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Inventory Control Specialist

Date: Jul 22, 2021

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia

Essential Functions:

  • Follow safe work habits and safety rules at all times.
  • Ensure that work procedures are being followed in a consistent manner (safety, quality, GMP).
  • Conduct daily counting, recording and tracking of material (numbers and quantities) and batch numbers utilizing hand-held RF scanners. Participate in annual full physical inventory counts as required.
  • Input count results into Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
  • Verify the accuracy of materials (in bins, pallets, etc.).
  • Respond to emails in a professional and timely manner.
  • Work with Supervisors to ensure that raw material, packaging and finished good quantities are accurate and investigate inventory variances as they arise.
  • Generate and maintain SAP inventory related reports and documents used for material and variance reconciliation.
  • Use and properly maintain warehouse material handling equipment including a mechanized pallet jacks, sit down forklift, stand-up forklift, cherry picker, scissor lift, or other MHE as required. 
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):  N95 Respirator, lab coat, safety shoes, safety glasses, bump cap, hearing protection, hair net, beard net, and nitrile gloves
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  

  • Ability to read and write English fluently.  Bilingual Spanish is preferred.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Strong PC skills and have the understanding of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Strong data entry skills in entering information in tracking systems/spreadsheets.
  • Knowledge of mathematical concepts such as decimals and knowledge of conversion charts.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team.
  • Must be a detail-oriented, organized, self-starter, and have an ability to prioritize workload.
  • Must be flexible to work extended hours. 



  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • 1-2 years inventory cycle counting, manufacturing or distribution operations experience.
  • At least 2 years of documented forklift experience is required including proficiency on cherry picker and scissor lift.
  • Experience using WMS or ERP system with RF scanning
  • SAP experience is preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish is preferred.



The work is classified as Medium Physical Demand Level (PDL) by the US Dept. of Labor’s Dictionary of Occupational Titles.

Frequencies: Occasional (1-33%); Frequent (34-66%); Continuous (67-100%)


Lifting Demands:

  • Lift up to 55 lbs. on an occasional basis 6 inches off Ground to Waist.
  • Carry up to 30 lbs. on an occasional basis up to 10 feet.


Postural Demands:

  • Sitting - Continuous
  • Standing - Continuous
  • Walking - Continuous
  • Bending/stooping – Frequent


Work Environment:

  • Work with known allergens – Frequent
    • Most common allergens found in the plant/warehouse environment include, but are not limited to, milk, soy, wheat, egg, peanut and tree nut
  • Work with powders – Frequent
  • Work at heights – Occasional


Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago