R&D Inventory Control Specialist at Beyond Meat
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At Beyond Meat, we started with simple questions. Why do you need an animal to create meat? Why can’t you build meat directly from plants? Thus, we make plant-based meats that allow families to eat more, not less, of the traditional dishes they love while feeling great about the health, sustainability, and animal welfare benefits of plant protein. Our goal is to bring exciting change to the plate—and Beyond.
Beyond Meat is seeking a capable and driven R&D Inventory Control Specialist to join the team at Headquarters in El Segundo, CA. The ideal candidate has strong organization and time management skills, with a positive growth mindset. The candidate should be solution-driven and creative in problem solving. The role will focus on inventory and warehouse operations at the Innovation center. The candidate will be responsible for shipping & receiving, implementing and maintaining an inventory system for ingredients, supplies, and cold storage, procuring ingredients and supplies for the R&D laboratory, and maintaining a clean and organized warehouse at the R&D laboratory/HQ location. This role will report directly to the R&D Chief of Staff and will work with the Lab Management Team and Logistics/Supply Chain teams.TASKS, DUTIES, & GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIESBecome a subject matter expert (SME) on the internal inventory system, NetSuite ERP and Solo Chain warehouse management system (WMS) and be able to troubleshoot and escalate system issues when they ariseLeveraging the company’s ERP and warehouse management system, create, implement, and maintain an inventory management system to process all incoming packages, supplies and ingredients for the R&D/HQ location. This system should have physical processes for receiving, storing & distributing items from the warehouse as well as a digital system for tracking data on all incoming R&D materialsImplement and maintain a FIFO (First In, First Out) system for ambient (warehouse) and cold storage inventory management & clean out expired product(s) regularlyLead physical inventory counts (spot-checks, quarterly, etc.) & other inventory management activities for the R&D/HQ location Cleaning, rack inspections, organizing racks and restacking of materials as neededDevelop corrective actions and process improvement plans for inventory issues Perform general clerical duties including, but not limited to data entry and running reportsServe as main on-site point-of-contact for shipping & receiving at R&D/HQ location, communicating with inbound and outbound driversUnloading, accepting, and inspecting orders for defects and completing appropriate forms for the materials receivedReceiving all lab supplies, ingredients, and equipment. Communicates with and distributes received orders to designated recipient(s)Handling returns of certain items as neededWork closely with Logistics team to coordinate and prepare for incoming shipmentsUtilize R&D’s procurement system, Quartzy, to support and execute ingredient ordering and general order tracking / receivingCollaborate with Logistics team to place ingredient/inventory transfer requests when requested by R&D teamCollaborate with Lab Managers to monitor laboratory stockroom, organize and stock commonly used suppliesMaintains safety and cleanliness in areas of work (warehouse, storage, stockroom, etc.)Assists with regularly scheduled lab, warehouse, and cold storage clean-outs.Assists with setting up company events (occasional)Occasionally assist with transportation of goods between local Beyond Meat sites Adheres to all facility policies concerning safety, security, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)Performs other duties, as assigned, and follows through on requests in a timely manner
Education, Technical Skills, and/or Previous Experience3+ years of experience and knowledge using warehouse inventory systems (Solo Chain preferred), RF scanners, an ERP system (NetSuite preferred) High School Degree and/or GED is requiredForklift certification & ability to drive stick shift is requiredProficient experience working with computers, document printers, scanners, label printers, barcode labels, Google Suite tools (Google Sheets, Forms, etc.) and Microsoft Office SuiteKnowledge of warehouse/production material operations and proceduresExcellent communication (both verbal and written), organization, and time managementMust have good analytical skills and ability to follow multi-step instructionsAttention to detail Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with quickly shifting priorities Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize in accordance with Lab Management team prioritiesMust have a valid driver’s licenseMust have reliable transportation WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Warehouse and laboratory environment that includes both tempered and ambient areas Position requires the ability to stand or sit for prolonged periods, step, balance, crouch, stoop, kneel, squat, bend, must be able to lift minimal 50 lbs. consistently, reach above shoulders, or as needed to complete tasksMust be able to occasionally climb stairs or a ladder to complete tasksMust be comfortable working at various heights Position located in a mix of warehouse and office environments and requires a tolerance for consistent cold work environments (-10˚- 40˚ F), high worker traffic, loud noises, odors, dust, and varying room temperaturesThis position will be required to visit the production floor, refrigerated and frozen storage, and warehousesMust be able to occasionally climb stairs or a ladder to complete maintenance tasks on equipment from a catwalkRequires desk (computer & phone, etc.) and Pilot Plant floor duties*Hourly rate commensurate with experience*
The starting hourly base pay for this role is between USD $21.00 and $32.00 per hour. The actual base is dependent upon many factors, such as: training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs and market demands. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. The role may also be eligible for bonus and benefits.
Beyond Meat is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. Beyond Meat reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.
Please note that Beyond Meat has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. All U.S. employees who (a) physically enter a Beyond Meat facility in the United States, (b) represent Beyond Meat at work-related events, including but not limited to trade shows and product demonstrations, or (c) physically enter customer or potential customer sites in connection with their work for Beyond Meat must take all necessary steps to be Fully Vaccinated as a condition of employment, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved.Apply for this job
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