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Inventory Control Supervisor

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THIS IS BLUE APRON

At Blue Apron, our mission is to make incredible home cooking accessible to everyone—from the novice cook just getting started to the experienced chef.  Each week we send hundreds of thousands of customers all the pre-measured and perfectly proportioned ingredients they need to prepare delicious and healthy meals at home.  We introduce our members to new ingredients, flavors, and cooking techniques with seasonally inspired recipes that are always delicious, fun and easy to prepare.   We make fresher, healthier food available at better prices by rethinking the grocery supply chain from the table all the way back to the farm. 

WHO'S IN THE KITCHEN

We’re looking for an Inventory Control Supervisor to accurately account for all inventory related to the production of Blue Apron recipe boxes. This is an overnight full-time position based in our Linden, NJ fulfillment center.

WHAT'S ON THE MENU

  • Oversee a team of 2 Specialists and 12-15 full-time inventory associates.
  • Complete multiple daily inventory cycle counts, including product held in offsite storage.
  • Ensure FIFO rotation throughout the facility.
  • Manage the requisition of product from storage to production. Record all inventory changes and input inventory data into the warehouse management system.
  • Confirm product quality and quantity immediately after receiving processes have been completed.
  • Partnering with the Inventory Control Manager, communicates the daily plan to inventory Specialists and Associates
  • Understand the inventory needs of the Preparation team necessary to complete the daily or weekly production target.
  • Clearly communicate all significant inventory changes to the ICM.
  • Oversee the yield process of all food products for the weekly cycle.
  • Resolve problems related to inventory, product quality, and yields.
  • In coordination with Quality Control, ensure incoming product meets or exceeds the recipe’s quality specifications. Maintain proper food safety, particularly storage and handling.
  • Minimize shrinkage/spoilage of perishable products.
  • Monitor waste and report to the Purchasing Managers what can be salvaged or returned for credit. Separate and designate items to be returned to suppliers.
  • Attend weekly company meetings and review food cost summaries with the team.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 

NECESSARY INGREDIENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Overnight and weekend availability preferred.
  • Ability to count large quantities of product in the form of individual items, cases, and pallets.
  • Communication skills – must have good listening skills in addition to excellent verbal and written communication abilities.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Capacity to follow detailed processes and procedures while offering creative improvements to those processes.
  • Ability to self-motivate and to problem solve in a fast paced setting filled with hard deadlines.
  • Above average computer skills, especially Excel and Word.
  • Willingness to learn and grow to meet the changing requirements of the job.
  • Minimum 3 years experience managing a team of associates. Food/Warehouse
  • Minimum 2 years of food service related experience.
  • Receiving or inventory control experience related to produce or specialty food.
  • Food safety certifications.
  • Must be able to lift up to 49 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation

  • Must be able to stand and/or sit for an extended period of time with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Exposure to temperatures that range from freezing to sub-freezing (coolers, freezers, etc).

Blue Apron provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Blue Apron complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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