Established in 1959 and recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies since 2008, ASL Distribution Services Limited (ASL) is a powerful distribution hub for leading North American companies, including Fortune 100 companies. ASL is a dynamic and passionate third-party logistics service provider that offers its clients a diverse range of customized services, such as warehousing and distribution, e-commerce fulfillment, brokerage, asset-based transportation and final mile delivery. ASL offers competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, vacation, company RRSP, work life balance and employee events throughout the year in an exciting work environment focused on training, open communication, and career advancement.
ASL is looking to add an experienced and skilled Inventory & Quality Analyst to take on a challenging role of establishing new ways to continually improve its inventory and quality control procedures. This position is responsible for maintaining accuracy and quality of customers product/inventory across multiple warehouses and alignment of all order processing processes and inventory control procedures/functions by way of conducting audits, investigating discrepancies and driving behavioral/system and process changes. This is a permanent, full-time position with work hours from Monday-Friday 11:00AM – 7:30 PM (TBD)
Key Duties / responsibilities:
Create efficient and accurate inventory management procedures and maintain accurate records of all inventories
Perform weekly cycle counts, clear any pending inventory issues and make system adjustments as necessary after seeking customer approval
Conduct any search to locate products within the system. Take steps to correct and prevent discrepancies. Report roadblocks and process failures to Manager
Use velocity & movement reports to slot pick line based on ABC categories
Minimize replenishments by proactively monitoring stock levels
Set up warehouse locations, rack labels to ensure all inventory can be traced in system
Efficiently utilize pick locations and warehouse space by consolidating inventory
Minimize inventory transfers between warehouses by monitoring stock levels, movement and reviewing inbound containers
Aging inventory – monitor and report to customers to destroy obsolete inventory
Account for all defective or damaged products and follow appropriate corrective actions
Analyze inventory records, historical data; velocity and movement reports
Interprets results of inventory discrepancies and conduct root cause analysis;
Conduct statistical analysis, prepare monthly business reviews & KPI reports
Work with Operations and Customer Service to understand discrepancies and issues through daily checks, audits and reconciliation of variances and completing recounts;
Conduct process audits and take corrective actions to ensure Quality of service
Develop all necessary reports and documentation to facilitate accurate inventory counts including records of all audits, counts and adjustments.
Develop and monitor program to process customer returns and timely disposition
Plan, Coordinate & participate in annual physical inventory counts/audits
Build a culture of cooperation and support other areas and departments
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she may be required to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor to meet organizational needs.
5+ years of previous experience within a Logistics/ 3PL/Warehouse environment
Must have valid Forklift [Reach truck and/or Cherry picker] license and experience driving MHEs. This is a mandatory requirement
Advanced EXCEL skills, able to run reports, pivot tables, VLOOKUP, Formulas etc.;
Previous experience in a similar role is must.
Experience using Warehouse Management Systems | RF (Accellos, IYB, JDE etc.)
Previous experience in managing returns and claims will be an asset
Strong attention to detail, organization skills & problem-solving abilities
Must be flexible and able to work overtime depending on business needs
Post-Secondary education in Logistics or Supply Chain field is mandatory.
Previous Lean, ISO and/or Six Sigma experience/certification preferred.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision to complete scheduled tasks;
Self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment delivering on tight timelines
Strong written and oral communication skills - must be able to communicate with different departments across various levels including customer.