Manager, Inventory Control

June 18, 2023
Offerd Salary:$91,200 - $136,800
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For over 50 years, AeroVironment has been a leader in advanced technologies and diverse innovations that have redefined how the world drives, flies, and connects.

If you thrive on a culture of relentless problem-solving and invention, and want to work for a global front-runner where you tackle real-world challenges, then AeroVironment is the place for you.

Come join our group of innovative thinkers and discover how collaborative efforts produce extraordinary products that touch lives around the world. You can be a part of the team that developed these firsts: a controlled human- powered aircraft, the modern consumer electric car, a tiny hummingbird-like drone and a helicopter that flew on Mars. We also set flight records in near- space with our solar-powered aircraft and we re-shaped the battlefield with portable, hand-held, tactical drones and loitering munitions. We have cemented our reputation around the world and in record books as unrivaled technological pioneers, including seven innovative vehicles in the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.

While engineering for the future is what we do, we are ever-mindful of our strong commitment to purpose — to secure lives and advance sustainability through transformative innovation. The products and solutions we provide our customers help to save lives and contribute to a more sustainable environment.

Join us to help push beyond the realm of the possible with such future- defining technologies as robotics, sensors, software analytics and connectivity to generate ever-more meaningful actionable intelligence for our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.


We are continually searching for talented people who can adapt to a fast- moving manufacturing industry. We make Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's) here in Petaluma, CA, and are looking for a driven Inventory Control professional to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the company's inventory and serve as the primary point of contact for all inventory control related issues and processes.

Position Responsibilities

  • Maintain Company inventory, production control and the processing of in- bound and out-bound production to facilitate the efficient operation of the organization.
  • Work closely with finance to maintain transaction account data impact, update and/or correct.
  • Maintain complete/accurate inventory levels within the MRP system while developing management KPIs to highlight performance.
  • In conjunction with the Accounting Department, develop inventory plans in support of the business.
  • Support the Operations and Accounting team's month end activities related to inventory reserves as well as transactions inclusive of returns, and obsolescence.
  • Create and manage materials forecast and budget.
  • Strengthen system processes and controls over inventory.
  • Compare inventories to reports generated from MRP system to obtain current inventory.
  • Conduct research and resolve all the inaccuracies in inventory through complete audits of the internal processes.
  • Make necessary inventory and cycle count adjustments.
  • Troubleshoot quantity discrepancies with operations team.
  • Prepare reports, such as inventory balance, and shortages, and monthly reports for cycle count.
  • Monitor the usage of the stock, coordinate with the other departments and make data driven recommendations for change in inventory.
  • Maintain Inventory Control procedure documentation.
  • Receive and issue finished goods into MRP system.
  • Prepare and participate in yearly physical inventory.
  • Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • 5+ years' experience in inventory control.
  • Experience in audit, internal controls, compliance, finance, inventory management in supply chain environment.
  • 2+ years of Management experience.
  • Working knowledge of inventory management software, MRP.
  • FileMaker would be a plus but not required.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Excel.
  • A resourceful problem solver.
  • Proven track record of successfully training employees in an inventory system .
  • Other Qualification & Desired Competencies

  • Oracle/Agile experience highly desired
  • 5+ years of complex manufacturing inventory management experience.
  • 3+ years working with an MRP system.
  • Demonstrated experience working closely with finance or accounting to ensure the accuracy of the Company's inventory.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient working with MS Office Suite.
  • Ability to work in a fast-changing environment.
  • Team oriented with good interpersonal skills.
  • Physical Demands

  • Ability to work in a warehouse and/or manufacturing environment (Constant)
  • Ability to regularly sit or stand for long periods of time (Frequent)
  • Walk, handle, or feel with the ability to reach with hands and arms (Constant)
  • Required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl (Occasional)
  • Ability to safely lift up to 35 lbs. and carry/move objects of varying shapes and sizes (Frequent)
  • The salary range for this role is:

    $91,200 - $136,800

    AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills.

    ITAR Requirement:

    This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

    Benefits : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: https:// www.

    We also encourage you to review our company website at https:// www. to learn more about us.

    Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

    Who We Are

    Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.

    Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.

    What We Do

    Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

    AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.


    U.S. Citizenship required

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