Vista Outdoor Inventory Control Specialist in Olathe, Kansas

Join our talented team. Employees at Vista Outdoor are passionate and committed to delivering quality products to our customers. Our culture centers on an engaged and accountable workforce. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse workforce: rich in talent, background, ideas and experience.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Inventory Control Specialist-Job Description

Responsible for inventory control activities leading to valid inventory records as reflected in BOSS and RMS. Responsible for inventory accuracy, product dimension data, and participating in reviews of inventory records.


(Experience, education, licenses, certifications, and general knowledge, skills and abilities.)

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 1+ years post high school education or equivalent experience in a Distribution Inventory related field.

  • Strong PC related skills including the ability to create and format reports, forms and spreadsheets. (Excel, Word, Query functions)

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and attitude/behavior demonstrated toward continuous improvement.

  • Numerical aptitude ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Fundamental duties necessary to achieve the objective of the position)Works closely with the Distribution Center Management to provide consistent and accurate feedback of inventory levels. Provides guidance and training to Distribution personnel to prevent inventory errors. Ensure accuracy of inventory specifications and counts in BOSS and/or RMS. This position ensures inventory accuracy by planning and executing inventory cycle counts. Conduct appropriate inventory record research where inventory discrepancies exist. Define causes of errors, reconcile records, publish results, and actively pursue/participate in getting the causes of inventory errors resolved. Participates in the development and implementation of business process improvement and system enhancements impacting all Inventory Control. Other inventory management duties as required. SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION (Knowledge, skills and abilities currently used to perform essential functions) Physical Requirements : Standing/Walking within in the Distribution Center. Lifting and carrying boxes and product samples of up to 50 pounds. Manual dexterity for operating a personal computer keyboard. Mental Requirements : Strong knowledge in inventory control routines and general understanding of scheduling routines. Excellent analytical and conceptualization skills. Problem solving, reasoning, and attention to detail for organizing resources. Written communication skills for memos and reports. Flexibility to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to handle conflicting priorities. Flexibility and ability to change. Ability to work effectively under pressure. Equipment Used : Computer using BOSS and RMS, Bar Code scanner, and weigh scale, tape measure. Working Environment : 100% of the time is spent in the Distribution Center. This exposure subject’s incumbent to temperature changes, dirt, dust, noise (below 70 db), moving Powered Industrial Equipment, and other equipment hazards.


  • Knowledge and understanding of Inventory systems (i.e. BOSS/RMS, inventory control).

  • Product familiarity

  • Experience in Microsoft Access and AS400/System 21

  • Forklift Experience

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

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