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.

  • Maintain accurate inventory of supply and products
  • Supervise and mentor staff
  • Hire, train and provide development opportunities for staff
  • Develop inventory staff schedule
  • Investigate and resolve inconsistencies with inventory
  • Ensure a safe working environment
  • Make recommendations to leadership about improvements in inventory life cycle
  • Minimize inventory loss by incorporating best supply chain practices
  • Associate's degree in business or related field, required
  • 5+ years of experience in an inventory role
  • CPIM certification, preferred
  • Experience training, coaching, and mentoring
  • Able to use a computer and other office technology
  • Knowledgeable of inventory software
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Able to stand and bend for long periods of time in a warehouse environment
  • Good communication skills

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7

Common Skill Sets

Excellent Communication
MS Office Applications
Microsoft Office Suite
ERP System
Microsoft Office Software

Inventory Manager Seniority Levels

Inventory Control Specialist
27% made the transition
Inventory Analyst
18% made the transition
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Inventory Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

CA$54,181 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: CA$54k
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