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Inventory Supervisor

Job Location Blythewood, South Carolina Job ID 2019-9595 Apply


Job Summary

Oversees the activities of the Receiving Team.  People management responsibilities include training, planning and assigning daily work, performance management, and conflict resolution.


Essential Functions

  • Conducts investigations and resolves inventory discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Alerts the shift Department Manager to any irregularities in the product inventory or processes (i.e. count and location errors, product shortages and product damage).
  • Performs all purchasing requests to include vendor write-offs, vendor returns and product identification checks.
  • Performs all vendor recalls.
  • Monitors the Unprocessed Receiving Discrepancies report daily.
  • Communicates with vendor and purchasing contacts on PO discrepancies.
  • Provides direction, assigns responsibilities and motivates the team to achieve department goals.
  • Determines proper staffing levels to ensure that all activities remain current.
  • Provides training to personnel, in compliance with standard operating procedures, to ensure that all department members fully understand and consistently execute all job duties.
  • Supervises personnel including setting expectations for behavior and collaborating with the Department Manager to resolve personnel issues.
  • Participates in the performance review process and makes recommendations for promotions and identifies and communicates the need for disciplinary action when appropriate.
  • Communicates distribution center, network, and corporate information during daily start up meetings to employees.
  • Administer policies/procedures in a fair and consistent manner. Professionally address issues with employees utilizing the proper resources.
  • Occasionally may participate in the interviewing and selection process by making recommendations to the Department Manager and/or DC Manager regarding hiring decisions.
  • Identifies and addresses safety hazards and coach personnel in safety initiatives.
  • Maintains housekeeping standards and ensures that all sanitation requirements are met.
  • Demonstrates conformance to Patterson's Quality Management System through developing and achieving objectives and performing corrective and preventive action that promote continuous improvement.
  • Reviews and corrects timesheets on a daily basis for accurate submission to payroll for bi-weekly pay cycle.
  • Performs routine compliance audits.
  • Performs duties of a warehouse employee if a critical need arises.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

Other Functions

  • Keeps the distribution center aisles clear and maintains integrity of storage locations;
  • Maintains the housekeeping and sanitation standards of the distribution center;
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

Performance and Conduct Standards

  • Performs duties at or above productivity and accuracy standards;
  • Supports the company goals for quality and continuous improvement;
  • Contributes to an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation among all distribution center staff.

Physical Requirements



95% daily

Walking and standing

 5% daily


10% daily

Telephone use

50% daily

Computer use

Working Conditions

The distribution center is a warehouse for the storage and distribution of dental, medical and veterinary supplies and equipment.  In general, the building's primary work area consists of pallet storage racking, roller storage and small item storage shelving.  The facility uses powered conveyor systems for the transportation of products. Pallet jacks and forklifts are used for palletized products. Some positions require use of safety equipment, which is provided as needed.


Job Qualifications

Education/Training & Skills

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.  2 year associate degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and work experience accepted.
  • Experience using computerized inventory systems is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Strong organization skills, attention to detail and follow through to resolve any outstanding issues.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Relevant Work Experience

  • Minimum of 1 year in a Patterson Distribution Center or equivalent experience required. 

This job description is subject to change, at management's discretion, at any time.

An Equal Opportunity Employer
Patterson Companies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, disability or protected veteran status.


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