Kettle Cuisine

Inventory Systems Supervisor

  • Location:   Everett, WA
  • Position Type:   Full-time

Role and Responsibilities

      Inventory - Program objective is to

                                 I.            Run the materials at or less to budgeted values

                               II.            Develop and deliver an agreed, budgeted improvement to the materials usage

                             III.            Develop and implement controls to reduce waste by 50% in the financial year

Key Actions

o    Job Closing – manage IC team to close all system jobs in liaison with planning – daily process with daily report for DDS

o    Manage Backflush Inventory daily with daily report for DDS

o    Manage system write-up and write off with weekly report for Leadership Meeting

o    Manage cycle count process and team members with Daily report for DDS

o    Develop and manage ABC cycle count system based on Purchasing process modify DDS report as appropriate

o    Develop and Manage Waste reporting systems with root cause analysis and associated Improvement Plan – waste to be reported daily at DDS and weekly summary of trends and LT actions to be part of Leadership Meeting

o    Implement inventory recount and variance analysis program Weekly reporting of key Variances to be presented at Leadership Meeting

o    Conduct root cause analysis of variances and implement inventory control process improvements

o    Update inventory valuation monthly

o    Update slow moving and obsolete inventory analysis, driving action to minimize exposure

o    Manage inventory substitution process 

o    Report on inventory variances to supply chain/production team to drive action 

o    Review inventory transactions and perform root cause analysis on inventory variances to prevent repeat errors 

o    Work with production and warehouse teams to improve material process flow 

o    Develop a controlled process for exception-based inventory requisitioning (samples, testing, etc.) 

o    Overall, responsible for integrity of inv cycle count process (quantity) and valuation (costs, exposure, COGS

o    Develop Yield Analysis program with associated Improvement Plan – Daily / Weekly report format to be agreed with the business

       Process Analysis & Improvement - Develop process improvements to provide more timely, accurate & relevant information with enhanced visibility such that the business can take action.

     Support various projects throughout the year

      Role will be in the Vacation / Absence cover pool with Warehouse Supervisors and will support WH operations as requested


Qualifications and Experience

       Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience

      Bachelor’s degree with business related concentration

      Good interpersonal & communication skills (oral and written) and ability to interact and          communicate effectively with employees at all levels  

       Sophisticated Excel user, comfortable in SQL, and good aptitude for system reports

      Having worked in manufacturing environment within food industry is not required but a plus.

        Business acumen

Required attributes

Self-starter able to conceptualize and drive initiatives forward

 Positive attitude and motivated by contributing to the overall success of the team

Able to develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Creative problem-solving skills and analyst approach

Obsessive attention to detail, well organized and able to juggle many projects at once

 Comfortable moving at a fast pace and in ambiguous environments

  Willing to address difficult situations head on with patience and respect


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 


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