Inventory Control Lead

Job Overview

The inventory control lead is responsible for the oversight and management of a team whose roles include, but not are limited to, packaging, crating, inventory management, loading trucks, and other duties as assigned. It is the inventory control lead’s responsibility to support multiple manufacturing departments and to ensure that all team members are on task and focused on the correct priorities. This role provides opportunities to lead by example and interact with all levels within the organization.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Oversee team of three to five in their daily duties of packaging, crating, labeling, and logging items to stock.
  • Verify quality and inspect product for major defects or issues.
  • Communicate with other team leads/team members verbally, over radio, phone, and via email as required for work to be processed timely and efficiently.
  • Communicate with transportation coordinator and project managers regarding LTL/FedEx shipments that require further questions/response.
  • Load, unload, and move materials within or near Packaging Department as required.
  • Oversee team that will package product to ensure no damage occurs in warehouse or on jobsite once delivered.
  • Prepare shipments by assembling, packing, protecting, and labeling product/material.
  • Load and unload materials onto or from pallets, trays, racks and shelves by hand or fork lift.
  • Convey materials to or from storage or worksite to designated area, using hand truck or power device.
  • Verify materials are issued to jobs properly and that items are labeled properly before closing jobs.
  • Maintain materials by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipate needed materials, place and expedite orders for materials through Kanban systems.
  • Read drawings to verify dimensions and other specs.
  • Report the product to stock for the warehouse to handle.
  • Complete other assignments, as requested by management.


  • Maintain compliance with all company procedures daily.
  • Ensure timely transactions.
  • Process customer returns based on company policies and guidelines.
  • Maintain adequate levels of shipping and receiving supplies.
  • Sustain communication with Warehouse Manager/Team Lead to meet expected deadlines.
  • Provide feedback and information to supervisor, as required.
  • Ensure safety and cleanliness of all working areas.

Education, Qualifications & Experience

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • One to three years’ experience in shipping, receiving, or warehousing.
  • Forklift/Tow Motor certified preferred.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) is a plus.

Why Work at Leiden

Leiden offers an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status.

Leiden is an Equal Opportunity Employer.