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Inventory Control / Item Master Manager

Prose, a Public Benefit Corporation

Prose, a Public Benefit Corporation

Brooklyn, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2024

Our Mission

At Prose, we don’t believe in “one-size-fits-most.” We create custom beauty that’s inclusive to all hair & skin types, needs, and preferences. Each of our beauty products are customized to a person’s needs based on the results from an online consultation. The individual data is processed through a proprietary algorithm and made-to-order in the Prose lab using natural active ingredients. Marrying emerging technologies with the best in beauty, Prose is truly creating something special.

This is the opportunity to join a fast-growing startup and an energetic team that works together to deliver creative solutions that are transforming the way people think about and shop for personalized beauty. We’re looking for talented problem solvers who lead with passion and who face any task with a positive mindset.

Position Summary

The Inventory Control Manager will manage inventory of all materials across multiple sites to enable the Prose team to make customized products and deliver to the customer on-time in-full. Together with the Operations & Finance teams, you will build the inventory governance model and set inventory strategies to achieve business goals with the customer in mind. You are able to bring insights from your experiences, to take a data-driven approach and to collaborate with both internal and external teams in order to optimize inventory planning processes and control systems at Prose.

This is a hybrid role based in our Sunset Park, Brooklyn manufacturing facility. Candidates based in the New York City area can expect a base salary that ranges from $100,000 to $115,000. The base salary offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills and experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Define and implement inventory strategies and control processes to achieve Stock Availability and Inventory Turn objectives.
  • Maintains and updates item master data in Netsuite system ERP. Manages cross functional collaboration to ensure completeness of data.Drives projects to implement process improvements for item information.
  • Identify inventory discrepancies in warehouse and production areas and ensure the inventory is accurate in the ERP system.
  • Analyzes production losses for raw materials and identifies process improvements to improve yield.
  • Perform monthly inventory reconciliations, cycle counts at key sites and across all locations.
  • Lead annual Physical inventory activities across manufacturing and 3PL locations.
  • Consolidate inventory snapshots and provide up-to-date full view of stock levels of materials (turnkey & non-turnkey) across multiple locations inclusive of suppliers, contract manufacturers, and 3PL warehouses, as well as stock in-transit
  • Initiate actions to mitigate inventory excess, obsolescence (EXOB).
  • Build inventory and warehouse work flows that connect with RF-Smart (WMS)
  • Synthesize reports from suppliers, homegrown OMS and NetSuite/RF-Smart to generate periodic accurate inventory updates
  • Analyze inventory profile projections, and adapt storage capacity requirements
  • Perform data analytics, devise and report KPIs to drive inventory performance and optimize storage costs.

Key Candidate Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Supply Chain Management, Business, Finance, or related field preferred
  • Deep understanding of ERP system [preferably NetSuite] and inventory transactions.
  • 5 to 7 years of experience in supply chain operations, warehouse, and/or inventory management
  • Implemented inventory systems & processes to support manufacturing operations
  • CPG industry experience a plus
  • Good analytical skills with the ability to articulate key insights
  • Act as a self-starter and team player and hold a customer-first mindset
  • Must be highly organized and proficient with Microsoft Excel, Gmail, Google Docs
  • Experience with NetSuite and RF-Smart is a real plus
  • Desire to work in a startup environment that is constantly changing and frequently ambiguous

Prose Values

Intentional Inclusivity

  • We know the best ideas come from open minds and willingness to listen. While our products cater to the individual, an invitation into our process is always open to our community.
  • We value our differences and diverse backgrounds by communicating openly, managing with transparency and striving to understand one another’s perspective. It’s a key ingredient to our innovation.

Connected Collaboration

  • Our strength as a group will outlast our efforts as individual contributors. With offices across countries, staying inventive and agile deepens our clear vision and consistent communication.
  • We stay in a spirit of entrepreneurial collaboration: We do not have consensus at all times, but we trust one another to work toward our common goals. Our success is an expression and result of our progressive and gratifying teamwork.

Driven, Together

  • We value ownership and coaching that encourages employees to think constructively and creatively about the business. We view employees as leaders and individuals who are accountable, resourceful and responsible. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to lead.
  • We recognize that in order to continue thinking one step ahead, we will need to try new things. We strive to provide an open environment that accepts this truth, making space for new ideas to emerge.

Humanity Always

  • We assume good intentions in every interaction, keeping ourselves accountable for the climate we create. We seek to understand our co-workers through this lens of conscious benevolence, authenticity and fellowship.
  • We operate with the intention of preserving resources, creating an environment we can all live in – for our business and the world. Sustainable care is essential to our ethos as an organization. We take a mindful approach to how we think about our people (employees) and our planet.

Perks & Benefits

At Prose we value our employees and their well being. As a growing business we aim to stay up to par on the latest perks and benefits for all of our eligible team members. Some of these include but are not limited to:

  • A competitive and flexible PTO policy
  • Competitive compensation package (base salary, target bonus and equity)
  • Company sponsored health care plan ( medical, dental and vision plans)
  • 401k + matching, FSA and commuter benefits
  • Monthly fitness reimbursement
  • An abundance of office snacks