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Inventory Control Specialist

Full Time

Website Apple

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We are seeking an Inventory Control Specialist to join a team of Data Center Technicians who are responsible for the installation and maintenance of thousands of application servers, load balancers, storage systems, and network equipment. We are looking for an individual with experience in a large environment who likes to be challenged in a very fast paced organization.

Apple’s Data Center Operations Team is an exciting, fast paced, ever growing and changing environment supporting millions of customers. This team is responsible for deploying and maintaining equipment related to Apple’s internet facing applications.


The Inventory Control Specialist ensures accountability and security of inventory through transaction documentation, process, procedure verification, and system review. Provides daily guidance and leadership to a small team of inventory control technicians. Forecast data center consumable inventory needs in collaboration with the planning team. Collaborates with local cross functional onsite teams and with peers in remote locations to improve and standardize processes. Conducts physical inventories and leads cycle counts. Analyzes and corrects cycle count discrepancies. Oversees Foreign Trade Zone processes and compliance measure.


  • Prepare and maintain records of all inventory and providing regular inventory reports to management
  • Provide input to forecasting, budgeting, and purchasing processes for data center consumables
  • Maintains Foreign Trade Zone processes which includes auditing, training, coaching and organizing procedures and documentation
  • Provide daily direction, training, and oversight to the inventory control team
  • Daily operations and inventory room oversight using Lean and 5S principles
  • Develop, document, and improve operational policies and procedures
  • Develop, refine, and report key performance indicators to measure operational performance and process compliance.
  • Use key performance indicators to further refine operational policies and procedures
  • Maintains inventory accuracy though cycle counts and physical inventory programs.
  • Investigating inventory shortages and discrepancies Ensures compliance to inventory processes and procedures

Key Qualifications

  • Prior inventory management and or supply chain experience
  • Familiarity with ERP and manual inventory practices
  • Ability to communicate and implement in a fast paced environment
  • Process improvement and standardization
  • Experience working with multifunctional teams and providing peer leadership
  • Highly motivated self-starter that is able to work independently, meet assigned deadlines and handle various tasks at one time in an ambiguous and dynamic environment

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors degree preferred

Additional Requirements

  • Experience with SAP, Excel, inventory management software, and inventory tracking practices

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