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Working As An Inventory Controller

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • $23,220

    Average Salary

What Does An Inventory Controller Do At Precision Castparts Corp.

* Review and receive MRP and related purchase orders from suppliers
* Close MRP work orders and review for costing accuracy
* Review MRP and related work orders for kitting, material, and inventory requests
* Coordinate with supervision and team to prioritize work to MRP and shop requirements
* Ensure proper packaging and storage of inventory
* Prep kits to MRP requirements using pick list; Select using FIFO according to work order instructions; Ensure kit completeness including verification of latest PO/POC; Stage kits/parts for partmark and assembly
* Support inventory audits and record results; Record material debits/credits and support troubleshoot discrepancies; Relabel stock and record changes in MRP/Inventory System; Bring to supervision's attention anticipated downstream requirements due to schedule, loss, and change requirements
* Respond to expedited requests and coordinate materials for delivery to users as required; Control/restock bin stock quantities
* Familiarize oneself with Primus Processes and Procedures including applicable MRP, Inventory System, and Business Quality Management System procedures as applicable
* May occasionally perform special projects; Perform other duties as assigned

What Does An Inventory Controller Do At Aecom

* Overseeing the administration and control for accountable property.
* Create hard copy documentation for addition, adjustment and deletion of property for signature of accountable officer.
* The incumbent will prepare, issue and update hand receipts, conduct at least an annual inventory and document those findings to the office of assignment.
* assist with the purchase of materials and services
* direct the complete process for transporting people and goods
* oversee materials management within area of assignment
* coordinate and plan facility services
* manage funding issues and personnel resources
* administer all elements of multi-faceted programs
* Based on assignment, incumbents may serve as a first-line contractor supervisor or team leader, overseeing, directing, guiding, prioritizing and delegating work assignments for other contractors on the team.
* Based on assignments, incumbents may provide assistance to the Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

What Does An Inventory Controller Do At Apple

* Mentoring and coaching team to ensure superior execution
* Ensuring that Apple’s Inventory Control KPIs are met or exceeded (Inventory accuracy, inventory adjustments, inventory mirroring and EDI data quality)
* Developing and executing appropriate SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures)
* Championing Inventory Control related capital projects and insure successful roll-out (2018 projects include new DC start-up, Consignment, and Scrap/Broker Sales automation)
* Establishing and fostering executive relationships and securing buy-in for initiatives
* Providing clear and effective executive updates on metrics
* Responsible for managing supplier SOW requirements and ensuring performance goals are met
* Work with the 3PL providers to identify areas of opportunity to improve IC metrics
* Participating in annual capital planning process to ensure that logistics initiatives are championed, resourced and aligned with overall corporate strategies
* Contributing to development of annual and 3-year logistics strategy
* Developing a solid talent acquisition strategy; training and mentoring strategy to boost Apple’s logistics bench strength

What Does An Inventory Controller Do At Microsoft Corporation

* Customer Obsession
* Generate customer obsession within our community through your passion and knowledge of everything inventory related
* Help customers discover, buy, use, and love Microsoft technology solutions and services that meets and exceeds their individual expectations
* Evangelize product offerings and cross platform ecosystem integration through in-store experiences and learning engagements that build on increased utilization with devices customers own and love
* Adaptability
* Consistently meet brand expectations through maintaining sales floor merchandising standards of in-stock product.
* Ability to thrive and be effective in a fast-paced retail environment while providing sales floor assistance based on the needs of the business
* Drive for Results
* Takes responsibility in delivering on commitments and seeks positive results that benefit the store, both in the backhouse and on the floor through effective time management
* Execution of Microsoft Compliance Standards
* Influencing for Impact
* Continuously maintain subject matter expertise with inventory processes and procedures along with learning through others, self-educating and showcasing product and service offerings
* Lead by example, take pride in your work and enjoy helping and developing others while creating fun environments; Energize people through your passion.
* Collaboration
* Feel empowered to engage with peers, store leaders, corporate and field team members in the development of innovative ways to make a larger impact in our customers lives
* Combines resources and joins efforts with teammates to achieve store and company goals

What Does An Inventory Controller Do At Maines Paper & Food Service

* Manages travel, meeting, and event arrangements
* Creates reports for specific IC processes
* Maintains vacation and personal time for all Direct Reports of IC Manager.
* P-card management.
* Gathers receipts and reviews the charges with the Manager prior to submitting to Finance.
* Receive and distribute mail/ paperwork/reports.
* Order all company office; phone system and IT printer supplies.
* Manage all office equipment including network, fax, printer, copier, phone system, wireless, and other IT equipment.
* Manages clerical functions for transportation operations.
* Complete special projects and other duties as assigned

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How To Become An Inventory Controller

Material recording clerks usually need to have a high school diploma and are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.


Production, planning, and expediting clerks; shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks; and material and product inspecting clerks need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks need to have basic knowledge of computer applications such as spreadsheet software.

There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.


Material recording clerks usually learn to do their work on the job. Training for most material recording clerks may last less than a month. Production, planning, and expediting clerks’ training can take several months.

Typically, a supervisor or more experienced worker trains new clerks.

Material recording clerks first learn to count stock and mark inventory and then move onto more difficult tasks, such as recordkeeping. Production clerks need to learn how their company operates before they can write production and work schedules.


With additional training or education, material recording clerks may advance to other positions within their firm, such as purchasing agent. Clerks in retail establishments can move into the sales department.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Production, planning, and expediting clerks are frequently in contact with suppliers, vendors, and production managers and need to be able to communicate the firm’s scheduling needs effectively.

Customer-service skills. Stock clerks sometimes interact with customers in retail stores and may have to get the item the customer is looking for from the storeroom.

Detail oriented. Material and product inspecting clerks check items for defects, some of which are small and difficult to spot.

Math skills. Some material recording clerks use math to calculate shipping costs or take measurements.

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Inventory Controller Career Paths

Inventory Controller
Accounts Payable Clerk Billing Specialist Specialist
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Accounts Payable Clerk Staff Accountant
Accounting Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Service Technician Service Manager
Branch Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Material Manager Purchasing Manager
Director Of Materials Management
6 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Operations Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Inventory Control Manager Warehouse Manager
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician Service Manager
Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Plant Manager General Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Operator Technician
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Specialist Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Technician Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Material Manager Operations Manager General Manager
Property Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Agent Senior Buyer
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Manager General Manager Account Executive
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Manager Program Manager
Senior Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Agent Purchasing Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Supervisor Purchasing Agent Senior Buyer
Supply Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Inventory Control Manager Inventory Manager Production Manager
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
General Manager District Manager Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Inventory Controller Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Chinese

  • Carrier

  • Mandarin

  • Japanese

  • Arabic

  • Italian

  • Portuguese

  • Russian

  • Cantonese

  • Hindi

  • Hmong

  • Korean

  • Dutch

  • Urdu

  • Polish

  • Vietnamese

  • Bengali

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Real Inventory Controller Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Director, Inventory Planning & Control Amazon Fulfillment Services, Inc. Seattle, WA Mar 01, 2011 $143,700
Manager-Product Development, Purchasing & Inventory Control MBI, Inc. Norwalk, CT Sep 15, 2016 $129,480 -
Manager, Inventory Control Nippon Kayaku America Inc. San Jose, CA Oct 18, 2010 $111,500
Senior Manager, Inventory Control & Reverse Logist Tandberg, Inc. Reston, VA Feb 15, 2010 $101,000
Manager, Inventory Control Nippon Kayaku America Inc. San Jose, CA Oct 18, 2010 $100,000
VP of Admin./Prod., Planning & Inventory Control Nissen Chemitec America London, OH Oct 01, 2009 $100,000
Manager, Production and Inventory Control Rockwell Automation, Inc. Richland Center, WI Oct 01, 2010 $95,506
Inventory Controller KGS Jewels, Inc. New York, NY Sep 05, 2016 $90,000
Inventory Controller Prestige Jewelry International, Inc. New York, NY Aug 25, 2013 $90,000
Manager of Inventory Control & Accuracy .04) Vitamin Shoppe Industries North Bergen, NJ Jan 13, 2015 $82,000
Manager-Project Scheduling and Inventory Control Kuka Systems North America LLC Sterling Heights, MI Sep 13, 2015 $80,000
Inventory Controller Prestige Jewelry International, Inc. New York, NY Aug 25, 2010 $76,190
Senior Inventory Controller Freeport Minerals Corporation Phoenix, AZ Sep 14, 2015 $64,500
Inventory Controller Freeport-McMoran Bagdad Inc. Bagdad, AZ Oct 31, 2011 $51,500

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Top Skills for An Inventory Controller


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Top Inventory Controller Skills

  1. Part Numbers
  2. Customer Service
  3. Purchase Orders
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Established inventory control system to track more than 4,000 part numbers, for distribution to wholesale and retail accounts.
  • Support international customer service base.
  • File copies of orders received, and post received purchase orders into inventory system.
  • Review orders for completeness according to reporting procedures and forward incomplete orders for further processing.
  • Coordinated vendor material requirements with Procurement organization to ensure timely delivery of material to production area.

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