Inventory Control Specialist
Waverly, IA 
Posted 17 days ago
Job Description

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestle is the place for you. Nestle USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestle's presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

We're determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.


This person is responsible for overall general control of inventories in the factory & outside storage locations, to include but not limited to, reconciling physical locations. Verifies daily production runs by reconciling finished, raw, packaging, and WIP inventories. Assigns locations for storing, transferring, requisitioning, and shipping of ingredients, packing materials and finished goods. Utilizes Warehouse Management System to track, locate and transfer finished goods and raw materials. Communicates regularly with associates from Planning and other functions regarding inventory status and availability. Assists in taking physical inventories and cycle counts.


  • Perform Cycle Counts and follow up with investigations
  • Lead warehouse and factory in wall-to-wall inventory audits and cycle counts as necessary. Coordinate scheduling of personnel necessary to complete counts and directly lead process. Schedule may need to flex for major inventory counts to accommodate production and shipping schedules
  • Develop weekly finished goods deployment schedule
  • Act as the primary contact for changes in loads or destination
  • Coordinate year end physical inventory process and reconciliation process
  • Schedule/monitor inbound material in conjunction with the plant's production schedule.
  • Create transfers and allocate bays for products & perform consolidation of products
  • Assist in the performance of building Allergen Management Process
  • Performs additional duties assigned by Supervisor.


Reports to the Supply Chain Manager; has ability to work independently and under minimal supervision


Manage according to budget by ensuring accurate inventory and order selection, productivity of personnel, efficient utilization of space and equipment, and proper protection of stored materials and company assets.


Associates degree in Logistics, Supply Chain or related field or equivalent experience. SAP experience preferred.


* 1-2 years progressive experience in a manufacturing warehouse environment; experience in food processing highly preferred.
* Previous project or supervisory leadership responsibilities preferred.
* Firm understanding of manufacturing production and distribution processes

* Communication skills (strong verbal and written required)
* Troubleshooting / problem-solving (analytical) skills
* Interpersonal skills (ability to effectively work with all levels from hourly to management).

* Time management and multi-tasking skills
* MS office capabilities


It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestle. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestle seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestle home.

The Nestle Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
1 to 2 years
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