The Inventory Specialist will manage the warehouse inventory for Housing and Residence Life. This includes the acquisition, receiving, and dispersal of materials, supplies, and equipment.
Duties include: oversee the inventory bar coding system; coordinate inventory with TMA CMMS as directed; organize, inspect, and audit warehouse inventory; establish reorder points for consumable supplies and equipment; manage the check out and return protocols for specified tools and equipment; arrange for the delivery of materials, supplies, etc. to various locations; align the purchase of good with the Housing business office to assure continuity and adherence to department and university purchasing procedures and guidelines; and manage student worker positions as required.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Knowledge of warehouse operations and inventory management
Ability to work with computer program software
Ability to work with a diverse population
Ability to use technical equipment such as bar code readers, I-pads, etc.
Skilled in determining logistical solutions to inventory sourcing and dispersal
Ability to work independently
Ability to manage work of others
Knowledge of what constitutes maintenance and custodial inventory supplies, tools, and equipment
Review of applications will begin on October 12, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.
Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED; 3 years of clerical/office computer experience; current certification or able to be certified to operate forklifts and other machinery used for moving and transporting products; and experience with Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and/or other inventory management software.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree; 3 to 5 years of warehouse management operations experience; familiarity with TMA; skilled in inventory management and warehouse operations; skilled in use of computer software to support inventory management; knowledge of purchasing guideline; knowledge of university resources; ability to learn specialized housing & university software (Banner, RMS/Mercury, IRIS, TMA); strong organizational skills; ability to be detail-oriented and capable of noticing small errors on orders or defective aspects of products; physical stamina and strength ability to move heavy equipment and product weighing up to 75 pounds; ability to operate (or learn to operate) heavy machinery such as a fork lift; ability to manage time and multi-task as necessary; and knowledge and familiarity with all warehouse safety precautions.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 205707
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