Kettle Cuisine

Inventory Specialist

  • Location:   Union City, CA
  • Position Type:   Full Time-Onsite

Kettle Cuisine in Union City is looking for an Inventory Specialist to manage all aspects of our inventory process through interacting with all associated departments. We are a food manufacturing company that specializes in concentrated broths and demi glaces. This is an onsite position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Inventory
  • Oversee the cycle count process
  • Responsible for lot tracking and traceability of raw and finished products
  • Investigating and resolving inventory issues, discrepancies and bin movements
  • Ensures FIFO inventory protocols are followed
  • Input finished materials into E21
  • Overall, responsible for integrity of inv cycle count process (quantity) and valuation (costs, exposure, COGS).
  • Assist in Product recalls
  • Create pick lists for daily production runs
  • Close out orders and batches upon completion
  • Bill of Materials setup BOMS for new products and maintain existing ones.
  • Customer Service
  • Assess service statistics and prepare detailed reports on your findings.
  • Additional responsibilities as required


  • High school diploma
  • Inventory Control Experience
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills (oral and written) and ability to interact and communicate effectively with employees at all levels
  • Sophisticated Excel user and good aptitude for system reports
  • Familiar with MRP systems. Experience with E21 a plus.
  • Having worked in a manufacturing environment within the food industry is not required but a plus.
  • Financial and business acumen


  • Obsessive attention to detail, well organized and able to juggle many projects at once
  • Comfortable moving at a fast pace and evolving environment
  • Able to develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Willing to address difficult situations head on with patience and respect
  • Self-starter able to conceptualize and drive initiatives forward
  • Creative problem-solving skills and analytical approach
  • The ability to maintain calm under pressure

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an Inventory Specialist encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Physical Demands/Efforts

  •  Work requires occasional physical exertion including some lifting of objects weighing up to 40           pounds
  •  Willing and able to sit for long periods of time
  • Willing and able to stand occassionly
  • Willing and able to walk to other areas of the plant occassionly
  • Willing and able to type on computer for extended amount of time
  • Mental & Visual Demands
  • Work performed by this position requires a siginficant level of mental concentration to manage multiple complex tasks.
  • Work requires continuous visual effort for extended periods of time.

Work Environment and Hazards

  • Employee works in a manufacturing setting with frequent exposure to heat/cold, dust, or other factors that may require protective equiptment and still pose a hazard.
  • This position has regular exposure to hazards that could result in significate injury and lengthy loss of time at work.

Americans With Disabilities Act

Kettle Cuisine complies with all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability laws. This means we will not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability in any phase of the employment relationship including application for employment, hiring, promotions and/or advancement opportunities, termination, compensation, training and any other conditions or privileges of employment.

Core Values

Kettle Cuisine takes the utmost pride in its people, products and reputation. Each employee is expected to understand and live our Core Values every day.

  • Honor Food We create and produce the best tasting, safest, all natural recipes that strive for perfection in every batch, from bench to kettle
  • Honor Each Other We seek to develop trusting, respectful and mutually rewarding relationships with all our team members and business partners
  • Honor Development We recognize and nurture each other’s talents, strengths and interests in order to further strengthen and grow our team
  • Honor Innovation We continually strive for creative and sustainable ways to achieve excellence

Kettle Cuisine base pay range for this role is: $25.00 - $37.00/hr. The listed salary range represents Kettle Cuisine’s good faith estimate for this position and represents the minimum and maximum for new hire salaries for the Kettle Cuisine Union City, CA location only. Ranges are compared to the market periodically and adjusted accordingly. An employee’s rate of pay within the range is based by their qualifications, relevant experience, and demonstrated performance over time. This position is eligible for our comprehensive benefits package and is eligible to participate in the annual bonus program. Kettle Cuisine complies with all federal, state, and local minimum wage laws.

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