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DC Inventory Control Specialist

Acklands-Grainger inc.

This is a Contract position in Brampton, ON posted January 5, 2022.


The DC Inventory Control Specialist performs tasks associated with inventory management, customer service and TU (Transportation Unit) / ER (Expected Receipt) building. Effectively and efficiently uses established procedures, tools, equipment, and technologies to complete transactions related to inbound and outbound processes with a Grainger Distribution Center. This role is intended to build upon skills learned in other roles within the ICQA department.


  • Perform all Logistics functions, such as slotting and maintenance, on a daily basis to ensure optimal inventory management and space control in both bulk and bin areas. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
    • New Item Inspection
    • Exceptions
    • Replenishment Max Quantity and Multi Location maintenance
    • PO (Purchase Order) cut report & TU data
  • Perform all TU/ER building for inbound trailers with a high level of efficiency and accuracy, including but not limited to:
    • Daily yard and trailer priority reporting.
    • Closing out trailers and tracking detentions.
  • Meet or exceed daily productivity, quality and safety goals.
  • General awareness of all sub-processes that support DC operations
  • Willing to perform all job duties listed on a regular basis if needed.
  • Willing and able to fill in for other positions both inside and outside of ICQA including Inbound Check in and put away and Outbound picking and packing depending on shift coverage needs.
  • Performs necessary housekeeping duties in order to maintain a clean, safe, organized work environment.


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience in related field preferred
  • Must have good communication skills written and verbal
  • Must have the ability to work in a team environment
  • SAP and EWM/MOVE experience preferred (or like systems)
  • Must be able to meet minimum performance expectations consistently
  • Must have a proven quality track record and passion for improving quality
  • Must display a high degree of accuracy, attention to detail and good math skills
  • Problem solving and LEAN thinking skills to allow for continuous improvement to the inventory maintenance needs of the DC
  • Advanced Excel and access skills preferred. Experience in building reporting and managing databases is a plus.
  • Must be able and willing to be licensed to operate PIE (warehouse machines)
  • Must be willing and able to lift up to 75 lbs. depending on job assignment
  • Must be able to tolerate heat, cold, noise, and dust in a warehouse environment and work around moving equipment
  • Must be able to meet minimum performance expectations
  • Ability to work in a position requiring continuous standing and walking, repetitive and continuous lifting up to 50lbs, occasional assisted lifting over 50lbs.


  • This position will perform maintenance type tasks related to optimizing DC storage and throughput while maintaining and improving inventory accuracy.
  • This role impacts the overall productivity of the building as well as the storage space available to process new receipts to drive inventory availability.
  • This role involves accurately handling thousands of dollars’ worth of Grainger’s inventory within the warehouse to ensure proper book keeping for internal and external auditors as well as SOX compliance.
  • This position directly impacts customer satisfaction and branch partnerships through quality assurance and communication.


  • Must have the ability to work in a team environment
  • This role must develop and maintain strong relationships with the operational teams the position is supporting both on Inbound and Outbound
  • The position has regular interaction with managers, supervisors, team members, branch and carrier personnel.
  • Must be able to communicate verbally, both in person and on the telephone.

 Acklands-Grainger strives to be an employer of choice, to attract and retain top diverse talent, and to provide a safe and positive work environment for all of its team members. As part of Acklands Grainger Inc. hiring process, pre-employment background checks will be required for all external candidates. Internal candidates will be required to undergo a pre-employment background check when they move from a non-driving role to a driving role and/or a director role and above position.

In accordance with Performance Excellence guidelines, team members are encouraged to apply for positions closely matching their experience/background and that are aligned with their Individual Development Plan. Acklands-Grainger Inc is committed to the principles and practices of employment equity. We invite all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginal Peoples to apply for our career opportunities. Accommodations are available on request for all persons with disabilities taking part in the selection process.