Inventory Manager

$90,000 - $100,000 yearly

Job Category:Supply Chain

Position Type:Direct Hire / Permanent

Work Model:In Office

Location:Skokie, IL  [In Office]

Job ID:129473

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Job Description
Our client, a computer hardware manufacturing company, is looking for an experienced Inventory Manager to join their team! This role is on site five days a week in the northern suburbs in the Chicagoland area. This is 100% on-site.

Inventory Manager Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement inventory management policies and procedures to optimize stock levels, reduce stockouts, overstocks and obsolescence
  • Monitor and analyze inventory data, such as sales trends, demand forecasts and historical usage, to make informed decisions on procurement and replenishment strategies
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, such as purchasing, production, sales and logistics, to coordinate inventory activities and maintain accurate inventory records
  • Conduct regular inventory audits to ensure the accuracy and integrity of inventory data, and resolve discrepancies through root cause analysis and corrective actions
  • Identify and resolve inventory-related issues, such as stockouts, excess inventory and slow-moving or obsolete items, and implement corrective actions to prevent recurrences
  • Oversee the receiving and inspection of incoming inventory, ensure proper storage and handling and manage returns and disposal of defective or excess stock
  • Train and supervise inventory staff, provide performance feedback and conduct performance evaluations to ensure a high level of productivity and efficiency
  • Stay updated on industry trends, technological advancements and best practices in inventory management, and provide recommendations for process improvements and system enhancements

Inventory Manager Requirements:
  • 5+ years of experience in inventory management, preferably in a fast-paced manufacturing, distribution or retail environment
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze data, identify patterns and make data-driven decisions
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Proficient in using inventory management software, WMS and ERP systems
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, suppliers and staff at all levels
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities with experience in training and supervising inventory personnel
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and adapt to changing business needs
  • Knowledge of Lean principles, Six Sigma or other process improvement methodologies is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in business required
  • Must have strong Warehouse experience
  • Experience in finished goods is required

Thank you,

Linda Daniel
Senior Project Manager
LaSalle Network
LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.