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Inventory Control Team Leader


Date: Jul 11, 2014

Location: Brantford, ON, Canada

Country: Canada Job Function: Supply Chain Management

State / Province: Ontario Position Type: Full time

City / Location: Brantford Brand: adidas Group

Relocation: No Selection

At adidas Group, our love of sport drives who we are and what we do. But just as a ball is more than leather and thread, and a shoe more than padding and plastic, we are bigger than our products. We don’t just work to create faster shoes and lighter fabrics: We strive to help athletes everywhere perform their best. We believe that it’s hard work inventing the future of sport, and that’s why we love it; that when you push your limits, you make it possible for others to push theirs.

At adidas Group, this drive it what connects us, whether we’re working for TaylorMade, adidas, Reebok, or Rockport. We’re all working toward a future motivated by passion, original thinking, and the desire to build upon a proud legacy.

From design to production to logistics to technology, every role in all our brands is connected to this. Our roles span the range of our brands, as well as spanning the globe. No matter what you do, or what country or city you do it in, your work helps make greatness possible.


Manage the integrity of all inventory processes and transactions, ensuring that the physical inventory in the DC is accurate within the DC’s warehouse management system. Collaborate with DC management and supervisors to correct processes, train employees and develop new procedures so that DC operations are always compliant with company policies and internal / external audit control requirements. Monitor the electronic interfaces between WMS and each host system and resolve errors that occur. Work with finance to confirm that the DC inventory is reflected correctly in the corresponding host system for each brand.

Key Accountabilities:

• Manage the inventory cycle count to ensure that all related targets are completed in an accurate and timely manner.
• Maintain current documented procedures for each step of the inventory control process to include tools and skills required to execute all inventory related transactions.
• Manage the required collection, reporting and feedback regarding inventory transactions using the WMS, host systems and excel.
• Assist in the development of all DC SOP’s that are to related, or impact, inventory transactions; ensuring that all SOP’s reflect current company policies and both internal and external audit requirements.
• Maintain full working knowledge of the WMS and provide support to the DC operations team to resolve all issues related to WMS inventory transactions.
• Ensure that interfaces between host systems and the WMS are monitored continually and identified errors are resolved or escalated promptly, working with local and global IT resources as appropriate.
• Maintain inventory balance between the WMS and each host system through the routine creation and monitoring of inventory snapshot reporting, procedural awareness and communication with the head office finance department.
• Ensure all department employees are properly trained to perform their jobs safely and efficiently.
• Maintain all Occupational Health & Safety Act safety standards, including all reporting of accidents, injuries, damages and potential threats to safety.
• Document and review with the Director of Operations and the onsite HR Manager any employee performance problems for possible disciplinary action.
• Other duties as required and directed by the Director of Operations.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

• Strong organizational and time management skills.
• Knowledge of DC operations, including storage methods and material flow.
• Excel, Outlook, Word and working knowledge of WMS principles.
• Strong work ethic and self-motivational ability.
• Proven ability to analyse large amounts of data effectively.
• Procedural awareness and the ability to break down complex tasks into manageable individual work streams.
• Excellent command of the English language, both verbally and written.
• The ability to communicate effectively, both on an individual level with team members and across departments within an organization.
• An aptitude for leadership and the willingness to develop this skill through mentoring and coaching.


• Working experience of 3 or more years within an inventory control department, or with inventory control as a key function within a larger role.
• University or college degree, or the ability to demonstrate equivalent skills developed through work experience.

Posting Notes: Brantford || Ontario || Canada || || adidas Group || Americas || No Selection

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