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Assistant DC Inventory Manager

Apply Job ID JR0072936 Date posted 09/01/2022

McKesson requires new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as defined by the CDC, subject to applicable, verified accommodation requests.

Position Description

The Assistant Inventory Manager is responsible for assisting in management of Distribution Center inventory assets including the reconciliation of Acumax and SAP inventory, ensuring SOPs impacting inventory compliance metrics are met, managing the financial impacts of inventory adjustments and serving as a liaison to the Chicagoland DC inventory department.

Inventory/Asset Management

  • Ensure receiving, put-away, and reclamation functions are executed in a manner that provides optimal accuracy, quality and process efficiencies (e.g., location management/Slot Info).
    • Manage daily reconciliation and inventory adjustment requirements (i.e., 53210).
    • Oversee cycle count process
    • Manage GRIR process and audit reports
    • Manage physical inventory process
    • Ensure appropriate controls are adhered to for Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) Compliance

Process Management

  • Ensure inventory compliance and applicable regulatory controls in alignment with established SOPs. (e.g. STARS audit, SOX Audits)
  • Manage all pertinent financial policies, procedures and metrics related to DC inventory       
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and serve as primary architect for process redesign                                                                                      

Customer Relationship Management

  • Serve as liaison between DC inventory operations and Carrollton inventory management department (National Buying Center).
  • Develop strong working relationship with local and national customer service departments.
  • Work with distribution center customers
  • Support and collaborate with sales team

Planning & Business Analytics

  • Provide process analysis utilizing operations and inventory analytic tools to monitor inventory trends and patterns (cost, quality, efficiency).

Staff Management

  • Manage and develop direct reports as applicable
  • Build authentic relationships with distribution center team

Minimum Requirements

3+ years inventory experience

Critical Skills

  • Strong skills in MS Office including Word; Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience with AS400
  • Leadership skills; coaching and development; employee engagement
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Relationship Building
  • Strong knowledge of inventory and inventory process
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

Additional Knowledge & Skills

  • Access and SAP preferred
  • Very thorough knowledge of Operations Management
  • Six Sigma experience preferred


  • 4-year degree in business or related field or equivalent experience preferred

Physical Requirements

  • General Office Demands
  • Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds
  • Occasional work in the warehouse (picking/packing, organizing areas, looking for product, etc.)

: Career Level – Manager – M2

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