Oct 07, 2021

Inventory Controll Specialist

  • Nor Cal Beverage Co Inc
  • 1226 North Olive Street, Anaheim, CA, USA
Full-Time Administration

Job Description

Company Profile

Founded in 1937 with manufacturing and distribution centers in West Sacramento and Anaheim, California, Nor-Cal Beverage Co. has been a Deary family owned and operated company for the last 80+ years. We have developed the relationships, infrastructure, support, and expertise to empower our customers and partners to thrive. As the largest independent contract packager west of the Mississippi, we are proud to serve such beverage-industry leaders as Coca-Cola®, Arizona® Iced Tea, Hansen’s® Beverage Company, Monster Energy® Company, Florida’s Natural® as well as Nestle® and others. From bottling and canning, to distribution, to equipment installation and support, we make it happen! If hard work, good pay, and an honest-to-goodness spirit of teamwork appeal to you, apply today!

Job Details

Shifts: Day Shift

Location: Anaheim, CA

**Incumbent eligible for a $500 signing bonus payable after 6 months of continuous service provided they are a direct hire and not from a staffing agency**

Medical benefits eligible first of the month following 28 days of employment.  All other benefits eligible first of the month following 90 days of employment.


401(k) with generous Company match

Dental insurance

Health insurance

Health Savings Account

Flexible Spending Account

Life insurance

Paid time off

Employee Referral Program

Vision insurance

Summary: The Inventory Control Specialist is responsible for updating and maintaining raw materials inventory accuracy in several different computer systems.  This would include, but not limited to, entering all receivers, production consumptions, adjustments and location transfers by item and lot number. The work assignment will be performed in an office setting as well as the warehouse.  The IC Specialist will ensure the integrity of the inventory and proper policies and procedures are being followed. 

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow all safety procedures and work as safe as possible at all times.
  • Input raw material/ingredient receipts data into various inventory management systems.
  • Copy receivers on items that require Cold Storage and forward to Accounting for billing purposes.
  • Update/close the Purchase Orders in the various inventory management systems.
  • Notify the Production Planning Department of any discrepancies between what was ordered and what was received.
  • Prepare summarization of daily production batch sheets by using blend sheets and production report.
  • Scan all documents relating to daily inventory activity and save in appropriate customer folders.
  • Email customers daily with all activity from the prior day.
  • Maintain Production Spreadsheet with daily production for use at Month-End.
  • Communicate with Blending Department regarding quantity and/or Lot Number discrepancies.
  • Key Cycle Counts. 
  • Research and reconcile all discrepancies daily.
  • Research raw materials variances by lot number and identify root cause.
  • Work with the Production Planning Department  to insure shelf-life and storage conditions for each item are up to date.
  • Assist materials receiving in acquiring missing Certificate of Analysis.
  • Maintain Loss Allowance spreadsheet used to analyze raw materials gains/losses.
  • Analyze reports submitted by customers for consistency and accuracy against NCB data.
  • Assist in Customer on-site inventory audits.
  • Perform and document traceability exercises regularly.
  • Supply Blend Room and Inventory Control lift truck operators with pick tickets for upcoming production runs.
  • Create Post Count sheets for all items being produced daily.
  • Create Blind Count sheets for items that have not been counted throughout the month.
  • Track and communicate upcoming material/ingredient expiration dates.
  • Communicate with the Production Planning Department regarding shelf-life storage conditions that differ from what is currently on file.
  • Assist with month-end tasks.
  • Assist lift truck operators in the warehouse with printing and stickering all materials/ingredients upon arrival.
  • Follow all safety procedures and work as safely as possible at all times.
  • Flexibility to take on other tasks relating to departmental needs.
  • Participate in departmental GMP zone audits.
  • Participate, as required by the department manager, in Plant Quality System implementation and subsequent audits.
  • General
    • Maintain a positive work atmosphere and interaction with customers, co-workers, and management.
    • All other duties as assigned.
    • Work scheduled shift, weekends, and extended hours as required.
    • Regular and punctual attendance.
  • To perform this job successfully, must be able to perform each fundamental task listed above satisfactorily.


  • Required proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook (e-mail), and 10-key by touch. 
  • Excellent customer service in a friendly and professional manner
  • Well organized with significant attention to detail
  • Team worker
  • Ability to multitask and work with changing priorities.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions and procedures
  •  Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Training will be given on each operating system; currently AS400, ILS, Avail & SAP are utilized

 .Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred;
  • High School Diploma required;
  • 8-10 years’ experience;
  • Or, equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be computer literate, experience with the following systems preferred: SAP, AS400, Avail, ILS,
  • Must be proficient in MicroSoft Office

 Language Skills: English, Spanish helpful

 Supervisory Responsibilities:  None

 Amount of Travel Involved: Up to 20%

 Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

 Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.  However, the noise level in the work environment can often be loud and disruptive due to the nature of working with Production.

 Nor-Cal Beverage Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer-----M/F/D/V


General-Other: Logistics-Transportation, Inventory Planning and Management



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