Inventory Management Specialist

Posted on Jul 30, 2020 by SJS Executives, LLC

Norfolk, VA 23502
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Location: US-VA-Norfolk
Job ID: 2
# of Openings: 1
Category: Facilities Management


SJS Executives is currently looking for a talented Inventory Management Specialist. Our ideal candidate will assists in defining NAVFAC material and equipment requirements for new and existing inventory and direct turn over items in support of maintenance, utilities and transportation business lines.


  • Responsible for taking action on material requirements for maintenance, utilities and transportation equipment and personnel in these concentrated areas.
  • Responsible for partnering with the NAVFAC material liaison, shop store inventory managers, purchasing agents and end users.
  • Assists the team to analyze material management programs, develop automated or improved manual systems and implement proposed program changes at their assigned installation/s.
  • Responds timely to inquiries, audits and inspections concerning material program resources utilization.
  • Coordinates non-routine material needs including determining sources of supply and requisitioning methods to be used, serves as the focal point in the resolution of supply support problems, reviews and analyzes mechanized reports and data to determine course of action in making adjustments to the Master Inventory File (MIF).
  • Provides guidance to technical personnel in identifying replacement, obsolete, or out of stock items. Reviews commercial descriptions and specifications of contracts and bids for excessive cost and technical accuracy.
  • Monitors compliance with inter-service agreements and validity of charges associated with mission
  • Coordinates and reviews proposed material request/requirements, identifying potential problem items for validity, makes quantitative adjustments, and examines local and supply system stock positions from a variety of material, technical, and management data files.
  • Expedite material requirements creating an actual work stoppage; determine if the quantity ordered is appropriate in relation to the type, replacement factor, and number of units being worked
  • Determine if sufficient supply information and descriptive data is available to initiate procurement action.
  • Determines if work stoppage was caused by material availability, and if so, implements actions to prevent recurrence of similar situations.
  • Participates in developing complete descriptive data of required parts, specifications to be met, and how the lack of these parts affects the overall facility.
  • Inquiry at other sites and government and commercial sources, for material availability, and initiates appropriate procurement actions.
  • Caution is exercised at all times in communications with commercial sources and in no way will the incumbent obligate or commit the government except through an authorized Navy Purchasing Agent in a procurement contract.
  • Assists the team to collect, interpret, and develop specialized information about various components and equipment for new and existing items.
  • Under guidance and direction from Senior Specialists, conducts demand analysis on various not carried stock items to determine if they should be established stock.
  • Assists inventory personnel in determining whether an item is recurring or non-recurring and assists with the annual inventory stock reviews.
  • If requested item or substitute is not in shop store inventory, the employee locates material and initiates procurement by preparation of MRI citing part number of national stock number, item description, estimated or actual price and recommend source.
  • By using various manuals, parts lists, and catalogs the employee precisely identifies requirement by manufacturers' part or catalog number and may identify suitable substitutions.
  • Provides this service on high priority basis for jobs in progress on specific minor work, emergency and service work orders.
  • Carries out supply program planning, management, and evaluation, evaluating budget requirements and funding availability/priorities to satisfy material program operations.
  • Briefs Division Director on resources issues related to planning for and ensuring effective material program management and recommends solutions to problems/concerns. Assists the team to compose NAVFAC Mission Support correspondence.
  • The correspondence may encompass a wide variety of topics including but not limited to: contracting/purchase card program, metrics, Continuous Process Improvement projects, training topics, financial concerns, etc. The recipients of the correspondence may include internal FLC and NAVFAC staffs at various organizational levels.
  • Inspect repairable units such as, alternators, starters, motors, etc. which are turned in for exchange and declare whether the component is economically repairable, taking into consideration the condition of the functional components, cost of replacement and approximate labor costs necessary to restore the unit to a serviceable condition and initiate action to effect repairs or determine proper disposition of material.
  • Receives general direction from the Supervisory, Inventory Management Specialist who will provide standing instructions on objectives, priorities, and deadlines.
  • Operates independently
  • Uses strong initiative and is expected to recommend courses of action necessary to implement changes or to resolve major problems that have been identified through careful analysis, documentation and review.
  • Work is reviewed only for technical soundness, as well as, efficiency, effectiveness and participation in overall program and goals.

Skill Set:
  • Knowledge of supply operations and procurement concepts, methodologies, principles and procedures and practices followed in material support and equipment use.
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques to measure the effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of material programs at the installation and to find ways and means to improve system effectiveness.
  • Knowledge of the mission and organization of the command and the inter-relationship of material programs with other support systems, such as data processing, procurement, or budget, utilized to evaluate the impact on the supply mission and detect and correct inventory problem areas.
  • Skill in writing and oral communication. Knowledge in identifying and adjusting inventory data and extracting information.
  • The work is sedentary - typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile.
  • No special physical demands are required to perform the work.
  • May be required to travel to meetings and conferences and must be willing to travel approximately 5% of the time. This may require walking, bending and climbing during visits to various Navy and commercial installations. During the course of this travel, industrial facilities may be visited or toured.
  • Work is done primarily in an office setting.


  • 4+ years of experience
  • Must have valid Driver's License
  • Must be able to pass drug screen and background
  • Must have clean driving record

SJS Executives, LLC is EOE, AA, M/F/Vet/Disability compliant. US Citizenship required for most jobs.

Reference: 918727201

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