedules to support social distancing, established enhanced cleaning and sanitization protocols, and regularly provide personal protective equipment to all employees-including masks, gloves and hand sanitizer. Ensuring the well-being of our team members is a top priority.

Job Summary:
  • Work closely with Production Leads, Materials Coordinator, and Warehouse personnel to coordinate materials counts daily
  • Conduct and manage all aspects of cycle counting process for raw materials and packaging
  • Investigate inventory variances and conduct root cause analysis and work with the production manager and raw material coordinator to change processes to address the issue
  • Instruct and train employees in Inventory Accuracy and cycle counting procedures and expectations
  • Post cycle counts and update records using system programs (AS400, Excel)
  • Co-lead semi-annual physical inventory
  • Review and check processes and adherence to SOPs of others to ensure conformity to standards Reports discrepancies to manager and recommends action to correct
  • Serve as backup to Materials Coordinator
  • Provide technical support and advice to personnel
  • Strict observance of all safety policies and practices
  • Files cycle count documentation appropriately
  • Will need to assist on the loading dock 10% of the time
  • Other duties as assigned.

The Inventory Specialist will work closely with Production Leads and all Warehouse personnel to coordinate materials counts daily for the manufacturing facility.

Required Skills:
  • Proficient user of computer equipment. This includes Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Printers, AS/400 software
  • Minimum 3 years as cycle counter. Five years employment as a production employee at the Johnstown site may substitute for outside experience.
  • Ability to operate standup and sit-down forklifts and load/unload trucks
  • Ability to climb ladders and stairs.
  • Ability to move drums and pails as needed as well as ability to lift 50 pounds regularly
  • Good organizational and record keeping skills
  • Strong attention to detail and deductive reasoning and strong counting ability
  • Thorough understanding of material flow throughout facility
  • Understanding of process equipment operation and troubleshooting
  • Strong communication and process improvement skills are required
  • Complete understanding and adherence to safety, health, and environmental rules and regulations
  • High school diploma required, 2 or 4 year college degree preferred
  • Ability to use RF scanners

Environment Factors and exposure throughout shift:

Physical effort and dexterity:
  • Frequency of physical activity throughout shift:
    • Frequent sitting, standing, bending/twisting of neck and waist, squatting and kneeling
    • Frequent lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling objects from floor, conveyor, vehicle, table or overhead location
    • Constant standing (6-8+ hours)
    • Frequent lifting of 10-75 lbs. (1-8+ hours) throughout shift
  • Frequency of upper and lower extremity activity throughout shift:
    • Constant grasping with dominate hand (6-8+ hours)
    • Frequent fine hand manipulation, pushing, pulling and reaching above and below shoulder throughout shift.
    • Constant walking (6-8+ hours)
    • Getting onto electric Walkie riders, forklifts and aerial work
    • Manual lifting of products, upwards of 70 lbs. per

Environment Factors and exposure throughout shift:
  • Ability to lift 5 gallon buckets of paint (upwards of 70 lbs.)
  • Ability to use Walkie Rider, Forklift trucks, Scissor Lift and other MHE
  • Picking of orders is most frequent activity (upwards of 8 hours per day)

FLSA Classification: Hourly, Non-exempt

Company Summary:

Benjamin Moore is proud to be a part of Berkshire Hathaway, which was recognized by Fortune magazine as the world's fourth most admired company. And for more than 130 years we've been a respected leader in the architectural coatings and home décor landscape; creating the products and tools that enrich and beautify thousands of communities each day. We recognize that our associates are the driving force behind our success and we strive to provide a work environment where hard work, creativity and purposeful collaboration are fostered and encouraged.

Join a company where innovation is constantly recognized as we look for individuals who produce world-class products, best-in-class services and customer experiences, design pioneering paints using the latest technologies and deliver unparalleled value and brand experiences for our customers and retail network.