What does an Inventory Manager do?
As an Inventory Manager you are responsible for the accurate inventory of all incoming and outgoing products and supplies. You will plan purchasing and procurement to maximize efficiencies and incorporate best supply chain practices to minimize inventory loss. Additionally, you will be responsible for hiring, training and mentoring inventory staff to ensure they follow safety protocols and use technology appropriately.
The ideal Inventory Manager will hold an Associate's degree in business or a related field and have 5+ years of experience in an inventory role. A Bachelor's degree and CPIM certification are preferred. You will have experience training, coaching and mentoring inventory staff and are able to use a computer and office technology.
Inventory Manager Salaries
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Inventory Manager Career Path
Learn how to become an Inventory Manager, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
Inventory Manager Insights
“Was nice to get a hamper and a turkey at Christmas and were good with holidays.”
“Gives a perfect insight and helps to gain experience within a career in Supply Chain Management”
“I enjoy working here because my fellow staff is fun to be around and we rarely have a dull moment in our store.”
“Nice people and good to work with”
“Well established custom clearing department with much workload and excellent relations with custom officials”
“Good work and home balance”
“Flexible work schedule allow you to work and study”
“No late hours or overtime.”
Inventory Manager Interviews
Inventory Manager jobs
Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an inventory manager
When working as an inventory manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Communication, MS Office Applications, MS EXCEL, Microsoft Office Suite and Reconcile.
- Inventory Control Specialist
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- Operations Manager
- General Manager
The most common qualifications to become an inventory manager is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.