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Inventory Control SME

Job ID 7560
Job Location Norman - OK
Category Other
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

The Inventory Control SME encompasses the various tasks and management associated with Operations and Management of material handling, storage, accountability and assignment. This position leads, controls and directs the supply support facility and personnel. The Inventory Control SME is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the designated requirements for various locations within the CENTCOM Region (OCONUS). This position may include associated hazard pay and deployment rotation support. The Inventory Control SME works in a team environment, coordinating responsibilities for reporting, briefing and operational management.



Essential position duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.


Instructs, manages and supervises personnel within the supply support activity (SSA) concerning supply systems, policy and functional procedures.


Manages the receipt, storage and issuance of supplies and equipment at the technical supply level in accordance with established policies and regulations.


Plans requirements for stocking and control based on accumulation of demand data.


Controls management of operational float stocks to ensure compliance with policy.


Inspects supported units to ensure supply performance standards are being achieved.


Oversees and provides technical guidance to personnel of supported units / activities in order to assist, establish and maintain adequate stocking levels for mission accomplishment.


Conducts periodic inventories of stocking supply items, initiates action for disposition of excesses, and makes recommendations for changes to the authorized stocking list.


Develops standard operating procedures and performs administrative duties related to the supply activity.


Creates a simplified and standardized system for the collection and use of maintenance data.


Manages and raises the quality and accuracy of performance among personnel, as well as, costs and parts data through improved maintenance management.


Directs personnel and system within a warehouse or Material Control facility located in multiple OCONUS - CENTCOM locations.


Guides, back fills, and accomplishes daily routine duties with a team of Specialists to assure mission accomplishment and surge periods.


Manages documentation in direct support level through the warehousing section.


Directs the processing of inventories, surveys, and warehousing documents, as well as, managing prescribed load lists and shop stock list duties in manual and automated supply applications.


Supervises the preparation, annotation and distribution of shipping documents in addition to breaking down and distributing field rations.


Conducts location surveys performed in accordance with established procedures. Directs the correction of location survey discrepancies, as well as, assisting unit intermediate maintenance personnel in planning a maintenance program.


Supervises paperwork administration to include maintaining stock records, inventory records, material control, accounting and supply reports.


Establishes and maintains both automated and manual accounting records, posting receipts and performing dues-ins and dues-out accounting tasks.


Oversees documentation management in direct support level through the warehousing section.


Instructs warehouse personnel in loading, unloading, segregation, pelleting and selection of stock and storage areas.


Directs and performs property disposal storage functions and ensures the application of special procedures for handling, storing, packaging and shipping retrograde material.


Supervises the retrieval and analysis of the history and activity files pertinent to system-rejected documents. Also, recommends additions and deletions to authorized stocking list.


Maintains accounting records of property disposal activity, as well as, performing reviews requests for major and controlled items.


Reconciles monthly and quarterly activities on records, reporting and status reviews.


Oversees data inquiry and manager referred listings to manage all controlled, critical and reserve stocks and operational readiness and financial management functions.


Manages outputs from a catalog inquiry program and documents modifiers and special cancellation requests.


Guides store functions to include stock replenishment, price changes, inventories, security and stock receipt, in addition to, overseeing the construction of displays.


Prepares reports on labor and equipment, available storage space, relocation of material, warehouse refusals and stock requirements.


Responsible for the clear and professional communication, reporting and records controls within the CNI Program Management System. Cross-departmental communication and coordination is expected.


Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to any training made available by the company.


Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.


Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.



Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with at least eight (8) years’ relevant working experience. Record of advanced training for stock controls and accounting procedures, as well as, procedures for shipping, receiving, storing, issuing and stock controls best practices.


Additional experience preferred with movement, storage and maintenance of controlled items like ammunition and the procedures for handling medical and food supplies. Preferred DOD experience as a Warrant Officer Supply Systems operating in an OCONUS function relevant to the position requirement. Preferred experience operating in an austere environment in a deployment setting.



This position requires possession of or the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Applicable Training in the field of warehousing and inventory controls


US Citizens only due to government or federal requirement


Must have a valid Passport (not expiring within next 6 months)


Must pass a health examination / physical and obtain the proper vaccinations, as needed



Excellent customer service skills with ability to apply good listening skills and to handle unusual or complex situations with a calm and focused approach

Basic knowledge and understanding of computer technology and related tools (i.e., tablets, notebooks, applications, etc.)

Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, etc.)

Detailed oriented to identify and correct any errors and exception documents, in addition to reviewing and verifying quantities received against bills of lading, contracts, purchase requests and shipping documents

Excellent verbal and written communications skills with ability to read and interpret materials such as diagrams and manuals

Ability to work and communicate effectively with all levels of management and coworkers, as well as a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds

Ability to respond to requests in a professional, helpful and timely manner

Ability to use tact in handling difficult individuals and/or situations

Solid critical thinking skills with ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems / issues

Ability to work in a fast-paced, stressful environment and to learn / apply new knowledge and techniques.

Ability to be proactive, take initiative and accept accountability for assigned work functions

Flexible to work a variety of shift assignments and accommodate to inclement weather conditions

Ability to be reliable and punctual

Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment



Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.



Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



Work in an austere environment

Unloading, unpacking, visually inspecting, counting, segregating, pelletizing and storing incoming supplies and equipment in addition to maintaining the stock locator system and administering document control procedures.

Repair and construct fiberboard or wooden containers as well as bins, shelving and all sorts of storage aids in order to pack, crate, stencil, weigh and band equipment and supplies.

Ability to lift at least fifty pounds and utilize applicable belt lifts and/or small wheel forklifts



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.  Work is primarily performed in an office/warehouse setting. May be exposed to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions. Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. Regularly required to reach with hands and arms, occasionally above head. Regularly required to twist at the waist, climb and descend stairs while carrying objects. Ability to speak and hear. Frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. Regularly lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds. Works near moving mechanical parts. Regularly exposed to general office and general office machinery noise. May be exposed to warehouse, truck or forklift noise.