Inventory Control Specialist/Junior Buyer – Golden, CO

Inventory Control Specialist/Junior Buyer – Golden, CO2018-09-14T11:27:14+00:00

Project Description

Golden, CO


This is a multi-functional position within the company whereby the individual assists with various company-wide inventory control functions and will make purchases for all departments in addition to supporting the purchase of inventory. Additional responsibilities include compiling/running various system reports, auditing shipments, conducting cycle counts, maintaining accurate inventory, maintaining specified fields in the data base, and the purchase of various products to support sales and operational functions across the company. The purchasing and inventory control functions should support the business plans and the strategic objectives of the company.

REPORTING TO: Buyer/Planner


  • Audit daily orders and shipments
  • Maintain daily shipment log
  • Compile monthly shipment audit report
  • Assist with the cycle count process becoming an integral part of the process; reconcile cycle counts
  • Work with company personnel to minimize cycle count variances
  • Researching discrepancies in a timely manner
  • Documenting and presenting findings with resolutions
  • Assist with annual physical inventory
  • Run weekly and monthly inventory reports
  • Prepare inventory gap and safety stock reports
  • Data base maintenance
  • Obtain supplier quotes as requested for non-inventory and inventory items
  • Maintain supplier quote files
  • Place purchase orders based on approved items
  • Expedite orders as needed
  • Determine method to process requisitions based on value, timeliness, and need
  • Examine and review requisitions for accuracy and ensure cost-savings are applied
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned


  • Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • 401-K
  • Vacation, PTO


  • Ability to interact with internal and external customers
  • Ability to sort, check, count, and verify numbers accurately
  • Ability to alphabetize and numerically sort and file documents
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment

Skills/Abilities: (Typical skills and abilities may include the following:)

  • Multi-tasking of various job duties
  • Excellent math skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to handle issues independently
  • Ability to work professionally with other staff across all departments
  • Ability to work effectively with others and be participative as a team player
  • Ability to lead projects independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills



  • Associates degree in business or related field
  • 3+ years of inventory control experience
  • 2+ years of buying experience
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English


  • 3+ year of related experience in an office environment
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Word and Excel)
  • Experience with Fish Bowl Software or similar data base